Competition

To celebrate the launch of Sticky Crowd we thought we should do something to really put it on the map. So, we're holding a competition!

We want to see how fantastically creative you are, shake your hand(s) and give you the chance to win a bit of cash. Also, at the same time getting your sticky design made into an artwork to hang on your wall, to impress family, friends and neighbours with your artistic talent. You might also get the chance to attend a glittering prize ceremony in Shoreditch, the new cultural centre of London.

We want you to open your imagination to the power of sticky vinyl graphics and give you an insight into their potential.

Apart from getting a fantastic piece of art to put on your wall if you win. One copy of each of the three winning artworks will be auctioned at the prize ceremony to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

If you want to get involved, take a look at the entry guidelines below. Please make sure you check the artwork requirements to give yourself a good chance...

Task

Basically, we want you to draw a character from your ‘Sticky Crowd’. This could be a made up cartoon creature, a portrait of someone you’re stuck with, or something sticky that is always around you. The theme is very open to interpretation, so get creative, you can’t go wrong.

Artwork Requirements

Colours: Maximum of 5 solid colours based on our Colour Chart, you can also use the white background as well if you want.

Dimensions: Vector artwork should be set up as A0 size (1189mm x 841mm) and can be landscape or portrait. All graphics and fonts should be outlined.

Artwork Tips

Ideally we would love Adobe Illustrator™ files from you in a vector format (preferably Zipped) as we can cut these in our vinyl. However entries in other formats will still be accepted. (If the files are large, they will take time to upoad, so be patient... it's worth the wait!) Take a look at our video to see how we produced our Sticky Crowd.

Try to put each one of your chosen colours onto individual layers.

All paths in the 'outline' vector view will be cut from the vinyl, so please try to keep everything neat.

Any lines (strokes) in the finished (preview) look should be a minimum of 5mm thick so we can cut these. Any lines (strokes) should be 'outlined' otherwise the centre line only will cut.

Single objects smaller than 5mm may get lost and we don't want that.

Colours on different layers can overlap but the shapes on each layer shouldn't have overlapping paths. Take a look at our pink 3 legged sticky friend below to see what we mean.

artwork

Artwork Examples for the Competition - http://on.fb.me/148kk0O

Competition starts: 01/07/2013
Competition closes: 15/09/2013
Judging: 17-18/09/2013
Winners announced: 20/09/2013
Awards ceremony/ Auction/ Exhibition: 08/10/2013
Event location: tba Shoreditch, London, UK

Get involved

The Sticky Crowd competition winners have been revealed! You can see the 3 winners on the homepage.

1st Prize: Sticky octopus

2nd Prize: Sticky chewing gum

3rd Prize: Sticky sword monster

Congratulations to all our entrants, the standard was overwhelming!

Until the next competition… lots of love and gummy kisses, the Sticky Crowd x

Competition Judging Panel...

Phil Healey

Phil Healey

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'Professor’ Phil Healey is Head of Department for Visual Arts in the School of Art and Design at London’s happening Middlesex University. As a polymath, Phil has enjoyed a glittering career in Graphic Design and Illustration, creating national and international award winning work for a host of top drawer clients, with verve, style and not a little wit. As a writer, Phil Healey and writing partner Rick Glanvill, are credited with creating the term Urban Myths, and wrote the best selling Urban Myths books and a long running column in the Guardian newspaper. Phil has judged many creative competitions and loves to see ideas and creativity in full flow unrestricted by the shackles of workaday economics.

Steve Edge

Steve Edge

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Steve Edge is a branding guru. Since establishing Edge Design Ltd. in 1982 he has worked with some of the country’s greatest names, including Fortnum & Mason, Hamleys and Cartier. Steve injects brands with a fresh lease of life, retaining what makes them great while bringing them up-to-date and extending their reach.

Pure Evil

Pure Evil

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As an artist in the past 5 years PURE EVIL has exhibited worldwide in China, Russia, Mongolia, Brazil, USA and all over Europe, and as an ‘Accidental Gallerist’ He has produced over 50 different exhibitions with emerging and established artists at the Gallery and Internationally. He produces a monthly radio show and regularly gives workshops and participates in lectures about street art.