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Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition 2019
Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition 2019
 

#STBBDC

Downloads:
PDF (instructions and artwork guidelines)
PSD templates (from 'Downloads' section at flat33.com)

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BRIEF 2019

15th annual Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition (2019) #STBBDC


Please download and read the COMPLETE instructions and artwork guidelines PDF here (PDF includes the complete brief – including the text below, artwork guidelines, prizes, jury, links to PSD templates and more). All you need to know is in the PDF.

No entry fee!

Submission deadline: September 9th, 2019, 11.59pm/23:59 (in your time zone).
Rule 1: please read the PDF

Following the success of over a decade of our design competitions and recent record-breaking amounts of submissions, we are now pleased to announce the 15th annual one inch (25mm) Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition. We look forward to receiving your submissions. Please note that we will unfortunately not be able to send individual submission receipts. There will be an auto-reply however that is only being sent when your submission actually arrives in our submission inbox. You will be notified during and after judging period (shortly after the deadline). There are a few competition rule and guideline updates and clarifications this year so please read everything (including our more detailed instructions and artwork guidelines PDF).

There are two categories you can win in: ‘Single Badge' entries and ‘Sets of 4’. Sets will automatically also be added to the single entries category. Although we love ‘Sets of 4’ ­– please bear in mind, that we are aiming to give quite a lot of them away one at a time (although sets will be made available in a special packaging). Please email one to a total (MAXIMUM OF) FOUR different badge designs per participant to submit@stereohype.com and refer to the instructions and artwork guidelines, file specifications and links to the .PSD templates on page 4 of this artwork guide (and in 'Downloads' section of flat33.com). Submitting more than 4 designs would be unfair to those who follow the competition rules. Submission of more than 4 designs by person will therefore result in disqualification. Please provide all required information in English.

ELIGIBLE are entries by designers, artists, photographers, illustrators and by students in any of these areas – including runners-up from previous competitions. Participants must however be 18+ years old. All submissions must be submitted in English with your FULL name (please avoid Cyrillic and Asian letters whenever possible). NOT ELIGIBLE however are contributors to our B.I.O. (By Invitation Only), MICA, AFOMFS, 10x10 Series, Emoji Series, Squirrel Series and former competition winners who are now more than welcome to become part of the judging panel that will as always consist of design journalists, professionals and previous winners.

Your artwork(s) will have to be created by yourself and should obviously not infringe any copyrights (no stock footage allowed)! Winners will give Stereohype automatically a NON-exclusive licence to reproduce the winning artwork(s) on badges and Stereohype-badge-related promotional materials such as postcards, catalogues, etc. By submitting your artwork(s) you agree on these terms and conditions. A shortlist will also be featured at stereohype.com crediting the artists and designers.

Please do have a look at the 330 winning badge designs of previous competitions and the rest of the 1,465 existing designs that are already included in our collection and avoid nipple designs, button buttons, popsicles with face, and back of badge artworks. Been there, done that, and already included those to our Stereohype collection... 8) We do not tolerate religiously offending, racist, sexist or sexually explicit visuals, nor do we accept imagery that plays down the danger of weapons.

We will give winning artworks away as a free surprise badge with purchased Stereohype T-shirts or sell them separately via stereohype.com and our growing list of selected stockists. Your badge design(s) might also be reprinted for promotional purposes featuring photos of your badge. Designers, artists and illustrators will – wherever possible – be appropriately credited.

Please also consider this new aspect of Stereohype's collection:
Stereohype recently launched a new edition of Fine Art Giclée Prints as part of a series called Button Badge Motif Prints featuring selected button badge motifs from our collection. Winners might therefore be offered to become part of the print series at some point which does involve royalties for each sold Button Badge Motif Print. Please keep this size consideration in mind when preparing your high resolution files. Winners are NOT automatically part of the print series, too. The print series involvement requires a personal invitation from Stereohype that might follow at some point in the future as we slowly add print motifs from our huge badge collection... This is explained in more detail in our submission guidelines PDF.

We can’t wait to see your design(s).
GOOD LUCK!

*:) Agathe and Tomi 8)


JUDGING PANEL 2019


A selection of 20–25 former competition winners, button badge-loving journalists, writers, illustrators, artists and graphic designers from around the world – many of them are AFOMFS, MICA Series10x10, Emoji Series, Squirrel Series, and/or B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Button Badge Series contributors.

Agathe Jacquillat
     FL@33 and Stereohype
     B.I.O. 1–18Squirrel Series and 10x10
     flat33.com, bzzzpeek.com, 3d-type.com
Aimee Morris
     competition winner
     behance.net/aimeecmorr57e3
Aranza Serafin
     competition winner
     behance.net/bananaseradb02
Beren Neale
     computerarts.co.uk
Camille Whitcher
     competition winner
     camillewhitcher.co.uk
Caroline Roberts
     copyrightregistered.net
Egon Swaels
     competition winner
     egons.fr
Emily Gosling
     emilygosling.com, eyeondesign.aiga.org
Gavin Lucas
     B.I.O. 15
     thestoryofemoji.com, burgershack.co,
     outlineartists.com
Holly T Burrows
    B.I.O. 11
    hollytburrows.com
Jonny Leigh
     competition winner
     behance.net/jonnyleighs
Jono Sandilands
     competition winner
     jonosandilands.com
Judith Cornejo
     competition winner
     behance.net/zuzupulpe
Julia Kahl
    B.I.O. 9
    slanted.de
Matthew John Oakley
    B.I.O. 18
    matthewjohnoakley.myportfolio.com
Monika Mitkute
     competition winner
     instagram.com/monikamitkuteart
Neil Bennett
     digitalartsonline.co.uk
Nick Spence
     twitter.com/NickFromUpNorth
     nickfromupnorth.tumblr.com
Team Novum

     novum.graphics
Paul Pensom
    
studiopensom.com, creativereview.co.uk
Robert Urquhart

     roberturquhart.com
Theo Inglis
     theoinglis.co.uk
Tomi Vollauschek
     FL@33 and Stereohype
     B.I.O. 1–18, Squirrel Series and Emoji
     flat33.com, bzzzpeek.com, 3d-type.com


PRIZES 2019


Applies to both categories: ‘Single Badge’ and ‘Set of 4’.

1st Prize
— your personal mini profile/bio (with URL to your website) on stereohype.com with short descriptive text about your artwork(s)
— a total of 10x 1" (25mm) badges per person for single entries OR a total of 20 for ‘Sets of 4’ (for example: 5x ‘Sets of 4’ or 20 individual designs) with either your own design(s) or your selection of badges by other designers
— 2x T-shirts of your choice (subject to availability)
— 1x Button Badge Motif Print of your choice
— 1x signed Trans-form magazine by FL@33
— 1x signed The 3D Type Book by FL@33
— 1x themed Button Badge Gift Box of your choice (excluding AFOMFS)
— 2x anniversary books Stereohype 2004–2014
— 1x Design & Designer book of your choice (subject to availability)
— 1x signed Design & Designer 033 – FL@33 book
— 1x signed Postcard book by FL@33
— VIP contributor account
with permanent 10% Stereohype discount
— VIP option to buy wholesale
(usually reserved for stockists only)
 
2nd Prize
— your personal mini profile/bio
(with URL to your website) on stereohype.com with short descriptive text about your artwork(s)
— a total of 10x 1" (25mm) badges per person for single entries OR a total of 20 for ‘Sets of 4’ for example: 5x ‘Sets of 4’ / ‘Gift Boxes containing 4 badges’ or 20 individual designs)
with either your own design(s) or your selection of badges by other designers
— 1x T-shirts of your choice (subject to availability
— 1x signed The 3D Type Book by FL@33
— 1x anniversary book Stereohype 2004–2014
— 1x Design & Designer book of your choice (subject to availability)
— VIP contributor account with permanent 10% Stereohype discount
— VIP option to buy wholesale (usually reserved for stockists only)
— 25% off all orders placed before
31 December 2019!

3rd Prize
— your personal mini profile/bio
(with URL to your website) on stereohype.com with short descriptive text about your artwork(s)
— a total of 10x 1" (25mm) badges per person for single entries OR a total of 20 for ‘Sets of 4’ (for example: 5x ‘Sets of 4’ / ‘Gift Boxes containing 4 badges’ or 20 individual designs)
with either your own design(s) or your selection of badges by other designers
— 1x signed The 3D Type Book by FL@33
— 1x anniversary book Stereohype 2004–2014
— 1x Design & Designer book of your choice (subject to availability)
— VIP contributor account with permanent 10% Stereohype discount
— VIP option to buy wholesale (usually reserved for stockists only)
— 25% off all orders placed before
31 December 2019!

4th Prize / 5th Prize
— your personal mini profile/bio
— a total of 10x 1" (25mm) badges per person for single entries OR a total of 20 for ‘Sets of 4’ (for example: 5x ‘Sets of 4’ / ‘Gift Boxes containing 4 badges’ or 20 individual designs) with either your own design(s) or your selection of badges by other designers
— 1x anniversary book Stereohype 2004–2014
— 1x Design & Designer book of your choice (subject to availability)
— VIP contributor account with permanent 10% Stereohype discount
— VIP option to buy wholesale (usually reserved for stockists only)
— 20% off all orders placed before
31 December 2019!

Special Stereohype Prize
— your personal mini profile/bio (with URL to your website) on stereohype.com with short descriptive text about your artwork(s)
— a total of 10x 1" (25mm) badges per person for single entries OR a total of 20 for ‘Sets of 4’ (for example: 5x ‘Sets of 4’ / ‘Gift Boxes containing 4 badges’ or 20 individual designs) with either your own design(s) or your selection of badges by other designers
— 1x anniversary book Stereohype 2004–2014
— VIP contributor account with permanent 10% Stereohype discount
— VIP option to buy wholesale (usually reserved for stockists only)
— 20% off all orders placed before
31 December 2019!


PREVIOUS COMPETITIONS


Button Badge Design Competition 2018
Brief, jury, lists of runners-up and winners / Complete shortlist (with previews)

Button Badge Design Competition 2017

Brief, jury, lists of runners-up and winners / Complete shortlist (with previews)

Button Badge Design Competition 2016

Brief, jury, lists of runners-up and winners / Complete shortlist (with previews)

Button Badge Design Competition 2015
Brief, jury, lists of runners-up and winners / Complete shortlist (with previews)

Button Badge Design Competition 2014
Brief, jury, lists of runners-up and winners / Complete shortlist (with previews)

Please note:
The Stereohype competition archive 2004–2013 currently links to archived pages of our old website that open in a new browser window / new browser tab.

Button Badge Design Competition 2013
Brief / Shortlist (old archived website page)

Button Badge Design Competition 2012
Brief / Shortlist (old archived website page)

Button Badge Design Competition 2011
Brief / Shortlist (old archived website page)

Button Badge Design Competition 2010
Brief / Shortlist (old archived website page)

Button Badge Design Competition 2008–09
Brief / Shortlist (old archived website page)

Button Badge Design Competition 2007–08
Brief / Shortlist (old archived website page)

Button Badge Design Competition 2006
Brief / Shortlist (old archived website page)

Button Badge Design Competition 2005
Brief / Shortlist (old archived website page)

Button Badge Design Competition 2004
Brief / Shortlist (old archived website page)