Stereohype's 13th annual Button Badge Design Competition #STBBDC

#STBBDC

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

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BRIEF 2017

13th annual Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition (2017) #STBBDC

Please download the instructions and artwork guidelines here (PDF including brief, artwork guidelines, prizes, jury, links to PSD templates and more).

No entry fee!

Submission deadline: September 17th, 2017, 11.59pm/23:59 (in your time zone).

Following the success of over a decade of our design competitions and last year's record-breaking amount of submissions, we are now pleased to announce the 13th 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 this year so please read everything (including our more detailed instructions and artwork guidlines 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 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. NOT ELIGIBLE however are contributors to our B.I.O. (By Invitation Only), MICA, AFOMFS, 10x10 Series, Emoji 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! 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 270 winning badge designs of previous competitions and the rest of the 1,244 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 2017


A selection of 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, and/or B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Button Badge Series contributors.

Agathe Jacquillat
     FL@33 and Stereohype
     B.I.O. 1–16 and 10x10
     flat33.com, bzzzpeek.com, 3d-type.com
Anastasia Frost
     competition winner
     anastasiafrost.weebly.com
Blanca Rego
     competition winner
     null66913.net
Team Computer Arts
     Nick Carson, Mark Wynne
     computerarts.co.uk
Dmitry Mamaev
     competition winner
     instagram.com/shushpo
Gavin Lucas
     B.I.O. 15
     thestoryofemoji.com, burgershack.co,
     outlineartists.com
Team Grafik.
     Angharad Lewis, Caroline Roberts
     grafik.net
Holly T Burrows
     B.I.O. 11
    hollytburrows.com
Holly Wales
     competition winner
     hollywales.com
Jenny Haytch
     competition winner
     jennyhaytch.tumblr.com
Jonny Leigh
     competition winner
     behance.net/jonnyleigh
Jono Sandilands
     competition winner
     jonosandilands.com
Lara Peralta
     competition winner
     laraperalta.com
Laura Snoad
     laurasnoad.co.uk
Mark Sinclair
     creativereview.co.uk
Monika Mitkute
     competition winner
     facebook.com/Dream2Bapencil
Neil Bennett
     digitalartsonline.co.uk
Nick Spence
     twitter.com/NickFromUpNorth
     nickfromupnorth.tumblr.com
Paul McNeill
     competition winner
     instagram.com/mandy_doubt
Richard J. Kirk,
     B.I.O. 2 and B.I.O. 5 and 10x10
     manikato.co.uk, tenbytenproject.com
Robert Urquhart
     roberturquhart.com
Sherri Forsting
     competition winner
Tomi Vollauschek
     FL@33 and Stereohype
     B.I.O. 1–16 and Emoji
     flat33.com, bzzzpeek.com, 3d-type.com
Zuzanna Kwiecien
     competition winner
     instagram.com/z.kwiecien

A few more might be added in the coming weeks and months.


PRIZES 2017


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)
— 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 The 3D Type Book by FL@33
— 1x signed Made & Sold book by FL@33
— 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)
— 25% off all orders placed before
31 December 2017!
 
2nd 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’
— 2x T-shirts of your choice (subject to availability)
— 1x anniversary book Stereohype 2004–2014
— 1x signed Design & Designer 033 – FL@33 book
— 1x signed The 3D Type Book by FL@33
— 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)
— 25% off all orders placed before
31 December 2017!

3rd 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’
— 1x T-shirt of your choice (subject to availability)
— 1x anniversary book Stereohype 2004–2014
— 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)
— 25% off all orders placed before
31 December 2017!

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’
— 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 2017!

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’
— 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 2017!


PREVIOUS COMPETITIONS


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)