Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition

18TH ANNUAL BUTTON BADGE DESIGN COMPETITION (2022) #STBBDC

Downloads:

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

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BRIEF 2022

18th annual Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition (2022) #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!

EXTENDED submission deadline: September 22nd (9th), 2022, 11.59pm/23:59

(in your time zone).
Rule 1: please read the PDF

Following the success of over 17 years of our design competitions and recent record-breaking amounts of submissions, we are now pleased to announce the 18th 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). As every year there are a few tweaked competition rules, guideline updates and clarifications again, 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 four’. Sets will automatically also be added to the single entries category. Although we love ‘Sets of four’ ­– 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 5 of our artwork guide (and in 'Downloads' section of flat33.com).

Submitting more than four designs would be unfair to those who follow the competition rules. Submission of more than four 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 by the deadline. 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 original artworks 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 to 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 420 winning badge designs of previous competitions and the rest of the 1,700+ 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 products 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.

UKRAINE UPDATE /// BELARUS, RUSSIA AND UKRAINE
Due to the current situation in Ukraine, all inbound shipments to Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine have been temporarily suspended. We are currently unable to send shipments to these countries.


Please also consider this more recent aspect of Stereohype's collection:
Not so long ago Stereohype launched a new edition of 8x10" Fine Art Giclée Prints as part of a series called Button Badge Motif Prints that feature 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 2022


A selection of 15–25 former competition winners, button badge-loving journalists, writers, illustrators, artists and graphic designers from around the world – many of them are AFOMFS, MICA Series, 10x10, 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. 1–21, Squirrel Series and 10x10
   
flat33.com
Anis Tabaraee

    
competition winner

    
instagram.com/anistabaraee

Anke Weckmann

    
competition winner

    
ankeweckmann.com

Camille Whitcher

    
competition winner

    
camillewhitcher.co.uk

Emily Gosling

    
emilygosling.com

    
instagram.com/nalascarlett

Gavin Lucas
     B.I.O. 15
     gavinlucas.co.uk
Holly T Burrows
     B.I.O. 11
     hollytburrows.com
Jenny Haytch
     competition winner
     jennyhaytch.tumblr.com

John Dowling
     B.I.O. 19
     instagram.com/johndowling_uk
Jono Sandilands

    
competition winner

    
jonosandilands.com
Linzie Hunter

    
B.I.O. 16

    
linziehunter.co.uk

Paul McNeill
     competition winner
     instagram.com/mandy_doubt

Sarah Boris
     competition winner
and B.I.O. 11
     sarahboris.com

Stefan Alexander
     competition winner

     instagram.com/stef192k

Steve Sadler

    
competition winner

    
instagram.com/haunted.fork

Team Grafikmagazin
    
grafikmagazin.de

Tomi Vollauschek
    
FL@33 and Stereohype
    
B.I.O. 1–21, Squirrel Series and Emoji
    
flat33.com

More to be added and listed here in due time...


PRIZES 2022


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 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 signed Postcard book by FL@33
— 1x Button Badge Gift Box of your choice (3–7 badges)
— 2x anniversary books Stereohype 2004–2014
— 1x Design & Designer book of your choice (subject to availability)
— 1x signed Design & Designer 033 – FL@33 book
— 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 2022!

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 Button Badge Motif Print of your choice
— 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)
— 1x signed Design & Designer 033 – FL@33 book
— 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 2022!

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 Postcard book by FL@33
— 1x Button Badge Motif Print of your choice
— 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 2022!

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 Button Badge Motif Print of your choice
— 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 2022!

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
— 1x Button Badge Motif Print of your choice
— 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 2022!




FUTURE COMPETITIONS


Button Badge Design Competition 2021
Brief, jury, lists of runners-up and winners / Complete shortlist (with previews)

Button Badge Design Competition 2020

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

Button Badge Design Competition 2019
Brief, jury, lists of runners-up and winners / Complete shortlist (with previews)

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 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)