16TH ANNUAL BUTTON BADGE DESIGN COMPETITION (2019) #STBBDC

16TH ANNUAL BUTTON BADGE DESIGN COMPETITION (2020) #STBBDC


WINNERS, SHORTLIST AND STATS 2020

We would like to thank everybody for their submissions to Stereohype's 16th Annual Button Badge Design Competition.

Stats:
601 (!) accepted entries by
181 accepted individual badge designers
62 (!) disqualified / non-eligible designs
25 judges / judging teams
60 shortlisted designs featured at stereohype.com
30 runners-up
30 winning designs
6 well-deserved winning sets of 4
6 well-deserved single badge winners
189 (!) received at least 1 vote
67 (!) were voted for as 1st choice winners once or more
22 were voted for as 1st choice winners twice or more
17 were voted for as 1st choice winners three times or more
35 were voted for by 3 or more judges
61 (!) were voted for by 2 or more judges
128 (!) were voted for by 1 judge each
412 did get no
vote

Winners:
1st prize (single badge): Anke Weckmann
1st prize (set of 4): Maria Bori Vajda
2nd prize (single badge): Alejandro Llamas
2nd prize (set of 4): Savely Beloshapskiy
3rd prize (single badge): Kristina Kerstner
3rd prize (set of 4): Maxim Morozov
4th prize (single badge): Aleksandra Szwajda
4th prize (set of 4): Irina Nurenberg
5th prize (single badge): Steve Sadler
5th prize (set of 4): Irina Chaitsyna
Special Stereohype Prize (single badge):
Mascha Keersmaekers
Special Stereohype Prize (set of 4):
Susie Ghahremani


(prizes)

Congratulations also to all the runners-up who made the shortlist of 60! The 30 winning badges are now available to purchase. The others have not been produced by us but will stay online to give credit to everybody who scored enough points from our judges to make this shortlist.

A few words for runners-up, special mentions and participants:
Please feel encouraged to submit new designs to our next competition. Runners-up – you scored a lot of points to have made it onto the shortlist and should be proud of yourself. Aleksandra Szwajda, Benedetta Cinti, Brandon Muschlitz, Carly Donaldson, Craig Stuart Allan, Dariya Kanti, Ekaterina Pashchenko, Ellie Taylor, Gabriella Winona Wiem, Irina Chernyshkina, Jana Bystrova, Katya Smirnova, Miruna Albuica, Nikita Parfeniouk, Nikoletta Mihalik, Phuong Anh Tran, Polina Baeva, Regina Komissarova, Richard Young, Sahar Haghgoo, Salar Eshratkhah and Sepideh Ramezankhani.

The same applies to special mentions: Anastasiya Pletiukh, Bruna Rezende, Jack Purling, Joanna Swan, Katalin Kantor, Kousalya Mohan, Libby Martina, Mehdi Amiriyan, Meng Ju Kuo, Nikita Bhatnagar, Petra Baan, Regina Komissarova, Setayesh Ahmadi, Sima Yazdani, Sophie Smith and Tatiana Furlan – but also all other participants who submitted intriguing work. 189 badge designs did after all get at least 1 vote – and only 30 could win... Congratulations to all – you stood out from the masses! Please give it another try next year with fresh new designs to grab our jury's attention.


A big THANK YOU goes once again to the nice people from the judging panel who helped us so much – especially considering the large amount of entries we all had to consider in recent years!

Judging Panel 2020
Agathe Jacquillat / FL@33 and Stereohype, Aimee Morris, Anis Tabaraee, Ben Herskowitz, Camille Whitcher, Donya Maghsoudlou, Gavin Lucas, Holly T Burrows, John Dowling, Jonny Leigh, Jono Sandilands, Joseph Dunkerley, Josie Kennedy, Laura Parker, Linzie Hunter, Maria Popescu, Marija Jurcikaite, Michel Martins, Neil Bennett, Nick Spence, Piotr Depta-Kleśta, Richard Horne, Roger Fawcett-Tang, Team Novum and Tomi Vollauschek / FL@33 and Stereohype.


ARCHIVED BRIEF 2020

16th annual Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition (2020) #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 28th (21st), 2020, 11.59pm/23:59
(in your time zone).
Rule 1: please read the PDF

Following the success of over 15 years of our design competitions and recent record-breaking amounts of submissions, we are now pleased to announce the 16th 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 tweaked competition rules and guideline updates with 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 360 winning badge designs of previous competitions and the rest of the 1,539 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 and other 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.

Please also consider this more recent aspect of Stereohype's collection:
Only a few years ago Stereohype 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!



PRIZES 2020


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 Button Badge Gift Box of your choice (3–7 badges, 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
— 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 2020!
 
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)
— 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 2020!

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 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 2020!

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 2020!

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 2020!


FUTURE COMPETITIONS


Our annual Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition #STBBDC

Call for entries for Stereohype's annual Button Badge Design Competitions are launched several months in advance of the deadlines. Please keep your eyes peeled and subscribe to our newsletter to make sure you are the first to hear from us. To be safe please also follow us via Twitter (@stereohype, @vollauschek), Facebook, Instagram and/or LinkedIn.


PREVIOUS COMPETITIONS


Button Badge Design Competition 2020
Brief, jury, lists of runners-up and winners / Complete shortlist (with previews)

Button Badge Design Competition 201
9
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 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)