Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition 201814TH ANNUAL BUTTON BADGE DESIGN COMPETITION (2018) #STBBDC


WINNERS, SHORTLIST AND STATS 2018

We would like to thank everybody for their submissions to Stereohype's 14th Annual Button Badge Design Competition.

Stats:
680 (!) accepted entries by
203 accepted individual badge designers
116 (!) disqualified / non-eligible designs
26 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
213 (!) received at least 1 vote
104 (!) were voted for as 1st choice winners
6 were voted for as 1st choice winners twice
11 were voted for as 1st choice winners three times or more
57 were voted for by 3 or more judges
86 (!) were voted for by 2 or more judges
127 (!) were voted for by 1 judge each
467 did get no vote

Winners:
1st prize (single badge): Judith Cornejo
1st prize (set of 4): Aranza Serafin
2nd prize (single badge): Inês Antunes
2nd prize (set of 4): Josie Kennedy
3rd prize (single badge): Alemeh Mohammadzadeh
3rd prize (set of 4): Vuk Babovic
4th prize (single badge): Atiya Batts
4th prize (set of 4): Agnieszka Majchrzak
5th prize (single badge): Louise Baskerville
5th prize (set of 4): Ji-Hye Park
Special Stereohype Prize (single badge):
Camille Whitcher
Special Stereohype Prize (set of 4):
Alisa Krasnikova


(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. Alejandro Llamas, Alexandra Dzhiganskaya, Allison Tanenhaus, Andrea Manzati, Andrew Jillett, Bonnie Willison, Daan Hollander, Dariya Kanti, Devin Fallen, Emily Scott, Maelle Dauv-Laurent, Mehek Malhotra, Mikey Houghton, Milica Djokovic, Mohammad Barrangi Fashtami, Molly Redmond, Narges Fayaz, Reagan Johnston, Silvia Perisan, Stuart Roldan and Vaso Krcmar.

The same applies to special mentions: Amira Khayrullina, Azadeh Davoodi, Dila NilKilic, Faye Klein, Gergana Veleva, Irina Yarkovaya, Jan Rem K Mendoza, Kevin Mbugua, Korkina Aleksandra, Leila Badrazimi, Melissa De Amaral, Michelle Talim, Mirabella Ozerova, Nafis Honarmayeh, Pattha Sereevichayaswat, Serena Hall, Soul De Boers, Tallie Du Bois, Anya Vzor, Stefan Alexander and Nika Liang – but also all other particpants who submitted intriguing work. 213 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 vast amount of entries we all had to consider in recent years!

Judging Panel 2018:
Agathe Jacquillat / FL@33 and Stereohype, Aimée McLaughlin / Creative Review, Aimee Morris, Alice Tosey, Andy Prince, Cat Finnie, Cynthia Bataille, Dmitry Mamaev, Emily Gosling, Holly T Burrows, Jaye Kang, Jenny Haytch, Jonny Leigh, Jono Sandilands, Kerry Roper, Kimberly Ellen Hall, Michel Martins, Monika Mitkute, Neil Bennett / Digital Arts, Nick Spence, Paul McNeill, Sara Cunha, Sherri Forsting, Theo Inglis, Tomi Vollauschek / FL@33 / Stereohype and Valeria Molinari.


ARCHIVED BRIEF 2018


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

14th annual Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition (2018) #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 17th, 2018, 11.59pm/23:59 (in your time zone).

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 14th 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 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 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 (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 300 winning badge designs of previous competitions and the rest of the 1,357 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)


PRIZES 2018


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 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 Made & Sold book by FL@33
— 1x signed Postcard book by FL@33
— a pair of limited edition AFOMFS (A Few Of My Favourite Sneakers) shoelaces
— 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 2018!
 
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’
— 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)
— a pair of limited edition AFOMFS (A Few Of My Favourite Sneakers) shoelaces
— 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 2018!

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 signed The 3D Type Book by FL@33
— 1x anniversary book Stereohype 2004–2014
— 1x Design & Designer book of your choice (subject to availability)
— a pair of limited edition AFOMFS (A Few Of My Favourite Sneakers) shoelaces
— 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 2018!

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)
— a pair of limited edition AFOMFS (A Few Of My Favourite Sneakers) shoelaces
— 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 2018!

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
— a pair of limited edition AFOMFS (A Few Of MyFavourite Sneakers) shoelaces
— 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 2018!


FUTURE COMPETITIONS


Our annual Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition #STBBDC

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PREVIOUS COMPETITIONS


Button Badge Design Competition 2018
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)