Winners of Stereohype's 17th annual Button Badge Design Competition

17TH ANNUAL BUTTON BADGE DESIGN COMPETITION (2021) #STBBDC


WINNERS, SHORTLIST AND STATS 2021

We would like to thank everybody for their submissions to Stereohype's 17th Annual Button Badge Design Competition.

This year we are particularly pleased that so many previous winners and participants gladly accepted our invitation to become part of the jury panel. We love this about Stereohype as it helps build a little community – and a growing one with over 600 talents from around the world...

We were also over the moon to discover that our huge jury panel helped to get one of our persevering contributors over the line. One of this year's winners tried twice before and even made it into a shortlist in a previous year. Nothing we ever consider as part of our judging process but it just gets to show that enthusiasm and perseverance are key.

This is not the first time that happens so please do feel encouraged and try again next year, if you did not win. Winners are amazing but there is also a bit of luck and randomness involved. The stats say it all – our judges' favourites were all over the place – just the way we like it. Next thing you know lots of judges vote for naked men in felt tip pen speedos. What's not to love?

Stats:
777 (!) accepted entries by
216 accepted individual badge designers
96 (!) 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
211 (!) received at least 1 vote
95 (!) were voted for as 1st choice winners once or more
18 were voted for as 1st choice winners twice or more
28 were voted for by 3 or more judges
85 (!) were voted for by 2 or more judges
125 (!) were voted for by 1 judge each
566 did get no vote


Winners:
1st prize (single badge): DTM_INC
1st prize (set of 4): Daria Podgornaya
2nd prize (single badge): Ali Kaigh
2nd prize (set of 4): Anastasiia Konopleva
3rd prize (single badge): John Fairley
3rd prize (set of 4): Bojana Rakic
4th prize (single badge): Maxim Levkov
4th prize (set of 4): Zlata Subbotina
5th prize (single badge): Vyacheslav Vepshin
5th prize (set of 4): Stefan Alexander
Special Stereohype Prize (single badge):
Darya Kramsakova
Special Stereohype Prize (set of 4):
Beth Freeman


(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 do feel encouraged to submit new designs to our next competition (excluding those few who won with one of their designs). Runners-up – you scored a lot of points to have made it onto the shortlist and should be proud of yourself. Agnieszka Weglarska, Amelie Harrison, Carlos Vazquezmellado, chirotamtam, Craig Stuart Allan, Daria Nekrasova, Eva Pils, Fu Shiyi, Klaudia Cisek, Lijuan Zheng, Loginova Polina, Mariya Chernysheva, Mariya Sabotakhina, Masha Sharkova, Megan Postins, Nadezhda Bliudenova / Nadya, Nur Ernehir, Rachael Davies, Rezvan Ranjbar and Stefaniia Patlai.

The same applies to special mentions: Sima Yazdani, Abigail Chua, Lijuan Zheng, Daria Pchelintseva, Sam Weekes, Veronika Silanteva, Katunya Kuzmina, Klaudia Cisek, Bastien Pillet, Britt Thorpe, Andreas Panayi, Anna Gritchina, Wang Yuhan, Vasilisa Desiatnikova, Tatiana Furlan and Mariia Abramova – but also all other participants who submitted intriguing work. 211 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 2021
Agathe Jacquillat / FL@33 and Stereohype, Aleksandra Szwajda, Anis Tabaraee, Anke Weckmann, Aranza Serafin, Bori Vajda, Camille Whitcher, Emily Gosling, Gavin Lucas, Holly T Burrows, Irina Nurenberg, Jenny Haytch, John Dowling, Jonny Leigh, Jono Sandilands, Linzie Hunter, Monika Mitkute, Nick Spence, Paul McNeill, Roger Fawcett-Tang, Savely Beloshapskiy, Steve Sadler, Team Grafikmagazin, Team Slanted and Tomi Vollauschek / FL@33 and Stereohype.


ARCHIVED BRIEF 2021


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

17th annual Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition – Call for entries

17TH ANNUAL STEREOHYPE BUTTON BADGE DESIGN COMPETITION (2021) #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!
(of course)

Extended deadline: September 21st, 2021 (was 09/09/2021), 11.59pm/23:59 (in your time zone).
Rule 1: please read the PDF

Following the success of over 16 years of our design competitions and recent record-breaking amounts of submissions, we are now pleased to announce the 17th 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). Like 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 390 winning badge designs of previous competitions and the rest of the 1,600+ 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:
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)


PRIZES 2021


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 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 2021!

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 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 2021!

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 2021!

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 2021!

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 2021!


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, Pinterest, Instagram and/or LinkedIn.


PREVIOUS 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)