STBBDC 2016 winners12TH ANNUAL BUTTON BADGE DESIGN COMPETITION (2016) #STBBDC


WINNERS, SHORTLIST AND STATS 2016

We would like to thank everybody for their submissions to Stereohype's record-breaking 12th Annual Button Badge Design Competition.

Stats:
949 (!) accepted entries by
279 individual badge designers
295 (!) disqualified / non-eligible designs
20 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
198 (!) received at least 1 vote
80 (!) were voted for as 1st choice winners
9 were voted for as 1st choice winners at least twice
5 were voted for as 1st choice winners three times or more
35 were voted for by 3 or more judges
75 (!) were voted for by 2 or more judges
46 (!) were voted for by 1 judge each
751 did get no vote

Winners:
1st prize (single badge): News Zhang
1st prize (set of 4): Lara Peralta
2nd prize (single badge): Ciaran Meister
2nd prize (set of 4): Zuzanna Kwiecien
3rd prize (single badge): Blanca Rego
3rd prize (set of 4): Prateek Vatash
4th prize (single badge): Ray Mendoza
4th prize (set of 4): Gardenia
5th prize (single badge): Anthony Wallen
5th prize (set of 4): Filipa Trindade
Special Stereohype Prize (single badge):
Dmitry Mamaev
Special Stereohype Prize (set of 4):
Sherri Forsting

(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. Alice Tosey, Avalon Yangchen Hu, Barbara Puliga, Calum Ross, Chris (Liang) Chen, DueSenzaTre Studio, Elham Khaleghi, Forough Behvandi, Hanna Petersson, Melanie Acosta, N.V. – Nastya Vorotnikova, Patryk Krygowski, Tamara Ukleba and William Harroff. The same applies to special mentions Alyssa Williams, Cathy (Yao) Chen, Claire Webster, Deepika Das, Eun Sung (Angela) Kim, Libra (Xiaoxuan) Li, Olya Andrushchenko, Parinaz Valinezhad, Putri McMurray, Radovan, Reza Dalvand, Sang Eon Kim, Typechap, Wen Cao and Zahra Rahmani – but also all other particpants who submitted intriguing work. Almost 200 badge designs did after all get at least 1 vote—and only 30 could win... Congratulations to all – you stood out of 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 – in fact more than ever before – given the vast amount of entries we all had to consider!

Judging Panel 2016:
Agathe Jacquillat / FL@33 and StereohypeAanastasia Frost, Angharad Lewis / Grafik, Gavin LucasJeff Conway, Jeroen Funke, Jo Gulliver / Computer Arts, Jonny Leigh, Jono Sandilands, Laura Snoad, Liz Farrelly, Monika Mitkute, Neil Bennett / Digital Arts, Paul McNeill, Richard J. Kirk,, Robert Urquhart, Sara Cunha, Timothy Hunt, Tomi Vollauschek / FL@33 and Stereohype. and Wong Ting Fung.


ARCHIVED BRIEF 2016


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


STBBDC 2016


12th annual Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition (2016) #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 23rd, 2016, 11.59pm/23:59 (in your time zone).

Following the success of our first eleven design competitions we are now pleased to announce the 12th 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 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).

ELIGIBLE are entries by designers, artists, photographers, illustrators and by students in any of these areas – including runners-up from previous competitions. 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.

You 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 240 winning badge designs of previous competitions and the rest of the 1,156 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 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.

We can’t wait to see your design(s).
GOOD LUCK!

*:) Agathe and Tomi 8)


PRIZES 2016


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
— 3x 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 Postcard book by FL@33
— 25% off all orders placed before
31 December 2016!
 
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
— 25% off all orders placed before
31 December 2016!

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’
— one T-shirt of your choice (subject to availability)
— one anniversary book Stereohype 2004–2014
— one signed Design & Designer 033 – FL@33 book
— 25% off all orders placed before
31 December 2016!

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 signed Design & Designer 033 – FL@33 book
— 20% off all orders placed before
31 December 2016!

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
— 20% off all orders placed before
31 December 2016!


FUTURE COMPETITIONS


Our annual Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition #STBBDC

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PREVIOUS COMPETITIONS


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