Become A Pretty Litter Artist: 2013 Creative Comp Part Two

***DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MIDNIGHT FRIDAY AUGUST 30TH!!

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‘Become A Pretty Litter Artist’ is an exciting opportunity for nine international rising artists, illustrators and designers to join us as one of our fresh and talented new team of in-house artists, who will help us create exciting new merchandise and art prints for our brand.

From each of our three competitions this year we will have picked three artists to jump aboard the Pretty Litter ship, to set sail with us to new adventurous shores.

Leg one is now complete where last issue we published the work of loads of really brilliant artists and illustrators in issue 5 when we set a live brief to challenge the public of creating unusual seaside post cards. The winners we picked were chosen because their work and style was really original and charming – traits we’re looking for in artists to join our team. The second brief of the year is below!

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Acquire mega status as one of our brilliant team of in-house artists! From every comp this year we will select three entrants to be part of our expanding team of gifted and fresh new Pretty Litter in-house artists. If you win you’ll get the chance to design all kinds of important new merchandise for the Pretty Litter brand, and, as well as promoting you to high heaven, exhibiting your work and products at our events, as well as select shops – we’ll give you commission on any profit made from sales of the products. (Top entries and the winners will also feature in the magazine, out in September, and part 3 of this comp will feature in the final issue of the year.)

BRIEF #02
Theme: ‘All I Want For Christmas, Is…’
By the time the next issue comes back from print it’ll hopefully still be sizzling hot summertime! However, like all things in the publishing world we need to plan way way way in advance, and that means we have to think about Christmas even while we’re floating around daydreaming in the sea. What we might be thinking about while daydreaming is what we want for CHristmas! So, what better way to show off your illustration skills than with a Christmas card, and even gift wrap, illustrating what floats your boat when it comes to Christmas!? Now, this could be presents, it could be food, it could be anything you like. As always, we want you to be as creative as possible.

Print Specifics:
As at least a semi-experienced illustrator or designer you’ll know that any artwork for print needs to be 300 dpi, CMYK, with 3mm of bleed around the edge. AI files are fine (remember to outline any type). High res J-pegs, flattened Tiffs and PSD files are also good. If you’re a fine artist and need help with how to produce files for print – you can email us at CreativeComps@prettylitter.com and we’ll assist you in any way that we can.

Christmas Cards: We’d like 3 different designs, as part of a series, clearly showcasing your design skills and vivid imagination. We’d like the final print files to be A6 landscape (148 x 105 mm) – with a design for the reverse side as well (as it will be folded in half in a tent way). Be as creative and experimental as you like. Although small in dimension, this will be your challenge – to impress us with your skills and creativity, at this scale. This is a special opportunity to expand your horizons and to become part of a great creative team, and this could be the first of many exciting creative projects with us.

Gift Wrap: We’d like you to take your three card designs and translate them into gift wrap. You can be inventive with this, for example it could be one whole detailed picture, or it could be a part taken from your card and repeated as a pattern, it’s totally up to you. The dimensions for the gift wrap are 440 x 310mm, landscape or portrait.

RULES:
• This competition is free to enter and is open globally. Anyone can enter as long as you are a serious artist, designer or illustrator, looking to gain real recognition and representation. You must be 18 and over to enter, with a fairly comprehensive portfolio of work.
• The entered designs must be produced exclusively for this competition – we will not be able to accept artwork that has been previously used for any other projects – commercially or otherwise, however, they can be ‘variations’ of previous work. This is artwork for our new product line and of course we want to have exciting new stuff that nobody else has ever seen before.
• The winning designs will be for exclusive use by us and must not be entered into any other creative competitions, or be used/sold commercially or otherwise. We are recruiting you to become a member of our creative team, and the work you do for us, is for use by us and only us.
• The deadline for entries is 20th August. please send your final designs to: CreativeComps@prettylitter.com along with some blurb about yourself and links to your online portfolio. Small attachments of work examples are also okay.

Good Luck!
Love, Pretty Litter Mag


* Disclaimer: By entering this competition you acknowledge that if successful, we will use your artwork in the magazine and on other platforms and/or products for promotional use, and that The Pretty Litter Group Ltd will have sole license use of the winning designs. 

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FREE TO ENTER • DEADLINE FOR THE SECOND COMP IS AUGUST 20TH 2013 • THREE COMPS THIS YEAR • TOP ENTRIES EACH COMP GET PRINTED IN THE MAG • 3 WINNERS PER COMP GET THEIR ARTWORK PRINTED IN THE MAG + THEIR DESIGNS AS LIMITED EDITION PRINTS – WITH A HEFTY % OF THE PROFIT GOING TO THEM, AS WELL AS BEING GUESTS OF HONOUR AT EXHIBITIONS AT OUR EVENTS • EMAIL ENTRIES TO: CREATIVECOMPS@PRETTYLITTER.COM • GO CRAZY + GOOD LUCK!
LOVE, PRETTY LITTER MAG 

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***DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MIDNIGHT FRIDAY AUGUST 30TH!!

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