UnCommonGoods Wall Art Design Challenge

If you paint, draw, collage or sketch in your spare time as a creativity exercise, check out this free art contest from UncommonGoods called the Wall Art Design Challenge (learn more). They’re looking for original art to produce as a limited edition print to be sold in their store. The grand prize winner of this art competition gets a cash prize plus royalties on the sale of their print. Runners up get an art or graphic design portfolio review from the UncommonGood buying team.

GRAND PRIZE: $500 + 5% royalties on a limited edition of 100 prints

RUNNERS UP: Guest judges will provide all runners up with a consultation and critique of their work, as well as tips for marketing and growing your business. Additionally, the UncommonGoods buying team will be happy to do a full portfolio review in consideration for future work.

DEADLINE: April 26, 2012 at 11:59 PM

JUDGING: What does it take to be an Uncommon artist? We’ll pick our favorite entries to share with customers on our Community Voting App. Our guest judges will choose a winning design from among the top vote-getting entries. We’ll announce the winner in May.

ART SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Your art should tell a story, be intelligent, and show your creative individuality. Take a look at some of our other art for inspiration. We don’t have a set aesthetic – we want to see yours. Anything that will translate well to a print. We’re big fans of color and experimentation, so don’t be afraid to show us something new! You must provide quality digital captures of your original watercolors, acrylics, pastels, colored pencils, collages, or digital art, etc.

You can find complete art competition rules here.

Here are a few of my favorite examples from UncommonGoods’ current Wall Art collection:

UncommonGoods Wall Art Design Challenge

UncommonGoods Wall Art Design Challenge

UncommonGoods Wall Art Design Challenge

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