Competitions

//SILK BUREAU STUDENT COMPETITION 2016 – DEADLINE 9 DECEMBER 2016

Digital printing company Silk Bureau are running a student INTERIOR DESIGN Competition. https://www.silkbureau.co.uk/student_page/

Open to all students in 2016-17 Academic Year

Surface Pattern
Interior Design
Furniture Design
Textile Design
Graphic Design

We have been really impressed with the standard that graduating students presented at the 2016 New Designers event. From fashion to interiors the students surpassed themselves with innovative design. We were so proud to have played such a huge part in their success story by printing their designs on our extensive fabric range.

Our latest student competition has been based on one of our finds from the show.

Aim: Create a design for a statement piece of furniture to showcase at the Silk Bureau.

Brief: Design a seamless repeat pattern to be used for upholstery. The design should reflect the Silk Bureau as a digital textile printing specialist. The design should be dramatic and provide a ‘wow’ factor for visitors on entry to our premises.

Resources: www.silkbureau.co.uk www.facebook.com/thesilkbureaultd/

Specifications: Repeat pattern. TIFF file format. 180 – 300 dpi. Flattened. RGB. Contact us on 01386 861122 for the link to upload your completed file. Deadline: 9th December 2016. All entries will be printed on 12th December 2016 and the winner will be announced 9th January 2017. All entries must be accompanied with an order form clearly headed ‘Student Competition – Interiors 2016’

Winner: The winning design will be printed on Poly Canvas and used to re-upholster seating displayed in the reception area at The Silk Bureau Ltd. (Furniture supplied by the Silk Bureau Ltd) The winner will be invited to visit the Silk Bureau and see the processes involved in digital fabric printing. The winner will receive 5m (worth over £140) of the design printed on Poly Canvas, selected for the upholstery project. The winner will be promoted on our website and social media.

£25 entry fee. Includes 1m of your design printed on Poly Canvas (normal cost over £46) and return postage.

winner will be promoted on our website and social media.

Interiors Competition 2016 – Terms & Conditions 

  1. All entries must be submitted with a completed order form clearly headed ‘Student Competition – Interiors 2016’ . These will then be known as the ‘Entrants’.
  2. Entry is only open to current students in the 2016 – 2017 academic year and MUST be accompanied with a copy of their Student ID.
  3. All artwork submitted MUST be print ready.
  4. The Silk Bureau Limited will not make any amendments to Entrants’ original files.
  5. A pro forma invoice will be raised within 7 days of submitting the competition order form.
  6. The entry fee of £25 must be paid upon receipt of the invoice and is non – refundable
  7. Entry fees include 1m of Polyester Canvas printed with the Entrant’s print ready artwork and delivery with in the UK only.
  8. Additional postal charges will be applied to Entrants outside of the UK postal area.
  9. All artwork being entered into the competition will be printed on 12th December 2016 and despatched with 7 working days to an address with in the UK.
  10. The Silk Bureau Limited reserve the right to change the fabric without notice to an alternative also considered to be appropriate for upholstery.
  11. The Silk Bureau Limited reserve the right to refuse an order and/or competition entry.
  12. Entries will not be accepted after the closing date. 9th December 2016
  13. The Silk Bureau Judges will make the final decision and will not enter into any discussion regarding the result.
  14. The Winner will be selected on 14th December 2016 and announced by 16th December 2016. The Winner will be notified by email and/or phone call.
  15. The Silk Bureau Limited reserve the right to publish details of the Winner and winning entry for marketing purposes pertaining to The Silk Bureau Limited.
  16. The Winner will be invited to visit The Silk Bureau Limited at their Evesham premises from 10:30 to 16:00 on an agreeable date to suit both the Winner and The Silk Bureau Limited. Expenses and arrangements incurred by the Winner i.e. travel, is not included.
  17. The Winner will be entitled to an additional 5m of fabric suitable for upholstery as chosen by The Silk Bureau Limited.
  18. The award is not transferable to any other party. There is no cash alternative.
  19. The Silk Bureau Limited reserves the right to cancel or amend the Competition or the rules without notice.

Disclaimer
Any irregularities and variations in the weave of our fabrics are in NO way to be considered as defects. They are a characteristic of a natural fibre.
It is important to allow for shrinkage. Shrinkage can be up to 10% on most fabrics, however for stretch fabrics it can be up to 20%. Short runs shrink more than longer runs pro rata; however this is not a precise science. Shrinkage can vary from one batch of fabric to another.
The natural shade of fabric may vary from roll to roll and is a circumstance beyond our control.
Please examine the fabrics carefully before processing. Direct or indirect claims for any reason whatsoever will not be accepted once the customer, or any party acting upon their instruction, has cut, or processed the fabric in any way.
Claims for any defects, or shortages, must be made in writing within seven days of delivery of the fabric.
Fabric specifications given are as accurate as possible to allow for printing of images. Rolls of natural fabric may vary in size between batches, so selvedge to selvedge dimensions are not provided. Selvedge areas may not be printed on.
Colours depicted on screen and colours actually printed may vary due to the nature of fabric/textile printing and the variation of individual monitor displays.

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//SURTEX designext COMPETITION 2017 – DEADLINE 23 JANUARY 2017

This year’s theme is titled “GEO”.

The GEO theme is a combination of natural geode stones and modern geometric shapes. Merriam-Webster defines geometric as using simple geometric forms such as circles and squares in repeated bold and sometimes intricate patterns for design and decoration. This popular design style became a significant trend this year and will continue to be seen throughout the fall of 2018.  Also, making a fashionable breakthrough on clothes, bags, sheets, wallcoverings and more have been geo inspired designs which consist of showcasing the intricate details of natural stone and geodes.



Challenge:
 Create 6 original surface designs inspired by “GEO”. These designs are to be applied to the surface of products and presented as a collection from one of the following 4 categories:

  • WEAR
    • Apparel/Personal Accessories (fashion, scarves, hats, shoes, belts, cell-phone and electronic accessories, handbags & wallets)
  • WORK
    • Retail/Office (furniture, upholstery, floor and wall coverings, and decorative accessories)
    • Hotel (furniture, upholstery, floor and wall coverings, tabletop and linens)
    • Home Office (desk accessories, organizational products, upholstery, floor and wall coverings, curtains)
  • LIVE
    • Elements for any interior room: 
      • Bedroom (sheets, comforters, curtains, floor and wall coverings)
      • Dining (table cloths, dinnerware and wall coverings)
    • Elements for any exterior room 
      • Patio furniture, seat cushions, awnings, table, umbrellas, and floor coverings
  • PLAY
    • Celebration (invitations, gift bags, wrapping paper, paper plates and napkins)
    • Personal (journals, note cards, writing paper, storage boxes)
    • DIY (scrapbooking paper, stickers, rubberstamps, and quilting fabrics)

 


 Awards

Four winners will be selected, and will be given the unique opportunity to display their project at SURTEX 2016 (May 21-23, 2017) in a designext “booth” setting. Winners will be given specific direction for their on-site presentation and will be required to create the materials for display.

In return, winners will:

  • Receive mention in a special designext press release (going to several hundred trade and consumer press)
  • Be featured in the On The Surface e-newsletter
  • Be included in various SURTEX promotional materials and the show’s website
  • Be provided hotel room in New York City during SURTEX (5 nights)*
  • Be given a daily monetary allowance (for meals) during the NYC visit
  • Be included in numerous activities at SURTEX to network and gain exposure in the marketplace. Activities include: Networking Event, introduction to members of the press and key art & design professionals, admission to SURTEX Conference Program sessions, and more.
  • Have their portfolio professionally critiqued
  • Have the opportunity to present their portfolio to SURTEX participants

Students’ on-site display, portfolio, overall presentation and the ability to maximize their participation at SURTEX will be reviewed by Show Management and judges during Show days. One student (of the four winners) will be selected to be honored the Grand Prize, prior to the close of the Show. This prize includes:

  • $1000 USD
  • Special mention on SURTEX website for one year
  • Recommendation letters to prospective employers

* Students must provide their own transportation to/from New York City. Two students will share a room, as designated by Show Management.

Jury / Criteria

The jury will review entries based on the following criteria:

  • Surface design development (i.e. hand-drawn and/or computer-generated)
  • Creativity, style and use of color and pattern
  • Potential for viability in the marketplace
  • Presentation of overall concept and surface designs

At SURTEX, the judges will review each of the four winners’ booth presentation and portfolio in order to determine the Grand Prize winner.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Professors or students, must register by November 13, 2016 using the Online Registration Form.

Entries must be shipped and received by January 23, 2017.
Click here for more details about designext’s requirements, eligibility and shipping.

Entries will be judged by respected industry professionals in February 2016.  Four winners will be selected – and invited to present their designext entry, as well as portfolio, at SURTEX from May 21-23, 2016 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.  At SURTEX, the same judges will review each of the four winners’ booth presentation, portfolio and design aspirations in order to determine a Grand Prize winner.

We ask that you encourage all your surface design students – in their 3rd (junior) or 4th (senior) year – to enter the competition as – it’s an ideal project to work on between now and January 2017!  You may also make the competition one of your class projects for the upcoming term. Do let us know in advance if you expect your students to submit entries into the competition by completing the Online Registration Form.

For more information about SURTEX, visit our website at www.surtex.com. Any questions, contact Rachel Adams at rachel@9thavenuemarketing.com

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// IDENTITY AND DESIRE – LEVI’S X ARTS THREAD DESIGN COMPETITION 2017 – DEADLINE 30 NOVEMER 2016

An excellent competition has just launched with Levi’s x Arts Thread. Read the details below and consider entering!

PRIZE: A paid 10 week Design internship at Levi’s San Francisco Headquarters in summer 2016. As part of the internship you’ll get work with the best denim experts on the planet, and visit the legendary Levi’s Archive and the Eureka Innovation Lab.

THE BRIEF

One of the most important roles of Design is to create an identity and a clear product aesthetic that reflects and amplifies the character of the brand. As designers, we create identity and desire. We create value by creating newness, emotional story-driven products that, like our old 501’s, become coveted collectors’ items of the future.

The concept behind Levi’s® Made & Crafted® builds on the legacy of the Levi’s brand, its authenticity, its soul, and project that into the future using today’s best materials and construction techniques. Quality and thoughtfulness is what’s luxury today. It’s the special things beyond just the price tag.

Made & Crafted also formed the basis of a collaboration between Made & Crafted and Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh for a new Fall/Winter 2016 collection, which debuted on the Paris catwalks earlier this year, and again for his 2017 Resort collection this June. It went so well that Virgil came back to our Eureka Innovation Lab and our Made & Crafted team, to design a special 100-piece limited edition “Made-in-Eureka Levi’s Made & Crafted x Off-White” collection.

Write a manifesto. We want to see what your Made & Crafted stands for. How do you take what Made & Crafted looks like today and push it into the future? What makes it different and yet undisputedly Levi’s®? How would you describe it to a friend?

Create the future of your Made & Crafted® world.

DELIVERABLES

Entries Must Include:

1. Trend Report – Trend is about understanding human nature. The changes in people’s values and expectations. We’d like you to join dots between macro, retail, catwalk, street trends–– and how they have influenced your design.

2. The Tribe – describe the type of person this collection is aimed at. What do they like/do? Bring them to life – a combination of words and pictures.

3. The Made & Crafted Identity: Show the visual identity for the brand. Do this anyway you like – for instance…What does packaging look like? Hang tags, pocket flashers, bags? Was does a store look like? Physical, Online? Create the ecosystem, the Made & Crafted world. The experience.

4. Design drawings: 4 – 8 outfits. Men’s, Women’s, unisex – any combination. We’ll leave the genders up to you.

*Your submission images must be in JPEG format with maximum size of 5MB per image.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Open to anyone worldwide over who is –

  • enrolled in a Fashion Design program with an accredited college/university.
  • graduating between September 2017 – June 2018.

ENTRY: Free to enter

DEADLINE: November 30 2016 MIDNIGHT EST

LINK TO ENTER: IDENTITY AND DESIRE – LEVI’S X ARTS THREAD DESIGN COMPETITION 2017