Design competition | #002

Design competition | #002
Added 2011-04-14 by .

For three months we’ll be doing one competition a month and each contest will have a winner and a runner up who gets some really sweet prizes from our sponsors. And now its time for the second one!




How the contests work

Each contest will have a specific theme that you the designer can interpret however you’d like. It’s kinda like a graphic design version of Nick Campbell’s awesome 5 second projects.
You can use photography, illustration, typography or whichever design area you’re most comfortable with.
Be as creative as you like! ;)




Theme – Competition 2

The second theme is going to be “Dynamic Movement“!
Create an image that portrays movement and connotes energy. (Thanks Marcus for the tip!)




Prizes

And now to the good stuff!

The prizes consists of great products from Marketcircle, Go Media and TypeDNA!

1st prize:

– One license of Marketcircles Billings Pro* (value ~$193 USD)

– One of Go Medias three Ultimate Vector Collection’s (value ~$170 USD)

– One license of TypeDNA (value $39 USD)

2nd prize:

– Two of Go Medias nineteen Vector Set’s (value ~$70 USD)

– One license of TypeDNA (value $39 USD)

* Note: Billings Pro is only available for Mac.

A word from our sponsors


Go Media, Creative agency and organizers of Weapons of Mass Creation Fest:

“Taking place in Cleveland, OH, USA, WMC Fest is quickly becoming a must-attend event for creatives. Its goal is to inspire and enable the creative mind and will feature 20 speakers, 20 designers, and 20 bands over the weekend. Come to WMC Fest to network, collaborate, get inspired, learn new tricks, and meet new friends!”




Marketcircle, Creators of Billings Pro:

“Billings logical workflow and intuitive interface make quoting, invoicing, and time tracking simple. Generate invoices using one of 30 professionally designed templates to ensure you reflect your company’s image. Manage your client accounts and easily identify overdue clients – then send them a statement with the click of a button.”




TypeDNA, Creators of… well the plug-in TypeDNA:

“TypeDNA goes beyond any traditional font manager by providing tools that assist in choosing the right font. TypeDNA is the only font tool that runs both standalone and extends all its creative and management features inside Adobe® Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, and InDesign CS5. This unique approach significantly enhances font capabilities and complements the design process.”




General rules

1. One submission per person/competition.

2. Submissions are emailed to contest@fromupnorth.com.

3. Only image submissions. If you’re into motion graphics, check out Nick’s 5 second projects.

4. Images can be of any size but the shortest side needs to be at least 600px. The resolution on the final image should be 72dpi.

5. Add your name and website in the email if you want those to be published later on with your image.

6. Any submissions that contains offensive material will not be published.

The contest ends on May 14th! All entries will be added to our Flickr group after the competition has ended and the winners will be posted here on the site shortly after followed by a couple of honorable mentions.


If you have any questions, please enter a comment below and I’ll answer them as soon as possible.

Best of luck everyone!

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Hey, my name is Daniel Nelson. I´m a graphic designer/web developer from Sweden and I'm the creator of From up North.
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  • User.D

    Hi Daniel.

    Can I use an existing reference? For example: Characters.

  • http://www.danielnelson.se Daniel Nelson

    Sure, as long as the main focus is on the theme you can pretty much include whatever you’d like. ;)

  • http://pjtierney.net PJ Tierney

    What happens if a Windows user comes first?

    • http://www.danielnelson.se Daniel Nelson

      Not much, they win the same prizes as a Mac user. Since Billings is a Mac only application, I know that Windows users have no use for it. But maybe they could give it to a friend or even sell it? If they dont want it at all we can always give it to the runner up. ;)