Calling all artsy-rippers & design-savvy-shredders,
If you have ever dreamt of having your art featured on radical skate products then our new Wheelbase Package Design Challenge: Vicious Grip is your gravy-train to greatness.
We have teamed up with our friends over at Vicious Grip in order to present to you this latest Wheelbase Package Design Challenge. This challenge is simple: Design awesome package art and submit it (see form below) for a chance to have your artwork printed on the new Vicious Griptape packaging. The winning artist will also receive a year’s supply of Vicious Griptape, and tons of other Wheelbase and Vicious goodies (see details below). The top two runners-up will also win a whole shit-ton of griptape and other goodies from both brands.
Once we receive all of your awesome Vicious Griptape package designs we will pick ten of our favorites and post those top-ten on the wheelbasemag Facebook page for community voting. Once posted and announced, the community voting will commence and be based on “likes”. The three designs with the most “likes” at the closing of community voting will move on to the next and final round. Lastly, our WAC team (Wheelbase Action Committee) will then choose the single winning design that will grace all new Vicious Griptape packaging.
Here’s how the Challenge works:
– Open submission begins Sept 3, 2013. Submission ends Oct 3, 2013.
– Your design must fit within the parameters of the provided packaging template. Shown here below:
-Your package design submission should be original, stylish, and creative. Note that the winning design will be featured on all new Vicious Griptape peel-off sticker packaging for 2014 (See template above for die-lines), so please consider such details when creating your badass designs.
-As always, we will not accept anything hateful, disrespectful, or degrading.
-One submission per individual.
-Once you’ve finished your design, upload a small version (somewhere in the ballpark of 800 x 400 pixels) to your computer, and then send it to us via the form provided below. Please make sure to fill out the form completely before pressing send. DO NOT send us your full size art until we ask for it and you are confirmed as a top-ten finalist.
-If your artwork is chosen as a top-ten finalist, you will then be required to send us your full-size artwork. Finalist art sizing is as follows: It must be big and/or vector. If it’s raster art (bitmap, jpeg, gif, etc) it needs to be 300 dpi, and 10.” wide, and 14.” tall. If you cannot provide the full size artwork, we apologize, but you will be disqualified from the Challenge.
–Once we receive your design submission via the form provided below, we will send you a confirmation email letting you know that your submission into the challenge has been received and that you are officially entered. Please be patient and allow a couple of days for our response.
-If you have a question about any of this, hit us up here: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
-A specifically formed and “highly skilled” Wheelbase Action Committee (WAC) will view all of the submissions received, and then pick its ten favorite designs based on Creativity, Vibe, Originality, and Style.
-The next step in the process is the community voting via our wheelbasemag Facebook page. The community voting will last one complete week and will be based on number of “likes” received. Once the top-ten designs have been uploaded to our Facebook page, we will let everyone know and the community voting will commence.
–At the close of community voting, the WAC committee, consisting of Marcus Bandy, Les Robertson, Max Capps, and Seth Brown; will pick the final winning design to be featured on all new Vicious packaging. The results will be officially announced on the Wheelbase site via a Wheelbase Challenge feature article, including the showcasing of all top-three designs and artists.
–Winner: This design will be featured on all new Vicious Griptape packaging, the winner will receive a year supply of Vicious (Vicious for a year: 4 boxes of Vicious (2 black, 2 clear – 20 packages total), plenty of Vicious stickers and t-shirts, as well as a healthy dose of Wheelbase Magazine goodies.
-Runner-up #1: 1 box of black Vicious, 1 box clear Vicious, plenty of Vicious stickers and t-shirts, as well as a healthy dose of Wheelbase Magazine goodies.
-Runner-up #2: 5 packs black, 5 packs, plenty of Vicious stickers and t-shirts, as well as a healthy dose of Wheelbase Magazine goodies.
We suggest having fun and really enjoying the creative process of this Wheelbase challenge—the real reward is in the doing. Also, if you win, it’ll be cool getting free stuff and seeing your art featured on the new Vicious packages. Whoopie!
That said, we believe skaters are some of the most industrious, resourceful, and creative human beings on the planet, and we can’t wait to see all of your killer designs. Get to it!