Imageglow Design Challenge

Challenge Update: You have chosen the Imageglow Design Challenge Winner — Read the results at the announcement post. Then please do scroll down here and see all 385 of the wonderful designs that you submitted from all over the world. Amazing stuff.

Put on your artist hats, Design Junkies — this one’s going to be brilliant.

  • Ever want to create an original design for a beautiful product?
  • What if you could earn a royalty when your product sells?

Break out those drawing boards — this Challenge is a fantastic opportunity….

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Imageglow® Candles are a special, all wax hurricane lantern with artist-designed patterns embedded in the wax, through a patented process. The designs glow when illuminated.

‘Candles?’ you ask.

Yup, but these are different. Gorgeous designs that radiate with light — just look at these photos. I was so impressed when I lit the sample candle that Imageglow® sent. It’s like nothing I’ve seen in candles before. Imageglow® are a unique addition to any interior and by night they transform and take on a dramatic glowing personality.

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Imageglow® founder Linda Marshall’s interest in design is holistic. She started her career in interior architecture and design, and she comes from a creative background with a textile designer for a mom, and an engineer for a dad.

Found in major retailers across the country, Imageglow® candles have been featured in major publications such as Lucky, Home, Organic Style, and Real Simple.

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  • Safety – the flame is deeply recessed inside the wax shade.
  • Reusable – after initial candle is consumed, a tealight can be used.
  • Non-toxic & non-allergenic – crafted from pure fragrance-free food grade wax.
  • Biodegradable – After useful life, recycle for other craft projects or compost it.
  • Read more at imageglowcandles.com

 
 
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Imageglow® lantern candles are available in many chic and classic patterns: Toile, damask, stripes, plaid, floral, and more. Linda always has her eyes open for new design ideas and that’s where you come in:

You are challenged to create new Imageglow® designs!

This is a Prize Challenge! The winner will receive:

  • A case of six lantern-style candles in their own design! (Retail value $160.+)
  • Excellent HomeWorkshop.com recognition and fame.
  • At Imageglow®’s option, it will produce and market candles with the winner’s design!!

In that case,the winner will earn a royalty of 5% of the wholesale selling price, paid quarterly!! (So if your design is fabulous like we know it will be, you can make a little cash!!)

This will be fun! You can:

Create your original artwork by drawing, hand painting, etc., directly on the template, or on art paper cut to size using the template as a guide.
  OR
Create your original design in a computer graphics program like Photoshop, Illustrator or Indesign. Do not use images that require any kind of a licensing fee.

In either case, Download the Instructions, Design Tips and Design Template Here. Designers ages 18+ please and limit of six designs may be submitted per person.

SMParisMapGlowingTallAnd don’t be intimidated if you are not a computer-graphic-design guru. Linda told me that some of her most beautiful designs were drawn or painted by hand.

When your design is done, upload it as a .jpg file to the Challenge Entry form here. Describe a bit about how you created the design and why you think it will be a great design for Imageglow®.

The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m Pacific Time on Wednesday, March 17, 2010. After the entry period, our judges (including Linda) will select three designs as finalists to be voted on by the HomeWorkshop.com community. Voting will go for one week after the finalists are announced. The winning design is the one with the most votes (one vote per person).

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Imageglow Design Challenge

  • Submission Deadline: Wednesday, March 17, 2010
  • Ta-Da! Challenge Results: Monday, March 29, 2010

Next 50 entries (385 total) »

1. Zena in Oxford2. irfan u tabani in Rajkot, Gujarat, India
3. Patrick DiGiovanni in Burlington, VT, USA4. Adriana Pelin in Bucharest, Romania
5. Adriana Pelin in Bucharest, Romania6. Adriana Pelin in Bucharest, Romania
7. Adriana Pelin in Bucharest, Romania8. Adriana Pelin in Bucharest, Romania
9. Adriana Pelin in Bucharest, Romania10. Raymund Lasina in Manama, Bahrain
11. Darcy A. Padilla in Porterville, CA USA12. Darcy A. Padilla in Porterville, CA USA
13. Michele Cervantes in Bakersfield Ca.USA14. Simon Retzmann in Waltrop, Germany
15. Simon Retzmann in Waltrop, Germany16. Simon Retzmann in Waltrop, Germany
17. Simon Retzmann in Waltrop, Germany18. Simon Retzmann in Waltrop, Germany
19. Selena Hautamaki in Georgia20. Lisa Cassidy in ottawa on Canada
21. Dasha in Dubuque, IA (USA)22. Dasha in Dubuque, IA (USA)
23. Raymund Lasian in Manama, Bahrain24. Raymund Lasian in Manama, Bahrain
25. Raymund Lasian in Manama, Bahrain26. Debra Lynn Coats in Mission Viejo, CA
27. Debra Lynn Coats in Mission Viejo, CA28. Katy Jones in Columbus OH USA
29. Bev Snider in Echo Lake Ontario Canada30. Bev Snider in Echo Lake Ontario Canada
31. Bev Snider in Echo Lake Ontario Canada32. Bev Snider in Echo Lake Ontario Canada
33. Bev Snider in Echo Lake Ontario Canada34. Bev Snider in Echo Lake Ontario Canada
35. Katherine Eisen in Eagan, MN, USA36. Katherine Eisen in Eagan, MN, USA
37. Katherine Eisen in Eagan, MN, USA38. Katherine Eisen in Eagan, MN, USA
39. Katherine Eisen in Eagan, MN, USA40. Ken in Trounce
41. Veronika Manukjan in Prague, Czech Republic42. Veronika Manukjan in Prague, Czech Republic
43. Veronika Manukjan in Prague, Czech Republic44. Veronika Manukjan in prague, czech republic
45. Veronika Manukjan in Prague, czech republic46. Veronika Manukjan in prague, czech republic
47. rachel hoskin in palmerston north, new zealand48. rachel hoskin in palmerston north, new zealand
49. ozora in Bandung, Indonesia50. Tristan Tait in Melbourne, Vic, Aus


1. From Zena in Oxford:

Zena's entry

This is with my mum in mind because she’s a big elvis fan!


2. From irfan u tabani in Rajkot, Gujarat, India:

irfan u tabani's entry

it’s my poster colour sketch on print paper,

i feel this sketch is appropriate for Imageglow as i have tried to play with shades and shadaw emerging in day light,


3. From Patrick DiGiovanni in Burlington, VT, USA:

Patrick DiGiovanni's entry

This piece is entitled “A Thin Place”.
I think the light of a candle would look beautiful through the mandala in the center. The pattern that will be formed at the seam if it is made into a cylinder is quite beautiful as well, though not as bright.


4. From Adriana Pelin in Bucharest, Romania:

Adriana Pelin's entry

“Earthy Flowers Candle Collection”
Candle Design:
“Autumn Sunflowers Candle”
The warm glow of autumn aroma sunflowers.


5. From Adriana Pelin in Bucharest, Romania:

Adriana Pelin's entry

“Earthy Flowers Candle Collection”
Candle Design:
“Camouflage Tulips Candle”
Earthy tulips in a fun cactus camouflage.


6. From Adriana Pelin in Bucharest, Romania:

Adriana Pelin's entry

“Earthy Flowers Candle Collection”
Candle Design:
“Swirling Tulips Candle”
Earth coloured symphony of foliage and tulips bouquets.


7. From Adriana Pelin in Bucharest, Romania:

Adriana Pelin's entry

“Earthy Flowers Candle Collection”
Candle Design:
“Spring Potpourri Candle”
Delicate potpourri with a fresh spring fragrance.


8. From Adriana Pelin in Bucharest, Romania:

Adriana Pelin's entry

“Earthy Flowers Candle Collection”
Candle Design:
“Golden Sunflowers Candle”
The charm of golden graceful sun kissed sunflowers.


9. From Adriana Pelin in Bucharest, Romania:

Adriana Pelin's entry

“Earthy Flowers Candle Collection”
Candle Design:
“Magic Sunflowers Candle”
Nature’s aroma with its chic earth coloured sunflowers


10. From Raymund Lasina in Manama, Bahrain:

Raymund Lasina's entry

Ormamental pattern

Middle eastern inspired pattern


11. From Darcy A. Padilla in Porterville, CA USA:

Darcy A. Padilla's entry

This is my first attempt at painting…I call it Earthly Relaxation as it has a relaxing affect on me when I look at it. It is actually a 2 piece design and I have since made it into a 3 piece design.


12. From Darcy A. Padilla in Porterville, CA USA:

Darcy A. Padilla's entry

This pic was taken in Sonora, CA. The Heart in the Sky says it all.


13. From Michele Cervantes in Bakersfield Ca.USA:

Michele Cervantes's entry

picture was taken out a car window on a trip to san Simeon.


14. From Simon Retzmann in Waltrop, Germany:

Simon Retzmann's entry

Some Desert Art.


15. From Simon Retzmann in Waltrop, Germany:

Simon Retzmann's entry

A lovley sea, in the glow of sunset.


16. From Simon Retzmann in Waltrop, Germany:

Simon Retzmann's entry

New York Skyline at sunset.


17. From Simon Retzmann in Waltrop, Germany:

Simon Retzmann's entry

When the sun goes down, everything is full of harmony.
So with the warm light of the fire, ist becomes a great harmony wherever you use the candle.


18. From Simon Retzmann in Waltrop, Germany:

Simon Retzmann's entry

Nature can be an window to beautiful places.


19. From Selena Hautamaki in Georgia:

Selena Hautamaki's entry

Listening to my favorite music inspired this candle. Robotic invaders infest nearby towns exploding the scene with sweet melodies.


20. From Lisa Cassidy in ottawa on Canada:

Lisa Cassidy's entry

Bumblebees in a honeycomb.


21. From Dasha in Dubuque, IA (USA):

Dasha's entry

Orange & Mint


22. From Dasha in Dubuque, IA (USA):

Dasha's entry

Winter Cappuccino


23. From Raymund Lasian in Manama, Bahrain:

Raymund Lasian's entry

Flower Dreams


24. From Raymund Lasian in Manama, Bahrain:

Raymund Lasian's entry

Plain & Solid


25. From Raymund Lasian in Manama, Bahrain:

Raymund Lasian's entry

Ornamental pattern 2


26. From Debra Lynn Coats in Mission Viejo, CA:

Debra Lynn Coats's entry

Tulips
Hand painted picture (I hope I got the size right)

Tulips are a fragile flower full of color and life. The candle that would flicker behind this picture is sure to bring a fresh spring fragrance to anyone’s space along with the promise of beautiful things yet to come.

Enjoy
Deb


27. From Debra Lynn Coats in Mission Viejo, CA:

Debra Lynn Coats's entry

Fall Colors

Nothings better then to snuggle up on a cold fall day and light a candle. Let this fall picture bring you comfort and joy.

Enjoy
Deb


28. From Katy Jones in Columbus OH USA:

Katy Jones's entry

Sketch inspired by antique frames and vintage interiors


29. From Bev Snider in Echo Lake Ontario Canada:

Bev Snider's entry

My hopes are that this design/s would be a visual experience in light and color to enhance your lantern candles when lit. I created the design in Adobe photoshop using layers of hues placed in certain ways to bring out a visual response. They are all about colors and setting a mood, be it one of warmth, peacefulness, sensuality, healing, solitude etc. They are all about experience and perception and emotions that one feels when watching a beautiful sunrise or sunset.


30. From Bev Snider in Echo Lake Ontario Canada:

Bev Snider's entry

Life’s Experience


31. From Bev Snider in Echo Lake Ontario Canada:

Bev Snider's entry

Loves Energy


32. From Bev Snider in Echo Lake Ontario Canada:

Bev Snider's entry

Mulberry Wine


33. From Bev Snider in Echo Lake Ontario Canada:

Bev Snider's entry

Solitude


34. From Bev Snider in Echo Lake Ontario Canada:

Bev Snider's entry

Wild Passion


35. From Katherine Eisen in Eagan, MN, USA:

Katherine Eisen's entry

Peaceful Flow


36. From Katherine Eisen in Eagan, MN, USA:

Katherine Eisen's entry

Calming Sunset


37. From Katherine Eisen in Eagan, MN, USA:

Katherine Eisen's entry

Spring Flowers


38. From Katherine Eisen in Eagan, MN, USA:

Katherine Eisen's entry

Stained Glass


39. From Katherine Eisen in Eagan, MN, USA:

Katherine Eisen's entry

Monarch Butterfly


40. From Ken in Trounce:

Ken's entry

I created this image while thinking of a serene and peaceful scene. I wanted to create something soft natural and warm.

Hope you enjoy!


41. From Veronika Manukjan in Prague, Czech Republic:

Veronika Manukjan's entry

I designed set od 6 design candles. Each of them hasindividual meaning and tell us something more. BAsicly I used vertical lines and happy contrast colors. Candles are for everybody who likes design, art, colors and wants to be different. Enjoy it!


42. From Veronika Manukjan in Prague, Czech Republic:

Veronika Manukjan's entry

I designed set of 6 design candles. Each of them has individual meaning and tell us something more. BAsicly I used vertical lines and happy contrast colors. Candles are for everybody who likes design, art, colors and wants to be different. Enjoy it!


43. From Veronika Manukjan in Prague, Czech Republic:

Veronika Manukjan's entry

I designed set of 6 design candles. Each of them has individual meaning and tell us something more. BAsicly I used vertical lines and happy contrast colors. Candles are for everybody who likes design, art, colors and wants to be different. Enjoy it!


44. From Veronika Manukjan in prague, czech republic:

Veronika Manukjan's entry

I designed set of 6 design candles. Each of them has individual meaning and tell us something more. BAsicly I used vertical lines and happy contrast colors. Candles are for everybody who likes design, art, colors and wants to be different. Enjoy it!


45. From Veronika Manukjan in Prague, czech republic:

Veronika Manukjan's entry

I designed set of 6 design candles. Each of them has individual meaning and tell us something more. BAsicly I used vertical lines and happy contrast colors. Candles are for everybody who likes design, art, colors and wants to be different. Enjoy it!


46. From Veronika Manukjan in prague, czech republic:

Veronika Manukjan's entry

I designed set of 6 design candles. Each of them has individual meaning and tell us something more. BAsicly I used vertical lines and happy contrast colors. Candles are for everybody who likes design, art, colors and wants to be different. Enjoy it!


47. From rachel hoskin in palmerston north, new zealand:

rachel hoskin's entry

love life lost…cleansing the soul after losing a loved one


48. From rachel hoskin in palmerston north, new zealand:

rachel hoskin's entry

moon love, artistic moon representation


49. From ozora in Bandung, Indonesia:

ozora's entry

I’m inspired by the traditional pattern of batik. There are many kinds of batik patterns, each with it’s own meaning. For this one I choose ‘kawung’ that have a meaning “what goes around, comes around”.


50. From Tristan Tait in Melbourne, Vic, Aus:

Tristan Tait's entry

A simplistic yet bold pattern.

Next 50 entries (385 total) »

39 Comments for “Imageglow Design Challenge”

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i am a designer from Pakistan. How am i going to receive the prize money?

Hi Fatima,

I am sure there is a way to handle that. I have a call in to Linda at Imageglow right now to get you a more detailed answer. Thanks for your interest in the challenge — it’s exciting!

Best,
Kathy

[...] Candles is sponsoring the Imageglow Candle Contest and is announcing an open call to all graphic designers to submit their candle graphic designs to [...]

Hi Again Fatima,

I did check with Linda and absolutely no problem. This Challenge is meant to be open to artists and designers worldwide and she will somehow ship your custom candles to you. And if your design goes into production in the Imageglow Candles line, she will pay you the royalty described. It will be paid in U.S. dollars but she will get it to you. Perhaps a service like PayPal can easily handle international payments.

I can’t wait to see your entry!

Thanks for your interest,
–Kathy

Which size am I supposed to submit, 4″x6″, or the size on the template? I ask because they have a different aspect ratio.

Hi Patrick,

Beautiful work by the way.

Make it the size of the template; it is 75% of the full-sized finished design size of 12.875″ wide x 8.8125″ high. (It was reduced so that people who planned to do hand-drawn or painted artwork could easily print the template and then later scan the artwork to upload.)

If you are working by computer, I think the finished design size would also work.

Hope that helps,
–Kathy

A Reminder All –

Entries are supposed to be your ORIGINAL artwork. Please do not use images that require any kind of licensing fee for use.

Zena you had put such time into the Elvis piece, so I decided to share it with all, but it wouldn’t be eligible to win because it isn’t all your original artwork.

Thanks everyone.

Dear Kathy

6″x4″ seem does not fit the template size. I measured the template it came 9.5″x4″.
Anyway I submit my entry :)

More entries to come

Hi Raymond and All,

The finished candles are 4″ diameter x 6″ high, so Imageglow refers to them as their 4″ x 6″ Candle. This isn’t the size we meant for the artwork to be. That wasn’t clear for you artists, so sorry about that. We are removing that from the template for those who have not already begun their artwork.

If you have started, or have already submitted your artwork, no worries. We will judge based on your entry.

For those that have not yet started, make your artwork the size of the template; it is 75% of the full-sized, finished design size of 12.875″ wide x 8.8125″ high. (It was reduced so that people who planned to do hand-drawn or painted artwork could easily print the template and then later scan the artwork to upload.)

If you are working by computer, the finished design size of 12.875″ wide x 8.8125″ high will also work.

Thanks all!
–Kathy

Wow! Some Beautiful entries coming in!! I can really visualize some of these “lit up.”

What does everyone else think?? Any faves??

Hey there, first of all nice contest

is there any limit of submiting art?

Hi Simon,

We hadn’t anticipated so many entries per person, but we have decided to follow Adriana in Romania’s lead and limit the entries to six per person.

Thanks for the enthusiam! I am adding that edit to the the post and the Instructions that print with the template!

–Kathy

Hi All,

I’ve uploaded the template with the more clear measurements and the note in the instructions about the limit of six entries per person. Again if you have already begun your design with the old template measurement notes, no worries. We can help make adjustments to the winner’s design.

You might have to hit “Refresh” on your browser to see the edited notes on the template.

Thanks all…really great stuff being submitted!
–Kathy

Hello Artists!

You have all submitted fabulous entries. I am struck by the variety of the artwork, and I can visualize many of these as beautiful candles.

Thanks for your creativity! And be sure to spread the word to your creative friends about the Challenge and about HomeWorkshop.com.
–Kathy

Hi Kathy, just a quick question, you say we can upload up to 6 designs per person, now do these designs have to be in the same style, or can they be different? because I have so many different ideas that I cannot decide as to which one I should do. I’d love to be able to try out all my ideas!

Many thanks.

Hi Aftab,

They can be diffferent–that’s absolutely fine. Now you have us intrigued so can’t wait to see your entries!

Thanks so much,
Kathy

“Winning design becomes the property of Imageglow®.”
what exactly does that mean?
do i still have permission to post my design on my website for example?
thanks
peach

Hi Peach. Great question + I’m glad to clarify for you and everyone else who has submitted their wonderful designs.

“…If chosen to be produced commercially, the winning design will be exclusively licensed to Imageglow® (Art of Navigation, Inc.) for use in their product designs in exchange for a royalty. Should Imageglow® cease production of the design for a period of 36 months or more, the design rights will revert back to the designer”

You can certainly promote the fact that your design is licensed for product use (i.e. posting on website, include in portfolio, etc.)

I look forward to seeing your designs along with all of the other entries.

Yes, thanks Peach for the question and Linda for the explanation.

I am blown away by the creativity of the designs submitted so far and can’t wait to see yours.

–Kathy

hi linda, kathy. thanks for clarification ;-)

I read on the PDF that “the finished size of artwork required to wrap around the lantern is 12.875” wide x 5.8125” high” but on the comments here it says 12.875″ x 8.8125″. Do you know which one is the correct final size?

Thanks,
Jennifer

Hi Jennifer,

Good catch! Not sure how I missed that. The correct finished size is the 12.875″ wide x 5.8125″ high noted on the template. No need for anyone to re-do a design that isn’t the right size, as Linda and her people will work with the winner to do that if necessary.

Thanks,
Kathy

Designers and Artists,

Your designs are so creative and beautiful! I am inspired and amazed with each new entry.

Thank you!
Kathy

I have to say everyone, there is some BEAUTIFUL designs entered… I can see many, many of these being used.

Happy creating
Deb

Design Junkies! What do you think of the 135 designs entered so far in our Imageglow Design Challenge? Which designs are your favorites and why? Which do you think would be most effective for the Lantern Candle format?

Thanks!
–Kathy

Ok, well honestly, they are ALL beautiful, and I have to say, i’d vote for mine, 26 & 27 number.. :) but my other most favorites would be..
28, 62, 78, 87, 99, 114… But, they’re ALL great and I would hate to be the judge…

Peace everyone
Deb

There are so many wonderful submits. But so far for me these ones stick out, numbers: 57, 86, 87, 101, & 102… JUST LOVE THOSE DESIGNS! Great job!

I really love 113, 63, 65 and 85! Great work guys!

hi,

i have uploaded my images, but i cannot see my images on the web page, how can the problem be solved?

Hi Jahnvi,

Your images need to be approved manually. I am in California and just starting my day. I see a batch of entries here that came in overnight — I bet yours are there. Can’t wait to see them. Should be done very shortly.

Thanks for your patience!
–Kathy

I’m too late to upload a design…but it’s so fun to see what everyone came up with. Some really lovely images. Would be hard to choose! Can’t wait to see who the winner is.

~ Lindy

[...] First, Zena from Oxford hit us with her Elvis design. Then Irfan from Rajkot, Gujarat, India entered his beautiful sketch. [...]

[...] our Imageglow Design Challenge, we asked you to submit your original artwork as designs for Imageglow® Candles –a special, [...]

I had sent in 3 designs, and they were on there, but now I don’t see them.

Hi Emily,

Your (beautiful) entries are on this page: http://www.homeworkshop.com/2010/01/21/imageglow-design-challenge/?idx=5#entries We got so many entries, that towards the end, we broke the list up into 50 per page. Please let me know if you don’t see them now.

Thanks so much for your participation!
Kathy

[...] HomeWorkshop.com community chose Jahnvi Thaker’s joyful, contemporary design (Entry # 323) to win the Imageglow® Design [...]

[...] your design is done, upload it as a .jpg file to the Challenge Entry form here. Describe a bit about how you created the design and why you think it will be a great design for [...]

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