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

« Previous 50 entries     Next 50 entries (385 total) »

51. Tristan Tait in Melbourne, Vic, Australia52. Tristan Tait in Melbourne, Vic, Australia
53. Tanakrit Theppatipat in Bangkok , Thailand54. tanakrit Theppatipat in Bangkok , Thailand
55. tanakrit Theppatipat in bangkok , Thailand56. Tristan Tait in Melbourne, Vic, Australia
57. Adam James in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK58. jean-philippe Paumier in France
59. Franz Weber in Dobl, Stmk., Austria60. Natasha Hutchinson in Scotland
61. Natasha Hutchinson in Scotland62. Melisa Cooper in Knoxville, Tennessee
63. Jennifer in Seattle, WA, USA64. Jennifer in Seattle, WA, USA
65. Jennifer in Seattle, WA, USA66. Mary-Lou Mitchell in South Africa
67. Mary-Lou Mitchell in South Africa68. Mary-Lou Mitchell in South Africa
69. Mary-Lou Mitchell in South Africa70. Mary-Lou Mitchell in South Africa
71. Faraaz Malak in Kuching,Sarawak,Malaysia72. Jennifer in Seattle, WA, USA
73. Marlene Voves in Berlin, Germany74. Marlene Voves in Berlin, Germany
75. Conor Bryce in Limerick, Ireland76. Conor Bryce in Limerick, Ireland
77. Conor Bryce in Limerick, Ireland78. Conor Bryce in Limerick, Ireland
79. Conor Bryce in Limerick, Ireland80. Deborah Cirimele in Sanger, Ca 93657 USA
81. Deborah Cirimele in Sanger, CA USA82. edmond manukyan in czech republic
83. Mary-Lou Mitchell in South Africa84. Artur Carvalho in Portugal, Sintra
85. Artur Carvalho in Portugal, Sintra86. Artur Carvalho in Portugal, Sintra
87. Artur Carvalho in Portugal, Sintra88. Artur Carvalho in Portugal, Sintra
89. Audrey Martin in San Francisco, CA, USA90. Audrey Martin in San Francisco, CA, USA
91. Audrey Martin in San Francisco, CA, USA92. Audrey Martin in San Francisco, CA, USA
93. GEORGIOS LIAPIS in BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND94. GEORGIOS LIAPIS in BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND
95. GEORGIOS LIAPIS in BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND96. GEORGIOS LIAPIS in BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND
97. GEORGIOS LIAPIS in BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND98. GEORGIOS LIAPIS in BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND
99. edmond manukyan in prague czech reublic100. edmond manukyan in czech republic prague


51. From Tristan Tait in Melbourne, Vic, Australia:

Tristan Tait's entry

A match to light your candle with.


52. From Tristan Tait in Melbourne, Vic, Australia:

Tristan Tait's entry

A cityscape to illuminate the night.


53. From Tanakrit Theppatipat in Bangkok , Thailand:

Tanakrit Theppatipat's entry

I’m inspired by Thai traditional pattern . There are many kinds of Thai patterns.


54. From tanakrit Theppatipat in Bangkok , Thailand:

tanakrit Theppatipat's entry

Concept: Thai traditional pattern .


55. From tanakrit Theppatipat in bangkok , Thailand:

tanakrit Theppatipat's entry

Moving Illusion graphic pattern .. It look simple but fun .


56. From Tristan Tait in Melbourne, Vic, Australia:

Tristan Tait's entry

Contours.


57. From Adam James in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK:

Adam James's entry

I wanted to create a design that not only creates warmth and comfort through rich colors but also harness’s the light of the candle itself. The demographic audience i was aiming for was a homeowner who wants to add some warmth and movement to there bedroom or living room. Whilst being a plain white rose when unlit when the subtle rose is backlit it becomes illuminated, shifting with the movement of the candle. I didn’t want to produce an obvious pattern to my design but it does wrap round to create a continuous ribbon. Ideally the design would be on white candle wax allowing the white to not have to be printed and allow more light through the pattern as though the light is trying to break through the warm colors.


58. From jean-philippe Paumier in France:

jean-philippe Paumier's entry

six foxes gently running through the deep dark forest.


59. From Franz Weber in Dobl, Stmk., Austria:

Franz Weber's entry

tried to find a motive nearly everyone can identify with. used warm colors as recommended. original size: 12.875” wide x 5.8125” high


60. From Natasha Hutchinson in Scotland:

Natasha Hutchinson's entry

A mixture of the beauty in nature and my passion for art.


61. From Natasha Hutchinson in Scotland:

Natasha Hutchinson's entry

Peacock Design


62. From Melisa Cooper in Knoxville, Tennessee:

Melisa Cooper's entry

Flower Power

A colorful and simple design for a candle. I created this piece in Illustrator and I just wanted to make a pattern that was cute and fun. I believe that simple line art fit candles well so I think this would be a great collection for imageglow!


63. From Jennifer in Seattle, WA, USA:

Jennifer's entry

I wanted to create a design that was calming and related to nature. I picked a grass green for the background and I used bird silhouettes because I thought they would look amazing with the light of the candle shining through. Overall, I feel this candle would be soothing and spa like; something you would light to take a nice bath!


64. From Jennifer in Seattle, WA, USA:

Jennifer's entry

For this design, I wanted to create an old world, romantic candle. I used an old, textured paper background (reminding me of love letters) with “XOXO” patterned over it. I think the light shining through the letters will be beautiful!


65. From Jennifer in Seattle, WA, USA:

Jennifer's entry

I wanted to create something as calming as the sea. I used a subtle blue gradient for the background and I created a pattern our of sea shells.


66. From Mary-Lou Mitchell in South Africa:

Mary-Lou Mitchell's entry

Watercolour butterfly


67. From Mary-Lou Mitchell in South Africa:

Mary-Lou Mitchell's entry

A close up photograph of roses


68. From Mary-Lou Mitchell in South Africa:

Mary-Lou Mitchell's entry

A design created in freehand which could be a vine or flames


69. From Mary-Lou Mitchell in South Africa:

Mary-Lou Mitchell's entry

Hibiscus flowers created in freehand. This image reminds me of a holiday on a tropical island!


70. From Mary-Lou Mitchell in South Africa:

Mary-Lou Mitchell's entry

Watercolour butterflies on vignette background created in freehand.


71. From Faraaz Malak in Kuching,Sarawak,Malaysia:

Faraaz Malak's entry

The design consists of 3 flames of different colors, namely yellow, pink and green. Hence, The design has been named – Flames


72. From Jennifer in Seattle, WA, USA:

Jennifer's entry

For this design, I wanted something really natural with earth tone colors. I think the light shining through these branches will look amazing! (I took this pictures of trees outside St. James Cathedral here in Seattle)


73. From Marlene Voves in Berlin, Germany:

Marlene Voves's entry

My candle design refers to the environmental movement and states that a candle is the most energy saving light there is.


74. From Marlene Voves in Berlin, Germany:

Marlene Voves's entry

My candle design is supposed to create a nice and romantic ambiance.


75. From Conor Bryce in Limerick, Ireland:

Conor Bryce's entry

I’ve used a subtle wave pattern on a warm gradient, adding depth and motion to a comfortable, inviting colour mood.


76. From Conor Bryce in Limerick, Ireland:

Conor Bryce's entry

Again, on this I’ve used a warm gradient, but this time I’ve gone for more depth, using a grid style to inhance the fade from colour to colour. The finished effect will look fantastic in flickering candlelight :0)


77. From Conor Bryce in Limerick, Ireland:

Conor Bryce's entry

For this, I’ve taken a departure towards a simple, elegant, linear design that wouldn’t look out of place in any modern home.


78. From Conor Bryce in Limerick, Ireland:

Conor Bryce's entry

I’ve gone for a warm, inviting tone again, but added some detail with a wild floral pattern that’ll add an organic touch, making the flame of the candle look wild and mysterious.


79. From Conor Bryce in Limerick, Ireland:

Conor Bryce's entry

I’ve used rough, earthy colours and a vobrant look and feel to promote a natural candle.


80. From Deborah Cirimele in Sanger, Ca 93657 USA:

Deborah Cirimele's entry

Iused my own pix of sunsets and sunrises, and flowers. I wrapped this around a lantern and got some really nice warm effects.


81. From Deborah Cirimele in Sanger, CA USA:

Deborah Cirimele's entry

I used my own pix and created some vector art. I love seeing all the art from around the world!


82. From edmond manukyan in czech republic:

edmond manukyan's entry

Nature and warm design to your modern house.You will fell free like fly.-)


83. From Mary-Lou Mitchell in South Africa:

Mary-Lou Mitchell's entry

Watercolour butterflies. I think this would look pretty with the candle light shining through.


84. From Artur Carvalho in Portugal, Sintra:

Artur Carvalho's entry

A golden marble pattern that will fit in any modern or rustic interiors.


85. From Artur Carvalho in Portugal, Sintra:

Artur Carvalho's entry

A kind of tones that will heat your evenings, and will look fresh when the candle is not burning.


86. From Artur Carvalho in Portugal, Sintra:

Artur Carvalho's entry

A Floral pattern for the most dear ones.


87. From Artur Carvalho in Portugal, Sintra:

Artur Carvalho's entry

A floral pattern that will remind you those english victorian gardens.


88. From Artur Carvalho in Portugal, Sintra:

Artur Carvalho's entry

Pure silk, classy and very hot… do not touch!!!


89. From Audrey Martin in San Francisco, CA, USA:

Audrey Martin's entry

Billowy smoke-like bicycles for the gal that\’s going somewhere.


90. From Audrey Martin in San Francisco, CA, USA:

Audrey Martin's entry

The Mod Version of Alice In Wonderland


91. From Audrey Martin in San Francisco, CA, USA:

Audrey Martin's entry

Sometimes it’s just fun to be a little bit flowery….


92. From Audrey Martin in San Francisco, CA, USA:

Audrey Martin's entry

Underwater madness….it’s a murky world sometimes.


93. From GEORGIOS LIAPIS in BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND:

GEORGIOS LIAPIS's entry

First idea about candles that look like paper-bills.(single)


94. From GEORGIOS LIAPIS in BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND:

GEORGIOS LIAPIS's entry

Second idea about candles that look like paper-bills.(rotated)


95. From GEORGIOS LIAPIS in BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND:

GEORGIOS LIAPIS's entry

Third idea about candles that look like paper-bills.(torn)


96. From GEORGIOS LIAPIS in BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND:

GEORGIOS LIAPIS's entry

First Emo-Goth look. The Alhabet kinda looks like a Zipper 🙂


97. From GEORGIOS LIAPIS in BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND:

GEORGIOS LIAPIS's entry

Second Emo-Goth look. Flowers and Shoe-laces.


98. From GEORGIOS LIAPIS in BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND:

GEORGIOS LIAPIS's entry

A pattern idea with a subtle difference in tone which makes it look like it has edges.


99. From edmond manukyan in prague czech reublic:

edmond manukyan's entry

romantic design, induces calm and cozy atmosphere and warm hues of light candles. for romantic souls.-)


100. From edmond manukyan in czech republic prague:

edmond manukyan's entry

modern design, such as underwater, for people who like the sea, water, and modern design in their home

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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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