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.
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  • 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) »

101. edmond manukyan in prague, czech republic102. edmond manukyan in czech republic
103. edmond manukyan in czech republic104. Nikita Arefkia in West Hills, CA, USA
105. Deborah Cirimele in Sanger, CA USA106. Agnes Bak in Budapest,Hungary
107. Hascoet in Galashiels108. Hascoet in scotland
109. Hascoet in scotland110. Hascoet in scotland
111. Chris in Liverpool UK112. Chris in Liverpool UK
113. Olga Zavadska in Brighton, United Kingdom114. Heather Williams in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
115. Yana in Ekaterinburg, Russia116. Yana in Ekaterinburg, Russia
117. Yana in Ekaterinburg, Russia118. Yana in Ekaterinburg, Russia
119. Yana in Elaterinburg, Russia120. Yana in Ekaterinburg, Russia
121. Duff in Seattle, WA, USA122. Duff in Seattle, WA, USA
123. Jenny Naylor in Swindon United Kingdom124. Vanessa Pacheco in Houston, Tx USA
125. Vanessa Pacheco in Houston, Tx USA126. Vanessa Pacheco in Houston, Tx USA
127. Vanessa Pacheco in Houston, Tx USA128. Lynn in Milwaukee, WI USA
129. Donald Walls in Spokane, Wa USA130. Joseph Baker in Sheffield, England
131. Donald Walls in Spokane, Wa USA132. Donald Walls in Spokane, Wa USA
133. Alexandra Calthorpe in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia134. Alexandra Calthorpe in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
135. Alexandra Calthorpe in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia136. Deborah Cirimele in Sanger, CA USA
137. Elizabeth Höpink in Dubrovnik, Croatia138. Neven Dragojlovic in Tangier, Morocco
139. Neven Dragojlovic in Tangier, Morocco140. Neven Dragojlovic in Tangier, Morocco
141. Neven Dragojlovic in Tangier, Morocco142. Neven Dragojlovic in Tangier, Morocco
143. Raj in India144. T.M.Colt in Yspilanti, MI, USA
145. T.M.Colt in Yspilanti, MI, USA146. Elizabeth Höpink in Dubrovnik, Croatia
147. T.M.Colt in Ypsilanti, MI, USA148. Elizabeth Höpink in Dubrovnik, Croatia
149. DOVILE in Lithuania, Vilnius150. Debra Coats in Mission Viejo, California


101. From edmond manukyan in prague, czech republic:

edmond manukyan's entry

luxusni design, motiv vznesenych ptaku, pro pocit jako na zamku


102. From edmond manukyan in czech republic:

edmond manukyan's entry

luxury design, castle ornaments, will coma to feel luxurious, modern, and as king and queen at the castle


103. From edmond manukyan in czech republic:

edmond manukyan's entry

luxury design, castle ornaments, will feel at home luxury, modern, and as king and queen at the castle


104. From Nikita Arefkia in West Hills, CA, USA:

Nikita Arefkia's entry

It’s an owl sitting between two colorful trees, what could be better? 😀


105. From Deborah Cirimele in Sanger, CA USA:

Deborah Cirimele's entry

I chose a soft seatheme for this one.


106. From Agnes Bak in Budapest,Hungary:

Agnes Bak's entry

green motion


107. From Hascoet in Galashiels:

Hascoet's entry

Aniflore: flower and animal ideas is always present in our interior. So i had decided to create a surface where both are combine.


108. From Hascoet in scotland:

Hascoet's entry

Surfaces, i think i always good. This type of pattern can fit in many interior.


109. From Hascoet in scotland:

Hascoet's entry

Knot surface, refer to the sea. With flash color that refer to fantastic


110. From Hascoet in scotland:

Hascoet's entry

spray motif. Flash color and energy idea. Can be nice in divers interior. Geometric and curve shapes.


111. From Chris in Liverpool UK:

Chris's entry

My inspiration cames from looking at the leaves outside my window on the cold wet floor, and being pleased I am warm and cosy inside.
I hope my design reflects this feeling to others.
I hand draw the central image and digitally manipulated it. Adding warm colours for the desired effect.

Hope you like. Chris.
http://ctaylor5uk.wordpress.com/


112. From Chris in Liverpool UK:

Chris's entry

My inspiration cames from looking at the leaves outside my window on the cold wet floor, and being pleased I am warm and cosy inside.
I hope my design reflects this feeling to others.
I hand draw the central image and digitally manipulated it. Adding warm colours for the desired effect.

Hope you like. Chris.
http://ctaylor5uk.wordpress.com/


113. From Olga Zavadska in Brighton, United Kingdom:

Olga Zavadska's entry

burina


114. From Heather Williams in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:

Heather Williams's entry

I was thinking soft brown tones and antique/country.

So I started with some photo textures of peeling paint I took the other year, and went for some warm browns to colour them.
I painted some digital gold buttercups, thinking of antique gold jewelery, and studded the design with them.

And finished with a bold white line, to have something bright for the candle’s light to pick up on. And to break up the design, (because I think it was too heavy with just the browns and golds.)

The whole design also matches on the left and right to form a seamless loop.

🙂

That was rather fun.


115. From Yana in Ekaterinburg, Russia:

Yana's entry

I think that the use of candles with floral designs warm colors will be a pleasant addition to any interior!


116. From Yana in Ekaterinburg, Russia:

Yana's entry

I think that the use of candles with floral designs warm colors will be a pleasant addition to any interior!


117. From Yana in Ekaterinburg, Russia:

Yana's entry

I made a complex ornament combines images of fishes and birds.


118. From Yana in Ekaterinburg, Russia:

Yana's entry

Ornament of the circles as a symbol of eternity, harmony and balance of the world.


119. From Yana in Elaterinburg, Russia:

Yana's entry

Еhe use of optical illusions in the decoration of candles makes it particularly striking!


120. From Yana in Ekaterinburg, Russia:

Yana's entry

The flickering of fire inside the candles will give the feeling that the fishes alive.


121. From Duff in Seattle, WA, USA:

Duff's entry

This design is an abstracted representation of the transformation of the candle from a crisp clean object to a softer rearranged form.


122. From Duff in Seattle, WA, USA:

Duff's entry

This design is an abstracted representation of the paths of the elements of the candle, wax, wick, flame. As the candle transforms through time, the paths rearrange and become more complex.


123. From Jenny Naylor in Swindon United Kingdom:

Jenny Naylor's entry

a mixture of my paintings and photos of England


124. From Vanessa Pacheco in Houston, Tx USA:

Vanessa Pacheco's entry

Everyone loves music! Simple as that.


125. From Vanessa Pacheco in Houston, Tx USA:

Vanessa Pacheco's entry

Stars above the ocean. The lighting of the candle will glow perfectly through the stars.


126. From Vanessa Pacheco in Houston, Tx USA:

Vanessa Pacheco's entry

Diversity.Unity. In all different shapes and colors.


127. From Vanessa Pacheco in Houston, Tx USA:

Vanessa Pacheco's entry

Red curtain affair


128. From Lynn in Milwaukee, WI USA:

Lynn's entry

Rockin’ At The Show!


129. From Donald Walls in Spokane, Wa USA:

Donald Walls's entry

Kaledographic Bouquets are created using a process called digital collage. Like traditional paper and glue collage they are made of bits and pieces that are put together creating something new. Instead of glue, I use Adobe Photoshop, an Olympus digital camera, an Epson scanner and an iMac computer to put together scans, photos, textures and techniques to arrange floral images that repeat radially to create focus, symmetry and pattern. These digital photos and scans of flowers and leaves are of plants in my Northside Spokane yard. I am fascinated by the space between objects, the juxtaposition of the negative and positive space and their balance which creates harmony.


130. From Joseph Baker in Sheffield, England:

Joseph Baker's entry

Created with charcoal i strived to achieve an earthy yet rich in colour image based around tree trunks. It is bright, vibrant and includes a lot of depth and texture that keeps the mind busy yet peaceful at the same time.


131. From Donald Walls in Spokane, Wa USA:

Donald Walls's entry

Kaledographic Bouquets are created using a process called digital collage. Like traditional paper and glue collage they are made of bits and pieces that are put together creating something new. Instead of glue, I use Adobe Photoshop, an Olympus digital camera, an Epson scanner and an iMac computer to put together scans, photos, textures and techniques to arrange floral images that repeat radially to create focus, symmetry and pattern. These digital photos and scans of flowers and leaves are of plants in my Northside Spokane yard. I am fascinated by the space between objects, the juxtaposition of the negative and positive space and their balance which creates harmony.


132. From Donald Walls in Spokane, Wa USA:

Donald Walls's entry

Kaledographic Bouquets are created using a process called digital collage. Like traditional paper and glue collage they are made of bits and pieces that are put together creating something new. Instead of glue, I use Adobe Photoshop, an Olympus digital camera, an Epson scanner and an iMac computer to put together scans, photos, textures and techniques to arrange floral images that repeat radially to create focus, symmetry and pattern. These digital photos and scans of flowers and leaves are of plants in my Northside Spokane yard. I am fascinated by the space between objects, the juxtaposition of the negative and positive space and their balance which creates harmony.


133. From Alexandra Calthorpe in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:

Alexandra Calthorpe's entry

I really love to create patterns out of a random collective of objects. I like the way that the more you look at the design you see new things that you wouldnt necessarily see at first glance.


134. From Alexandra Calthorpe in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:

Alexandra Calthorpe's entry

This an adaptation of another of my entries, utilising the same silhouetted design elements. The framed sausage dog is a slightly quirk addition to a typical cameo styled design.


135. From Alexandra Calthorpe in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:

Alexandra Calthorpe's entry

This is a further extrapolation of my original submission, generating a more complex pattern from the same silhouetted objects. I really like the effect of the silhouettes and think that their appearance through the flickering candle light could be quite beautiful.


136. From Deborah Cirimele in Sanger, CA USA:

Deborah Cirimele's entry

Meditating Chakras


137. From Elizabeth Höpink in Dubrovnik, Croatia:

Elizabeth Höpink's entry

“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future”.

When turning things upside down you always find something good.
Hope you like it. 🙂


138. From Neven Dragojlovic in Tangier, Morocco:

Neven Dragojlovic's entry

All the floral designs that I am submitting are a celebration of joy, therefore I believe they would be appropriate for a candle design.


139. From Neven Dragojlovic in Tangier, Morocco:

Neven Dragojlovic's entry

Second design.


140. From Neven Dragojlovic in Tangier, Morocco:

Neven Dragojlovic's entry

Third design.


141. From Neven Dragojlovic in Tangier, Morocco:

Neven Dragojlovic's entry

Fourth design.


142. From Neven Dragojlovic in Tangier, Morocco:

Neven Dragojlovic's entry

Sixth design. I hope you will inform me of the results and not use my design if it does not win.

Sincerely,
Neven Dragojlovic


143. From Raj in India:

Raj's entry

Just seen the site and did it in a moment.


144. From T.M.Colt in Yspilanti, MI, USA:

T.M.Colt's entry

Anything nature is beautiful and relaxing. This is whispy branches with snow. I really love the flow of it. And think the candle light would really flicker well behind this scene.


145. From T.M.Colt in Yspilanti, MI, USA:

T.M.Colt's entry

Once again, I want to bring a feeling of peace, in nature, through the candle. This is a photograph I took. But I used photoshop to give it a watercolor feel. I love the way it came out, and hope you will to.


146. From Elizabeth Höpink in Dubrovnik, Croatia:

Elizabeth Höpink's entry

My second design is a bit merrily and however you turn it, you’ll have cute colorfull stars that while illuminated will surely make you smile, even just for a second 🙂


147. From T.M.Colt in Ypsilanti, MI, USA:

T.M.Colt's entry

A photograph I took while the sun was setting. I used Photoshop to change it. Can you imagine how beautiful a candle lit up behind the sunset would be?


148. From Elizabeth Höpink in Dubrovnik, Croatia:

Elizabeth Höpink's entry

Cute sunflowers for those rainy summer days!


149. From DOVILE in Lithuania, Vilnius:

DOVILE's entry

it’s just simple drawing by hands.”rag man”.


150. From Debra Coats in Mission Viejo, California:

Debra Coats's entry

My Happy Flowers

Again, I can\’t figure how to get the size right, so if it turns out wrong, sorry guys…Acrylic on Canvas with a little bit of \”extra\” added here and there… they just make me Happy 🙂 Hope you enjoy… I think it\’ll make a beautiful candle and bring sunshine to any room.

Deb

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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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