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) »

151. Samantha Weaver in Shawnee, OKlahoma, USA152. Victória Piffero in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
153. Kevat Padh in Mumbai, Maharashatra, India154. Dovilė Mockutė in Jonava, Lithuania
155. Dovilė Mockutė in Jonava, Lithuania156. Dovilė Mockutė in Jonava, Lithuania
157. Sara Groose in Colgate, WI, USA158. Sara Groose in Colgate, WI, USA
159. Vanessa Pacheco in Houston, Tx USA160. Celeste Brignac in Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia
161. Celeste Brignac in Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia162. Celeste Brignac in Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia
163. siswanto in Kediri, Jatim, Indonesia164. Dragica Ohashi in Kiyosu,Aichi,Japan
165. Dragica Ohashi in Kiyosu,Aichi,Japan166. Dragica Ohashi in Kiyosu,Aichi,Japan
167. Kukuuu in Oxford, United Kingdom168. John Feeck in Nashville, Tn U.S.
169. John Feeck in Nashville, Tn U.S.170. Justin Waulters in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
171. Justin Waulters in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA172. Rachel Goates in Littleton CO USA
173. Rachel Goates in Littleton, CO, USA174. Rachel Goates in Littleton, CO, USA
175. Natasha Hutchinson in Scotland176. Natasha Hutchinson in Scotland
177. Simon Retzmann in Waltrop, Germany178. Mikhael Popovitchenko in Absecon, New Jersey, USA
179. Mikhael Popovitchenko in Absecon, New Jersey, USA180. Mikhael Popovitchenko in Absecon, New Jersey, USA
181. Mikhael Popovitchenko in Absecon, New Jersey, USA182. Mikhael Popovitchenko in Absecon, New Jersey, USA
183. Mikhael Popovitchenko in Absecon, New Jersey, USA184. Aleksandra Piotrowska in Sheffield UK
185. Aleksandra Piotrowska in Sheffield UK186. Samantha Weaver in shawnee, OKlahoma, USA
187. samantha Weaver in Shawnee, OKlahoma, USA188. Aleksandra Piotrowska in Sheffield, UK
189. Aleksandra Piotrowska in Sheffield, UK190. Melanie Mitchell in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
191. Melanie Mitchell in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK192. Melanie Mitchell in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
193. Melanie Mitchell in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK194. Melanie Mitchell in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
195. Aleksandra Piotrowska in Sheffield, UK196. David Lee in Manchester, UK
197. David Lee in Manchester, UK198. David Lee in Manchester, UK
199. David Lee in Manchester, UK200. Onur Kuran in Eskisehir,Turkey


151. From Samantha Weaver in Shawnee, OKlahoma, USA:

Samantha Weaver's entry

I was trying for a warm feel with an encouraging message.


152. From Victória Piffero in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil:

Victória Piffero's entry

Organic and geometrical forms combined!


153. From Kevat Padh in Mumbai, Maharashatra, India:

Kevat Padh's entry

The couple in the center stage is a indian god godess who are considered as a symbol of love.


154. From Dovilė Mockutė in Jonava, Lithuania:

Dovilė Mockutė's entry

“Light tree”
I came with the idea that it would be interesting to lighten the space where the candle light should shine. I used bright and warm colors for this design, it is noticeable work for energetic people and for those who like when environment looks more unique and interesting . It’s a real mood shot for “Imageglow” design!


155. From Dovilė Mockutė in Jonava, Lithuania:

Dovilė Mockutė's entry

“Branches to the light”
The idea is the same – brighter place for the candle light. However, in this instance, it is much more elegant and pure style, more traditional to home atmosphere. Enjoy relaxing moments with the sand halftones!


156. From Dovilė Mockutė in Jonava, Lithuania:

Dovilė Mockutė's entry

“Calm nature”
Well, I think you already understood, this design reveals peaceful nature with some symbols of it. Mild colors and folk texture let us feel the breath of forest and weal air. Silence and peace in your house every day!


157. From Sara Groose in Colgate, WI, USA:

Sara Groose's entry

a simple flower design


158. From Sara Groose in Colgate, WI, USA:

Sara Groose's entry

A warm design about loving life.


159. From Vanessa Pacheco in Houston, Tx USA:

Vanessa Pacheco's entry

This design can be used anywhere, it is very colorful, environmental and decorative. Men, woman and children can get this design.


160. From Celeste Brignac in Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia:

Celeste Brignac's entry

This image is from a tree commonly known as a “Squiggly Gum” tree because of the the marks left by the worm that burrows under the bark. The bark falls off and reveals the squiggles underneath.


161. From Celeste Brignac in Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia:

Celeste Brignac's entry

Lovely frangipani flowers make up this tessellation image.


162. From Celeste Brignac in Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia:

Celeste Brignac's entry

This vector image captures a photographic moment outside a grocery store.


163. From siswanto in Kediri, Jatim, Indonesia:

siswanto's entry

stars is mystery


164. From Dragica Ohashi in Kiyosu,Aichi,Japan:

Dragica Ohashi's entry

Computer created graphic design


165. From Dragica Ohashi in Kiyosu,Aichi,Japan:

Dragica Ohashi's entry

Computer created work !


166. From Dragica Ohashi in Kiyosu,Aichi,Japan:

Dragica Ohashi's entry

Design created by computer !


167. From Kukuuu in Oxford, United Kingdom:

Kukuuu's entry

retro


168. From John Feeck in Nashville, Tn U.S.:

John Feeck's entry

I was at the zoo one day in 2009 on a beautiful sunny afternoon and I had just received my new zoom lens and took a picture of a pinecone tree and didn’t realize how gorgeous it was until I saw it on my computer and now it is my desktop. I think it would make a great candle image because of its colors and feeling of an outside sunny day which everybody loves.


169. From John Feeck in Nashville, Tn U.S.:

John Feeck's entry

I had created a ficticious bed and breakfast campaign for school and really thought the purple haze style would excellent for a soothing glow and light colors are great for calming.


170. From Justin Waulters in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA:

Justin Waulters's entry

“Blue Moon” A layering of seven different photographs. Ends wrap to create a seamless image.


171. From Justin Waulters in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA:

Justin Waulters's entry

“The Lamp’s Soft Glow” Tiled renders of a 3D model I created of a lamp made from wood and paper. Ends wrap to create a seamless image.


172. From Rachel Goates in Littleton CO USA:

Rachel Goates's entry

I designed this on photo-shop. There’s not much of a story behind it, I just thought it looked pretty, and I think it would look even better on one of these candles.


173. From Rachel Goates in Littleton, CO, USA:

Rachel Goates's entry

I designed this on photo-shop and I think it would make a wonderful candle design.


174. From Rachel Goates in Littleton, CO, USA:

Rachel Goates's entry

I drew this picture of a bleeding heart, and arrow and a rose at he request of a friend. I think this candle would appeal to costumers who appreciate the darker, yet still beautiful side of love.


175. From Natasha Hutchinson in Scotland:

Natasha Hutchinson's entry

Roses are one of my favourite flowers so I used them in this candle design.


176. From Natasha Hutchinson in Scotland:

Natasha Hutchinson's entry

The candle design represents each individual’s vision of paradise. I chose a colour palette that creates a soothing and relaxing atmosphere which I think portrays the theme of paradise.


177. From Simon Retzmann in Waltrop, Germany:

Simon Retzmann's entry

The famous Charlie in a box…


178. From Mikhael Popovitchenko in Absecon, New Jersey, USA:

Mikhael Popovitchenko's entry

These are various tree bark textures that I hand painted.

Mikhael


179. From Mikhael Popovitchenko in Absecon, New Jersey, USA:

Mikhael Popovitchenko's entry

These are various tree bark textures I hand painted.

Mikhael


180. From Mikhael Popovitchenko in Absecon, New Jersey, USA:

Mikhael Popovitchenko's entry

These are various tree bark textures I hand painted.

Mikhael


181. From Mikhael Popovitchenko in Absecon, New Jersey, USA:

Mikhael Popovitchenko's entry

These are various tree bark textures I hand painted.

Mikhael


182. From Mikhael Popovitchenko in Absecon, New Jersey, USA:

Mikhael Popovitchenko's entry

These are various tree bark textures I hand painted.

Mikhael


183. From Mikhael Popovitchenko in Absecon, New Jersey, USA:

Mikhael Popovitchenko's entry

These are various tree bark textures I hand painted.

Mikhael


184. From Aleksandra Piotrowska in Sheffield UK:

Aleksandra Piotrowska's entry

I like pig as a symbol – it has about 50 different meanings – pigs can signify purification, spiritual rebirth, but also very ordinary things such as sensuality, obstinacy…
And I think we should surround our-selfs with many colorful accents to keep us always in good mood 🙂


185. From Aleksandra Piotrowska in Sheffield UK:

Aleksandra Piotrowska's entry

This picture it’s just another scene from the real life 😉 a bit of sensuality, pleasure but also a trace of betrayal, revenge, satisfaction…
And a lot of colors 🙂


186. From Samantha Weaver in shawnee, OKlahoma, USA:

Samantha Weaver's entry

This was done in Adobe photoshop CS4. I call this piece painters delight due to the vibrant colors and appearance of paint dripping.


187. From samantha Weaver in Shawnee, OKlahoma, USA:

samantha Weaver's entry

i have named this work glowing gold i created this in Photoshop CS4. I feel this would be a good fit to the image glow candles because the variety of tones that create a warm feeling.


188. From Aleksandra Piotrowska in Sheffield, UK:

Aleksandra Piotrowska's entry

Something to help you relax… 🙂


189. From Aleksandra Piotrowska in Sheffield, UK:

Aleksandra Piotrowska's entry

My grandfather had a great collection of very old stamps. Now they’re all gone somewhere and this is a kind of tribute 🙂


190. From Melanie Mitchell in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK:

Melanie Mitchell's entry

Painted textured background combined with a modern graphic tree gives a warm and funky feel to any living space.


191. From Melanie Mitchell in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK:

Melanie Mitchell's entry

Painted textured background combined with a modern graphic tree brings a warm, relaxed oriental flavour to your living space.


192. From Melanie Mitchell in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK:

Melanie Mitchell's entry

An original painted background combined with a graphic tree creates a unique warm, striking and simple design to compliment any living space.


193. From Melanie Mitchell in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK:

Melanie Mitchell's entry

An original painted background combined with a graphic tree creates a unique traditional countryside mood that will create a warm and relaxing environment.


194. From Melanie Mitchell in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK:

Melanie Mitchell's entry

An abstract, graphic design of a mosaic with a dynamic, modern, funky twist will create a striking image in a modern environment. Warm colours are used to soften the angular shapes.


195. From Aleksandra Piotrowska in Sheffield, UK:

Aleksandra Piotrowska's entry

🙂


196. From David Lee in Manchester, UK:

David Lee's entry

Art Deco inspired patterns


197. From David Lee in Manchester, UK:

David Lee's entry

Art Deco inspired patterns


198. From David Lee in Manchester, UK:

David Lee's entry

Art Deco inspired patterns


199. From David Lee in Manchester, UK:

David Lee's entry

Art Deco inspired patterns


200. From Onur Kuran in Eskisehir,Turkey:

Onur Kuran's entry

I think its kind of packaging design.So i wanted to make different&remarkable designes for candles. Wood texture.Like a fireplace…

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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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