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) »

201. Onur Kuran in Eskisehir,Turkey202. Onur Kuran in Eskisehir,Turkey
203. Kyan Parker in Massillon, Ohio204. Kyan Parker in Massillon, Ohio
205. Kyan Parker in Massilon, Ohio206. Kyan Parker in Massillon, Ohio
207. Kyan Parker in Massillon, Ohio208. Kyan Parker in Massillon, Ohio
209. Xiying Wang in Bloomington, IN, USA210. Xiying Wang in Bloomington, IN, USA
211. Onur Kuran in Eskisehir, Turkey212. Ada Gonzalez in Hartsdale, NY, USA
213. Ada Gonzalez in Hartsdale, NY , USA214. Ada Gonzalez in Hartsdale, NY, USA
215. Karine Lim in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia216. Imaniar Ramadhani in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia
217. Imaniar Ramadhani in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia218. Imaniar Ramadhani in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia
219. Imaniar Ramadhani in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia220. Imaniar Ramadhani in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia
221. Onur Kuran in Eskisehir, Turkey222. Angela in Manila, Philippines
223. Angela in Manila, Philippines224. Angela in Manila, Philippines
225. Roghayeh Heidari in Iran226. Aleksandra Piotrowska in Sheffield, UK
227. Alana Michelle in Fayetteville, GA, USA228. Alana Michelle in Fayetteville, GA, USA
229. Karl Fenech in Qrendi, MALTA230. Charlie Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA
231. Charlie Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA232. Charlie Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA
233. Charlie Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA234. Charlie Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA
235. Charlie Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA236. A. Hosey in Lansing, MI, USA
237. A. Hosey in Lansing, MI, USA238. A. Hosey in Lansing, MI, USA
239. A. Hosey in Lansing, MI, USA240. MaryElen in Thessaloniki,Greece
241. Katie Jenney in Pittsburgh, PA USA242. Katie Jenney in Pittsburgh, PA USA
243. Katie Jenney in Pittsburgh, PA USA244. Katie Jenney in Pittsburgh, PA USA
245. Katie Jenney in Pittsburgh, PA USA246. MaryElen Nikolaidou in Thessaloniki,Greece
247. Martin Hadji-Panzov in Veles, Macedonia248. Martin Hadji-Panzov in Veles, Macedonia
249. Martin Hadji-Panzov in Veles, Macedonia250. Margosia Lichota in Ochla, Polska


201. From Onur Kuran in Eskisehir,Turkey:

Onur Kuran's entry

Wood texture.Like a fireplace…


202. From Onur Kuran in Eskisehir,Turkey:

Onur Kuran's entry

Gold design.


203. From Kyan Parker in Massillon, Ohio:

Kyan Parker's entry

This is a picture I took last summer and decided to put it on photoshop and adjust it and add the swirls onto the side to give it a extra look to it..


204. From Kyan Parker in Massillon, Ohio:

Kyan Parker's entry

Im big on bright colors so I know there has to be others out there. I created this in photoshop with different shapes and filters and effects on it and love the way it turned out..


205. From Kyan Parker in Massilon, Ohio:

Kyan Parker's entry

A picture I took last year and thought the colors would look good on a candle and decided to change it up a bit and make it not just plain..


206. From Kyan Parker in Massillon, Ohio:

Kyan Parker's entry

I loved the pathway in this picture and decided the light from the candle would make it flcker and just set it off..


207. From Kyan Parker in Massillon, Ohio:

Kyan Parker's entry

Made this design to use as my desktop background and loved the colors and the stars on it and thought itd look nice on a candle fickering in the night.


208. From Kyan Parker in Massillon, Ohio:

Kyan Parker's entry

I made the outlines of the flowers and thought the white with red would give it a nice glow and make the flowers stand out.


209. From Xiying Wang in Bloomington, IN, USA:

Xiying Wang's entry

My idea of the design is based on the four gentlemen of ancient China – plum blossom, orchid, chrysanthemum and bamboo. I choose chrysanthemum because it represents a noble, pure soul and integrity character. The design focuses on texture. In ancient China, poets always used chrysanthemum to represent a person’s noble character and integrity. In most of the time, they referred themselves to chrysanthemum, meaning that they themselves had noble and pure souls. Gradually, Chinese people use chrysanthemum to represent a virtuous person with noble character and integrity. I think it would be interesting and meaningful to incorporate chrysanthemum and its meaning into the candle design. The design is more than just an Asian graphics and patterns – it tells the history of ancient China and stands for virtuous soul.


210. From Xiying Wang in Bloomington, IN, USA:

Xiying Wang's entry

This is the second design of chrysanthemum. I focus on color in this design.


211. From Onur Kuran in Eskisehir, Turkey:

Onur Kuran's entry

Stains&Shapes (Photoshop,Illustrator)


212. From Ada Gonzalez in Hartsdale, NY, USA:

Ada Gonzalez's entry

Signature line A: design customized with people’s initials mirrored to illuminate ourselves – to love our image! The letter ‘A’ is in this design using NotnorvalHmk font style.


213. From Ada Gonzalez in Hartsdale, NY , USA:

Ada Gonzalez's entry

Signature line B: design customized with people’s initials mirrored to illuminate ourselves – to love our image! The letter ‘B’ is in this design using NotnorvalHmk font style.


214. From Ada Gonzalez in Hartsdale, NY, USA:

Ada Gonzalez's entry

Signature line C: design customized with people’s initials mirrored as a symbol reminder that we should allow our authentic self to illuminate – to love our image! The letter ‘C’ is in this design using NotnorvalHmk font style.


215. From Karine Lim in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:

Karine Lim's entry

Candles are usually lit for moments of solitude and dreams; cherry blossoms lit against the moon are the enduring metaphor for love, peace and hope.


216. From Imaniar Ramadhani in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia:

Imaniar Ramadhani's entry

“human expression”

my design is about human’s expressions,in grateful,happiness, sadness and madness.


217. From Imaniar Ramadhani in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia:

Imaniar Ramadhani's entry

“Human Expression V.2”

this is another version of my previous design “Human Expression”. the lines give some touch to the idea. it’s like “build an emotion”


218. From Imaniar Ramadhani in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia:

Imaniar Ramadhani's entry

“Silent City Night”

i think it would be peaceful if the city became silent


219. From Imaniar Ramadhani in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia:

Imaniar Ramadhani's entry

“The Chickens”

it’s hard to be a chicken!! hahaha


220. From Imaniar Ramadhani in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia:

Imaniar Ramadhani's entry

“I Ran Out of Peanut Butter”

Cracker and peanut butter are great couple (a tip from me), I was disappointed when one of them out


221. From Onur Kuran in Eskisehir, Turkey:

Onur Kuran's entry

1 of the classical design by me.


222. From Angela in Manila, Philippines:

Angela's entry

“TreeLove”

I created this with the shape of the candle in mind. I think this will look really interesting on the candle, with the two treehuggers’ arms wrapped around the “tree”


223. From Angela in Manila, Philippines:

Angela's entry

“Untitled”

Just wanted to make something pretty


224. From Angela in Manila, Philippines:

Angela's entry

“Around And Around”

A candle wrapped in a merry-go-round!


225. From Roghayeh Heidari in Iran:

Roghayeh Heidari's entry

I did my design in photoshop software. I designed it by tow alphabet that are U and I and a shape of heart which is the symbol of love so the design symbolicly says (I love you). It is a romantic candle that looks beautiful in warm colors.


226. From Aleksandra Piotrowska in Sheffield, UK:

Aleksandra Piotrowska's entry

Pattern made from the tattoo design.


227. From Alana Michelle in Fayetteville, GA, USA:

Alana Michelle's entry

A spiral staircase.


228. From Alana Michelle in Fayetteville, GA, USA:

Alana Michelle's entry

For a friend.


229. From Karl Fenech in Qrendi, MALTA:

Karl Fenech's entry

Surf hitting a sandy beach.


230. From Charlie Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA:

Charlie Jabout's entry

Fireworks fireworks and more fireworks! I believe this would make an exellent candle with the light flickering from the candle making the fireworks come alive.


231. From Charlie Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA:

Charlie Jabout's entry

It’s time that we all go green! What a great idea this candle will remind everyone how important mother nature is to us all.


232. From Charlie Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA:

Charlie Jabout's entry

Fall is a great time to watch leave tumble to the ground. With this design the colors of the season come alive


233. From Charlie Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA:

Charlie Jabout's entry

What a great design that plays in particles coming together in an amazing light show. Put a shimmering candle behind this and it will look like its dancing


234. From Charlie Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA:

Charlie Jabout's entry

An explosion of color is what this design is. With all of the diffrant shades of blues and purples along with the whites this image will be an exellent choice for a candle. I can already see this on my table


235. From Charlie Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA:

Charlie Jabout's entry

how great is it to live in the USA. I thought that this was a great play on the US flag and thought that the stars would dance out of the background with a flickering light behind them.


236. From A. Hosey in Lansing, MI, USA:

A. Hosey's entry

Brushstrokes. Inspired by current fashion trends.


237. From A. Hosey in Lansing, MI, USA:

A. Hosey's entry

Brushstrokes.


238. From A. Hosey in Lansing, MI, USA:

A. Hosey's entry

Brushstrokes.


239. From A. Hosey in Lansing, MI, USA:

A. Hosey's entry

Random … can be done in any color.


240. From MaryElen in Thessaloniki,Greece:

MaryElen's entry

Relax…is a state of mind that we all want to experience…


241. From Katie Jenney in Pittsburgh, PA USA:

Katie Jenney's entry

Who does not like to see butterflies in the springtime – I know I do which is th reason for this entry


242. From Katie Jenney in Pittsburgh, PA USA:

Katie Jenney's entry

Who does not love a stroll along a countryside road. I can just imagine the sky all lit up with a candle.


243. From Katie Jenney in Pittsburgh, PA USA:

Katie Jenney's entry

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year when the leaves tumble on down to the ground – i can see this candle on my nightstand in my bedroom.


244. From Katie Jenney in Pittsburgh, PA USA:

Katie Jenney's entry

Just a great design with lots of swoops and curves – just fun to look at.


245. From Katie Jenney in Pittsburgh, PA USA:

Katie Jenney's entry

Time to wake up! I can see the flame of the candle now in the middle of the sun giving off a warm glow.


246. From MaryElen Nikolaidou in Thessaloniki,Greece:

MaryElen Nikolaidou's entry

Abstract scene…refering to the sea…


247. From Martin Hadji-Panzov in Veles, Macedonia:

Martin Hadji-Panzov's entry

Beautiful and Gentle design representing the to sides of Love, suitable for the romantic nights 🙂


248. From Martin Hadji-Panzov in Veles, Macedonia:

Martin Hadji-Panzov's entry

Honey cells giving the candle sweet and magic look 🙂


249. From Martin Hadji-Panzov in Veles, Macedonia:

Martin Hadji-Panzov's entry

Motives from Africa… Passion and Mystery… African rhythm in your home 🙂


250. From Margosia Lichota in Ochla, Polska:

Margosia Lichota's entry

Angel, good fairies, optimism, beauty, sky…

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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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