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) »

251. Margosia Lichota in Ochla, Polska252. Margosia Lichota in Ochla, Polska
253. Maria in Copenhagen, Denmark254. Maria in Copenhagen, Denmark
255. Maria in Copenhagen, Denmark256. Yulia Tsirimpilova in Liege, Belgium
257. Carlos M. Lorenzana in Chicago IL. U.S.A.258. Carlos M. Lorenzana in Chicago IL. U.S.A.
259. Carlos M. Lorenzana in Chicago IL. U.S.A.260. Emily Erickson in Oakland, California
261. MaryElen Nikolaidou in Thessaloniki,Greece262. Emily Erickson in Oakland, California
263. Emily Erickson in Oakland, California264. Vera Kavaleuskaja in Belarus, Minsk
265. Vera Kavaleuskaja in Minsk, Belarus266. Vera Kavaleuskaja in Minsk, Belarus
267. Vera Kavaleuskaja in Minsk, Belarus268. Vera Kavaleuskaja in Minsk, Belarus
269. Daina White in Mahwah, NJ, USA270. Daina White in Mahwah, NJ, USA
271. MaryElen Nikolaidou in Thessaloniki,Greece272. Tina Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA US
273. Tina Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA US274. Tina Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA US
275. Tina Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA US276. Tina Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA US
277. Tina Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA US278. Em in Srbija
279. Nadezhda Petrakova in Tartu, Estonia280. Nadezhda Petrakova in Tartu, Estonia
281. Luisa Isabel Taguiang in Manila, Philippines282. Nicky Martin in London, England
283. Nicky Martin in London, England284. Jo Burton in Hastings, Sussex, ENGLAND, UK
285. Jo Burton in Hastings, Sussex, ENGLAND, UK286. Jo Burton in Hastings, Sussex, ENGLAND, UK
287. Jo Burton in Hastings, Sussex, ENGLAND, UK288. Jo Burton in Hastings, Sussex, ENGLAND, UK
289. Angie Amaro in Walnut Creek, California USA290. Agne Butkeviciute in Canterbury, England
291. Agne Butkeviciute in Canterbury, England292. Jo Burton in Hastings, Sussex, ENGLAND, UK
293. Angie Amaro in Walnut Creek, California USA294. HADI MORADI in MILAN,ITALY
295. HADI MORADI in MILAN,ITALY296. HADI MORADI in MILAN,ITALY
297. HADI MORADI in MILAN,ITALY298. HADI MORADI in MILAN,ITALY
299. HADI MORADI in MILAN,ITALY300. Rhealyn de Leon in Valenzuela City, Philippines


251. From Margosia Lichota in Ochla, Polska:

Margosia Lichota's entry

Angel, snow, daisy, desire, fire …


252. From Margosia Lichota in Ochla, Polska:

Margosia Lichota's entry

Night, stars, dark, shine…


253. From Maria in Copenhagen, Denmark:

Maria's entry

Retro is the new black, so here is a retro pattern that will make all retrofans light up 🙂


254. From Maria in Copenhagen, Denmark:

Maria's entry

Summerday in retro, naive design


255. From Maria in Copenhagen, Denmark:

Maria's entry

Colorful Wordpuzzle around the word candle


256. From Yulia Tsirimpilova in Liege, Belgium:

Yulia Tsirimpilova's entry

I wish that piece of my soul brings the light in every heart


257. From Carlos M. Lorenzana in Chicago IL. U.S.A.:

Carlos M. Lorenzana's entry

Gemini, hand drawing with a computer generated background.


258. From Carlos M. Lorenzana in Chicago IL. U.S.A.:

Carlos M. Lorenzana's entry

Psyche, Computer generated.


259. From Carlos M. Lorenzana in Chicago IL. U.S.A.:

Carlos M. Lorenzana's entry

Gautama, computer generated design.


260. From Emily Erickson in Oakland, California:

Emily Erickson's entry

ethnic influenced design. Warm, earthy, and would fit in with a lot of environments, especially for travelers with art from their journeys.


261. From MaryElen Nikolaidou in Thessaloniki,Greece:

MaryElen Nikolaidou's entry

Decorative design..


262. From Emily Erickson in Oakland, California:

Emily Erickson's entry

This look is fun, would look good in a loft, or young environment.


263. From Emily Erickson in Oakland, California:

Emily Erickson's entry

Very organic, imaginative world of colors and shapes.


264. From Vera Kavaleuskaja in Belarus, Minsk:

Vera Kavaleuskaja's entry

amber feathers


265. From Vera Kavaleuskaja in Minsk, Belarus:

Vera Kavaleuskaja's entry

two dragonflies in autumn


266. From Vera Kavaleuskaja in Minsk, Belarus:

Vera Kavaleuskaja's entry

Indian Ink


267. From Vera Kavaleuskaja in Minsk, Belarus:

Vera Kavaleuskaja's entry

a cord cord cord for your cosy drawing room


268. From Vera Kavaleuskaja in Minsk, Belarus:

Vera Kavaleuskaja's entry

Simple squares


269. From Daina White in Mahwah, NJ, USA:

Daina White's entry

The vivid colors and hurried strokes remind me of fire flickering and blazing.


270. From Daina White in Mahwah, NJ, USA:

Daina White's entry

I like people to interpret my art as they see fit. Are these floating olives? What about sushi rolls? It could be something else entirely. Whatever the case, this design has a contemporary vibrancy about it that would make it a fun addition to anyone’s candle collection.


271. From MaryElen Nikolaidou in Thessaloniki,Greece:

MaryElen Nikolaidou's entry

…puzzled…at the moment…


272. From Tina Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA US:

Tina Jabout's entry

A bunch of flowers with a light background – i think this would look very pretty on a candle


273. From Tina Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA US:

Tina Jabout's entry

2 flowers that are blooming in the springtime


274. From Tina Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA US:

Tina Jabout's entry

Just a bunch of flowers of various shades that blend together nicely


275. From Tina Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA US:

Tina Jabout's entry

an array of blue/white flowers with some raindrops on them


276. From Tina Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA US:

Tina Jabout's entry

Tons of roses is what this design has with a deep red background


277. From Tina Jabout in Pittsburgh, PA US:

Tina Jabout's entry

A sparkeling effect with a purple background


278. From Em in Srbija:

Em's entry

i would like to have a candle that is just like this one!


279. From Nadezhda Petrakova in Tartu, Estonia:

Nadezhda Petrakova's entry

Safari
This is about a lot more than a few animal-print candles; it’s about pleasures of exotic travel, even if we only get to enjoy it from the comfort armchair.


280. From Nadezhda Petrakova in Tartu, Estonia:

Nadezhda Petrakova's entry

Safari
This is about a lot more than a few animal-print candles; it’s about pleasures of exotic travel, even if we only get to enjoy it from the comfort armchair.


281. From Luisa Isabel Taguiang in Manila, Philippines:

Luisa Isabel Taguiang's entry

light it up when you feel down 😀


282. From Nicky Martin in London, England:

Nicky Martin's entry

I used Moroccan patterns as inspiration for this design.


283. From Nicky Martin in London, England:

Nicky Martin's entry

I was inspired by Japanese cherry blossoms for this design.


284. From Jo Burton in Hastings, Sussex, ENGLAND, UK:

Jo Burton's entry

Inspired by the mists of early morning. Backlit by gentle candlelight, the skyline will emerge in a magical and mysterious way.


285. From Jo Burton in Hastings, Sussex, ENGLAND, UK:

Jo Burton's entry

The concept is that the phoenix will rise from the flames of the Imageglow candle, creating a magical ambience.


286. From Jo Burton in Hastings, Sussex, ENGLAND, UK:

Jo Burton's entry

The beauty of delicate snowflakes, suspended in soft light.


287. From Jo Burton in Hastings, Sussex, ENGLAND, UK:

Jo Burton's entry

The beautiful interplay of dark and light through water, as the boatman swirls in the stormy sea


288. From Jo Burton in Hastings, Sussex, ENGLAND, UK:

Jo Burton's entry

A soundscape, as the electricity of the city glows from within.


289. From Angie Amaro in Walnut Creek, California USA:

Angie Amaro's entry

My entry is inspired by the classical aesthetics of the ogee pattern which is commonly used in formal interior design settings. My palette for the jacquard repeat pattern is red on red but it would work equally well is any other warm hues. Even if one’s interior is not formal the pattern adds a touch of elegance to any room and is particularly festive during the holiday season.


290. From Agne Butkeviciute in Canterbury, England:

Agne Butkeviciute's entry

playful and funky forest dream 🙂


291. From Agne Butkeviciute in Canterbury, England:

Agne Butkeviciute's entry

funky forest dream


292. From Jo Burton in Hastings, Sussex, ENGLAND, UK:

Jo Burton's entry

The light and shade of a woody glade. The beauty of nature would be accentuated when illuminated by the warm glow of candlelight.


293. From Angie Amaro in Walnut Creek, California USA:

Angie Amaro's entry

Spring is in the air! This pattern is inspired by spring and the possibilities that seem to be boundless this time of year. The pink, yellow and green palette I choose are colors that inspire me and that I love to surround myself with.


294. From HADI MORADI in MILAN,ITALY:

HADI MORADI's entry

the concept of collection is “I AM THINKING ABOUT YOU”.and kind of new artdeco.(unfotunatly i didnt have enough time to make them in different colors.)


295. From HADI MORADI in MILAN,ITALY:

HADI MORADI's entry

“I AM THINKING ABOUT YOU” COLLECTION


296. From HADI MORADI in MILAN,ITALY:

HADI MORADI's entry

“I AM THINKING ABOUT YOU” COLLECTION.


297. From HADI MORADI in MILAN,ITALY:

HADI MORADI's entry

“I AM THINKING ABOUT YOU” COLLECTION.


298. From HADI MORADI in MILAN,ITALY:

HADI MORADI's entry

“I AM THINKING ABOUT YOU” COLLECTION.


299. From HADI MORADI in MILAN,ITALY:

HADI MORADI's entry

“I AM THINKING ABOUT YOU” COLLECTION.
(COLORS ARE GREY,BLACK,GOLD,COPPER)


300. From Rhealyn de Leon in Valenzuela City, Philippines:

Rhealyn de Leon's entry

My design is related to this year, Year of the Tiger.I used mostly blue and red colors because these are the “lucky colors” this year.I used a watercolor effect and a touch of asian scene.

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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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