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) »

301. Claudia Schelker in Edgewater, NJ, USA302. Claudia Schelker in Edgewater, NJ, USA
303. Jennifer Chapman in Kamloops304. Claudia Schelker in Edgewater, NJ, USA
305. Jennifer Chapman in kamloops, BC, Canada306. Jennifer Chapman in Kamloops, BC, Canada
307. Luisa Isabel Taguiang in Manila, Philippines308. Suhaini Mohamed Redzuan in Selangor,Malaysia
309. Chung-Ying Young in Richmond, BC, CANADA310. Shaobai Gao in Evansville IN USA
311. Naruki Nagata in Arcadia, California, USA312. Anca Stefanescu in California, USA
313. Anca Stefanescu in California, USA314. Anca Stefanescu in California, USA
315. Anca Stefanescu in California, USA316. Anca Stefanescu in California, USA
317. Naruki Nagata in Arcadia, California, USA318. Lee Long in Birmingham, Alabama
319. Lee Long in Birmingham, Alabama320. Lee Long in Birmingham, Alabama
321. Naruki Nagata in Arcadia, California, USA322. Naruki Nagata in Arcadia, California, USA
323. Jahnvi Thaker in Ahmedabad,Gujrat,India324. Jahnvi Thaker in Ahmedabad,Gujrat,India
325. Jahnvi Thaker in Ahmedabad,Gujrat,India326. Jahnvi Thaker in Ahmedabad,Gujrat,India
327. Jahnvi Thaker in Ahmedabad,Gujrat,India328. Jahnvi Thaker in Ahmedabad,Gujrat,India
329. Cristina Martin in Chicago IL USA330. Cristina Martin in Chicago IL USA
331. Cristina Martin in Chicago IL USA332. Naruki Nagata in Arcadia, California, USA
333. Naruki Nagata in Arcadia, California, USA334. Panova, Tsveti in Sofia, Bulgaria
335. panova, tsveti in Sofia, Bulgaria336. Michael Dobbelt in Dresden, Germany
337. Panova, Tsveti in Sofia, Bulgaria338. Panova, Tsveti in Sofia, Bulgaria
339. Panova, Tsveti in Sofia, Bulgaria340. Panova, Tsveti in Sofia, Bulgaria
341. Hajnalka Zajácz in Timár, SzSzB, Hungary,342. Hajnalka Zajácz in Timár, SzSzB, Hungary,
343. Hajnalka Zajácz in Timár, SzSzB, Hungary,344. megherbi mokhtar in sidi bel abbes, Algeria
345. MaryElen Nikolaidou in Thessaloniki,Greece346. MaryElen Nikolaidou in Thessaloniki,Greece
347. Gulnaz Turdalieva in Windsor, Ontario, Canada348. Michael Dobbelt in Dresden, Germany
349. stephanie costello in Pleasanton California350. stephanie costello in Pleasanton California


301. From Claudia Schelker in Edgewater, NJ, USA:

Claudia Schelker's entry

African theme design (People).


302. From Claudia Schelker in Edgewater, NJ, USA:

Claudia Schelker's entry

Africa theme design (Elephants).


303. From Jennifer Chapman in Kamloops:

Jennifer Chapman's entry

Watercolour with a blue design


304. From Claudia Schelker in Edgewater, NJ, USA:

Claudia Schelker's entry

A special gift for that special someone.


305. From Jennifer Chapman in kamloops, BC, Canada:

Jennifer Chapman's entry

watercolor with simple red flowers.


306. From Jennifer Chapman in Kamloops, BC, Canada:

Jennifer Chapman's entry

rainbow drops overlapping


307. From Luisa Isabel Taguiang in Manila, Philippines:

Luisa Isabel Taguiang's entry

everybody loves teddy bears


308. From Suhaini Mohamed Redzuan in Selangor,Malaysia:

Suhaini Mohamed Redzuan's entry

I designed it for love.


309. From Chung-Ying Young in Richmond, BC, CANADA:

Chung-Ying Young's entry

The reborn Phoenix brings people hope and love.


310. From Shaobai Gao in Evansville IN USA:

Shaobai Gao's entry

light pattern


311. From Naruki Nagata in Arcadia, California, USA:

Naruki Nagata's entry

My neighborhood would always stay beautiful in my memory. Dedicated to those poor trees that provided us with shade for a few summers; but unfortunately got cut down by our new neighbors. Their memory would live with me forever.


312. From Anca Stefanescu in California, USA:

Anca Stefanescu's entry

Hope


313. From Anca Stefanescu in California, USA:

Anca Stefanescu's entry

Glow


314. From Anca Stefanescu in California, USA:

Anca Stefanescu's entry

Love


315. From Anca Stefanescu in California, USA:

Anca Stefanescu's entry

Colors and light


316. From Anca Stefanescu in California, USA:

Anca Stefanescu's entry

Colors and light – 2


317. From Naruki Nagata in Arcadia, California, USA:

Naruki Nagata's entry

When the emerald forest gave birth to the Sun


318. From Lee Long in Birmingham, Alabama:

Lee Long's entry

PicassoEsque – Retro High Art in Classic 1950’s Style


319. From Lee Long in Birmingham, Alabama:

Lee Long's entry

OnTheFarm – A Pattern for Country Style Decor


320. From Lee Long in Birmingham, Alabama:

Lee Long's entry

LePeacock – A Vintage Chic Pattern in a Mod-Retro Graphic


321. From Naruki Nagata in Arcadia, California, USA:

Naruki Nagata's entry

Flores de Fuego


322. From Naruki Nagata in Arcadia, California, USA:

Naruki Nagata's entry

Cyclopean Dreamscape


323. From Jahnvi Thaker in Ahmedabad,Gujrat,India:

Jahnvi Thaker's entry

A linear pattern with flowers


324. From Jahnvi Thaker in Ahmedabad,Gujrat,India:

Jahnvi Thaker's entry

Curves with a new dimension


325. From Jahnvi Thaker in Ahmedabad,Gujrat,India:

Jahnvi Thaker's entry

Linear floral pattern with butterflies


326. From Jahnvi Thaker in Ahmedabad,Gujrat,India:

Jahnvi Thaker's entry

Floral circular pattern with butterflies.


327. From Jahnvi Thaker in Ahmedabad,Gujrat,India:

Jahnvi Thaker's entry

Symmetrical ornamental pattern in shades of yellow.


328. From Jahnvi Thaker in Ahmedabad,Gujrat,India:

Jahnvi Thaker's entry

Leaf pattern in a modern form


329. From Cristina Martin in Chicago IL USA:

Cristina Martin's entry

Bold Black Lines – A graphic pattern inspired by indian lanterns.


330. From Cristina Martin in Chicago IL USA:

Cristina Martin's entry

Blue on Blue – Graphic pattern inspired by Americana


331. From Cristina Martin in Chicago IL USA:

Cristina Martin's entry

Black, White and Yellow – Graphic pattern inspired by the Aztec culture.


332. From Naruki Nagata in Arcadia, California, USA:

Naruki Nagata's entry

Scarlet and the Sun


333. From Naruki Nagata in Arcadia, California, USA:

Naruki Nagata's entry

Summer Break Fantasy


334. From Panova, Tsveti in Sofia, Bulgaria:

Panova, Tsveti's entry

Flowers shining on your table or in your room


335. From panova, tsveti in Sofia, Bulgaria:

panova, tsveti's entry

“Ready for a trip?” – bicycle shadow and Poppies make me think of warm summer days and journeys with friends


336. From Michael Dobbelt in Dresden, Germany:

Michael Dobbelt's entry

At candles two persons spend time. They can be in feelings, in understanding strangers to each other, or they can be very close. As these birds and as these boats. All is temporary…


337. From Panova, Tsveti in Sofia, Bulgaria:

Panova, Tsveti's entry

Pattern


338. From Panova, Tsveti in Sofia, Bulgaria:

Panova, Tsveti's entry

Sorceress dance – sorceresses dancing around a fire, magical figures, meditation and dance


339. From Panova, Tsveti in Sofia, Bulgaria:

Panova, Tsveti's entry

From candle to electricity – having electricity we need candles just for decoration, and here we have a candle decorated with electricity poles.


340. From Panova, Tsveti in Sofia, Bulgaria:

Panova, Tsveti's entry

A pattern made by Sunshine and Shadows


341. From Hajnalka Zajácz in Timár, SzSzB, Hungary,:

Hajnalka Zajácz's entry

In the grass


342. From Hajnalka Zajácz in Timár, SzSzB, Hungary,:

Hajnalka Zajácz's entry

Old town


343. From Hajnalka Zajácz in Timár, SzSzB, Hungary,:

Hajnalka Zajácz's entry

Light bulb


344. From megherbi mokhtar in sidi bel abbes, Algeria:

megherbi mokhtar's entry

This is an abstract and fractal 3D design,
it’s a mix between 3D object and 2d abstract shape and text, showcasing the beauty of fractals, ….

Fractals make us feeling of nature in computer world, (natural simulated complex shapes)…!


345. From MaryElen Nikolaidou in Thessaloniki,Greece:

MaryElen Nikolaidou's entry

This is to replace my entry numbered 271.
I’m sorry for the inconvenience.


346. From MaryElen Nikolaidou in Thessaloniki,Greece:

MaryElen Nikolaidou's entry

This is to replace my entry numbered 261.
I’m sorry for the inconvenience.


347. From Gulnaz Turdalieva in Windsor, Ontario, Canada:

Gulnaz Turdalieva's entry

Fire Birdies


348. From Michael Dobbelt in Dresden, Germany:

Michael Dobbelt's entry

With candles the house is sweet.


349. From stephanie costello in Pleasanton California:

stephanie costello's entry

Updated twist on traditional paisley. Perfect for summer evenings.


350. From stephanie costello in Pleasanton California:

stephanie costello's entry

Red Paisley, updated twist on a traditional design. perfect for any setting.

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

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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