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.

CRGrooveFloral4GF4-72dpiMore Unique Features of Imageglow®

  • 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

351. stephanie costello in Pleasanton California352. William Woodside in Hutchinson, MN, US
353. Michael Dobbelt in Dresden, Germany354. Michael Dobbelt in Dresden, Germany
355. Martin Hadji-Panzov in Veles, Macedonia356. Em in Kragujevac, Serbia
357. stephanie costello in Pleasanton California358. Em in Srbija
359. William Woodside in Hutchinson, MN, US360. Cristy Vallee in North Easton, MA USA
361. Cristy Vallee in North Easton, MA USA362. Cristy Vallee in North Easton, MA USA
363. Michael Dobbelt in Dresden, Germany364. Hajnalka Zajácz in Timár, Szabolcs,Hungary
365. Hajnalka Zajácz in Timár, Szabolcs,Hungary366. Hajnalka Zajácz in Timár, Szabolcs,Hungary
367. Dori Melton in Oakland, CA, USA368. Dori Melton in Oakland, CA, USA
369. Dori Melton in Oakland, CA, USA370. Alhady Ali in Epsom, Surrey, England
371. Alhady Ali in epsom, Surrey, England372. Alhady Ali in Epsom, Surrey, England
373. Alhady Ali in epsom, Surrey, England374. Alhady Ali in epsom, Surrey, England
375. alhady Ali in epsom, Surrey, England376. Kirti Verma in Gurgaon, Haryana, INDIA
377. Aftab Arab in London, England378. Rachel Schoen in Pittsburgh, PA, USA
379. Rick Watts in Chattanooga, Tn. USA380. Natasha Hutchinson in Scotland
381. Aftab Arab in London, England382. Rick Watts in Chattanooga Tn. USA
383. Rick Watts in Chattanooga, Tn USA384. Kirti Verma in Gurgaon,Haryana,INDIA
385. Kirti Verma in Gurgaon,Haryana,INDIA 


351. From stephanie costello in Pleasanton California:

stephanie costello's entry

Soft Green Paisley, updated twist on traditional design.


352. From William Woodside in Hutchinson, MN, US:

William Woodside's entry

Lines in several colors should move along with the flame of a candle to create interesting movement.


353. From Michael Dobbelt in Dresden, Germany:

Michael Dobbelt's entry

In all my projects I´ve used my ol-pictures. This picture is called “In our park”


354. From Michael Dobbelt in Dresden, Germany:

Michael Dobbelt's entry

In all my projects I´ve used my oil-pictures. This picture is called “The Night watch of an owl””


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

Martin Hadji-Panzov's entry

Feel the tenderness and romance trough those magic nights with the slow burning flame and sweet sound of violins 🙂


356. From Em in Kragujevac, Serbia:

Em's entry

colours


357. From stephanie costello in Pleasanton California:

stephanie costello's entry

retro art nouveau


358. From Em in Srbija:

Em's entry

It’s my cat, Cezar 🙂


359. From William Woodside in Hutchinson, MN, US:

William Woodside's entry

Arrows in warm colors placed so that they will shift with the motion of the flame in a candle.


360. From Cristy Vallee in North Easton, MA USA:

Cristy Vallee's entry

nature’s poetry


361. From Cristy Vallee in North Easton, MA USA:

Cristy Vallee's entry

At home with nature


362. From Cristy Vallee in North Easton, MA USA:

Cristy Vallee's entry

peaceful contemplation


363. From Michael Dobbelt in Dresden, Germany:

Michael Dobbelt's entry

Autumn, evening, loneless…


364. From Hajnalka Zajácz in Timár, Szabolcs,Hungary:

Hajnalka Zajácz's entry

Fairy


365. From Hajnalka Zajácz in Timár, Szabolcs,Hungary:

Hajnalka Zajácz's entry

Old town,line drawing


366. From Hajnalka Zajácz in Timár, Szabolcs,Hungary:

Hajnalka Zajácz's entry

Old town too,


367. From Dori Melton in Oakland, CA, USA:

Dori Melton's entry

These are my flaming flowers.


368. From Dori Melton in Oakland, CA, USA:

Dori Melton's entry

Hot oriental rug pattern.


369. From Dori Melton in Oakland, CA, USA:

Dori Melton's entry

A warm paisley.


370. From Alhady Ali in Epsom, Surrey, England:

Alhady Ali's entry

I think the lava (lamp) shows true illumination.


371. From Alhady Ali in epsom, Surrey, England:

Alhady Ali's entry

Illumination through a lava lamp


372. From Alhady Ali in Epsom, Surrey, England:

Alhady Ali's entry

ilumintaion.


373. From Alhady Ali in epsom, Surrey, England:

Alhady Ali's entry

Illumination.

Showing the design could be used in a variety of different colours.


374. From Alhady Ali in epsom, Surrey, England:

Alhady Ali's entry

Shows an aspect of illumination. The design can be turned into a series, from the vast amounts of eclipse we have.


375. From alhady Ali in epsom, Surrey, England:

alhady Ali's entry

Illumination.


376. From Kirti Verma in Gurgaon, Haryana, INDIA:

Kirti Verma's entry

“LOVE LIGHTS”
The expression of love has remain unchanged over the years because i think love is simply love. The pattern also describes the same and is suitable for a romantic candle light dinner.


377. From Aftab Arab in London, England:

Aftab Arab's entry

By night the flickering light dances out of the clear spaces to create sculptural shadows on the walls, while by day the candle stands as an icon, drawing attention to its clean yet cool intricate design – mimicking the geometric lines of the Orient.


378. From Rachel Schoen in Pittsburgh, PA, USA:

Rachel Schoen's entry

I was inspired by Art Nouveau and various textures. I wanted a design that was simple but pretty, and that could fit well in almost any room.


379. From Rick Watts in Chattanooga, Tn. USA:

Rick Watts's entry

Evening Zen….a simple and elegant design to inspire an evening of relaxation.


380. From Natasha Hutchinson in Scotland:

Natasha Hutchinson's entry

A young and stylish design to lighten the mood in your home.


381. From Aftab Arab in London, England:

Aftab Arab's entry

This design is inspired by 17th century French textile – which in turn was inspired by oriental porcelain motifs. Here it is recreated and remodelled to a contemporary style. The background colour can be changed to whatever one would wish to match with their interior.


382. From Rick Watts in Chattanooga Tn. USA:

Rick Watts's entry

The title my of this entry is Evening Zen II. Please withdraw Evening Zen ( I forgot to save it…) Creativity has it’s moments!

Evening Zen II carries on the theme of simple elegance.


383. From Rick Watts in Chattanooga, Tn USA:

Rick Watts's entry

Inspired by the warmth of the sun.


384. From Kirti Verma in Gurgaon,Haryana,INDIA:

Kirti Verma's entry

Love Expressions is created to spend a simple day with one’s most beloved one to make it really special and memorable by expressing the universal line “I LOVE YOU”.


385. From Kirti Verma in Gurgaon,Haryana,INDIA:

Kirti Verma's entry

Love Expressions is created to spend a simple day with one’s most beloved one to make it really special and memorable by expressing the universal line “I LOVE YOU”.

« Previous 50 entries

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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