It’s time for our annual Book Box Club illustration competition!
Here at Book Box Club, we love discovering new talented arty people and showcasing their incredible work in our boxes. Over the last three years, we’ve worked with some awesome artists, graphic designers and typographers to bring our members gorgeously decorated, exclusive items.
In a bid to make new arty friends and discover new collaborators for our future boxes, each year we host our Book Box Club Illustration Competition and create an Unashamedly Bookish calendar with the winning entries. The calendar will be included in our December box and filled with bookish inspired illustrations by some of the most exciting up and coming artistic talent!
So, we are pleased to announce that… The Book Box Club Illustration Competition 2019 is now officially open.
We’re looking for talented artists, illustrators, graphic designers and typographers to help us create our exclusive Book Box Club Unashamedly Bookish 2020 calendar. The theme is your favourite books and what it means to be bookish and we’ll be asking entrants to submit a piece of artwork inspired by this topic.
In December 2019, we’ll compile the work of all of the twelve winning entries into one gorgeous bookish calendar and send this out to all of our subscribers in their December box. All artists will be fully credited and social accounts and websites will be listed alongside their illustrations. We’ll also be shouting about all of our winners on social media, our blog and our website.
In return for the use of your lovely artwork we will promote you and your work. We’d also love to use this opportunity to find new artists to work with us on future book Box Club items.
How to Enter:
If you’d like to be in with a chance to have your artwork included in our bookish calendar, which will be included in our December box, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
1) AN IMAGE: which must be portrait (i.e. as opposed to landscape) and of a high quality (300 DPI). The image could be one that you’ve already created or a brand new piece that fits in with the theme of favourite books and what it means to be bookish. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
2) A SHORT AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Tell us about you, your art and inspirations (in just 40 words) and we’ll include your biography alongside your artwork. Please also provide your social media or website links for inclusion in the calendar.
That’s it! Please submit your entries by Tuesday 20th November at the latest. We’ll pick our 12 favourite entries by 22nd November and we will contact the winners via email. We’ll be picking the winners based on the artwork, so please don’t be put off if you are new to social media or you don’t have a massive following, in fact we are especially excited to come across artists we’ve never seen before!
This competition is free to enter and is open internationally. Entrants of all ages are welcome, but if you’re under eighteen please get permission from a parent or guardian (please let us know in your email if you are under 18 and we will send you a parent/guardian form for you to get signed).
If art isn’t your thing, but you know someone who has some real artistic flair then do let them know about our competition by sharing this blog or our other social media posts so that they know how to enter. We can’t wait to see some beautiful artwork and discover some new talented creators.
Libby & Kate