Saturday, July 21, 2007

Sandbox Designs Competition

Like the Sandbox? Then you should check out the Sandbox Designs Competition. There are over US$1,000 in prizes.

The Sandbox is a theme for themers. It has the ability to be easily skinned, so beginners will feel comfortable styling it since they only need to know CSS. More experienced designers will drool at the rich semantic markup and profusion of classes, dynamically generated by a few functions.

Deadline : 29 July 2007

PAVI - AdBeau Screenwriting Contest

Do You Have an Entertaining Story that you'd like to see as an Entertaining Short Film? Here's your opportunity.

Winning Screenplay Gets Produced into a Short Film!

* directed by an Award-Winning Professional Director
* shot in Vancouver, BC, Canada ("Hollywood North")
* Submitted to International Film Festivals.

Contest is International, open to all ages.

Judges will be a Panel of Film Industry Professionals
The Winning Screenwriters will all get interviews, write-ups, great publicity, and enjoy the networking advantages and prestige of being in the winners’ circle.

1st Place Winner
- Script is Produced
- PLUS US $1000 cash
- Movie Magic Screenwriter (Screenwriting software)

2nd Place Winner
- US $500 Cash Reward
- Movie Magic Screenwriter

3rd Place Winner
- US $250 Cash Reward
- Movie Magic Screenwriter

For more details information about PAVI - AdBeau Screenwriting Contest >>

The Just Write Exceptional Fiction Contest

Just Write Bookstore presents The Just Write Exceptional Fiction Contest.

We are looking for stories that are clever, entertaining, meaningful, and poignant. Best of all this contest is open to writers from all genres.

It is one of many goals for Just Write Bookstore to encourage writers to create great writing. That is why we sell a wide variety of instructional writing books at the lowest prices. However it is also a goal to recognize great writing and support the writers who strive to create it. That is why we have come up with over $3000 in prizes.

Deadline: All entries are due by 11:59 July 29, 2007
Reading Fee: $15 per entry (no limit)

More details info about The Just Write Exceptional Fiction Contest >>


An international competition of ideas for street furniture, installations and interventions, which could be produced using artisanal methods, for outdoor spaces in hill and mountain areas in Italy’s Piedmont.
Unioncamere Piemonte and Regione Piemonte, Italy, hereinafter referred to as “the Promoter”, herewith announce an international competition of ideas open to designers, architects, landscapers and artists who are under forty years of age, for the ideation of designs for street furniture, installations and interventions destined for outdoor spaces in Piedmont’s hill and mountain areas, suitable for production using the materials and artisanal methods specified in Article 3 of these regulations.
The aim of the competition is to gather and compare ideas and technical, economic and cultural proposals in order toidentify forms of furniture and interventions that could contribute to enhancing and characterizing outdoor areas, parks, panoramic points, and significant places located in Piedmont’s hill and mountain areas.

Deadline : 27 July 2007
Prizes: 1st - 5,000 Euros | 2nd - 3,000 Euros | 3rd - 2,000 Euros

More detail info about THE HEIGHTS DESIGN CONTEST >>

SolidWorks Design Contest

Share your innovative product designs created with SolidWorks® software and you could win valuable prizes!

Prizes will be awarded to one Grand Prize winner for Best Model and a first, second, and third place winner in each of three categories:

  • SolidWorks Models
  • Photorealistic Images
  • Animations

All entries will be judged based on aesthetic appeal, technical challenges, and the text provided describing the product design and your organization's use of SolidWorks software.

You may submit an entry in all three categories: models, images, and animations.

Deadline: November 30, 2007

NOTE: 2007 Sponsors & Prizes information will be posted in August 2007.

Detail info of SolidWorks Design Contest >>

Design and Logo Contest for an eBay consignment site

The site is an eBay consignment site for Austin, Texas. Basically, we pick up items from a person's house, appraise the items, sell them on eBay, and then pay them proceeds (minus a commission). We handle the item photos, creating the listing, and shipping the item.

The site template should be simple and clean. Here is a quick sketch of the type of site we are looking for ( The sketch really sucks, but should give you an idea of the site elements we need. The design needs to have several graphics/photos added to it. The graphics/photos can be stock items. The logo in the sketch is only a place holder. We don't want anything like it.

The logo will also be used in print advertising and on T-Shirts. It should be simple and fun, please don't use too many colors.

The color scheme is left to the designer, but please use conservative colors.

Prize for Web Page Design (Un-coded) $600.00
Prize for Logo Design $250.00

Read the full brief >>


O2 PLUS ( the an OXYGENBAR rental & sales Company based in the netherlands and service West Europe. we are in the business for over 4 years but are now in urgent need of a new website & logo. Prize for Web Page Design (Coded) $600.00
Prize for Logo Design $300.00

Read full brief on Sitepoint Marketplace Design Contest >>


Each day of the week, Monday through Friday, a submitted design wins the Shirt of the Day (SOTD) prize of $750 ($500 cash & $250 store credit). Every week the five previous SOTD winners go head to head for the Shirt of the Week (SOTW) prize of $1000 cash. Then the four SOTW winners compete for the final prize of $1750 ($1500 cash & $250 store credit) and the coveted trophy and title of Shirt of the Month. All in all, a winning design that goes all the way can win up to $3500!

Winning designs are printed here at Design By Humans and sold through our online store.

Get your creativity on because the Shirt of the Day, Week and Month contests begin August 10, 2007 (12:00pm PST)!

And there’s more! To get things started, Design By Humans is debuting with a $5000 Kickoff Contest!

Here are the quick details:

Entries accepted until August 10, 2007 (11:59am PST).

$5000 cash prize winner announced August 27, 2007.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Connected Services Sandbox Mashup Service Design and Assembly Competitions

Microsoft and British Telecom, in association with TopCoder, will run a series of Connected Services Sandbox Mashup Service Design and Assembly competitions. In these competitions, developers from Sandbox member organizations, as well as freelance application developers, can collaborate and compete to generate new mashup service designs and then build functional prototypes of those designs.

Through this series of competitions, Sandbox members can take advantage of a "no-shore" pool of creative talent to design and assemble working prototypes of services which could result in commercialized deployments in service provider networks .




Travel Photographer of the Year 2007

Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) is a prestigious international photography competition designed to find and showcase the very best in travel photography. It is run by photographers for photographers, and since its launch in 2003 it has become a major annual award, with entries received from over 50 countries around the world.

This year we are honoured to be able to announce that the overall winner of the competition will travel to Dharamsala in India, during which they wil have the opportunity to spend up to two days with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This trip will enable the winner to produce a superb photographic essay on His Holiness and the Tibetan settlement at Dharamsala.

DEADLINE : 3rd October 2007
PRIZES : Detail prizes click here >>

For more details competition info go to POTY 2007 website >>


Pentawards is the first and only worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design in all its forms. It is open to everybody in all countries who are associated with the creation and marketing of packaging. The winners will receive bronze, silver, gold, platinum or diamond Pentawards according to the creative quality of their work.

Creations from the world over will be jugged by a jury, itself international, who will select the winners in accordance with the creative quality of the work submitted.
Pentawards is beginning its first year of existence with packaging created or produced in 2006, but intends to do all that is necessary to achieve rapid success and ensure a bright future.
Apart from prize-giving, Pentawards' mission is the promotion of packaging design with companies, the press, the economic and political authorities and the public in general, throughout the world.

By participating in Pentawards, you will have the opportunity of comparing your creations with others from all over the world, and you will have the possibility of winning a prestigious award which will allow you to demonstrate your creativity and expertise.

Entries :
from 15 May 2007 to 30 July 2007.

Deliberation of the jury :
From 1 to 31 September 2007.

Announcement of results :
10 November 2007 at the latest.

Dispatch of certificates and trophies :
30 November 2007 at the latest.

For more detail information, go to competition website >>

Rancang Kaos detikINET, Menangkan Gadget Cool!

Ikuti lomba desain kaos detikINET e-community dan menangkan beragam hadiah menarik. Blackberry 8707v, Nokia 7360 dan Digicam Casio EX-Z60 menanti Anda. Tunggu apalagi?

Hadiah Pemenang:
- Juara I : BlackBerry 8707v + Kemeja Eksklusif Detikcom
- Juara II : Ponsel Nokia 7360 + Kemeja Eksklusif Detikcom
- Juara III : Digicam Casio EX-Z60 + Kemeja Eksklusif Detikcom

- Peserta pemilihan pemenang (voter) yang beruntung : Ponsel Nokia 7360 + Kemeja Eksklusif Detikcom
- 25 peserta/pengirim desain kaos pertama : Kemeja Eksklusif Detikcom

Syarat Peserta:
1. Peserta berdomisili di Indonesia
2. Peserta memiliki blog atau situs pribadi
3. Peserta tak dibatasi usia maupun latar-belakang pendidikan dan pekerjaan
4. Peserta tidak dipungut biaya apapun (alias GRATIS) untuk ikut lomba ini
5. Peserta wajib memahami dan menyepakati seluruh syarat lomba seperti yang tercantum di halaman ini

Info lengkapnya bisa dibaca di website detikINET >>



The QUIKSILVER INNOVATION CONTEST is a world-wide annual competition, open to design lovers everywhere; Professionals, students & amateurs are all invited to enter.
Participants have 4 months to propose their best concepts; ideas will be judged by a celebrated jury of professionals, in the fields of design, sport & innovation.

The aim of the competition, is to promote the work of designers across the globe, that have ground breaking ideas about what tomorrow’s world will be made of.
Through this initiative, the Quiksilver group aims to recognise the importance of individual designers as a source of inspiration, & to promote their involvement in the definition of its brands.

DEADLINE : 30 August 2007

1st prize : 5 000 €
2nd prize : 3 000 €
3rd prize : 2 000 €

The winner of the 2007 QUIKSILVER INNOVATION CONTEST will see its project exposed during the ISPO 2008 show in Munich.
The best additional projects submitted will also be published in the international press & on the internet.

MUJI AWARD - International Design Competition

Anyone may apply regardless of whether they are corporate or private individuals, freelance designers, in-house corporate designers, students etc. Entries are restricted to new domestic or international designs.
We are not asking for any particular genre, it could be anything from furniture, stationery and office equipment to everyday household items.



Gold Prize winner (1 award) 20,000 US dollars

Silver Prize winner (1 award) 10,000 US dollars

Special Prize winners (6 awards) 2,000 US dollars

  • * Each prize is awarded to 1 work and 1 person (group).
  • * Some entries will be deemed "not applicable" for each prize.
  • * Prize money is not inclusive of any withholding tax, which will be subtracted from the prize money.
For details information go to Muji Award - International Design Competition Website >>

6,000 Euro for 1st Winner - 6th Edition of the Francisco Mantecón International Advertising Poster Competition

Deadline: September 30, 2007
The jury's decision will be announced on December 31, 2007

This competition is open to any natural or corporate person subject only to the restrictions imposed by current legislation.

Original copies of entries, which must be unpublished, are to be submitted or mailed (by recorded delivery if the participant so wishes) to the offices of Bodegas Terras Gauda offices in O Rosal (Galicia, Spain). All entries must be submitted in two formats:

- Recorded on a CD or diskette (in PC-readable format)
- Printed and affixed to light card, suitably protected, with a size 50x70 cm.

Any form of photographic, painting or computerised techniques, etc may be used.
Under exceptional circumstances originals created using painting techniques (oil, watercolours, guasch, pastels, etc) may be accepted without a computerised format.

Each participant is allowed to present a maximum of two entries.

Participant may base their entries on the theme of their choice, although ideally they will reflect corporate issues of the organising company, principally relating to its white wines of the Albariño variety Terras Gauda and Abadía de San Campio wines. Credit will be given for creativity and the incorporation of the Company's logo into the design.

If requested, Bodegas Terras Gauda will provide the designers with a vectored copy of the logo that may be apllied to the works, as well as images of their products. These will be available at the following web and Images and Logo


One first prize and two runners up prizes will be awarded. Details of the prize money are given bellow:

SIX THOUSAND (6,000) euros for the winning poster
ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED (1,500) euros for each of the two runners up

The judges may opt not to award any of the prizes. In this event, the corresponding prize money is to be donated to an organisation that, in the opinion of the panel of judges, has made an outstanding social or cultural contribution to Galicia.


Electrolux Design Lab, established in 2003, is an annual global design competition open to undergraduate and graduate design students who are invited to present innovative ideas for household appliances of the future.

With sustainability the theme for this 5th edition, Design Lab 2007 presents an international environmental design challenge. Students are asked to create eco-friendly, sustainable household appliances and solutions for 2020.

1st: 5000 Euro and six-month internship at one of the Electrolux Group's global design centers
2nd : 3,000 Euro
3rd : 2,000 Euro

Deadline : 1 August 2007


As you may or may not know, Gmail is Google's free webmail service that connects people all over the world. With over 2.8 GB of storage you can keep important emails, files and pictures forever and find them easily using built-in Google search technology. We use it everyday here at Threadless and to celebrate, we're collaborating, connecting, and loving it up...

"Connect!" is theme so take it in, interpret, get creative and make it happen. Be the chosen one and you'll be furnished with an insane amount of prizing including an iPhone and a JetBlue gift card! See the LOVES page for all of the juicy details.


  • 8 gb Apple iPhone!

  • Jawbone BlueTooth Headset

  • $400 gift card for JetBlue Airlines

  • A TON of Google memorabilia. You won't even believe it.

  • $500 Threadless Gift Certificate (can be redeemed for $200 cash)

  • $2,000 in cash



LumiSource is sponsoring a design contest for designers, students, professionals, and anyone with a passion for lighting and home decor. The goal of this project is to generate new ideas that align with the LumiSource philosophy of “lifestyling” product design. Our product lines are very diverse, yet all are based on the idea of enhancing our lifestyle by adding an element of fun to the objects that create our environment.

Submit your ideas that are anything but ordinary. Our judges want to say “wow, that’s cool!” or “how fun!” If you think you have an idea that is truly unique, here is your opportunity to see it come to life.


Click here for detail information about contest >>


First Place: $1000
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $250

Winning entries are likely to be
prototyped & possibly manufactured!

Deadline for Entries:

July 31, 2007


For more than 10 years, the Image International photo contest has been offering photographers from around the world a chance to win many exciting prizes and to see their images published. The 2007 edition is no exception! This year, participants could win many great prizes, including a G.A.P Adventures trip for two to Antarctica!


Click here for more information on how to enter Image International 2007

$500 for wordpress theme + install for mens underwear

For more detail brief, go to Sitepoint Marketplace Design Contest >>

The 10th ICFP Programming Contest

The ICFP Programming Contest is a programming competition to be held the weekend of July 20 - 23, 2007. The results of the contest will be announced at the International Conference on Functional Programming in Freiburg, Germany, in October 2007.


We will publish the task here at the start of the contest.

Dates and Times

The contest will run from July 20 to July 23, 2007. The contest task will be announced at 12:00 (noon) CEST (Central European Summer Time, or Central European Daylight Time) on Friday, and we will accept entries until 12:00 (noon) CEST on Monday.

For the lightning division, entries will be accepted until 12:00 (noon) CEST on Saturday, July 21.


There will be four prizes: First, and second place, lightning division as well as a discretionary judges' prize. Prize money will be awarded to help defray the costs of travel to the contest for the winners and for small cash prizes. In addition, the organizers will declare during the conference that

  • The first place team's language is the programming language of choice for discriminating hackers,
  • the second place team's language is a fine tool for many applications,
  • the lightning division team's language is very suitable for rapid prototyping,
  • and the team winning the judge's prize is an extremely cool bunch of hackers.



This is an open contest. There is no entry fee or need to pre-register. Teams may work from any location.

Teams with members from the faculty, students, or staff of the Information and Computing Sciences department of Utrecht University are not eligible for any of the Prizes.

A team consists of every person who contributes ideas or code towards a submission. Individuals may only be members of a single team and teams may not divide or collaborate with each other once the contest has begun.

Teams may have any number of members.

Language and tools:

Teams may work in any programming language(s) that they wish. They may employ any computational resources at their disposal.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Header Design, Uncoded - $1000

This contest is for a header with the same basic layout as We do NOT want a copy of this header, but we do want the same basic layout / shape.

The header should be 970 pixels by 100 pixels and leave space on the left hand side for a logo approx 250 pixels x 70 pixels(see our other contest!). We need tabs for Home, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard.

We will also need variations for each branch of the military. So we need a General military header for "Home" and then one for Army, one for Navy etc. These can be the same header, we just want it tweaked a little towards each branch.

The winner will need to provide the final JPG and PSD format of the header.


$1000 - Website Design for (Uncoded)


$1000 - Prize for Website re-design for global real estate company (Coded)

Our current website needs a new look, plain and simple. I would like for someone to create a unique user experience keeping in mind that in some countries bandwidth may be really slow. We also need two additional pages titled "Investors/Buyers" and "Featured Properties" and "Recent Press". We do not need to add listings similar to traditional real estate sites, just the ability to add "links" to exsiting property web-sites which users can find on our "featured properties" tab. once the user clicks on a featured property, before they are directed to the website, we need a "form" to pop up so they can register their infomation. details of the information that needs to be collected on the form can be provided. any other questions feel free to ask



DOTMOV Festival 2007 is a digital film festival with an aim to discover talented creators and provide them with an opportunity to show their work. Submitted works throughout the world will be screened at Soso Cafe which is produced by an online magazine Shift for a month, from November 1st to 30th. Last year's total submission was 267 works from 27 countries. All selected works for this year will be shown on Shift web site. During the festival, a lot of related audio & visual events will be held. And the tour will be held to Tokyo, Osaka and Sendai afterward.
The deadline is on 20th of September. Join this festival with your full of originality work!

The goal of this festival is to discover talented artists and provide them with an opportunity to show their work. We are also trying to increase the international scope of the festival by inviting guest creators, active on the front lines of the creative world, to participate as judges. During the festival, holding a lot of related audio & visual events, we explore the possibility of digital films.

Date: November 1st - 30th, 2007
Place: Soso Cafe (1F Sansei Bld., S1 W13 Chuo-ku Sapporo, Japan), Sendai Mediatheque (2-1 Kasuga-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Japan), Combine (1-10-23 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan), digmeout ART&DINER (2-9-32 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan)
Online: All selected works will be shown on Shift web site. (from November 1st)

Helvetica NOW Poster Contest

Submissions will be accepted from July 4–October 4, 2007. Entries will be made public once voting begins and not before that date.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Helvetica™ typeface, Linotype™ invites designers worldwide to take part in the Helvetica NOW poster contest.

Type and typography play a key role in the realm of visual communication – today more than ever. In a world where one is constantly subject to written information (from the mobile phone to the shop next door), type has never been so present in our lives as it is today. Commercial enterprises, advertising, and our dependence on electronic devices have strongly influenced the ways in which typography defines our visual culture. Typography has literally stepped off the pages of the book and into the rush of today’s traffic. Of the thousands of typefaces present in our environment, very few have attained the spread and popularity that is known to Helvetica.

Linotype invites designers to submit their poster design work that has been published between 2000 and 2007 and that uses Helvetica as a primary or secondary typeface. This contest also invites participants to submit posters (published, unpublished, or new designs) that revolve around the role of type in modern day life, and the way that typography – and Helvetica – affects our perception of the environment. The message and the visual exploration of Helvetica’s presence in our lives are open to every designer’s interpretation, and the use of photography is allowed.

The winners will be selected by popular vote. The voting will be carried out online at starting in mid-October 2007. The winners will be announced in the January 2008 issue of the LinoLetter.



Indonesia Printer Design Awards 2007

Indonesia Printer Design Awards '07 (IPDA'07) adalah suatu bentuk kesadaran sosial dan komunitas yang digagas oleh Indonesia Printer bekerja sama dengan Metro TV dan FDGI dalam bentuk kompetisi desain grafis yang dikhususkan untuk mahasiswa.

Pada tanggal 12 Juni 2007, telah diselenggarakan 'Lunch Briefing' antara pihak panitia IPDA'07 dengan beberapa perwakilan dari sekolah/perguruan tinggi yang menyelenggarakan pendidikan desain grafis, perwakilan asosiasi (dalam hal ini ADGI) dan perwakilan perusahaan komputer, permesinan cetak dan penyedia kertas sebagai pendukung acara. Dalam acara ini, dipresentasikan tentang maksud dan tujuan acara, serta menginformasikan teknis penyelenggaraan IPDA'07.

IPDA'07 merupakan suatu langkah awal untuk kedepannya dijadikan dasar penyelenggaraan IPDA yang lebih komprehensif. IPDA diproyeksikan untuk menjadi ajang tahunan, berguna sebagai forum kolaborasi dan apresiasi untuk profesional dan mahasiswa di bidang desain grafis. Langkah awal sederhana ini dimulai dengan program komunikasi dan apresiasi untuk mahasiswa.

Dewan juri IPDA'07 terdiri dari wakil tokoh akademis: AD. Pirous, beliau adalah perintis pendidikan desain grafis di Indonesia; wakil dari praktisi: Lans Brahmantyo, creative director Afterhours design group dan Nia Karlina, creative director DesignLab; wakil dari penyelenggara: Edi Hambali, managing director Indonesia Printer dan Eka Sofyan, ketua FDGI.

Penghargaan IPDA'07 :
- Pemenang 1: uang apresiasi Rp. 7.500.000 + 1 Komputer MAC BOOK
- Pemenang 2: uang apresiasi Rp. 5.000.000 + 1 Komputer MAC BOOK
- Pemenang 3: uang apresiasi Rp. 2.500.000 + 1 Komputer MAC BOOK
- Sembilan Finalis masing-masing mendapat uang apresiasi @ Rp. 1.500.000
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Untuk finalis juga tersedia beberapa hadiah tambahan dari sponsor!



The FIAE 2007 - International Festival of Erotic Animation will be held between the 6th and 8th of November 2007, at the Movies Odeon BR, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

FIAE 2007 aims to contribute to the discovery and revealing of new films and new directors, within the universe of erotic animation, in Brazil and abroad.

The festival intends to stimulate the public exhibition of animations that are neither distributed nor exhibited within Brazil traditional circuits. The FIAE will be dedicated to the feature and short films of animation. Sex, Love and Erotica, will be the key themes of the streamed international and national videos exhibited at the FIAE 2007.

Before each session the public it will to vote the animations that will be shown. Most voted they will be announced in the awarding party that will happen in the last day of the festival. Some animations will be exhibited on line.

The festival will receive “hottest”, provocative and amused production of animation for adults with erotica theme.

European Photo Competition for Diversity

DEADLINE : July 31st 2007
PRIZE : 1st - worth €3000, 2nd - worth €2000, 3rd - worth € 1,000

The EU information campaign ‘For Diversity. Against Discrimination.’ is inviting photography, art and design students from across the EU to make a creative statement for diversity by entering its "Breaking Stereotypes" Photo Competition. Students are asked to create a photo or photo collage that promotes diversity and appeals to a young audience.

An international jury of photographers, young artists and well-known experts in the fields of design and communication will select the best photos. Contributions will be judged according to their creativity and originality, as well as universal European appeal.


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