• Tips for winning:
    • Stick to a theme

    • Try to make it commercial!
      ready for M&S

    • Make it yours
      send us your original ideas

    • more tips...

  • What you could win:

and a possible placement!

Competition Closed!

This month’s theme for the competition is hand drawn typography!

Feel free to experiment with all of the different ways that type can be created, by hand, to get some interesting results. Consider whether you would like to include any icons or patterns to compliment your typography, or whether your design will be purely type based. Also think about how your colour palette reflects the event or genre, and whether it is suitable for the recipient. The hand drawn type could be applied to cards, bags and wraps, so consider how your design might work in a repeat pattern.

Your design can be anything, from classic and sophisticated to fun and quirky!

The design can be for any of the following occasions:

• General Birthdays (Male & Female)
• Valentine’s Day
• Mother’s Day

Here are some captions for you to use:

• Happy Birthday
• Make a wish
• It’s party time
• Birthday sparkles
• Cake and candles

• Be my Valentine?
• Happy Valentine’s Day
• Love You. Today. Always. Forever.
• Wonderful, lovely, gorgeous, amazing…you!

• Happy Mother’s Day
• Mum, you’re the best!
• Thank you, Mum, for everything!
• You’re simply Mumderful!

The Details:
Methods to use and things to think about when creating your designs:

• Different lettering styles
• Using different media
• Introduction of pattern or icons
• Mixing up different techniques

Think about the scale and composition. It would be great to see a real mix of designs and styles, or something we haven't seen before.

We've included a few of our past designs as examples for you.
In addition be sure to check out the Tigerprint Design blog and Facebook page where we will post the latest entries and competition updates.

What to submit:
For this competition please submit either a square 500 x 500 pixel jpeg or 500 x 700 pixel rectangle jpeg at 72 DPI (which ever suits your design best).

Each entrant may submit a maximum of five designs each.

Please submit your entries from 27th November 2013 using the 'Enter Now' button below.

However don't forget, please retain your original artwork at a resolution of at least 300 DPI in case your design is selected as the winner.

We will endeavour to approve your designs within 48 hours, after which they will be displayed in the current entries gallery.

The winner will receive £200 and a possible placement in our Bradford studio depending on availability.

Please visit our FAQs and Terms and Conditions before submitting any entries for the competition. Or ask a question on our Facebook page.

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED: 29th NOVEMBER 2013 – 6th JANUARY 2014
CLOSING DATE: 6th JANUARY 2014
WINNER AND RUNNERS UP CONTACTED: JANUARY 2014
WINNER AND RUNNERS UP ANNOUNCED: JANUARY 2014