• 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 we want you to focus on creating a black and white collection of surface pattern. There is currently a great trend for black and white which is spreading across not just greeting cards and stationery but home interiors, fashion and accessories.

At Tigerprint a really great black and white design can work well in a range to create a dramatic statement on the shelf at M&S.

The aim of this brief is to design a pattern that could be used across a range of products which could include:

                           * Gift bags
                           * Wrapping paper
                           * Stationery products
                           * Greeting cards

With this black and white trend you can get right back to basics and explore surface pattern design and really experiment with the elements that make up your surface pattern.

You could explore any of the following as themes:

Organic pattern
Floral pattern
Traditional pattern
Retro/ vintage inspired
Abstract pattern
Geometric pattern
Mark making

We really want you to push the boat out with what you can achieve with a limited colour palette - remember we strictly want pattern in black and white so this means no tones such as grey!


The Details!

For this competition we’d like to see the overall print design in just black and white however if you’d like to also send a suggestion of how you think the print design could be applied to product do feel free to include this with your submission.


Your design could be a repeat pattern or a placement print and may choose to use your favourite method of working or a combination of medias such as;

  * Hand drawn
  * Painted/watercolour/acrylic
  * Computer generated
  * Pencil/line work
We’ve included a few of our favourite black and white designs as eye candy for you to start your own ideas off - enjoy!

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 Tuesday 30th July using the 'Enter Now' button below.

However don't forget please retain your original artwork at a resolution of at least 300 DPI should yours be selected as the winner.

We will endeavor 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: 30th July-  2nd September 2013.