• 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!

The first brief of 2014 is all about surface pattern. We would like you to design a contemporary surface pattern for a male or female recipient that could be used across a range of our everyday products including;

Gift bags, wrapping paper, stationery products or greeting cards.

The surface pattern should focus on different male and female icons, look at restyling existing icons or think about what the next big thing could be. You could focus on love and the icons that celebrate love throughout the year. Alternatively, think about the classic spot and stripe and how you can move this forward.

To summarize, we suggest you focus on the following elements in your design;

• Male Icons, i.e. sport, shoes, tools, hobbies, cars, drinking, grooming,
• Female Icons, i.e. butterflies, handbags, shoe, make-up, cake, shopping
• Spots
• Stripes
• Love Icons
• Type

The brief is very open, remember to keep your recipient in mind and play with different icons, scales, layouts and colour palettes. Keep an eye on up coming and future trends and look at how they can be applied.

The Details:
Your design could be a repeat pattern or a placement print. You may choose to use your favourite method of working or a combination of mediums such as;

• Hand drawn/ mark making
• Digital artwork
• Collage/ embellishments i.e. embroidery etc.
• Painterly i.e. watercolour or acrylic etc.
• Photographic elements

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 Tuesday 7th January 2014 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 Offical Rules before submitting any entries for the competition. Or ask a question on our Facebook page.

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED: 7th JANUARY 2014 – 3rd FEBRUARY 2014
CLOSING DATE: 3rd FEBRUARY 2014
WINNER AND RUNNERS UP CONTACTED: FEBRUARY 2014
WINNER AND RUNNERS UP ANNOUNCED: FEBRUARY 2014