• 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

Have you got the skills to create a character card for a boy or girl aged between 8 and 12 years old?

Tigerprint want to see your 'juvenile' side and are looking for human characters that fit in to our kids card range at Marks and Spencer.

The Details
Channel your inner child and focus your creativity towards age-appropriate character design. Think about hobbies and interests that appeal to that age group, what would parents of that age group buy for their children, or their friend’s kids?

Style-wise - we'd like to see a range of looks, is your character bright, vibrant and full of colour, or is it totally cool and minimal?

There's scope to try anything, mixed media - is it photographic with illustrative elements. Hand drawn - are you a wizard with pens, felt tips, inks? Maybe you're a master of 3D, if so… we want to see it! Characters come in all shapes, sizes and creative mediums.

Be Commercial
As always, we’d like you to keep the Marks and Spencer customer in mind. The final design must have a commercial feel that will appeal to boys & girls. Our Kids range is on display now, so why not pop in to your local store or go online and take a look at what we currently do. 

We've included a few examples of our previous designs to show what we do.

In addition, check out the Tigerprint Design blogFacebook or Twitter to see the latest entries and find out about competition updates.

Image Size
For this competition please submit either a square 500 x 500 pixel jpeg or 500 x 700 pixel rectangle jpeg at 72 DPI (whichever suits your design best).

Each entrant may submit a maximum of 5 designs each.

Please submit your entries from 29th April to 26th May 2014 (Midnight GMT) using the 'Enter Now' button below.

Don’t forget, to retain your original artwork at a resolution of at least 300 DPI,  in case your design is selected as the winner.

Take Note
You are not allowed to submit a design that is for sale or has been sold to another party. Tigerprint can only accept original or unpublished work. If you submit an unsuitable entry we won't be able to choose you as our 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 via Facebook or Twitter.

Submissions Accepted from: 29th April 2014
Closing Date: 26th May 2014
Winner & Runners Up Contacted: May 2014
Winner & Runners Up Announced: May 2014