• 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

Design a love themed surface pattern with an exciting new colour palette.

The Brief:
Tigerprint are collaborating with the Society of Dyers and Colourists to bring you this months competition.

This month’s theme is all about the colour of love. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’ll be seeing lots of red and pink, but why do we associate these colours with love?

We’d like you to come up with an exciting colour palette that captures the feeling of love whilst pushing the boundaries to create a new and different look. You don’t have to ignore red and pink entirely, but if you choose to include them, think about how they could be used differently or in combination with a wider colour scheme.

The Details:
Once you have your colour palette in mind, we’d like you to design upto 5 love themed surface patterns. A suggestion of icons and shapes you could use are:

• Hearts
• Flowers
• Pattern
• Characters
• Mark making
• Typography

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 men & women. Our Valentines range is out 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 blog and Facebook page to see the latest entries and find out about 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 4th February until 3rd March 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.

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 Tigerprint can only accept original or unpublished work.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 chose 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 Terms and Conditions before submitting any entries for the competition. Or ask a question on our Facebook page.

Submissions Accepted from: 4th February 2014
Closing Date: 3rd March 2014
Winner & Runners Up Contacted: March 2014
Winner & Runners Up Announced: March 2014