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Design Competition

Evermade x Modern Painters, New Decorators

Submission Deadline: 22nd November 2018

Evermade are teaming up with Modern Painters, New Decorators in our search for original designs from the East Midlands to feature as part of our greeting card collection and to be launched as part of Modern Painters, New Decorators’ Winter Shop event. In addition to this exciting accolade, the winning artist will also receive a £300 design fee. Nice! Simply follow how to enter below for a chance to win. Good luck!


About Evermade

Evermade is a Brighton-based studio who work collaboratively with some of today’s most exciting artists to produce both limited edition prints as well as an array of unique greeting cards, stationery and gifts.


About Modern Painters, New Decorators


Modern Painters, New Decorators is an arts organisation running a gallery and shop in Loughborough, East Midlands. They run a programme of art related activities including exhibitions, talks, events, markets and workshops and help build creative communities in the town.

Who Have We Worked With?


The winning entry will sit alongside some incredible emerging and established artists, illustrators and graphic designers. Previous collaborators include: Jenni Sparks, Sarah Abbott, Alison Hardcastle, George Stoyanov, Cat Coquilette, All The Fruits, Will Holmes, Eve Warren and Molly Fenton.

What Will I Win?


•    £300 in cash.

•    Winning and short-listed entries will be publicly exhibited during MPND’s annual Winter Shop event.

•    Your designs will be introduced as an addition to Evermade’s greeting card range.

•    Your desgins will be available on and in the gallery shop at Modern Painters, New Decorators for a period of 12 months

•    A blog feature on

•    Be included in promotion to launch the collection across Evermade and MPND’s marketing channels.


Who can enter?

This is an exclusive competition for creative arts students and recent graduates (within 1 year) from institutions across the East Midlands! So if you have studied or are studying at any of the following universities, get entering!


Nottingham Trent University

Loughborough University

University of Lincoln

De Montfort University

University of Derby

University of Northampton


How do I Enter?


Creative Brief

We are looking for 3 original designs that can be incorporated into Evermade’s greeting card range. Each of these should be created to fit onto an A6 greetings card portrait format

Our objective is for each design to be based around the three themes of:

 A playful use of colour is what we are about. Anything bright, bold and fun that puts smiles on faces. We encourage entrants to submit degree work if applicable.

Designs can be graphic, print, pattern or collage depending on your practice.  They can explore our themes subtly or overtly. The only thing we ask is that all three designs to be in a similar colour palette and style.

If your design does not contain text: Bear in mind that if your design is selected, the designers at Evermade may work with you in order to retrospectively add some text to the design.

If you prefer to add your own text: These cards can be for any occasion you like, so don’t hold back on what you’d like to say on the card. From simple and minimal to bold and expressive we’re all ears.


Design Specifics

Your original image files must be at least 300dpi and please consider that the images will be placed onto an A6 greeting card.

Portrait format only.

Artwork dimensions: 105mm × 148mm + 3mm bleed.


Some Extra Info

 Any entries uploaded after 22nd November 2018 will not be considered.

 *The winning artist will be responsible invoicing the prize amount, due 30 days after it has been announced.

The winning design will be licensed to Evermade Ltd. All other entries will remain under copyright of the artist.