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UPrinting 'Summer Summary' Design Contest

UPrinting 'Summer Summary' Design Contest


Howdy COLOURlovers! Who's ready for another contest? We know we are and this time we're back with a canvas wall art design contest brought to you by UPrinting.com.

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UPrinting is an online printing company that offers a wide range of print products including business cards, canvas prints, postcards, posters, as well as other custom print materials. They are specifically proud of their eco-friendly printing that uses recycled paper types and vegetable and soy-based inks. UPrinting has also received accolades for its complimentary, easy-to-use print and design resources.

How to Enter

Open to the entire community, the theme for this contest is ‘A Summer Summary’ -- we want to see the color palettes and patterns that best describe your summer experience. COLOURlovers will submit designs you've created for a 4x6 rectangle template on the UPrinting Contest Page, and keep in mind you're limited to 3 contest entries, so choose your submissions wisely.

Enter the UPrinting Design Contest here!

Contest Dates

Entries will be accepted from August 1st - August 9th.
Voting will remain open until 10pm PDT Sunday, August 12th.
Winners will be announced on Monday, August 13th.

Voting Process

To vote, COLOURlovers simply need to click the "love" button on the designs you like the most. At the end of the voting period, the top five (5) designs with the most Love will be chosen as winners.

Prizes

What do they win? Each of the 5 winners will get a 24” x 36” rolled canvas print, courtesy of UPrinting.com! Winners can choose to go with a 2 inch border or no border and they can print a design of their choosing on the canvas. There's a turnaround time of one business day to get the canvas printed.

But Wait, There's More

The folks at UPrinting have been kind enough to provide an exclusive 10% discount for COLOURlovers members, and it can be used for any order made on their site. Just enter the code COLOUR10 when you check out to take advantage of this special offer. Terms of this discount include:

-The 10% discount is good for any product and can be only be used once (capped $100).
-Valid until October 31, 2012 only.
-Discount valid for printing cost only (does not include shipping, design service, and other non-printing costs)
-Offer not valid on previous purchases or in combination with any other discount or promotion. The higher discount will apply.

You guys are always so creative and we're excited to see what come up with for this contest! Cheers and happy designing.

View all the entries here: UPrinting 'Summer Summary' Entries


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Tristarin

Hmm.. The rules for the contest state "keep in mind you're limited to 3 contest entries, so choose your submissions wisely." However, I am seeing most people submitting more than three entries.

American Women

oohhhhhhh!

Well It's letting us create unlimited at the moment! hmmmmmm

Didn't read the fine print! :)

Thanks!

Tristarin wrote:
Hmm.. The rules for the contest state "keep in mind you're limited to 3 contest entries, so choose your submissions wisely." However, I am seeing most people submitting more than three entries.

Tristarin

I do think your patterns are quite lovely though ;) So choose wisely. :)

American Women

Awe So sweet!
But I think it's too late!
lol

Tristarin wrote:
I do think your patterns are quite lovely though ;) So choose wisely. :)

eighteyed

Since the rest of us were prevented from entering more than 3 entries by the form, I would like to see those who entered more than that, before they changed the software, delete the extra entries. It would seem much more fair.

whattafeeling

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hot night by whattafeeling
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I love the 'sun' shape and haven't been able to incorporate it much successfully yet. I think this worked well, though.

American Women

DONE! :)

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Retrofly by American Women
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Strawberry Shortcake by American Women
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Loud and Clear by American Women
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eighteyed wrote:
Since the rest of us were prevented from entering more than 3 entries by the form, I would like to see those who entered more than that, before they changed the software, delete the extra entries. It would seem much more fair.

whattafeeling

eighteyed wrote:
Since the rest of us were prevented from entering more than 3 entries by the form, I would like to see those who entered more than that, before they changed the software, delete the extra entries. It would seem much more fair.


It's all a popularity contest anyway... just sayin... doesn't matter if I had a million entries, and there were only one other, I wouldn't win. If people were so concerned about making it fair, they wouldn't post it multiple places, thus increasing the chances of it being seen by more, thus increasing the chance for more love.

Now that I"m off my soapbox, haha, if I love something, I'll click love. Whether it's for a contest or not. Simple as that.

eighteyed

whattafeeling wrote:
It's all a popularity contest anyway... just sayin... doesn't matter if I had a million entries, and there were only one other, I wouldn't win.

Aw, you are mean to you! I haven't even placed in the last three contests, or is it four? I can guarantee it's not fiddly bits that win them over. It's hard to say what people like, I'm usually wrong. I think using a popular palette would have been a lot smarter, just because of the notifications people get automatically. But eh, I picked the ones I thought looked best in the contest shape ^_^

*They want us to post it multiple places, it promotes the site!

whattafeeling

eighteyed wrote:
whattafeeling wrote:
It's all a popularity contest anyway... just sayin... doesn't matter if I had a million entries, and there were only one other, I wouldn't win.

Aw, you are mean to you! I haven't even placed in the last three contests, or is it four? I can guarantee it's not fiddly bits that win them over. It's hard to say what people like, I'm usually wrong. I think using a popular palette, would have been a lot smarter, just because of the notifications people get automatically. But eh, I picked the ones I thought looked best in the contest shape ^_^


Yes, I suppose. To me, it would be better to submit anonymously... that's all I'm saying. I am not the skill level of others that have won, and I know that. But, eh. Just my opinion

whattafeeling

*They want us to post it multiple places, it promotes the site!

I'm talking about multiple places ON the site. There is a reason when you click on the contest page you see 'random' patterns. People that blast contest entries through love notes, I don't vote for. EVER.

Maybe a solution would be closing submissions THEN voting, only giving people two or three votes.

eighteyed

whattafeeling wrote:
*They want us to post it multiple places, it promotes the site!

I'm talking about multiple places ON the site. There is a reason when you click on the contest page you see 'random' patterns. People that blast contest entries through love notes, I don't vote for. EVER.

I hear what you're saying. Sadly, it's still worth the risk. I've tried it both ways. If you answer your thank you notes with badges, you often pick up 3-4 loves just from the message exposure. So one step back, three steps forward. All I know is I'm not going to kill myself fighting for self promotion anymore. Gelaskins taught me that one. But that's the way this site works, socially. I have loved many many times palettes I would never have seen otherwise except through the comments... people are never threatened by those unless there's a contest. I don't care. If it's a good entry, I'll vote for it.
I'd still like to see a contest where all the entries mounted at once when it's time to vote. That way no one would have a time advantage.

amyanneerickson

eighteyed wrote:
whattafeeling wrote:

*They want us to post it multiple places, it promotes the site!

I'm talking about multiple places ON the site. There is a reason when you click on the contest page you see 'random' patterns. People that blast contest entries through love notes, I don't vote for. EVER.

I hear what you're saying. Sadly, it's still worth the risk. I've tried it both ways. If you answer your thank you notes with badges, you often pick up 3-4 loves just from the message exposure. So one step back, three steps forward. All I know is I'm not going to kill myself fighting for self promotion anymore. Gelaskins taught me that one. But that's the way this site works, socially. I have loved many many times palettes I would never have seen otherwise except through the comments... people are never threatened by those unless there's a contest. I don't care. If it's a good entry, I'll vote for it.
I'd still like to see a contest where all the entries mounted at once when it's time to vote. That way no one would have a time advantage.


I agree! It would be great if they could be posted at once and if you could view them all rather than so many random entries at a time so that you are not missing loving any that deserve votes and do not have to sift through those you have already voted for :) I appreciated prax sharing with us how to view entries based on doing a search but I do not know if that is possible with all contests :)

whattafeeling

Another thing that kind of puts people at a disadvantage is making the templates. Some can import shapes into seamless and go from there. Some can't. Some are a LOT more skilled with seamless. I've been on this site for a year now and I'm JUST now learning how to make things that look sort of good... but nowhere near on the level of someone like prax, who is an amazing maker of templates, or a lot of other people on the site. Again, these are just my opinions, I probably sound like a sore loser but all these constant contests...

mamagoose

My Favorite place is the inlet at Barnegat Light next to the lighthouse...I love watching the boats sail from the bay into the ocean :)

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Barnegat Light by mamagoose
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A Starry Night by mamagoose
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eighteyed

Amyanne, you can sort through any contest entries by using the tags feature. You have to look on an entry page to get to one, though, not a random entries page. The tag for this contest is uprinting-canvas.

amyanneerickson

eighteyed wrote:
Amyanne, you can sort through any contest entries by using the tags feature. You have to look on an entry page to get to one, though, not a random entries page. The tag for this contest is uprinting-canvas.

Thank you so much :) !!!

daisychain

So pleased the entries are limited to a sane three each. I've made a little progress on the template front and am offering you something more than my meditating zen stick man with the lit up feathers on his head this time (sweet though he is ...) . Here are my entries:

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cocoons pastel by daisychain
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swooping bird étude by daisychain
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circulate by daisychain
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AmyHands

My Entry. Im not good at making patterns but I though Id have a go :D

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Summer Florals by AmyHands
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a merciless moon

I think I'll pass this time -making palettes suit me better than making templates. I'll be rooting for my favourite entries, though :D

MissGibbon

Anonymous would be a great equalizer! :) I'm all for it

Here's mine! <3 Figured I'd save an entry to think about at length later. ;)

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baby bees by gibbygirl
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floating in the sky by gibbygirl
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playing with my baby by gibbygirl
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missmorgaine

This is my summer memories!
Green of Envy

rainbow

The Garden

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