I've just received news of an "Upcycling Design Challenge," sponsored by online retailer Uncommon Goods. UncommonGoods celebrates high quality art and design by supporting a large community of independent artists and designers.
For this challenge UncommonGoods is soliciting talented artists to submit their most unique upcycled designs -- anything from handbags to kitchen tools, or from gadgets to wall art.
I'm planning to submit several of my Metro Card paintings to the challenge, now also available in frames made of sustainable wood (rubberwood and bamboo). Crossing fingers!
Here is the info provided to me by my contact at UncommonGoods:
-Grand Prize: $500 and an UncommonGoods Vendor Agreement
- We accept all sorts of materials as long as they are safe and animal-friendly. So no lead, leather, feathers, or pearls. We love unique materials, especially those that tell an interesting story, so don't forget to share your medium's tale with us in your product description.
- Judges: Writer and Reporter Yuka Yoneda, Chief Design Junkie at TerraCycle: Tiffany Threadgould. andUncommonGoods Associate Buyer for Home Decor Alexis Campagna.
-Submission Deadline: September 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET
-Questions? Email email@example.com
-Submission page: click here.
- Judges will provide runners-up with a critique of their work, tips for marketing and growing your business.
Wish me luck, Night Shifters!