Design Competition
Hello! For those of you who follow us regularly, you will know that after a successful Kickstarter campaign we finally have a beautiful digital textile printer to call our own. In celebration of this exciting new step for our company, we've launched our second ever Fabric Design Competition. The theme this time is: 

 *Once upon a dream*

This theme is completely open to your interpretation and we cannot wait to see where your imagination takes you! We did also create a little mood board of our own on the blog, just in case you wanted some inspiration to get your own design process going: 

How the competition works 

          • Send us through your fabric design as a JPG or PNG. Minimum resolution of 300ppi please! Since we print in CMYK, for the best results for eventual printing (should you win), it would be ideal if you created and saved down your artwork in CMYK.

          • Please send your submissions to charlotte@byhandlondon.com by Friday 6th February 2015 midnight GMT. Just the one design per person please! 

          • We will then set up camp over the weekend - complete with coffee, cake and cats - and go through your loverly designs to try narrow it down to a shortlist. 

          • This shortlist will then be posted on the blog on Monday February 9th for voting on by you guys!  

          • Winning design is simply the one with the most votes. 

What happens if I win? 

A big virtual hug and a kiss from us! But also:

      • Your fabric sold on byhandlondon.com and lots of shouting from the rooftops about you on all of our online portals.

      • An upfront fee GBP 100 (or your currency equivalent) and 2% of every unit sold.

      • 2m / 2.2yds of your very own fabric 

Here comes the legal bit 

The winning fee is a time limited licensing fee only, no fear - we do not own your design outright for ever and ever! Think of it more as an exclusive rental, if you will. Should you win we will send you over a proper contract and everything, written in plain english that humans without law degrees can understand. By submitting your design to this competition we do not own it!  However, we do ask that you play nice and don't submit it to any other competitions running at the same time.

....and some final things to bear in mind 

      • Your design must be able to be repeated and tiled!

      • This might sound quite obvious, but no copyright infringement please! All designs should be 100% your own. 

      • The pigment inks that we use are not the biggest fan of large swathes of black or similar shades of dark colours next to each other, so best to avoid them if possible.

Ummm, that's it and as ever, we absolutely cannot wait to see what you make!