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Designn Magazine Cover Art Contest

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 8:55 PM


The DesignnHQ challenges you to create the cover art for the next edition of Designn Magazine! The winning artwork would be used as the cover of the 6th edition with an inside cover feature.

Your entry can originate in any medium. Keep in mind that that this is a magazine cover which would go to print; hence keep the highlights of the artwork focused towards the center and right side of the cover, and avoid details towards the edges (1cm from each edge).

(Note that you only need to create the background image of the cover according to the size provided below.)

How to Enter

1. Create

Create your entry in any medium - anything from digital paintings to traditional drawing.

Make sure the final work is at least A4 size (2480px x 3508px) and 300dpi. Save it as a JPG or PNG file, and you're ready to submit.


Designn Magazine Cover Art Contest (Example) by UJz

2. Submit your work

Once you finish your piece, upload your cover image as a PNG or JPG file to DeviantART.

Remember to mention it's for the Designnn Magazine Cover Art Contest on the description.

Then submit it to the contest folder at our offical group DesignnHQ . (You must be a member to submit.)
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(Keep in mind to store a copy of the original files (.psd) since you would be required to submit them if you win.)


1st Place

• Artwork featured as the cover of the 6th edition

• Insider cover feature

• 2000 :points:
(from Moonbeam13 )

• 3 month Premium Membership

• 500 :points: + Feature
(from TehAngelsCry)

• Free copy of the 6th edition

• Feature on the Designn Blog and Weekly Features

2nd Place

• Magazine Feature

• 1500 :points:
(from Moonbeam13 )

• 3 month Premium Membership

• 300 :points: + Feature
(from TehAngelsCry)

• Feature on the Designn Blog and Weekly Features

3rd Place

•  Magazine Feature

• 1000 :points:
(from Moonbeam13 )

• 3 month Premium Membership

• 200 :points: + Feature
(from TehAngelsCry)

• Feature on the Designn Blog and Weekly Features

The Rules


Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PST) on November 1, 2014 and must be submitted to the contest folder at our group DesignnHQ.

• Entrants must be at least 13 years old to participate. Residents of any country are eligible.

• Entries can originate in any medium but must be in PNG or JPG file format when submitted.

• You may submit more than one entry, and they need to be original work. 

• Entries cannot contain any watermarks and any resources used should be credited to in the description.

•  By submitting you give Designn permission to use the cover image in the magazine cover (both digital and print) and any promotional material.


The 3 winners will be chosen by Designn staff members.

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

• Creativity

• Technical Skills

• Overall Impact


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If you'd like to offer a prize, let us know in the comments!
Any questions? Please comment below.

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AuroraLaLune Featured By Owner Edited 3 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Due to computer issues the submission i was working on's PSD was erased along with a crap ton of other things. The screen-shots however are still ok and i have all my notes and backed up saves that were uploaded into my scraps. Is this still an OK to submit? the video clearly shows the steps i took(with the screenshots, and their were quite a few of them) and notes are in the previous uploaded saves which are still in my scraps and linked in the description. The video i made was uploaded to youtube and to keep away from any copyright infringement i used my own composition rather than someone else's song... because one could argue that in the obscene possibility i actually won that it was using their music for profit in some obscenely abstract way(even just by being in the contest)... since that isn't my intent i used my own songs for this one and my last painting before it as well, only a different song(i put off making the video and figured 'might as well'). I just don't like silence and prefer to have some sort of music when im showing my work. Will a PSD of the work i did off of the back up i kept after it was erased work for the purpose of PSD? If so i still have that one... just not the one i started with. I have had to deal with this glitch several times... and for the sake of my sanity im just going to call it a glitch(and not some unidentified hacker that for whatever reason enjoys screwing with me, see? to some people that sounds like the ramblings of a crazy person... because i guess hackers are that inconceivable, and no i don't know why they would do this other than to be a giant dickface bully... its a painting and i don't even think its a painting that will win... i just have to cover my ass as the saying goes). 

Since i don't typically use my own lyrical work for a reason for the vids i have inserted a special disclaimer, which doesn't apply to this contest, or it does just that it failed under 'unless otherwise specified'. I had some issue awhile back with some record company ive never even heard of trying to claim the 'tune' was 'similar' in some way shape or form and thus they owned it. Never went to court or anything... just made me cautious. My compositions are my own and in all honesty, id just rather not have to fight for what is already mine to begin with if i don't have to. I have had enough of that shit for a lifetime. It didn't go to court, they just wanted to put adds on a blog i did because they wanted to claim my song. Since im unknown pretty much its not as if i was making money off of it... so whoever it was was just fishing for the right to put adds in places they had no right to put them. 

Also, the image itself has no watermark, but deviant art supplies a watermark so that people cannot just copy and paste art work and claim it as their own or steal it, does that need to be removed for the duration of this contest as well or is their another way of handling that? I know... so many pesky questions. lol xp

Rudakzmm Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
so what should it be about? or can it be about anything? do i have to restrict myself from anything? (mature content, pokemon stuff, etc) 
UJz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
It can be any theme, restrict from mature content and copyrighted material. 
onitonari Featured By Owner 3 days ago
So fanart is not accepted?
Or fanart does not fall into the category «copyrighted material»?
UJz Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
Fanart is not accepted :)
Rudakzmm Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Alright, thanks.
Hades-0413 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello~ I'm wondering if I can submit my cover art to other groups (not for a contest!) or is it strictly limited to the Designn cover contest?
UJz Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
It's ok if you submit it to other groups :) 
ASR-KKG Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Can it be photo manip? 
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Just make sure the stock providers are happy for their resources to go to print :)
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