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Calling all designers, inventors and especially velophiles!

Has your beloved bicycle made its way into your artwork or designs? Have long rides in the saddle inspired a new gadget or accessory? We want to see what amazing gifts and accessories you have for the avid cyclists and "dandy horse" enthusiasts.

DEADLINE: September 15, 2012 at 11:59 PM ET

GRAND PRIZE: $500 cash + an UncommonGoods vendor contract

RUNNERS UP: All runners up will receive a critique of their work from the guest judges, as well as tips for marketing and growing your business. Additionally, the UncommonGoods buying team will be happy to review your full portfolio in consideration for future work.

What can I submit? We love all things bikes! We want to see your creative gadgets, accessories, and cycling gifts. Take a look at our bike products to get an idea of what we might be looking for.

What does it take to be an uncommon artist? Your designs should tell a story, be intelligent, and show your individuality. We love to see designs and gadgets that are original and uncommon!

What kinds of mediums can I use? We accept all sorts of materials as long as they are safe and animal-friendly — so no lead, leather, feathers, or pearls. But we love unique materials that tell an interesting story. Don't forget to share that story with us in your product description and with alternate images.

Got a Question? Browse through our rules, or send us an email to bike-contest@uncommongoods.com. If you have trouble with the form, make sure you've filled out your contact info — especially a valid email address! — before you upload your images.


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Erin is the senior buyer at UncommonGoods. She rides her hybrid bike from Manhattan to the UncommonGoods offices in Brooklyn. Her favorite bike accessory is her purple helmet and the Bike Glow Safety Light.

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Emily Rothschild is an Industrial Designer interested in all things art and design. Equal parts problem solver, designer, maker, and writer, Emily can usually be found building, prodding, torching, or tinkering. She aims to identify areas of our lives that are often overlooked in order to create new, lasting, and often humorous design solutions. Emily lives and works in her hometown of New York City.

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Pasqualina Azzarello
Pasqualina Azzarello is an artist, public muralist, and director of Recycle-A-Bicycle. Recycle-A-Bicycle is a grassroots community bike shop and non-profit organization in NYC that teaches youth how to build bikes, ride bikes, and transform old bike parts into beautiful, wearable art.

entry form

Please complete each of the sections below

  • contact info

    How did you hear about this contest?
  • product info

    Is your item made with recycled materials?
    If yes, how are the recycled materials used and where did you obtain them?
    How should customers clean or care for your item? If your design makes it to our voting round, we will share this story with your design! Feel free to include links to websites, and upload photos, sketches or video below for our buyers to get the bigger picture. (750 characters max.)

    How is the item made? Where is the item made?
    Is your item already for sale? If so, please list all retail
    locations and websites.
  • photo & video

    Please upload up to 5 photos (.jpg or.png only). For maximum details on the zoom feature, provide a 1200 * 1200 pixel, 72dpi file of less than 2mb.

    After selecting your files, click "Upload" before continuing the form.

Please read and check the boxes below if you agree with thier terms
I represent that that this is an original design or that I have all legal rights to the work I am submitting, including its intellectual property.
I have read the fine print and acknowledge its terms may apply if I want to sell my product to UncommonGoods.

The submission period for this contest is over. Cast a vote for your favorite semi-finalist design from September 19-26. Have a design our buyers should see? We accept new products everday through www.uncommongoods.com/designs.

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