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We need the help of a graphic designer!

We came up with an awesome idea - a set of six glasses uncannily shaped like beer cans - but we're looking for an artist to create a catchy design. Send us your package designs from your portfolio for a chance to work with our Product Development team to get your artwork on the tables of our customers.

GRAND PRIZE: $500 + 5% royalties

RUNNERS UP: Judges will provide all runner up with a critique of their work, 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.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET

What does it take to be an uncommon artist?
Your designs should tell a story, be intelligent, show your individuality and be responsibly produced. We love to see accessories 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 with your product description and with alternate images.

Got a Question?
Browse through the rules, or send us an email at graphic-glassware@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.



1canoe2 letterpress is the stuff dreams are made of - Carrie and Beth are childhood friends who always loved to draw. Now the two are all grown-up and work together as professional illustrators, designers and printers. The name 1canoe2 comes from years of the two dreaming up big ideas around a campfire and floating down a spring-fed Missouri river in a canoe. Two girls, one canoe. One canoe, two. Carrie and Beth were just beginning their journey as a letterpress company when they asked Carrie's sister-in-law Karen to join the team. Now three women strong, 1canoe2 is chasing bigger dreams and creating letterpress art that makes people happy.


Tiffany is an UncommonGoods Product Development Associate. She hails from the South and misses its [relatively] clean air. She likes children's films, drinking tea, books, and puppies. She does not like bugs, inclement weather, or writing about herself in the third person. She is pretty decent at making banana bread; terrible at miniature bios.

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Please complete each of the sections below

  • contact info

    How did you hear about this contest?
  • 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.
  • 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?
    Are you currently working on agreements with any other retailers?
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I represent that this is an original design or that I have all legal rights to the work I am submitting, including its intellectual property.
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