DREAM IT, DESIGN IT WITH CONTRADO

THE CHALLENGE

Do you dream of what those product and pattern designs up your sleeve would look like splashed across a t-shirt, a tote bag, or a wallpaper? Dream It, Design It with Contrado is your chance to bring those ideas to life.

Our challenge for competition entrants is to upload 1 hero design to Contrado’s Print Your Own platform, to then refine into three market-ready products within this interactive, smooth-to-use software.

THE PRIZE

In store for the eight lucky winners are the following prizes:

  • Earn Revenue and Gain Exposure: you will be part of the ‘New Designers x Contrado’ capsule collection that will feature on the Contrado website. All winning products will be available for sale – and you’ll receive 20% royalties for the sale of your products.
  • Build your brand: you’ll work with our expert designers on a collection of 6-10 unique products that best align with your design style and work. The team will also help set up your online shop with Contrado, and you’ll be given £200 towards launching your brand with us and enrolment in our wholesale program.
  • Promotion: your products and unique story will be featured in the ‘New Designers x Contrado’ capsule collection, and a dedicated marketing campaign with spotlights on social media will drive customers to your work and build your brand.
  • Learn: join the team on an insiders’ Contrado factory tour, to learn the ins and outs about how Contrado’s products are made in the London factory.

Video: How to create a product on the Contrado website.

HOW TO SUBMIT

  • Submit your work to NDAWARDS@UPPERSTREETVENTS.CO.UK
  • You must include the following information within your submission for it to be valid: NAME, UNIVERSITY, COURSE, TITLE OF PROJECT
  • Only send one email per application. If your file size is too large to send via email you may use the file transferring site WeTransfer.com.

DEADLINE: 23:59 SUNDAY 15 MAY 2022

RELEVANT FOR: ND Class of 2022 students across all disciplines.

By submitting an entry to this competition you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of this competition. You can read our Ts&Cs in the brief document (click the button below).

THE PROCESS

See below for the step-by-step process for this competition, with an example from us.

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STEP 1

Using a hero design from your graduate portfolio, create 3 products that best communicate your unique perspective as a designer.

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STEP 2

Head to https://www.contrado.co.uk and navigate to ‘Print Your Own’ to create the following products.

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STEP 2.1

Create one wallpaper design concept. 

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STEP 2.2

Create one apparel design concept. 

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STEP 2.3

& a product of your choice on our platform. 

STEP 3 

Whilst designing on the Contrado site, take a screenshot of each of your 3 product designs.

STEP 4

Submit an image of your original design, screenshots of your 3 imagined products and other identifying info as required to: NDAWARDS@UPPERSTREETEVENTS.CO.UK