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Creative Contest

Create the design for our new Albrecht Dürer Watercolour Pencil Cup Fan Edition

The Creative Contest is going into the next round. 
After the great success of our Creative Contest 2017 we want our fans also in this year to have the chance to help us design the packaging. Walk in the footsteps of Patricia Sierhuis van Roij, whose design graces the limited Fan Edition of the Polychromos pencil cup.
For our new pencil cup filled with 68 Albrecht Dürer artists’ watercolour pencils, we want our fans – and that means you – to become our designers. The motto of the Creative Contest 2018 is “Under Water”. 

What does the motto “Under Water mean?

There are many exciting things to discover under water! This could be animals or plants, people or objects. Whether in the sea, in the lake, in the river or in the swimming pool, whether normal or extraordinary, realistic or fantastical  - show us your underwater world! 


How does the competition work?
Download the design template and let your creativity go wild under the motto “Under Water”. It is important that your drawing reflects the possibilities of the Albrecht Dürer artists’ watercolour pencils and showcases the pencil cup without covering the logo and the product name.  
To work on an ideal base for watercolour painting you can transfer the dimensions of the pencil cup - which are shown on the template – onto watercolour paper. It is important that the logo and the product name do not get covered by your design.
The best entries will be chosen by a jury of experts. The finalists will be contacted until Dec 22nd and asked to send in their original drawings until Jan 8th 2018.  The winner will be chosen by our fans afterwards by a Facebook vote. You can not only bring your own ideas, but also later vote on the design of the pencil cup.  

Conditions of Participation 
Each participant is allowed a maximum of one design. 
Scan or photograph your design and send it in via e-mail (max 5MB) with your name, age, address and the agreement to the terms and conditions of participation to: creativecontest@faber-castell.de. 
Deadline for entries is 18.12.2017, 3.00pm, CET. 
The jury, consisting of professors and lecturers at the Faber Castell Academy as well as marketing staff, will then determine the best designs from all entries. These will be displayed on our global Facebook account for voting from 09.01.2018.
The winner will win not only 10 boxes with his/her own design on it, but also 800€ prize money and products to the value of 500€, which can be spent on anything in our product range. 
The finalists, whose designs make up the shortlist, will each receive a consolation prize consisting of a tin of 24 Albrecht Dürer artists’ watercolour pencils and a water brush. 
But also the creatives, whose designs do not win, have the chance of a small thank-you prize. From all participants we will draw 10 names who will each win a set consisting of a tin of 12 Albrecht Dürer artists’ watercolour pencils and a water brush.  
Participants must be 14 or over. Participants under 18 must have a declaration of agreement from their parent(s) or legal guardian(s). The agreement declaration must be sent in with the design. 

Do you have any further questions? You’ll find all answers in the FAQ’s.