Think you’ve got major design chops? Here’s your chance to show us! PEOPLE.com and Minted.com are looking for the next design stars in our first-ever Most Beautiful Quotes Challenge, kicking off March 14.
Here’s how it works: Go over to Minted.com, pick an inspirational quote about beauty from the selection provided and design an amazing art print around that quote. It’s that simple.
The Prizes You Can Score
Besides major bragging rights, the winning prints chosen by our panel of judges will be featured on PEOPLE.com. These designs will be sold on Minted.com and receive a $250 cash prize each. In addition, Minted will choose the top five prints voted by the community to sell on their site. Those prints will receive:
• First prize: $1,000
• Second prize: $750
• Third prize: $500
• Fourth prize: $350
• Fifth prize: $250
To help us with the tough task of choosing the winning designs to be featured on PEOPLE.com are three of today’s top tastemakers: Jonathan Adler, Erica Domesek of P.S. – I made this…, and PEOPLE.com’s art director Maggie Hong.
Meet the Judges
Iconic potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler is a household name. Jonathan launched his first ceramic collection in 1993, and today the design guru helms an empire with over 20 stores worldwide and a thriving e-commerce site. While remaining committed to ceramic design, Adler has grown far beyond the potter’s wheel to become an internationally recognized design brand offering decorative objects, tabletop collections, bedding, furniture, lighting, fashion accessories and more. His guiding design motto has always been: “If your heirs won’t fight over it, we won’t make it.”
Our next judge, Erica Domesek, the founder of the innovative DIY site P.S. – I made this…, is a design and style expert whose goal is to encourage her audience to embrace the idea of “I see it. I like it. I make it.” Dubbed “Fashion’s Queen of DIY” by Elle magazine shortly after her site launched in 2009, P.S. – I made this… features DIY projects accompanied by bold inspiration collages and simple step-by-step how-tos. Today, Erica is a regular judge on TLC’s Craft Wars, and her work has appeared in issues of Glamour, Lucky, InStyle, Teen Vogue, Self, Elle, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal and more.
Finally, PEOPLE.com’s own art director Maggie Hong will be rounding out our expert panel. Under Maggie’s design leadership, PEOPLE Digital has received notable accolades from Folio and min, and has recently been nominated for a Society of Publication Designers award. In addition to overseeing the creative direction for the brand’s web, mobile and app products, Maggie has advised on digital design for a variety of magazine titles under Time Inc.’s Style & Entertainment group.
So what are you waiting for? Winning designs will be revealed April 18 on both PEOPLE.com and Minted.com. Good luck!