Whilst I don’t watch Sesame Street (I think I’m a little out of their target demographic) I do think that the guest judges on this design contest are my favourite ever, Caroll Spinney (Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch) and David Rudman (Cookie Monster, Baby Bear). Their characters are household names with an undeniable influence upon many childhoods, and yet the actors behind them could walk down the street and be recognised by no one, it’s kind of fascinating really.
Also interesting is the prize package for this design competition, you can make your choice from $2,000 in cash (useful for everyone), a Wacom Cintiq HD 13 tablet (useful for designers), or a trip to New York to visit the Sesame Street HQ (awesome for super-fans). Caroll and David will also make a couple of judge’s design picks which will receive $400 in cash. Here’s the details for the Sesame Street Design Contest:
ABOUT THE CONTEST
Can YOU tell us how to get to Sesame Street?! Chances are, if you’re a breathing human, you can! For more than four unprecedented decades, the gang at Sesame Street have entertained and educated young children in a multitude of languages all over the world, making them a global formative experience – one which remains beloved well into adulthood, proven by how popular the characters remain in our online store! We can’t resist the opportunity to team with our friends at Sesame Street on a contest in which you, the fans, can let your imaginations soar and show us through your artwork how much Sesame Street means to you. And the winning designs will not only get great prizes, but be made into officially licensed merchandise! Get those ideas going, we want to see your creativity shine – go for it, and good luck!
-Submissions must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PST) on December 3, 2013.
-You may submit up to 5 entries per person
-All entries must be in one of the following file formats: GIF/PNG/JPG.
-By entering the contest (”Promotion”), you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, (a) the Official Rules and (b) Mighty Fine’s (”Sponsor”) decisions, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
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