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$240 paid

49 custom designs

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Winning design #47 by Meow, Graphic Design for Contest
Gold Medal

designed by Meow

Project description

This contest is for designs which will be used on personalized melamine plates, with an emphasis on fun, trendy, colorful designs which young kids would love (no anime, please). We're also looking for trendy, upscale home decor designs. The plate is 10". Designs should be submitted for review as jpegs, but the winning design will need to be provided as a layered photoshop file. We are a manufacturer of personalized melamine plates and are interested in expanding and updating the personalized designs we offer at The designs we are looking for will not include photos, just text blocks for personalization. We will be awarding one winner, but would be willing to pay additional non-winners $25 per accepted design. Winning designs will not have large areas of solid colors, especially very dark or pastel. A faint amount of texture or pattern is also desirable, as it reduces the reject rate during manufacturing. Curved or arched personalization blocks are not supported by our design software. Fonts used should be open-source. The winning design, and any other designs we select, will need authorization for unlimited use on items for resale, with no additional licensing or royalties necessary.

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  • Hello, I have a question. How should Photoshop files be set up in order for them to be compatible with your design software? E.g. rgb or cmyk? resolution? include bleed? Thank you
    • I think we tell people to design in cmyk and convert to rgb. The 10.5" diameter includes a 1/4" bleed all the way around. Resolution 150dpi and when we're ready for the .psd files, we'll need layered files in case we have to tweak something. Does that answer everything?

  • Hello dear Makitproducts, Thank you for your ratings. I shall work on some other designs too. I am working in Ai, then later exporting in PSD file with the layers, I guess that will not be a problem for you. Kind regards.
  • Cute design, but no room to personalize. Perhaps drift the leaves into a shape that allows for a blank area of personalization?
    • Thank you CH, for your feedback. I will change the design and in new designs I will keep blank area for personalization. Thank you.

    • Don't spend a lot of time on a redesign right now. This will probably not be the winning design, and if we choose it as a $25 winner, you can spend time then. But thank you very much for your submissions; there are several we like!

    • Ok Thank you CH, I understand it. regards binkula

  • No room for personalization. We like some of your other designs better.
  • Using unauthorized, stock image,; entry removed:
  • You have copied stock image art -; entry removed:
  • stock images can't be resell in this contest - ;entry removed:
  • You can used stock images and resell it this contest; source:; entry:
  • Multiply designs per one entry are not allowed, only one design in different color ranges; entry removed:
  • Dear CH, Please review entries #50, #51, #52, #58. Kind Regards, DesignByLenny
  • Copied design:;entry: