Burning Man 2014 Sticker Design Contest


This is the official call for designs for the 2014 Burning Man stickers! Your design could be the one handed out with the materials you receive as you pass through the Greeters Station upon entering Black Rock City. Other designs will be official sticker schwag distributed throughout the year. Help us remember our wonderful home in the desert even when we’re away!

So, don’t hesitate. Participate! Thank you and good luck!

The Details:

Your designs must use one of the three die sizes:

2.5″ x 5.75” with a 0.125” corner radius
3″ x 3″ square with a 0.062” corner radius
3” Diameter Circle

Whichever type of sticker tickles your fancy (or maybe you’re very ticklish and want to enter several designs), remember there IS a theme, and we like stickers that attempt to use the theme. Read up on the Caravansary theme! Must Include: both the name Burning Man and the year 2014 in your design.

If using 1-3 colors, set up the file to print as PMS
If using 4 or more colors, set up the file to print as CMYK

Round stickers are given priority for winning the coveted “Gate Sticker” spot, going out to ALL Black Rock Citizens. Other sticker sizes are printed out and handed out to volunteers throughout the year.

Submitting Your Art:
Send either a PDF file OR (preferably) the original Adobe Illustrator (.ai) file to stickers@burningman.com. You must OUTLINE all fonts. Whether sending your design or questions, please put your first and last name in the subject header as well as the phrase “2014 Sticker Submission”.

Monday, May 5. No art is accepted after this date.

Thank you!

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10 Comments on “Burning Man 2014 Sticker Design Contest

  • Nancy Pickerton says:

    I won this contest last year and it was the proudest moment of my life. I’m still waiting for the prize money though, but I know it will come.

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  • CamperGal78 says:

    Bmorg, who owns the rights to the final design? Given your aggressive pursuit of trademark violators I think you should have more respect for designers and not create an opportunity to exploit them. Nonprofit or not, design work should be paid work. Do you hold a contest for lawyers to write your contracts?

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  • Merlon Olson says:

    Someone whining in the comments section of a Burning Blog entry?

    I’M SHOCKED!!!

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  • Ginny says:

    We all know that anyone with a basic understanding of PS can be a graphic designer. There’s no good reason to pay these people. Just give them 6 spirituality bonus points, and they’ll be happy.

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  • Zigs86 says:

    Hope I can work something up, I just noticed this!

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  • JSaq says:

    Just to add some information: I think what any real designers would have an issue with here is that something like this is could be used to exploit a designer’s time and talent- it is known as ‘spec work’ see (http://www.nospec.com/faq) and is often used (usually with innocent intent) as a means for a client to leverage creative talent within one’s userbase/fanbase.

    The problem is, good design takes time, and is something that designers have spent years developing skills for (learning photoshop =/= designer) which is I believe what actual designers are hesitant of.

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  • Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon everyday.
    It will always be useful to read through articles from other writers and use something from their

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  • Gabriel smith says:

    Hi I really like ur company and I was wondering if u could ship me some stickers if u could that would be awesome my address is 849 9th Line Beckwith Ottawa Ontario K7C 3P2

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  • Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog!
    We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche.

    Your blog provided us valuable information to
    work on. You have done a marvellous job!

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  • revjaydub says:

    Hey, what won? I couldn’t come this year.

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