September 12, 2013

The UncommonGoods Upcycle Design Challenge!

Our team has been invited to participate in the 2013 UncommonGoods Upcycle Design Challenge! The grand prize is $500.00 and there are no entry fees! Here are the basics straight from the UncommonGoods website:

GRAND PRIZE: $500 and an UncommonGoods vendor agreement.
RUNNERS UP: All runner-ups will receive a critique of their work from the guest judges, and UncommonGoods' marketing team will provide tips for marketing and growing their businesses. Additionally, UncommonGoods' buyers will review each entrant's full portfolio and may consider adding the work submitted to the UncommonGoods website in the future.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET
WHAT CAN I SUBMIT? We want to see anything and everything - from handbags to kitchen tools, from gadgets to wall art. As long as your design has an upcycling story, we want to see it!
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE AN "UNCOMMON" ARTIST? Your design should be expressive, it should tell a compelling story, and it should highlight your individuality.
WHAT KINDS OF MATERIAL CAN I USE? We accept all sorts of materials as long as they are safe and animal-friendly-so no lead, leather, feathers, or pearls. We love unique materials, especially those that tell an interesting story, so don't forget to share your medium's tale with us in your product description.
WHAT DO I SUBMIT? We will need your contact info, product info, photos and an optional video. You can share 1 to 5 images through the entry portal with the choice to feature a single item or a collection. We judge each item individually, but would love to see your body of work. If you would like us to view more than five images, please provide us with a website or portfolio link. You can find the entry form located on the bottom of this page.
GOT A QUESTION? Browse through the rules, or send an email to Please fill out your contact info completely before you upload your images. Remeber to double-check the email address entered to ensure that it's valid.

So there you have it! You can find out more about UncommonGoods on their website. I know our team has tons of fantastic submissions to offer, let's show them what Upcyclers can do!
Good Luck, Everyone~ and we promise to keep you posted on the results!


  1. very exciting! I can't wait to submit my entry. thank you for passing along the info!

  2. I got this email from them too. Good luck fellow team members!

  3. Entered and so excited! Thanks for posting this.

  4. I made it to the voting level of UnCommon Goods' Upcycling Design Challenge! 3 out of the 8 who receive the most positive votes will go to the finals to win a vendor agreement. This is the voting link!