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Design Contests: How to Position Yourself to Win

Ryan Vatzlavick, Illustrator/designer

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3 Lessons (30m)
    • 1. Lets Get Started

    • 2. The Tips

    • 3. The Process


About This Class


In this class you will learn 6 key tips to position yourself to win design contests. Along the way I will show you my process when it comes to creating a contest entry, and some tricks to speed up your work in Adobe Illustrator. By the end of this class you will be prepared to win your next design contest!

Oh and did I forget to mention that this class is a contest in itself! So be sure to follow the criteria and sure your project gains the most likes for your chance to win an invite to dribbble!

What are we making for this contest:

  • In this contest you will create a bumper/window sticker that represents your favorite State, Providence, or Country.


  1. Post your project before 11:59 August 31, 2017
  2. Your design must be 1-3 colors
  3. Mock up your design on a car
  4. You must include your State, Providence, or Country's Capitol somewhere on your project page.

How do I Win:

  • The project with the most likes by the deadline will be the winner!

Good Luck!

P.S. This contest is for an invite to contribute to the dribbble community! You can go ahead and create a dribbble profile and use it to follow other designers and like projects, but without this dribbble invite you can not post anything. So if you have been waiting to be drafted you may just get your chance to play!

Mock up images found at

Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free