The internet can be a jungle for artists who are looking for networks to showcase and sell their works. However, some places really stand out: Minted is a marketplace and community of independent artists, with a mission to help exceptional artists bring their work to consumers. It offers art, stationery and home decor that is unique, diverse and all created by it’s own community members.
Minted is currently inviting you to join their community, reach out to your inner child and help to create a beautiful line of wall art for two of the most widely recognized and largest brands in the children and teens home decor space: Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen. Pretty exciting, right? Submit to the challenge right here.
Babies, kids and teens are the subject of the Pottery Barn challenge. If you can make that perfect little print for a nursery wall or a beautifully designed art piece for a kid’s room, then this challenge is for you! Everyone is welcome to submit art to the community. Artists can submit up to 30 pieces. From the submissions a large collection of designs will be selected to go up for sale on either Minted, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen.
How does it work?
To submit your art, join the Minted community (which is easy & free of charge). Once you’re a member you can start uploading your art, edit if necessary and launch it for voting. People will be able to vote on your work as soon as the challenge submission period closes.
In all of Minted’s challenges, the community at large votes for the winners. In addition Minted, Pottery Barn Kids, and PBteen will each be selecting Editors’ Picks. Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen will each select 25 Editors’ Picks from this challenge (25 Editors’ Picks for each brand) to be sold on potterybarnkids.com or pbteen.com. Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen will each select 20 exclusive pieces from their respective 25 pieces. These exclusive pieces will be featured in either a catalog or retail store for Pottery Barn Kids or PBteen. Minted’s Editors’ Picks will be sold exclusively on Minted.com.
The challenge will close on Thursday, February 18.
For winning submissions cash prizes are available in several categories: 1ST PLACE: $3000, 2ND PLACE: $1500, 3RD PLACE: $750. Winners from 4TH – 30TH PLACE will receive $200. There are Special Awards with a prize of $200-$500 each and Editors’ Picks will receive a prize of: $150 each.
On top of the cash prize, all winning Minted designs will receive a 10% commission on all print sales.
It’s not just the prizes that make Minted an interesting spot for makers. Minted is a fun & friendly experience for everyone who is looking to connect, learn and grow as an artist. Pottery Barn is one of many challenges that run on the community. During every challenge there are tools that enable artists to ask for feedback and critique from other people. All this with a goal to keep the community at high quality and the product lines refreshing and unique.
Some of my favorite Minted finds:
Seal by Jorey Jurley
Summer Picked Poppies by Kelli Hall
I Love You So by Kelly Ventura
Nighttime Sky by Shirley Lin Schneider
Baby Animal / Tiger by Cass Loh