Designers! Get Your Work On Our Boxes!

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The Brief

Each year we mail out tens of thousands of boxes to our customers all over the globe. Now the time has come for us to update our packaging and we want your help!

As a platform for illustrators, we are always looking for new ways to promote the next generation of designers. And what better way to get your work seen worldwide than by featuring it on our boxes?!

We have two spaces up for grabs on our new boxes. Both of the winning artists will be paid £250 to realise their design. We’re keen that designs are concept lead - if you have something you want to say, say it. This is a 3 dimensional object, so use the panels well, there will be lots of wrap-around patterns submitted, what else could you do?

This competition is being run entirely through Instagram. ANYONE can enter worldwide!

If you’re not tech savvy: worry not! just submit a sketch using #ohhdeerboxcomp we’ll work with you after that to create the finished work.


You will keep ownership of your artwork. We will license the artwork for use specifically on packaging for a period of a year. You are free to license the artwork to other companies for other categories.

How It Works

  1. Submissions need to be uploaded to Instagram. Upload a multi Image post (the submitted work + any surrounding work you want us to see from your portfolio) use #ohhdeerboxcomp and tag @ohhdeercompetitions that way we can keep track of all entries! Don’t worry, you’re also welcome to just show us examples of your current work for us to review.

  2. There is no limit on entries. You will need to catch our eye though, so if you’re wanting to submit lots of work, we advise a new instagram post per entry, so that each design stands out as the lead image.

  3. We’re looking for a different designer per box, but by all means submit work for both it will only increase your chances! The two dimensions of the boxes are as follows:

    Box with orange background: W: 312mm H: 218mm D: 23mm

    Box with lilac background: W: 300mm H: 220mm D: 100mm

  4. We are looking for a black artwork to be printed onto a kraft box (no additional colours please).

  5. Gesture at where you will include the logo (you can download this below).

  6. We don’t expect you to submit finished work, we’re looking for a fun concept initially. You can also just show us current work for us to review instead of creating new work at this stage. When your work is selected we’ll commission you to do the finished piece. In another slide, include an example of your finished work. If anyone does find themselves getting carried away and wanting to work beyond a rough, any finals we need will have to be 300dpi.

  7. Use the templates below and apply your artwork to the box (remember to use the multiply tool). If you’re not comfortable with digital programs then feel free to upload a sketch.

  8. Follow @ohhdeercompetitions to keep updated on competition entries and new information.

  9. Winners will have their Instagram handle and name printed on the box.

The competition will run until the 31st July 2020. We’ll announce the winners shortly after the closing date!


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