For the first time Abdz is doing a contest in partnership with an artist and a sticker brand, just in case you don't know both, let me introduce you to them.

About

Sticker Robot

Sticker Robot it's a top notch Sticker company, producing the best and most extraordinary genres of sticker you will ever see. Working mainly with silk screen, their printing technique can make any sticker dream you have come true.



Hydro 74 (Joshua Smith)

Hydro74 is a Orlando based designer, otherwise known as Joshua M. Smith. The soul purpose of my career is to push the boundries in doing what I feel is relevant to the market as well as extract various elements and trends to be able to offer them up in my own personal work. But let's be honest. I do what I love because I love it. Not because I have to do it, nor am forced to do it, but rather passionate about doing what I do. I firmly believe in having set style tones, yet a sense of diversity to make any various project unique to the demands that are set forth (Hydro's website).



How it works

Your design can be anything you wish, but do it only on BW.

First step is to download the working template here(supplied as illustrator eps and photoshop tiff files).

The design should be black and white. The dimensions for the sticker are 3" x 3" and must be at least 300dpi and must be designed in the CMYK color mode.

When entering your design to the pool on Flickr, save it as a 72 dpi Jpeg 500 X 500 pixels and name it "Abdz Sticker - name of the art".


The theme

The artworks should be all black and white, a little reverence to our friend Hydro 74. Besides that, the theme is free, just watch out for the colors.



The prizes

First place: Pixelmator license, 1000 stickers of the winner's design, 1 poster and 15 fonts from Hydro 74's collection.

Second place: Abdz Book, 500 stickers of the winner's design and 10 fonts by Hydro 74.

Third place: 250 stickers of the winner's design and 5 fonts by Hydro 74.

The other 5 best artworks: Stickerobot pop culture parody pack and Hydro74 sticker selection.


Deadline

The deadline is April 1, 2012. Please read the instructions on how to submit your entry. You can enter up to five designs. The winning entries will be posted on Abduzeedo, Sticker Robot and Hydro74.com.


Bonus Discount

All Abdz readers got a special discount till the end of the contest on Sticker Robot store by using the coupon code ABDUZEEDO in your shopping cart.


About the author of this post

I'm Marcos Torres, I'm a Graphic Artist from Brasil. You can know more about me at my Website, at my Tumblr or at my Flickr.