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October 18, 2012


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Hello everyone! This is an announcement for a contest being held by Owl City.

Owl City is looking for original art to celebrate his latest album, The Midsummer Station. The winning design will win $500 and your art will be turned into limited edition merchandise. For this contest, illustrate your own fantasy-like depiction based on the new album title, The Midsummer Station.

Let Owl City's music create the soundtrack to your original art. Feel free to use song titles as inspiration for your images. Do not draw owls, cityscapes or depictions of Adam Young. No photos. Read the note from Owl City below and let your imagination provide the impetus for your design.

Suggested Theme & Style Guidelines

"My new record is called The Midsummer Station.

I get asked all the time what the title means. Like the name Owl City, I like to leave it open to interpretation. But for me, I like the imagery behind it. My mind wanders to a safe place in my head that I can retreat to when things get crazy. I've actually always wanted to name a record that specific title for years and with this collection of songs, it finally felt right."

The album art below shows one designers interpretation of the title. There are limitless possibilities for this contest. Let your imagination go wild and create amazing original art.

Things You Need To Include
    Required text: "Owl City". All submissions must be original art/illustrations. The winning designer should be able to submit a layered file (.psd, .eps, .ai) of the winning design.

Things You Should Avoid
    Respect copyright. DO NOT submit copyrighted work. Do not use stock images or clip art. Avoid typical imagery that might be associated with Owl City (owls, cityscapes). Absolutely NO PHOTOS.

Deadline: December 10, 2012 11:59 P.M. PST
Cash Award: $500.00
Prizes: Winner will receive $500 and an Owl City Prize Pack

Poster 16x20 in. Specs
    Your file should be 16" x 20" and have a minimum resolution of 200 dpi Accepted file formats: .JPG, .JPEG, .TIF, .TIFF, .EPS .TIFF (or .TIF) formats should be flattened .EPS formats must have all type converted to vector paths (traced or outlined) RGB colorspace only Max file size is 60mb

For more information, please visit this site:…

Feel free to submit your artwork to our group. We would love to see your creations!

Wishing you well,


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Dig4bugs Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I so want to enter and try to win.
BirdVision Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I wish
StudioFireboltt Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic, thanks so much for sharing -
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