Competition: Design the Dubai Mall MEGA

The guys over at Foo Dog in Dubai are currently holding a competition where you can win the chance for your design to be crowned the official “The Dubai Mall’ MEGA“! You will also be featured along side all of the other 150 artists that are taking part!


To be entered into the competition all you have to do is:

1. Send your design of a custom MEGA along with a short bio about yourself to

2. Friend MEGA on Facebook and Like The Dubai Mall

3. Follow The Dubai Mall on twitter @thedubaimall

4. Tag MEGA on facebook and twitter with you submission


You can download the template / starter pack from the Foo Dog site here.

There’s not much time left to get your entries in as the closing date is the 10th of June 2012, so get your designs in asap! Winners will be announced on the 11th of June 2012.


Unfortunately this competition is only open to residents of the United Arab Emirates.


The final exhibition ‘Project: MEGA | The Dubai Mall‘ will take place on the 28th of June 2012 at The Dubai Mall.

Competition: Purple Polkadot Cavey Pilllow!

Holly from over at dropped us an email to let us know about a fantastic competition that she’s running and you can win a giant Cavey pillow!

“On June 28th 2012 Cavey will be 2, and we are running a very special competition to celebrate- You could win this a one-of-a-kind Purple Polkadot Cavey Pilllow!

Top Prize: One-of-a-kind Birthday Present Cavey Pillow, Cavey badges, postcards and sticker pack.

3 Runners up prizes: Cavey badges, postcards and sticker packs. Runners up will be chosen at random.

To enter simply create a birthday message for Cavey – this could be a photograph, painting, drawing, computer artwork, a card, or sculpture – anything you like!

Email your artwork to me ( and i will feature it here on the blog!
Only one entry per person, please. Extra entries will not be counted.
Entries must be a minimum of 640 x 480 pixels.
The contest closes Tuesday 26th June at midnight London time, we will pick our favourite and a winner will be announced on the blog Thursday June 28th.

The prize does not include a regular sized Birthday Present Cavey, he is available here.”

Bitbots Competition Winners!

The Bitbots competition is now over and the winning designs have been chosen. We present to you, 10 amazing designs by 8 artists.

Congratulations to those who won as their designs will go on to be produced as an upcoming Jinny series!

Stickermule x Vinyl Abuse – Sticker competition!

It’s competition time again folks!!!
Stickermule has teamed up with VA to provide you with the chance to win a $100 gift code to redeem on stickers at

To enter, all you have to do is write a tweet saying why you’d love some stickers with the hashtag “VAxSM” e.g. “#VAxSM – I’d love to win some stickers cos I’m awesome”, or simply retweet a Vinyl Abuse tweet

Deadline – Friday 17th December, a winner will be chosen at random from all entrants.

Good luck & we hope you enjoy this competition! <3

Bitbots Toy Design Competition

You’ve seen Bitbots Jinny series zero, now how about designing a toy of your own with the chance of your design being created as a vinyl toy in 2011?  But wait, there’s more!  Along with your winning design being featured in the next series, you will also win a full case of all the designs from the next series :]

To enter: Simply click on the image above to download the template, create your design and either email to or post to Bitbots, PO Box 45291, London SE10 1BD.

Entries judged by: Jats Gill creator of Bitbots Jinny, Vinyl Abuse, PlayLounge and artists from series zero
Closing date for entires is 1st December 2010

Cavey: New Release and Competition – Red Strawberry and Pink Strawberry Caveys

Cavey is going from strength to strength and is creating a massive buzz! The Unicorn and Ninja Caveys we featured a couple of weeks ago sold out in minutes!

Holly just got in touch with us to let us know about the latest upcoming Cavey release “Red Strawberry Cavey” and also to tell us about the competition she’s running to win a super limited edition “Pink Strawberry Cavey“!

Here’s your chance to win a Pink Strawberry Cavey, limited to only 2 pieces! For your chance at winning him get your art on and submit an original artwork featuring Cavey. You can paint, sculpt, sew, draw, Photoshop, anything you like as long as it features Cavey. The deadline is September 17th, and I will pick a winner on September 20th.

Grand Prize: Pink Strawberry Cavey. Three runner up prizes of Cavey badge and sticker packs.


  1. One entry per person.
  2. Your entry must be 700px wide (or 700px tall)
  3. Please put your name in your submitted filename so i can identify entries easily.
  4. Closing date is Friday September 17th at 12 midnight BST. Winners announced September 20th
  5. Send your submission to with the subject “art contest.

Red Strawberry Cavey will drop on September 2nd at 7:00 BST and is limited to 22 pieces complete with a drawstring bag and Cavey badge.

Price: £12 and will be exclusively available from the Hey Little Stranger online store!

Scooter & Jinx – Rock Cakes Competition

As part of their Merry Unbirthday Month, S&J are super excited to announce your second chance to grab some amazing swag!

Our friend and Fairy Bling Mother, Rock Cakes has given us a few trinkets that prove all that glitters isn’t always gold- sometimes it’s silver or perspex!

1st prize is an awesome 17mm tall Silver and Diamond (real) pin!

This week in Hastings we’re celebrating all things Piratey and and as part of that celebration you might remember that Lunartik JOnes & Phil Corbett shipwrecked the shop window… well now Rock Cakes jewellery has given us some treasures to bestow upon not one, but THREE lucky winners!

All you have to do is answer the following trivia question, below in the comments section of this blog post, on Twitter or Facebook.

What is the name of the pirate in the film, The Goonies?

I think it goes without saying that only entrants with the CORRECT answer will be entered to win and to make it fair we’ll jumble everyone up and draw names. First, grand prize winner gets one of Rock Cake’s signature silver skull pins, second draw is runner up and third place gets a prize too, in the form of her yummy perspex Skull & Bones badge sets.

Lunartik & VinylAbuse – Mini Tea Competition!

WINNER ANNOUNCED! DRUM ROLL PLEASE… and the winner is, loulabaloolaboo with the amazing tagline, “One Cup is Never Enough!”

Congratulations to loulabaloolaboo for coming up with a great ‘Tag Line’ for Lunartik’s
‘Mini Series One’ of  ’Lunartik in a Cup of Tea’!  She’s gonna win lots of signed Lunartik goodies!!

A big thanks goes out to everyone else who entered the competition and a special thank you to the
eagle eyed judges… Neil O’Rourke, Sichi, Sandy San, Phil Corbett & the VinylAbuse team.

We hope you will enjoy a lovely cup of Lunartik Mini Tea when they are ready to be served later on this year. As you know… One Cup is Never Enough!

Cheers very much,
Matt JOnes + Tea Team :)

Show off your creativiTEA competition

It’s competition time again folks!!!
Matt JOnes aka Lunartik asks you to get your kettle on once again for his new competition about why you love tea so much and what it means to you!

In 2009, Matt unleashed his first series of vinyl toys called, ‘Lunartik in a Cup of Tea’.
This year Matt has been working around the clock and has developed his first
‘Mini Series of ‘Lunartik in a Cup of Tea’ Called ‘I LOVE TEA’
(Sneak Peaks coming very soon)

Image above: Lunartik 2009 packaging design, Lunartik Large series one + take a break message.

Series One, The Collector’s Edition
Matt’s first toy carried a message that he wanted to share with all you tea lovers out there.
His message was ‘Take a Break’ Have a lovely cup of tea. Matt tells me the meaning to the message, “How its best to always take a break once in a while to help refresh your mind.”
and well, lets face it, you can’t beat a good brew can you!


Comp Details:

23rd July 2010
Matt’s making a new series of Lunartik toys, but this time they are TINY!
For this to happen Matt has to complete the packaging for the series and with your help this will go to print.

Matt is calling out to all you Tea Lovers out there for a short but inspiring
TEA MESSAGE (Max 6 words) to fit under his LOGO for the entire run of new packaging in Series one of the Mini Teas.

The best tea message will be selected on the 23rd July by Matt JOnes, and Vinyl Abuse.


The Prizes:

Here’s the Front of the new packaging

  • Your message on the front of every box of Lunartik in a Cup of Tea.
  • A set of tea toys signed by Matt JOnes.
  • One ‘I LOVE TEA’ Shirt

To enter, simply leave a comment with your message on the VA forum – HERE

We hope you enjoy this comp, and keep on enjoying a lovely cup of tea! Enjoy even more JOnes goodness at

Modnation Racers presents Racers vs. Designer Competition

Sony PlayStation in conjunction with the Hype Circle Media Network have launched the Modnation Racers: Racers vs. Designers competition & microsite for users to check out exclusive videos of Drift Racers Tanner Foust and Tyler McQuarrie, and Vinyl Designers Huck Gee and Jesse Hernandez highlighting their “modding” of the newly launched Modnation Racers game’s tracks and characters.

As racers, Tanner Foust and Tyler McQuarrie use their driving experience to build their own tracks for maximum competition excitement. While the designers, Huck Gee and Jesse Hernandez dive deep into Modnation Racers’ design tools to create unique game characters influenced by their own vinyl creations.

Visitors to the Modnation Racers: Racers vs. Designers can enter for a chance to win the valuable prizes by answering questions about the featured racers and designers—the answers are easily found by watching the videos and checking out the racers’ and designers’ profiles on the website.

The contest launches on Tuesday June 1st, 2010 and runs through June 20th, 2010.

Lunartik – Design a lovely cup of tea

‘Design-a-Lovely Cup of Tea’ competition!
It’s time once again to get out your pens, have a lovely
cup of tea and get brewing your own custom tea.

Competition Closes Sept 2009

Here’s how to enter:
Click the link to Download the DIY Template (PDF)
Fill it full with your own special brew and send it back completed to:

The Rules:
Your designs must be submitted by and no later than September 1st 2009. First place, second place, and third place will be determined based on the judges decisions. (Judges Lunartik JOnes + Special Guests).
You may submit multiple entries but a maximum of one design per artist will be selected as a top three winners.

LaFraise x VinylAbuse – Characters Contest // Sept15th

The next upcoming contest is a tag team supreme with La Fraise and ourselves – submissions will be open September 15th.

Here’s abit about the basic premise of the awesomeness that is La Fraise: is Europe’s biggest T-Shirt design competition. Five to eight designs are chosen every week from over 100 daily submissions to be printed and sold from the site. respects designers: our shirts are strictly limited to 500 per design for which winning designers get 1000 €!… More here


The theme will be “characters” in any sort of setting. Now we are looking for full-blown original characters. No known characters such as Snoopy or Batman, keep it original!

Now I’ll get to the stuff you guys really care about. We’ll select 3 winners, each will receive 1500 Euros plus a “goodie bag” of vinyl toys from VinyAbuse.

The winning T-shirt designs will each be printed in limited runs of 500 and one lucky winner will be selected for a VinylAbuse feature/interview.

You can submit as many times as you like but keep in mind that we’ll be screening the submissions for quality

So to recap:

  • ”Characters” is the theme (your own original characters)
  • Submissions open September 15th-29th here on laFraise EU
  • 3 winners, all at 1500 Euros a goodie bag of vinyl toys

Have fun!!

art by J3Concepts