I just had another contest a few days ago about the same thing but a different animal. It was an Octopus, this time it's a Hippo.
You can check it out here: [url removed, login to view]
I have a website called: [url removed, login to view] and soon I'll be starting to sell merchandise.
Right now I need a mascot for my company. I've been thinking quite a lot and I've come up with that I want two cute Hippos that are smiling and has a camera around it's neck. One female and one male. Both will have different colors because they are meant to be printed on merchandise.
The octopus will change clothes every season which is 4 times a year but for now I just need the cartoon done with the camera so that it can be on the website and printed on our first merchandise.
It's very important that you make two versions one for the web and one for printing.
Here is a style that I like very much: [url removed, login to view]
Please use something in that style.
Do a good job and I will definitely hire you as my first designer. :)
Here are the illustrations of the previous winner for the Octopuses: