Table Tennis Poster design: 1 winner and up to 4 runners-up

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $400
  • Entries Received: 55
  • Winner: hotxman

Contest Brief

The purpose of this contest is to select one winning designer and possibly as many as 4 runners-up (the runners-up will be paid a maximum of $140 each).
These are posters to be sold in A0 (84.1 x 118.9 cm), A1 (59.4 x 84.1 cm) and A3 (29.7 x 42 cm) format, as well as in a digital version. The winning designers must submit their designs in all three sizes, in both TIFF and JPG format at 300 dpi resolution and in both CMYK and RGB color, for a total of 12 files. And also a couple of sketches of the work. If available, the vector file should also be provided.

The submitted designs must be completely original, and the winning designer and runners-up must surrender all rights to the use and sale of their designs now and in the future.

The posters are conceived for table tennis and ping-pong aficionados of all ages.
Many of these will be associated players, so care must be taken to portray certain technical details accurately in the design (strokes, how the paddle is held, etc.). [login to view URL]
I am looking for designs with a variety of themes and in a variety of styles. Below, I suggest a few creative concepts and ideas; however, your own ideas are welcome, as long as they fit the basic parameters of the project.
Creative ideas and concepts:

1. Our Worst Enemy Is Fear
This slogan should be included on the poster. The idea here is that the player is competing against a larger-than-life opponent (e.g. a monster, a robot or a supernatural being). It would be fitting to show only the opponent, as if from the viewpoint of the other player. It’s a metaphor for how fear makes us see our opponents as being more formidable than they really are. A style similar to that of science fiction, thrillers or horror stories would be perfect.

2. Table Tennis Personalities
This title should be included on the poster. The idea is to portray stereotypes of some of the people who play table tennis. The character should be comical, almost like a caricature, but without being offensive… The stereotypes might include the pretty boy, the muscle man, the weirdo, the lunatic, the star athlete, the top model, the tramp, etc. It would be a good idea to include both male and female characters in this poster.
I’m attaching a poster in this style for reference.
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3. 1001 Excuses (for when I lose)
This slogan should be included on the poster. This poster will have a more comical style. The image might show a player getting hit in the face with a ball after the other player makes a shot. There could be texts with the excuses we make when we lose, and the image might highlight these excuses.
Excuses:
The net is too high/low
The table is tilted
The ball doesn’t bounce right
There isn’t enough light / There’s too much glare
I practiced too much / I didn’t practice at all this week
The rubber is worn down on my paddle
My glasses got steamed up
My arm/back/leg/head hurts
I didn’t get enough sleep
Etc.

I’m attaching a poster in this style for reference.
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4. No Shot Is Impossible!
This slogan should be included on the poster. This is a motivational poster, calling on the player to fight and make epic shots.
I’m attaching a video as a source of inspiration.
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5. Perpetual Table Tennis
This slogan should be included on the poster. The idea is an apocalyptic scene in which the players keep playing ping-pong on top of any available surface. Let’s imagine, for example, Mad Max playing other tough guys on a scrap metal table… or something to that effect. The idea is that this sport is so big, it will exist forever…

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Public Clarification Board

  • CipherSudios
    CipherSudios
    • 1 year ago

    will be there runner-ups?

    • 1 year ago
  • nubelo_Su6XUoCx
    nubelo_Su6XUoCx
    • 1 year ago

    hola. como se publica una entrada para el concurso? gracias!

    • 1 year ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Lo siento. Ha terminado hoy el plazo.

      • 1 year ago
  • nubelo_Su6XUoCx
    nubelo_Su6XUoCx
    • 1 year ago

    how I can upload an entry for the contest?? thanks!

    • 1 year ago
  • DanielAgresta
    DanielAgresta
    • 1 year ago

    hello please check #61 and #62 . just on time! I was super buys. It would be great to #extended the contest, I would like to draw option 2 (players in groups) but that will take 2 days.

    • 1 year ago
  • MeTaLMang4
    MeTaLMang4
    • 1 year ago

    Please check #57

    • 1 year ago
  • yurkorymar
    yurkorymar
    • 1 year ago

    Please check #54

    • 1 year ago
  • hotxman
    hotxman
    • 1 year ago

    Please # 45, this is the update for # 11

    • 1 year ago
  • dpm10
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    Thank you all. I have receive very good illustrations in several concepts. Even some illustrations I don´t like for these project are very good, of course. My idea is to choose a winner after wednesday, and select a runner-up for every concept. There are not any finished illustrations in the concept number 2 (Table tennis personalities). I think is a concept that requires work but where you could spreand your creativity and sense of humour. Please try this concept. It's important for me.
    Of course, First Price, could be in any concept.

    • 1 year ago
    1. AnisMegharia
      AnisMegharia
      • 1 year ago

      Sorry for the delay of completion of the illustration, it's just that I'm very busy right now, but I'll do my best to get it done by wednesday !

      • 1 year ago
  • CipherSudios
    CipherSudios
    • 1 year ago

    Rating and feedback please #43

    • 1 year ago
  • dpm10
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    Please, finish the works 100 % before the end of the contest, verify the terms of the contest (format, archives, …) and specify you want to be a runner-up if you don´t win the contest (I will pay 160 $ for every runner-up, 20$ more than planned). After I choose the winner and runner-ups you must provide the work in the files and resolution requirements, and then you will receive the payment. (I explain this for news in contests. This is my first contest as contest holder too :-)

    • 1 year ago
  • yurkorymar
    yurkorymar
    • 1 year ago

    Working on it)

    • 1 year ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Nice. thank you

      • 1 year ago
  • lukeFitzsimons
    lukeFitzsimons
    • 1 year ago

    Thanks for the invitation, I'm working on it now should be done shortly :)

    • 1 year ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Thanks. Welcome

      • 1 year ago
  • hotxman
    hotxman
    • 1 year ago

    Although little time, but I'll come back again~

    • 1 year ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Great. Thank you

      • 1 year ago
  • olgajozefowski
    olgajozefowski
    • 1 year ago

    Thank you for the invitation. I'm working on it.

    • 1 year ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Thank you Olga

      • 1 year ago
  • lukadudic
    lukadudic
    • 1 year ago

    Thank you for the invitation! I will enter for sure :)

    • 1 year ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Nice. Thank you

      • 1 year ago
  • marinasanc
    marinasanc
    • 1 year ago

    I will definitely join. :)

    • 1 year ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Nice. Thank you

      • 1 year ago
  • Kitteehdesign
    Kitteehdesign
    • 1 year ago

    I started to work, wait please :D

    • 1 year ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      ok :-)

      • 1 year ago
    2. Kitteehdesign
      Kitteehdesign
      • 1 year ago

      Thank you :D

      • 1 year ago
  • fauzifau
    fauzifau
    • 1 year ago

    The poster orientation should be portrait or landscape?

    • 1 year ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Both orientations are welcome

      • 1 year ago
  • Jhoandri
    Jhoandri
    • 1 year ago

    Good night!! #5 thanks :)

    • 1 year ago

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