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.). [url removed, login to view]
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
    • 7 months ago

    will be there runner-ups?

    • 7 months ago
  • nubelo_Su6XUoCx
    nubelo_Su6XUoCx
    • 7 months ago

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

    • 7 months ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      Lo siento. Ha terminado hoy el plazo.

      • 7 months ago
  • nubelo_Su6XUoCx
    nubelo_Su6XUoCx
    • 7 months ago

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

    • 7 months ago
  • DanielAgresta
    DanielAgresta
    • 7 months 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.

    • 7 months ago
  • MeTaLMang4
    MeTaLMang4
    • 7 months ago

    Please check #57

    • 7 months ago
  • yurkorymar
    yurkorymar
    • 7 months ago

    Please check #54

    • 7 months ago
  • hotxman
    hotxman
    • 7 months ago

    Please # 45, this is the update for # 11

    • 7 months ago
  • dpm10
    Contest Holder
    • 8 months 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.

    • 8 months ago
    1. AnisMegharia
      AnisMegharia
      • 8 months 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 !

      • 8 months ago
  • CipherSudios
    CipherSudios
    • 8 months ago

    Rating and feedback please #43

    • 8 months ago
  • dpm10
    Contest Holder
    • 8 months 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 :-)

    • 8 months ago
  • yurkorymar
    yurkorymar
    • 8 months ago

    Working on it)

    • 8 months ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      Nice. thank you

      • 8 months ago
  • lukeFitzsimons
    lukeFitzsimons
    • 8 months ago

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

    • 8 months ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      Thanks. Welcome

      • 8 months ago
  • hotxman
    hotxman
    • 8 months ago

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

    • 8 months ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      Great. Thank you

      • 8 months ago
  • olgajozefowski
    olgajozefowski
    • 8 months ago

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

    • 8 months ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      Thank you Olga

      • 8 months ago
  • lukadudic
    lukadudic
    • 8 months ago

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

    • 8 months ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      Nice. Thank you

      • 8 months ago
  • marinasanc
    marinasanc
    • 8 months ago

    I will definitely join. :)

    • 8 months ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      Nice. Thank you

      • 8 months ago
  • Kitteehdesign
    Kitteehdesign
    • 8 months ago

    I started to work, wait please :D

    • 8 months ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      ok :-)

      • 8 months ago
    2. Kitteehdesign
      Kitteehdesign
      • 8 months ago

      Thank you :D

      • 8 months ago
  • fauzifau
    fauzifau
    • 8 months ago

    The poster orientation should be portrait or landscape?

    • 8 months ago
    1. dpm10
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      Both orientations are welcome

      • 8 months ago
  • Jhoandri
    Jhoandri
    • 8 months ago

    Good night!! #5 thanks :)

    • 8 months ago

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