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Digital Sticker Challenge

One of the most exciting new things to come to your iPhone is digital stickers. Like the standard emojis available in many iOS apps, digital stickers are perfect for adding a little something extra to your conversations. Millions of people all over the world are downloading stickers packs from the app store and using them thousands of times a day, and they could be sharing your art. Since we absolutely love stickers, we thought the next best step would be to introduce digital stickers designed by Redbubble artists. Having said that we had a contest!

Over 4 weeks we issued artists a sticker challenge that took place on Instagram. Each week the idea was to create new stickers centered around popular interests, social trends, and general emoji styles. Winners of each contest were awarded $25 and the chance to be featured in the iMessage app store as a free sticker pack.

See the winners of each challenge below, as well as a link to the free digital sticker packs.
For reference, here are the full terms and conditions

 

Clockwise from top-left: beanepod, beanepod, sophiecorrigan, adrianserghie, jamieleeart

Week 4 – Valentine’s Day

The fourth week of the challenge was to design a digital sticker that was inspired by Valentine’s Day.

Download the Digital Sticker Valentines Pack Here.

Here are the winners:

1. fluffymafi, 2. nikury, 3. spectralstories, 4. kenzin, 5. artsyrobotz, 6. juststephanie, 7. matejalukezic, 8. jensphotos, 9. siolin, 10. detourshirts

Week 3- Emotions

The third week of the challenge was to design a digital sticker that would help share how you feel. You can get the free pack here:

Download the Digital Sticker Emotions Pack Here.

Here are the winners:

1. katiecrumpton, 2. dragondelio, 3. christinareyes, 4. thecosmicartist, 5. misschatz, 6. -vos-, 7. happyfox, 8. happyfox, 9. njonestees, 10. zoljo

Week 2 – Funny

The second week of the challenge was to design a digital sticker sure to make anyone lol. You can get the free pack here:

Download the Digital Sticker Funny Pack Here.

Here are the winners:

1. mentalmittens, 2. sparklellama, 3. good brand, 4. myuglybackpack, 5. jezkemp, 6. fluffymafi, 7. janetsang, 8. littlegdesign, 9. amygorns, 10. detour shirts

Week 1 – Food

The first week of the challenge was to design a digital sticker featuring food. You can get the free pack here:

Download the Digital Sticker Food Pack Here.

Here are the winners:

1. Redilion, 2. lizziefij, 3. jennisney, 4. detour shirts, 5. franckodri, 6. cammie555, 7. strangethingsa, 8. corinna-schl, 9. rrenfroe13, 10. anterrickson

Here are some tips we gave to help when designing digital stickers.

  1. Stickers will be shown on a small screen so stick to a 1:1 ratio, stickers that are too tall or wide won’t work well.
  2. Stickers should be conversational. Focus on expressions, reactions, and elements that make a quick impact.
  3. Stickers should have transparent backgrounds just like the vinyl stickers. See some sticker best practices here.
  4. Digital stickers will also be available as vinyl stickers on the site, so they should meet our sticker guidelines.

While the contest is now closed, you can still download the Digital Sticker Template, seen below.
Download our new Digital Sticker Template (Example Below) – The PSD version works much like our previous template, and the text bubbles are also editable.

"Fangirl Emoji" by tashapolis

Keep up to date with upcoming challenges at Redbubble Create Instagram

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