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We are thrilled to announce that Robert Kaufman Fabrics will be offering a mini fabric collection license to the winner of the 2014 Global Talent Search. Last year’s winner, Zoe Ingram, was delighted with the ‘Carried Away’ fabric line created as part of her prize, and you could be next!

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Did we mention that the 2014 GTS winner gets represented by Lilla Rogers Studio for two years, as well as winning several licensing deals and some amazing professional development opportunities?

Have you registered yet? Time is running out - ENTER NOW! You’ve got to be in it to win it!

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And the Global Talent Search prizes just keep coming… Next up we are excited to share this fantastic prize from Studio M…

The talented winner will create Garden Products with Studio M, the new artful home and garden division of Magnet Works, Ltd. The Director of Product Development will personally work with the winner throughout the development process to give them a better understanding of how a product line is conceptualized, developed, and marketed in the Specialty Gift Industry.

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The details of the license, including royalties, will be negotiated by Lilla Rogers Studio on behalf of the winner.

This is one of a host of licensing deals secured for the winner, who will also get two years’ representation by Lilla Rogers Studio and some amazing career development opportunities. Have you registered yet? Time is running out – ENTER NOW! You’ve got to be in it to win it!

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All this week we are revealing the amazing prizes in store for the winner of the 2014 Global Talent Search. If you like illustration you’ll love this one…

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UPPERCASE is pleased to offer the winning artist a paid commission to illustrate an article in UPPERCASE and/or to illustrate the cover of this beloved magazine for the creative and curious. The winner will also be profiled within the magazine and on the UPPERCASE blog.

What a fabulous job! We love UPPERCASE and are grateful to founder Janine Vangool for this opportunity.

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 Think the Global Talent Search is too big for you? Believe us, it’s not. It’s for anyone who fancies a creative challenge, some real fun and the chance of winning a career-shifting prize. Enter now!

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Suzy Ultman is a major talent - no doubt about it. See Suzy’s smart writings and wonderfully, delightful illustrations at Flow here and here and here and here! – Jennifer
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Over the next few days we will be announcing the incredible prizes we have lined up for the winner of the 2014 Global Talent Search. Like last year we have a host of licensing deals to offer, but new for 2014 we are also bringing you a series of amazing career development boosts, beginning with a dream opportunity…

Win a 1-1 video consultation with Chronicle Books Senior Art Editor, Kate Woodrow! Pitch your product ideas and share your artwork with an editor who’s developed hundreds of stationery and gift products. In a one-hour creative consultation, Kate will give you feedback to help shape your ideas into commercially viable gift products.

How cool is that? Kate is one of the judges for the Global Talent Search. Take a look at some of the gorgeous products that have been developed under her leadership and sold all over the world:

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Would you love to see your art on products like this? If so, join the Global Talent Search today. Someone’s got to win, and it might just be you!

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Hi Lilla, I’m so excited to announce I just opened a brand new Society6 shop! If you follow this link  you will receive FREE Worldwide Shipping + $5 Off New Biker Tanks!! (Offer expires July 13) I will be adding a lot more products this week, please take a look! Many thanks! Silvia

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
Zoe’s Petit Bazaar for Midwest CBK

Hi Lilla! This post is one that I have been desperate to share over the past few weeks/months and so I am really hyped to be able to share it with you now. The time is finally here and I can show you my new line with Midwest CBK. It’s called Petit Bazaar. What an amazing job they have done with all of those gorgeous products. I can tell you that this is a dream job and the people that I worked with on this are the best. I have seen the progress and development of the product designs throughout the year but I can honestly say that seeing the final products in the catalog I was still wowed!! My favourite thing? Without a doubt the turquoise pouf! But I really think all of it is beautiful. I’m kinda proud of me. This is what I have dreamed about doing for so long and it’s finally happening. The other great thing is that I get to do more work with Midwest so watch this space! Enjoy! – Zoe

This home decor line was one of the fantastic prizes offered as part of the 2013 Global Talent Search, which Zoe won. The 2014 competition is now open for registration, and you could be the next winner! Find out more and enter here.

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We are thrilled to welcome an esteemed panel of judges from across the industry for the 2014 Global Talent Search. Please let your jaw drop to the floor as we share that the panel will include senior representatives from:

  • Chronicle Books
  • Crate & Barrell
  • Midwest-CBK
  • Quayside Publishing Group (Quarry & Rockport)
  • Robert Kaufman Fabrics
  • Demdaco
  • Where Women Create
  • Nickelodeon
  • Studio M
  • UPPERCASE Magazine

You can see the full line up here!

The 2014 Global Talent Search is an incredible opportunity to get your work in front of these experts, many of whom buy art every day. They will be reviewing the work of the Top 50 shortlisted artists in this year’s competition. Registration is OPEN NOW. Don’t miss out on this opportunity – it might just change everything.

Someone’s got to win. It might just be you!

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Monday, June 30th, 2014
Blooms of Nigeria

On April 14 more than 200 school girls were taken at gunpoint from their school dormitory in Chibok, Nigeria. You can read more on this and the resulting world response here.

I could not shake the horror from my mind and It came to me to do something to get the word out to the world in a visual way. The girls had gone, disappeared, what could we make to wait for them and make their abscence visible to the world? I came across a list of 180 of the girls names and i wanted to invite 180 women artists to illustrate a flower and dedicate it to their name in sisterhood, and hope. I spoke of this idea to a former student and amazingly talented illustrator Janna Morton and together we created this.

To date we have posted 110+  flowers and we have 70 more growing ! We ask that you take a look through the flowers, post your favourites, follow the tumblr or the twitter @bloomsofnigeria or like Blooms of Nigeria on Facebook. Spread the word- #bringbackourgirls. Its not a charity, its a vigil.

I’d like to post some more about the incredible women who have immediately responded to make these beautiful artworks, and although the project is not a charity, we hope that it does some good. It has certainly be a unifying activity for us and one which makes us connected to the world and reminds us of our humanity. – Rebecca Bradley

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