Introducing the 2016 Global Talent Search assignment


It’s remarkable. The submissions for our annual Global Talent Search are absolutely top-notch.

What is the Global Talent Search? It’s our annual competition to find the next top artist for our art agency to represent. The winner lands a boatload of assignments, licenses, and consultations with some of our favorite companies. (I will tell you that our GTS winners of previous years are consistently booked with work!)

The fifty semi-finalists are from all over the world.

21 Europe
22 North America
6 Australasia
1 Africa

82% of the participants have taken one or more of my e-courses, Make Art the Sells.

The competition consists of three assignments. In the first assignment we introduced our fictional character, Sunny Spindler, who owns a charming candy shop and café.

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Meet “Sunny Spindler”, the star of our competition this year.

We asked the participants to design a teacup and napkin set for Sunny’s café.

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Sunny’s cafe

I provided tons of inspiration and reference from photographs I’ve taken in England, New York City, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, to get the participants motivated.

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Liberty of London

They were given total creative free reign and encouraged to be themselves with a vengeance.
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Narrowing the submissions down—there were close to 1,000—was not an easy task!

Watch for the big announcement!
We’ll announce the 50 semi-finalists tomorrow, August 19, 2016 in our newsletter and here on the blog. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter if you haven’t already (on the right hand side of this page), to stay on top of the competition.

The People’s Choice begins August 31st!
Remember, you can cast your vote for your favorite image on Wednesday, August 31st through Monday, September 5th. Watch for our newsletter for more details.

Again, we are honored that such remarkable talent has participated in our annual Search!

Warm regards,

Lilla, Beth, and the Studio Ladies
Lilla Rogers Studio




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