Springleap - Design Resubmissions

shoutOut 3 weeks, 5 days ago by DuncanBoxie in wordUp

Hi there guys and girls,

We are truly blessed on Springleap to have such an astounding and supremely talented group of designers.
Just lately we have received so many amazing submissions and it is becoming more and more difficult to choose a winner.

This is by no means a bad thing!
Not at all, in fact it’s great that we have such an array of design.

We heartily support design resubmissions. If your design does not win the first time around there is no reason why it won’t walk away with a victory in another competition.

We have had many cases where designs that are sent in for ‘branded contests’, which don’t manage to win, are then sent in for our Open Theme contests and fair much better.

Here are four fantastic designs, submitted into past branded contests, which have now made their way into our November 2 - Open Theme.
Voting has just started, so get involved and let these awesome designers know how you like their changes.

ABOVE - Helping hand by Zenstudio & Be Alive! by Dewedhe
BELOW - Super Salvador & Where's my jane by Matsanni

Remember that designs constantly have room to evolve and be improved upon. If your design doesn’t win it is not the end of the world, merely a stepping stone to future glory and a big phat cash prize, hehe!

Here are a few things to consider before you resubmit a design:

1. Read through the comments your received from other members. Some of our members give amazingly insightful feedback. We as artists need to be able to take criticism and apply it to our future work.

2. Ask another designer for technical help. Yep, they may be after the same prize, but you will be surprised at how helpful designers can be when they are helping out a fellow artist.

3. Try not to resubmit the exact same design with no tweaks. This is a tricky one – The best thing to do (after reading through comments) is to check your final score and see how close you were to the top of the pile. This should give you a rough ‘guess-timation’ of how close you came. Some designs require elements to be tweaked/added/removed….others just need to be placed on a different colour t-shirt.

4. Collaborate. This is a slightly different method which few on Springleap have tried. Take your design, team up with another designer and perhaps make a mash-up of your respective work. You will be amazed at what can come from this. Sure you will have to split the winnings, but this could open the doors for future work and a whole new amalgamation of shared knowledge. We all have our separate strengths, combine them and win!

5. Don’t resubmit the very next contest. People don’t want to be bombarded by the same designs back-to-back. Give it at least a 2-3 contest ‘breathing gap’ before resubmitting.

I hope this gives you a bit more insight into creating successful design resubmissions.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help!

If you have absolutely any questions about resubmitting, or would like some advice on how to tweak your resubmission, please drop me an email: Duncan [at] springleap [dot] com



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