HolidayZ for DayZ: Enter Zazzle’s 2017 Holiday Design Challenge

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Happy September! Change is in the air. Elementary, middle, and high schools are back in session. Football season is about to start. And, of course, the holidays are right around the corner. Exciting, isn’t it? Even more exciting: we’re kicking off HolidayZ for Dayz, our 2017 Holiday Design Challenge! Now, before you start designing, we want to give you the details.

WHY is there this challenge?

Awesome, fresh, unique content is what makes Zazzle stand out, and we LOVE seeing all your funky and cool designs!

The challenge is a great way to help you get your store(s) buttoned up and prepared for the holiday. Also, who doesn’t love a little prize money?

Total prizes for the Holiday Design Challenge add up to $5,000:

  • 1st Place: $2,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,000
  • 3rd Place: $500
  • Editor’s Picks (10): $100 Zazzle gift codes for any product marked “Made by Zazzle.”

WHAT is the HolidayZ for Dayz?

A design challenge that will hopefully inspire our design community to create some awesome designs and collections.

You will have to create a cohesive collection with products from 2 different categories: Main products and secondary products.

You’ll need to include at least one of each product from the main products. Main products include:

We also ask that you design at least (2) secondary products from the following list:

Designing more products will not hurt your submission. We will be judging your collection based on only the (5) products that you submit, but in case of tie breakers, the entire presentation of the collection may be used as a tie-breaker.

WHO can enter the Holiday Design Challenge?

EVERYONE! Seasoned Zazzle designers (from all domains), new designers, customers who have only created designs for gifts and personal use: everyone is welcome to submit designs.

HOW is the contest being judged?

Each entry will be judged upon the following criteria:

  • Thematic relevance
  • Quality of image (clarity and composition)
  • Creativity
  • Ease of customization (make sure you check out our Templates tutorial)

WHERE do I enter my submission?

It’s as easy as 1,2,3.

  1. Please read through the legal
  2. Make sure you add the following hashtag (#holidayZ) when creating any product (see full product list above) related to the challenge. It will help our merchandisers find your products more easily to be able to feature them.
  3. Please fill out our Google submission form here.

WHEN can I enter the Holiday Design Challenge?

The challenge starts at 12:00pm (PST) on Friday, September 1st, and ends Monday, October 2nd at 12:00pm (PST).

Ta-da, that’s it! Hopefully that covers the basics, but if you have any questions, please ask us on the forum here.

Good luck, and as always, happy designing!


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6 thoughts on “HolidayZ for DayZ: Enter Zazzle’s 2017 Holiday Design Challenge”

  1. To Who It May Concern,
    I would like to formally request for a deadline extension for submissions of anyone that is submitting in Puerto Rico. Majority of the island’s cell towers are down and only select and handful areas offer free internet. Even that also comes and goes. With that said, designers in the island who are trying to be entered into your #HolidayZ contest won’t be able to abide by the 12pm PST deadline on October 2nd. Please allow these designers who are suffering through an unprecedented aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria to be able to submit their submissions until Oct. 4th. Please know that we are trying our best to create designs that are worth it with what we have. I have only managed to upload a folded card for the contest. That is how slow and unpredictable the connectivity is in the island.

    Thank you for your consideration,
    Jan Reese Rondina

    1. We are very sorry to hear about all the destruction that the hurricane has bestowed upon the island. We are sure it’s a very difficult time for everyone on the island.

      Unfortunately, we can’t extend the contest outside of the timeframe given. We will be having other contests in the new year and we will keep you abreast of that.

      Again, we’re very sorry for the circumstance. Please take good care.

      Best regards,

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