July 18, 2013
Design our Menu Cover and Win £1000
Are you a budding artist or illustrator? We’re always on the look out for new creative talent and for the past 7 years have been working with creative people across all sorts of creative disciplines. This year, we’re looking for something beautiful to go on the front of our new menu and we want YOU to design it.
WHAT’S THE BRIEF?
It’s pretty open: Your piece needs to pay reference to Italy in some way, whilst avoiding all those nasty Italian clichés (no Leaning Tower of Pisas please) – In other words, whatever you create should be ‘Individually Italian’.
WHAT DO I WIN?
One winner will bag £1000, two runners up will receive £250 each. All three winning entries will appear (with a credit line) on the front of our menus nationwide, and with over 150,000 diners eating with us every week there’s some pretty hefty exposure up for grabs too. Read the previous winners’ testimonials at the bottom of the page and see how winning helped their early careers.
HOW DO I ENTER?
Simple. Email your entry as a 72dpi jpeg to FreshTalent@zizzi.co.uk by the closing date.
HOW LONG HAVE I GOT?
Until 2nd September 2013
HOW BIG DOES IT HAVE TO BE?
You should create the original artwork at A3 portrait size, 300dpi please
CAN I USE ANY COLOURS I LIKE?
Almost. We’d like your design to feature our Zizzi Pink (CMYK values – C6 M100 Y26 K24) otherwise, go crazy.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER RESTRICTIONS?
Not really! Make a collage. Illustrate a quote. Paint something. Show us your typography skills. Do whatever you like as long as it’s on brief and would work well as a menu cover (sculptures and contemporary dance performances wouldn’t, for example).
WHEN DO I FIND OUT IF IV’E WON?
Winners will be announced within 2 weeks of the competition deadline.
PREVIOUS WINNER: Laura Callaghan
”I won Zizzi’s Fresh Talent contest shortly after leaving University and really appreciated the chance to work on a live brief straight off the bat.
Since then I have been invited back to create murals, menu artwork and even Christmas decorations for Zizzi, it’s great to have a consistent working relationship with a client and the team are always open to new and innovative ideas.
The wine menu artwork I created last year led to two separate fashion illustration commissions and the artwork I created for the Fresh Talent competition caught the interest of Stella magazine’s Art Director – I now produce a weekly illustration for them!”
PREVIOUS WINNER: Saroj Patel
”It was amazing to be one of the winners for the Fresh Talent competition. Zizzi then asked me to do a couple of murals within their restaurants and I had a few people contact me from seeing my art on the menu and the walls.
I have since been painting murals at other bars, offices and clothing stores and have also illustrated for books, magazines and apparel.”
Terms and Conditions.
If your design does not comply with the above guidelines it will not be considered. Anyone from the UK can enter and you can enter as many designs as you like. All work must be your own and cannot feature any brand names (other than Zizzi’s). You remain the owner of your work, but Zizzi reserve the right to use it again (always with a credit line) on other marketing material.