We'll stop you if we've heard that one before!
Are you able to combine popular current affairs with an edgy humorous spin? Are periodicals such as the Private Eye, the Spectator, MAD Magazine some of your favourite reads and is 'Have I Got News For You' on your Sky+? For this month's competition we're looking for people of a satirical nature who can illustrate their thoughts quickly through either sketches, photography or an interesting use of text.
The main emphasis is on the satirical humour element rather than a complicated illustrative style. For example, jokes based around the Royal Wedding, Bankers bonuses, MP's expenses, the upcoming Olympics, the recent bad snow in December etc. Look at styles that will work across a range of topics but please bare in mind that its for the M&S customer! Try and keep the jokes reasonably main stream and nothing too risque or in bad taste.
Please submit a topical caption with a definitive illustration style. It would be great if you could produce a range (4 cards) of cards using the same illustrative style but with different satirical captions. For this reason we are asking that you only submit up to four entries.
Please find a few examples below which demonstrate some examples from our current humour range.
Please note that this competition is now closed for entries.
The format for entries must be a 500 pixel square jpeg at 72 dpi in RGB. However where relevant please retain any original photographs and/or artwork in file type i.e. Illustrator/Photoshop at a resolution of at least 300 DPI should yours be selected. Please email all entries in this format (max 4 per entrant) together with a brief description of your work and your username (nick name) to Vic at email@example.com
We will endeavour to upload your designs within 48 hours.
All entries are featured in our on-line Competition Gallery and the winning prize is £200 as well as the possibility of a placement at Tigerprint and your design may even feature in a future range!!!!
Please ensure you read and fully understand the Terms and Conditions of the competition before submitting your entries.