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We’re hosting a contest to produce a custom Zippo lighter designed by the community!


Not only will the winner’s design be made into Zippo lighters that will run on Massdrop, but the winner will also receive a flat sum of $500 and five low-serial-number Zippos of their design.


Here’s how it works: From October 12–25, we’ll accept design submissions that will be created on a polished brass Zippo lighter using their signature “Lustre Etch” process. After that, we’ll work directly with Zippo to choose five finalists. Then we’ll put it back to you, the community, to vote on your favorite. When the winner is selected, we’ll contact them and then announce them here in the discussion. Afterward, we’ll create a prototype and launch the drop! Keep reading for more details . . .


CONTEST

1. Zippo Design Submission: Submit your design by using the form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXnEZACwRce0WKVvxGLCw8Ncmov7yM37WUa2fPMVI3Tn-aiw/viewform

Contest Rules: https://helpdesk.massdrop.com/hc/en-us/articles/360010525493

Design Dimensions: 32 x 51 mm. Please only submit designs for the front of the lighter. We will not accept submissions with designs on additional surfaces. File Types: VECTOR art: .ai, .eps, .svg or pdf (only if art is vector paths/outlines) Or RASTER art: .psd (with layers), .tif (with or without layers) Guidelines: All designs must follow the Zippo guidelines found on their website, including the below:
  • Your designed product cannot include elements that belong to someone else, are offensive, or would appeal to young children.
  • Designs can’t infringe on any copyrights or trademarks, including names, logos, and symbols.
  • Designs cannot include insignias of government agencies, organizations, military branches, or the Chinese flag.
  • Do not use an existing piece of artwork, cartoon, photograph, or screenshot, even if you changed it by rearranging the elements of the artwork.
  • Do not use images found on the internet, including from search engines or social media, without written authorization from the owner (which must be provided to Zippo and Massdrop)
  • Designs can’t be inappropriate or offensive, including nudity, obscene or vulgar material, material that harasses, threatens, defames or abuses other. Material that is racist, sexist, a symbol of hate. Material that promotes or depicts violence or abuse, including animals. Material that glamorizes illegal drug use.
  • Designs can’t appeal to young children, including anime, Santa Claus, cartoon like characters.
2. Finalist Selection: Once all the designs have been submitted and verified, we’ll work with Zippo to determine the top five finalists. 3. Finalist Voting Round: We’ll open it up to the community to determine the winner of the five chosen finalists. 4. Winning Design Announcement: We’ll contact that designer to confirm their winning selection and have them fill out a purchaser-owned artwork agreement form. Then we’ll announce the winner and launch a new drop! PRIZES: The winning design will be run as a drop on Massdrop. The winner will receive a flat sum of $500 and five low-serial-number Zippos of their design. The other four finalists will receive $100 in Massdrop credit. DATES
· Submission Period Start: Friday, October 12th 11:15AM PST · Submission Period End: Thursday, October 25th 11:59PM PST · Finalist Selection Period: Friday, October 26th - Tuesday, October 30th · Voting Period Start: Wednesday, October 31st · Voting Period End: Tuesday, November 6th · Winner Announcement: Will be announced within ~7 days of voting period.
Best of luck to all entrants! Also, this is our first Zippo design contest, so be sure to give us feedback and let us know what you think.
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raafbloke
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Oct 31, 2018
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As a collector I wouldn't bother with any of these. When you see some of the great Zippo designs over the decades you realize what a lackluster, unimaginative five these are. I'm certain we could come up with better efforts than these. Give people more time to work on image concepts. It's a failed contest when so many don't want to win any of the 'prizes'. Cheers BH
Oct 31, 2018
Duncan
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Oct 31, 2018
robsimon
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Oct 31, 2018
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Hello Guys, Any updates here?
Oct 31, 2018
Duncan
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Oct 31, 2018
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Absolutely. We're just (anxiously) waiting on the final confirmation from Zippo on the final 5 designs.
Oct 31, 2018
Duncan
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Oct 31, 2018
Mossie
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Oct 24, 2018
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Can there be multiple layers, like one or two extra? It would add some depth and is possible to achieve when engraving.
Oct 24, 2018
Philtrocity
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Oct 24, 2018
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Hey, so who all is allowed to enter? I have a few south korean artist buddies who id like to share this with.
Oct 24, 2018
JonasHeineman
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Oct 24, 2018
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Sounds great, spread the word! The contest is open to any Massdrop member who is not affiliated (like staff or vendors).
Oct 24, 2018
stphnmilano
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Oct 23, 2018
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Great idea. If only I had the artistic ability. Good luck!
Oct 23, 2018
SpecialEd
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Oct 15, 2018
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Oct 15, 2018
Hjs521
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Oct 23, 2018
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Ironic
Oct 23, 2018
RambunctiousLad
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Oct 24, 2018
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Stole my idea
Oct 24, 2018
alysdexia
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Oct 15, 2018
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Where's the Zippo contact info? and where's the prize section in the rules?
The authors can't tell between will (like to) and shall (future) and singular and plural.
Oct 15, 2018
jort93
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Oct 14, 2018
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What resolution / ppi does a raster image need?
Oct 14, 2018
mike.j
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Collaborations Team
Oct 24, 2018
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We got it through our contact at Zippo. Ill check see if I can post it here.
Oct 24, 2018
jort93
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Oct 24, 2018
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Well its kinda too late now anyway. Theres little time to change anything much before the contest ends. Also i had to send my entry in as a tif without layers simply because the upload limit is not large enough for a psd with limits. Should at least put the upload limit at 100mb IMHO.
Oct 24, 2018
zulu
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Oct 14, 2018
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No design needed.Just make a solid copper Zippo .I bet it will outsell any model on massdrop by miles.
Oct 14, 2018
AFD_0
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Oct 31, 2018
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This. And they should also bring back their solid titanium Zippo!
Oct 31, 2018
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