Create artwork for iHeartRadio

Winner Announced On
January 29, 2015
the brief
A passion for music and radio. That is at the core of everything that drives iHeartRadio, and they want your help in communicating that to fellow music fans!

iHeartRadio is challenging artists and graphic designers to create artwork that could be made into an ad that helps capture the spirit of iHeartRadio. You can draw inspiration from the brand messaging that is found in the ‘inspiration’, or you can come up with something that is completely fresh and alternative – the choice is yours. The main thing the judges are looking for is artwork that could be made into an ad that captures the identity of iHeartRadio and tells a story that resonates well with music fans worldwide.

Two artists will have their artwork chosen by a panel of marketing experts at iHeartRadio and used across multiple iHeartRadio platforms and social channels as well as a potential billboard campaign. Additionally, the two selected artists will receive $2,500 each.

Make sure you include the iHeartRadio logo which can be downloaded here. The mission is to raise awareness of the iHeartRadio app, but also to communicate how communal and awesome a role it can play in everyday life.

Submit your work to Talenthouse now within the 'participate' tab and join the conversation at #iHeartRadio.
about iheartradio
Hailed by CNET as "the best streaming radio app.” Millions of Songs. Thousands of Stations. One Free App. That’s how easy iHeartRadio is.

iHeartRadio is the only app that features thousands of live radio stations from across the country AND makes creating custom stations as simple as telling us your favorite song or artist. iHeartRadio does all the work to create a playlist for you from our library of 20 million songs from 800,000 artists. Live and custom stations covering Pop, Country, Hip-Hop, R&B, Alternative, Rock, Talk, News, Sports, Comedy and more. With iHeartRadio, you have the only app you need to stream live AM/FM radio and listen to commercial-free custom music!
"It’s always a fun challenge developing meaningful creative work to support the amazing iHeartRadio platform: challenging because we truly reach every single demographic in the country, fun because there are so many potential directions we could go. A personal truth with a universal appeal: go for it."
- SVP, Creative Director, iHeartMedia Nathan Jones
the career opportunity
Two (2) artists, as selected by a panel of judges of iHeartRadio, will:
  • Receive $2,500 each
  • Receive exposure for their artwork across iHeartRadio's social channels
  • Have their artwork potentially used in a global advertising campaign for iHeartRadio
The voting period is the time to engage your friends, family and supporters to vote for your work! One artist with the highest number of votes will receive:
  • $500
Music makes life better. We love the perfect song at the perfect moment, the anticipation of what’s next in an inspiring playlist, the connection that comes from a shared experience listening to a great radio station. Laughing about a joke with friends all heard from our favorite DJ or morning show. We couldn’t live life without a music soundtrack to our day.

That’s at the core of everything that drives us at iHeartRadio, a passion for music and radio.

We want your help communicating our passion to fellow music fans. Help us tell the story and spread awareness about the iHeartRadio app. We have collected thousands of the best stations from across the country plus 20 million songs from 450,000 artists into one free App. We believe that there is a station playing music that is perfect for making any moment in life better. Choose from one of our great live radio stations or simply tell us an artist and iHeartRadio will build you a custom, commercial free playlist. All of this is free. The download is free and iHeartRadio is free to use.

Showcase moments in life that are made instantly better with music. Show a music soundtrack moment that instantly turns a mundane activity into a cinematic experience in the minds eye of the listener. Tell the story of a dystopian world devoid of music and how tragic life could be. Make that connection to music enhancing how we experience the world. Music makes life better and iHeartRadio is the easiest way to access the best stations, the best play listing service, the largest library of songs and artists and all for free.
Meet the judges
Chris Williams – SVP Programming
Chris Williams was named SVP of iHeartRadio Programming in November 2013. As such, he oversees all digital content programming, curation, marketing and editorial strategies for iHeartMedia's industry leading digital radio platform, iHeartRadio.

Williams was an integral part of the team that launched the Premium Choice (PC) network for iHeartMedia in 2009, making successful on-air talent and high-quality programming more broadly available to local stations across the country. He also focuses on identifying new and strategic programming opportunities for iHeartRadio.

“I’m excited to see the iHeartRadio story told in completely original ways from fresh and creative perspectives!”
Nathan Jones – SVP Creative
Nathan Jones is the SVP, Creative Director for iHeartMedia. In addition to overseeing the design of the wildly successful iHeartRadio product, Nathan leads a team of animators, editors, illustrators and visual designers touching every piece of the corporate brand, our music events and an exciting range of industry/advertiser partnerships.
Vanessa Wojtusiak – Director Social Marketing
Vanessa has been at the core of radio, music and entertainment marketing for over 13 years at iHeartMedia. Hailing from Connecticut and spending the beginning of her career in the Hartford-New Haven market at the local radio stations, she soon moved to Boston working with KISS 108 and finally New York City locally at Z100 and with the national team at iHeartRadio beginning in 2008.

Vanessa loves being creative and thinking out of the box in her career and personal life. She pursues adventure and thinks travel and new experiences are the spice of life.
Rebecca Nackson – Director of Marketing
Rebecca Nackson oversees the strategy and design for cross-platform campaigns and paid media at iHeartRadio. Rebecca joined iHeartRadio as part of the 2011 acquisition of Thumbplay, a cloud-based music service, where she worked on the product development team.

Rebecca also worked in marketing and communications for Audible.com and IBM.
Shelby Case – National Photo Director
Photographer, Photo Editor, and music lover, Shelby Case has been taking pictures for iHeartMedia since 2009.

She received her BFA from the Savannah College of Art & Design before moving to New York to pursue a career in photography.

Shelby oversees the photo department which creates digital content for iHeartMedia’s Network of 850+ radio stations; produces imagery for all national events such as the iHeartRadio Music Festival; and maintains the ever expanding illustrated history of iHeartMedia.
creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally to those who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.
  • Submissions must include the iHeartRadio logo, which you can download here.
  • Artists should retain their original artwork files (in 300dpi) but designs must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max size 5MB.
  • All entries must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials).
  • The copyright in and to the winning submission shall be owned by iHeartRadio.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • All submissions will feature as part of a global gallery with public voting on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to disqualify artists who we believe are cheating the voting system as this is against the spirit of the Creative Invite.
  • Inappropriate, offensive, harmful or submissions that do not fit the brief will be removed.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
Official Rules
It's important to know our Official Rules before starting your creative work.
Read Here
how iheartradio will choose
iHeartRadio, together with the panel of judges, will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules. Their selection will be independent of social votes.

The Talenthouse community and supporters of entrants, whether on Talenthouse or not, can vote for their favorite submissions during voting week via Facebook and Twitter. The artist with the largest public support will be chosen as the Highest Voted.
Key Dates
  • Submit By: January 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM
  • Voting Starts: January 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM
  • Voting Ends: January 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM
  • Winner Announcement: January 29, 2015