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Create artwork for Niall Horan’s album, Heartbreak Weather

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Niall invites creators around the world to share their artistic talents and get involved in creating artwork that brings to life one of the songs from his latest album, Heartbreak Weather.

Create artwork that brings to life one of the songs from Niall Horan’s album, Heartbreak Weather.

He will choose 1 Selected Creator and 4 Finalists. Each will have their work shared across Niall's social channels and receive the incentive detailed below.
Things to Consider
  • Bring to life the narrative and feelings of the songs on Niall Horan’s latest album, Heartbreak Weather
  • Choose 1 of the album track songs (listed below) to capture in your work
  • Stream the full album here
  • Only include 1 song in a piece of work
  • Submit original artwork created by you! It could be graphic design, illustration, photography or even short animation (10 seconds), created digitally or physically (update June 16)
  • Your submission should include this Niall Horan logo. Do not edit, manipulate, or change the colour of these logos
  • Your submission should also include the song title (as written below) that you have created work for. You can use a standard free-to-use font, or integrate it into the artwork itself - it's up to you


  • You can depict Niall Horan in your work, but any other people you include should not resemble real people, and must look over the age of 18
  • You may submit photography or video work, but please ensure you obtain signed Model Release Form from all recognisable people, and Location Release Form from privately owned property. Please use these Release Forms here. Upload these as additional documents in your submission
  • Please don’t include anything offensive, immoral, adult content, brands or logos
  • You can submit up to 15 times, so feel free to create and artwork for several songs
  • Share your work! Post on social and tag @niallhoran on Instagram, @NiallOfficial on Twitter, and use #HeartbreakWeather
About Heartbreak Weather
Niall Horan has played the world’s biggest stages and heard his lyrics screamed back at him. He’s smashed Guinness records with his old band and shared Guinness pints with fabulous people. He’s even seen dolls made in his own devilishly charming image. But for all of that, he is not immune to love’s ups and downs. What’s different about Horan is that when he makes a breakup album, he doesn’t wallow. The result is Heartbreak Weather, a whirlwind of modern pop and nostalgic groove, rambunctious rock and sweeping folk, quiet revelations and shout-along choruses.

"Heartbreak Weather’ is nearly a concept album,” explains Horan. “I wanted to write these songs from the start of a relationship through to the end - and from different sides - instead of every song being quite sad and all about me. Because when you go through a breakup, it’s not sad all the time.”

Alongside the breezy but humid hookup anthem “No Judgement,” the heartbroken “Put a Little Love on Me” and the man-about-town mania of “Nice to Meet Ya” – a track that has amassed more than 300 million streams globally – is a set of songs that ups the energy from Horan’s No. 1 solo debut album Flicker. Tapping influences as wide-ranging as Bruce Springsteen, Arctic Monkeys and the Weeknd, Horan recorded the album in Los Angeles, London, and the Bahamas with an all-star team that included Teddy Geiger, Julian Bunetta, Tobias Jesso Jr., Greg Kurstin, Mozella and more. Heartbreak Weather sweeps listeners up and onto a journey where the perspective, emotion and music are always shifting. Ultimately, the trip is as healing as it is honest-to-god fun – these songs were made for the stage.

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The Incentive
1 piece of work will be chosen by Niall. The Selected Creator will potentially:
  • Have their work shared across Niall’s online channels
  • Have their work shared across Capitol Records or Modest Management marketing channels (print or digital)
  • Receive a printed copy of your artwork signed by Niall Horan
  • Receive £1,000
4 pieces of work will be chosen as Finalists. Each Finalist will potentially:
  • Have their work shared across Niall’s online channels
  • Have their work shared across Capitol Records or Modest Management online channels
  • Receive £500
Additionally, up to 9 pieces of work may be chosen as Popular Choice. These may be shared across Niall’s social channels. The creator will be credited where work is used.
Creative brief guidelines
  • Who is eligible: This opportunity is open globally and you need to be at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in your jurisdiction of primary residence at the time of submission. Employees and their immediate family and household members of Capitol Records and TLNT (Talenthouse, Ello and Zoopps) are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Limit 15 submissions per creator or teams.
  • Please note, that during the Submission Period, your submission may be featured on Niall Horan, Capitol Records, Modest Management or TLNT's social media channels with credit given to you.
  • All submissions must be your own original work (meaning you are not allowed to use third party pre-existing copyright materials and/or stock imagery in your submission) except for the material provided by Niall Horan / Capitol Records. All rights in and to the material provided are reserved by Niall Horan / Capitol Records.
  • All submissions must include the song title as written above. (Update June 26: You are not required to include the Heartbreak Weather album title in your submission, but may if you wish).
  • How to submit: Click on the ‘Participate’ tab and follow the instructions. Static work must be submitted in JPEG or PNG format, and video work must be submitted in MP4 format. Max. size 10 MB. Please retain your original artwork - either physical work, layered artwork files or source files in the highest quality possible.
  • Please add a short description in English explaining the inspiration behind your work. Please use the 'Say something about your submission' section within your submission.
  • We advise you to carefully read 'Things to Consider' section above.
  • If you are not selected, you will retain ownership in the original portions of your work. However, by submitting you hereby grant Niall Horan / Capitol Records (and partners, including but not limited to Modest Management) a worldwide, non-exclusive, digital license from Creative Brief launch, for up to 3 months after the Selected Creator Announcement, to use your submitted work across their various online and social media platforms. If your work is used, Niall Horan / Capitol Records will take reasonable steps to credit the creator but this is subject to any technological restrictions or restrictions imposed on CMG by digital the digital platforms.
  • If you are chosen as a 'Popular Choice', you will retain ownership in the original portions of your work. However, by submitting you hereby grant Niall Horan / Capitol Records a worldwide, non-exclusive, digital license from Creative Brief launch, for up to 6 months after the Selected Creator Announcement, to use your submitted work across their various online and social media platforms. If your work is used, you will be credited accordingly.
  • If you are a ‘Finalist’, you will be required to assign a worldwide, exclusive, digital, 1-year license in and to the selected work to Niall Horan / Capitol Records for the specified incentives. Upon selection, you will be required to sign a License Agreement and the Awardee Agreement. Please note that submissions can be used by you for personal, non-commercial and portfolio use only.
  • If you are a ‘Selected Creator’, you will be required to assign a worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free, 1-year license in and to the selected work to Niall Horan / Capitol Records for the specified incentives. Upon selection, you will be required to sign a License Agreement and the Awardee Agreement. Please note that submissions can be used by you for personal, non-commercial and portfolio use only.
  • If selected, you may be asked to modify your work to fit production requirements.
  • Niall Horan / Capitol Records may share the Selected Work on their socials, but this is at their sole discretion and is not guaranteed.
  • If any submitted work is shared by Niall Horan / Capitol Records and the content is (a) made without illustrator credit or (b) made post-license period, it will not give rise to a claim against Capitol Records and subject from notice and a reasonable cure period, Capitol Records will take reasonable efforts to correct prospectively and/or remove the content subject to any technological restrictions or restrictions imposed on Niall Horan / Capitol Records by digital the digital platforms.”
  • Please provide an active email address when registering with Talenthouse to ensure you can be contacted should you be selected.
  • During the Selection Period, Talenthouse will reach out to those being shortlisted. You must respond to Talenthouse within forty-eight (48) hours or else you will forfeit all incentives. For the verification, you will be asked to provide the original files of your work and a scan of your ID.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to remove inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief, these guidelines or Official Rules (see below).
  • No purchase necessary to enter or be selected.
HOW THE JUDGING PANEL WILL CHOOSE
The Judging Panel, including Niall Horan, will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.

The judging criteria is based on Creativity (40%), Originality (30%) and Overall Understanding of the theme (30%).
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    June 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM
  • Submission Deadline:
    July 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM
  • Creators Selected:
    August 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM
All times are in London Local Time.
NEXT STEPS
To participate, review the guidelines and submit your work.
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