#PiercesPortrait

Create a portrait of The Pierces inspired by 'Kings'

Winner Announced On
June 18, 2014
THE BRIEF

The Pierces are back with their new album ‘Creation’ and are looking for artists, illustrators and designers to produce portraiture of the band.

The two sisters want artists to take inspiration from their song 'Kings' and represent the hypnotic melody from the track through portraiture.

One artist as selected by The Pierces will have their artwork produced into a limited edition print that will be sold on the bands e-commerce store.

Alison and Catherine are looking for interpretations that are drawn from the style of their latest track 'Kings'. Watch the video and you will instantly get a sense of the band's music and personal style and they're looking for you to mirror this in your work.

Here's an extract from the lyrics; the full lyrics can be found on the tab labelled 'Lyrics'

We all want the highest towers
And the valleys at our feet
We are counting down the hours
'Til our life and love will meet


ABOUT THE PIERCES
The Pierces — comprised of photogenic sisters Catherine and Allison. Home-schooled by their musician father and painter mother, the Pierce girls were encouraged in the arts from a young age. Moving to New York City, the Pierces worked day jobs, continued writing songs, and performed acoustically at clubs and residences around town. The perseverance paid off in the form of a record deal — with Universal Music Group — and the release of another album, 2005's 'Light of the Moon'. The Pierces return with a new album, 'Creation', which is due out on Polydor on June 2nd.
THE CAREER OPPORTUNITY
The artist as selected by The Pierces will receive:
  • Their design produced into a limited edition print to be sold via The Pierces e-commerce store
  • £1000 ($1670)* towards their creative work
  • Exposure across The Pierces online channels
  • Signed print of their work
* Exchange rate on day of launch (16th April)
THE COMMUNITY CHOICE
The artist as selected by the community and The Pierces, will receive*:
  • A creative consultation with the band to ask about their artistic inspiration
  • Tickets to see them live at any date of the artist's choosing
  • Exposure across The Pierces channels
* The host will select from the top 5% of the highest voted submissions.
Kings
What strikes fear in the heart of one man
Might not even move another
While a stranger gets your hand
You turn your back upon your brother

And you know
You know
You know
You know

We all want the highest towers
And the valleys at our feet
We are counting down the hours
‘Til our life and love will meet

And you know
You know
You know
You know
You know

It's gonna take some time

If we want to
We could do what kings do
I can feel the earth move
When you speak
If we fight through
All the things we once knew
Everything would change for me and you
We could what kings do

You feel unworthy of the throne
You have forgotten who you are
We all have the blood of angels
And we fell from the same star

The heart of a lion and the lips of a child
One part of you is dying
And the other running wild

And you know
You know
You know
You know
You know

It's gonna take some time

If we want to
We could do what kings do
I can feel the earth move
When you speak
If we fight through
All the things we once knew
Everything could change for me and you
We could do what kings do
We could do what kings do
We could do what kings do
We could do what kings do

It's gonna take some time
It's gonna take some time

If we want to
We could do what kings do
I can feel the earth move
When you speak
If we fight through
All the things we once knew
Everything could change for me and you

If we want to
We could do what kings do
I can feel the earth move
When you speak
If we fight through
All the things we once knew
Everything could change for me and you
We could do what kings do
We could do what kings do
We could do what kings do
We could do what kings do

HOW THE PIERCES WILL CHOOSE
The Pierces will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.

The community
can support their favorite submissions through social voting via Facebook and Twitter. The host will also select an artist from the top 5% of the highest voted submission
CREATIVE INVITE GUIDELINES
  • This opportunity is open to global residents.
  • Artists can only submit one original piece of work in JPEG or PNG format and no larger than 5 MB.
  • Artists should retain their original artwork files (in 300dpi), should they be selected.
  • Designs must be original (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials) but can be pre-existing or created especially for this opportunity.
  • Existing artwork may be submitted on the condition that it is not commercially available.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.

  • The host may use the work of the selected artist as set out within the Creative Invite official rules. The host may use all submitted works in context of this Creative Invite. All artists retain ownership of their work unless specially requested by the host to sign over, specific terms of which can be agreed between the host and the artist.
  • Artists must include a description about their submission and about themselves with a link to their Talenthouse portfolio.
  • 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.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
  • Inappropriate, offensive, harmful or submissions that do not fit the brief will be removed.
Official Rules
It's important to know our Official Rules before starting your creative work.
Read Here
Key Dates
  • Submit By: May 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM
  • Voting Starts: May 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM
  • Voting Ends: June 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM
  • Winner Announcement: June 18, 2014