Design artwork for the festival merchandise

Design for the Secret Solstice Music Festival

Winner Announced On
May 15, 2014
Over the last decade, Iceland has become a hotspot for tourism receiving over a million tourists year round. More than just its beautiful landscapes of glaciers, volcano activity and diverse climate, Iceland's thriving music scene has bred such artists as Björk, Of Monsters and Men, Sigur Rós and countless others. Enter Secret Solstice: a three-day music festival to be held in the Hot Spring Valley of Reykjavik, where the 24-hour sunshine will light up the dance floor for thousands of music-lovers. In addition to the mesmerizing location, the festival also boasts an incredible lineup of world famous artists including: Massive Attack, Damian Lazarus, Woodkid, Skream and many more.

In celebration of the first Midnight Sun Music Festival, Secret Solstice are inviting aspiring designers from the USA and Europe to create original graphic artwork as inspired by Iceland, music, the midnight sun and the idea of the Summer Solstice. One winner will have the incredible opportunity to attend Secret Solstice and have their design produced and featured across the festival's merchandise and sold throughout the festival.

The first year of the Midnight Sun Music Festival will premiere an experience yet to be seen. Entirely inspired by Norse mythology, the Midnight Sun Music Festival will host an Icelandic themed village set up for food, drinks, authentic Icelandic craftsmanship, along with Iceland's most renowned tattoo artists specializing in Norse mythology. Allow yourself to slip into another reality while you dance to some of the best music the world has to offer.

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The artist as selected by the host, Secret Solstice, will have their design produced and featured across the festival's official merchandise including posters and t-shirts, to be sold at the festival.

Additionally the Selected Artist will receive:
  • 15% royalty of net profits of all merchandise sold
  • $1,000
  • Two VIP tickets to the Midnight Sun Music Festival*
  • Exposure for their design across Secret Solstice's social media channels

*Travel and three nights' Boutique Camping accommodation at the festival will be provided for the selected artist plus guest

The artist as selected by the community and the host, Secret Solstice, will receive*:
  • Exposure for their design across Secret Solstice's social media channels
  • $500
* The host will select from the top 3% of the highest voted submissions.
  • Artists may only submit one file.
  • Artists must submit their artwork in JPG or PNG and no larger than 5MB.
  • Artists must retain their original artwork should they be selected.
  • Artists may incorporate the provided logo into their submission but are not required to.
  • The selected submission may be modified to accommodate production requirements.
  • Artists must include a description about their submission and about themselves with a link to their Talenthouse portfolio.
  • Residents from certain countries may require a visa to travel to Iceland. Click here for more information.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted by Talenthouse should they be selected.
  • Selected Artists must respond to Talenthouse within 7-14 days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • This opportunity is open to residents of the USA and Europe only. Click here to view the full list of eligible European countries.
  • Designs must be original (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials) but can be pre-existing or created especially for this opportunity.
  • No purchase necessary.
Secret Solstice 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 3% of the highest voted submissions.
Key Dates
  • Submit By: April 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM
  • Voting Starts: April 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM
  • Voting Ends: April 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM
  • Winner Announcement: May 15, 2014
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