Create digital wallpaper art for Dell®

Creators Selected On
January 11, 2016
To kick off the release of the Dell XPS laptop, Dell is partnering with global media company Mashable to host an event in London and feature dedicated editorial about the incredible capabilities of the laptop.

To help bring to life the vivid high-resolution design features, Dell invites visual artists from around the world to create striking wallpapers and/or moving screen-savers that can be showcased on Dell XPS laptop screen demonstrations and featured across Mashable.

Dell invites artists to create anything from hand-drawn pieces of artwork through to 3D animations and moving images - think of the laptop screen as your canvas. Artists should consider that the textures, colors and patterns used in their work should look just as good up close as they do from further away. Check out the mood board for further inspiration.

10 Selected Artists will receive $1,000 each, have their work featured editorially and available as downloads on Mashable, and used for in-store displays.

Artists who submit early by November 30, 2015 will be considered for an additional exposure opportunity at the London event this December and will be fully credited.
Your Wallpaper Artwork
  • The dimensions of your work must be 1920p x 1080p
  • Your work can be a still image or a moving animation
  • Animations and GIFs must be no more than 15 seconds long
  • Please submit your work in a JPG/PNG or GIF format, or via YouTube or Vimeo and be sure to include a brief description of your work
  • You can upload up to 10 submissions
about dell

For more than 30 years, Dell has played a critical role in transforming computing, enabling more affordable and more pervasive access to technology around the world. Today, Dell offers technology solutions for every person at every age and in every profession — from the 4-year old starting school to a data center systems administrator to the CIO of a global corporation. Dell listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more.

About Mashable
Mashable is the leading global media company that informs, inspires and entertains the digital generation. Mashable is redefining storytelling by documenting and shaping the digital revolution in a new voice, new formats and cutting-edge technologies to a uniquely dedicated audience of 45 million monthly unique visitors and 26 million social followers.

The Career Opportunity
Ten artists, as selected by Dell and their guest judges, will each:
  • Have their work used as downloadable wallpapers and featured on Mashable
  • Receive exposure across Dell and Mashable's social media channels, in-store and at events
  • Receive $1,000
A select number of artists who submit early by November 30, 2015 may also be considered for an additional exposure opportunity as part of the London event. These artists will be contacted for approval and be credited wherever their work is used.
Meet The Judges
Paul Reid

Paul Reid is the Creative Director for MediaCom Beyond Advertising. He has spent 12 years in the advertising industry, with the last 3 being at Mediacom Beyond Advertising.

Formally at JWT and Tag he has worked on a large variety of brands including Shell, Sony Mobile, VW Group and P&G.

Elisha Hartwig
Elisha Hartwig is a Senior Content Strategist at Mashable's New York City headquarters where she researches and writes branded content. With an emphasis on creativity and multi-media storytelling, she helps brands become compelling storytellers and engage readers. She has written on subjects ranging from small business tips and app launches, to fashion and global trends. She graduated with degrees in both English literature and Spanish literature from the University of Oregon.
Creative Invite Guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally to those who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
  • All submissions must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials) but can be pre-existing or created especially for this opportunity.
  • Artists may upload up to 10 submissions.
  • Your artwork can be a still image or a moving animation, however animations must be no more than 15 seconds long.
  • The dimension of your work must be 1920p x 1080p.
  • If you are submitting a design or animated GIF, you should retain your original artwork files but work must be submitted in JPEG, PNG or GIF, max. size 10 MB.
  • If you are submitting a video, you must submit your video to YouTube or Vimeo then paste the video URL via the "Participate" tab on Talenthouse.
  • Dell may modify and/or convert the selected artworks into a different format with the artist's permission.
  • Artists submitting early by November 30, 2015 may be considered for an additional exposure opportunity. These artists will be contacted for approval and credited wherever their work is used.
  • Artists that are not selected will not give up any rights to their work, however Dell and Mashable have the rights to use their work on their channels in all media for up to one year. All artists will be credited accordingly.
  • The Selected Artists grant Dell and Mashable an exclusive license for two years for global usage.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • The Selected Artists must respond to Talenthouse within two days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to remove inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief or guidelines.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
How Dell will Choose
Dell and their guest judges will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    November 20, 2015 at 5:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline:
    December 22, 2015 at 10:00 AM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    December 22, 2015 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    January 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.
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