Minirigs design competition

Issue date: 04 December 2019

Bristol-based audio technology start-up Minirigs was co-founded by Thomas Tucker, a UWE Bristol alumnus. We're teaming up with Minirigs to create a small batch of limited-edition custom speakers as prizes for our alumni and students and we're looking for a student to help create the perfect design.

The successful designer will get one of the limited-edition Bluetooth Minirig 3 Speakers embossed with their own design to keep. RRP £139+.

How to enter

You'll need to submit a full and final design for a new Minirig 3 custom embossed speaker. The design should celebrate our wonderful city, Bristol.

Download the design template and submit your design to by Monday 13 January 2020.

The design must be black and white print file only. Designs should be created in a vector based program such as Adobe Illustrator.

Design tips

  • Take a look at some custom embossed Minirig speakers for inspiration.
  • For the best results, the winning design will only be engraved onto black Minirig tubes. The lazer has a white bleaching effect on the tube.
  • The black areas are engraved white and the white areas of your design will show through as the black tube.
  • Avoid gradients, block colour is best. You can use halftone effects for shading.
  • However, try to avoid large sections of block colour as it can sometimes lead to banding.
  • Try to avoid really fine lines. Anything with a stroke width of 0.75 and above is fine.
  • A full wrap design can be tricky to meet up on either ends. It's therefore best create a design which is randomised or fades out towards each end of the design.
  • You can be as creative as you like, but remember that we will be looking for a design that celebrates Bristol, and appeals to our students and alumni.

Eligibility and further details

  • You must be a current UWE Bristol student to enter the competition.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Only one entry will be accepted per person.
  • Unsuccessful entries will be discarded after one month. Unsuccessful design entries will not be used for any urpose without your permission.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  • The winner will be selected by representatives from the University's Creative Design, Alumni, and Student Communication teams. The winner will be notified by Friday 20 December.
  • We may need to ask for amends to be made to the winning design to ensure its suitability for the speaker. We will consult the winner before any changes are requested.
  • No cash or other alternative prizes are available.
  • The University's decision in respect of all matters to do with this prize will be final.

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