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Announcing: Free People’s Fashion Illustration Contest!

I am totally pumped to announce our second Free People Fashion Illustration Contest!
Create an original fashion illustration that includes at least one of the following three items:
the One-Shoulder Banded Bottom Dress, Lace Tulip Mini Skirt or Jacquard Princess Cami.
(See pictures of these items at the bottom of this post and on our site.)
Entries will be judged based on creativity, originality, artistic rendering, and appropriateness to the Free People aesthetic.
The winner will receive a goody-box filled with all kinds of awesome surprises from all of us at Free People, valued at $100!
A Few Guidelines
-Your illustration must be your own original design.
-Illustrations may be created with any two-dimensional medium.
Examples of two-dimensional mediums include crayons, markers, paints, pen and ink, computer imaging, chalks, pastels, colored pencils – basically anything that is on paper or computer.
-Illustrations should be no larger than 11×17 inches, or no larger than 6336×9792 pixels.
-Illustrations must include at least one of the following items:
One-Shoulder Banded Bottom Dress,
Lace Tulip Mini Skirt
Jacquard Princess Cami.
You do not have to use all three items. For the items that come in multiple colors, you may use any color you like in your illustration. You may also include any other Free People items that you like.
-You may enter more than one illustration, but if you choose to do so, each illustration must be entered on its own, as a separate entry.
This means if you are using snail mail to turn in your entries, they can all be mailed in one envelope, but each illustration needs to have your name and information attached to it.
If you are emailing your entries, each entry needs to be in a separate email.

-You must be at least 13 years old and a resident of the United States of America to enter.
To Enter:
Email us your entry at
Mail us your entry at:
Attn: Pruitt Shutt
Free People Fashion Illustration Contest
5000 S. Broad Street Bldg. #15
Philadelphia, PA 19112

Be sure to include your name, age, address, telephone number, and email address with your entry!
The contest ends on June 26th 2009.
All email entries must be received by June 26th 2009.
All mail-in entries must be postmarked by June 26th 2009, and received by July 3rd 2009.
We will announce the winner by July 15th 2009.
Make sure to check out the official rules as well!
Please feel free to post any questions in the comments of this post, or email us at!
Below, find pictures of each of the items featured in this contest!
One Shoulder Banded Bottom Dress

Lace Tulip Mini Skirt
Jacquard Princess Cami
And don’t forget, if you need inspiration, check out Kris Chau or Adrianne Lee‘s work! So pretty! Here’s a lovely piece by Kris below…
Good luck everyone! We are all so pumped to see your wonderful creations!



Chloe C -June 3, 2009, 10:48PM

thanks for the link to Kris Chau – looked around there & then when I went from him to drawing for food It was just a good time doubled.
much love, chloe c.

chloe c -June 4, 2009, 11:01AM

?she (Kris Chau) ?

pruittfpgirl -June 4, 2009, 11:04AM

Yep, Kris is a woman! :) She and her boyfriend, (and I think some of her other buddies too) write Drawing for Food together! She will be so psyched that you had a good time reading it!

kristina -June 4, 2009, 5:42PM

May I use a band logo? such as The Who? May I use a band logo? such as The Who? <3

Emily -June 6, 2009, 11:26AM

Must we use the exact designs of the three items or can we alter them but still have the same idea as the designs posted?

jaranian -June 7, 2009, 12:13PM

no Canadian applicants?

pruittfpgirl -June 8, 2009, 9:33AM

Hey everyone!
We’re so happy you are excited about the contest!
Kristina – I’m afraid that illustrations cannot contain the name or logo of any retailer, manufacturer, brand, product, person, company or character, etc… So no The Who logo – though they rock! I’m sorry, it’s legal stuff, so it can’t be done! I’m sure your illustration will still be cool!
Emily – I would say that you can alter the designs in as much as you need to to make them suit your artistic style, but keep them true to the design enough that we can tell what they are!
Jaranian – I’m afraid that we cannot accept any entries from people outside of the USA at this time – this is another one you can blame on legal technicalities! Stay tuned though – we currently have giveaways periodically and we ship those prizes anywhere!
Thanks for your questions guys!
Please feel free to ask any others you might have!

Eva -June 17, 2009, 3:23PM

Besides the required pieces, would the other clothing items and accessories in the illustration have to be from Free People, or can we make those ones up?

pruittfpgirl -June 17, 2009, 4:05PM

Hey Eva!
You can make them up if you want!
Also, don’t forget you only need to use one of the three Free People items.
Other than that, you can use anything, as long as it doesn’t have a logo on it. You can use other Free People items if you want, or other brands. It’s really pretty limitless, except for the inclusion of at least one of the three items.
I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!

Eva -June 18, 2009, 5:07PM


Megan -June 20, 2009, 9:23AM

I am about ready to mail my entries, but I was wondering if I would be able to get them back once I mail them?

someone -June 26, 2009, 3:39PM

can you put the words “free people” on it?

Justina -June 26, 2009, 3:56PM

Cant Wait to find out who the winner is!

pruittfpgirl -June 26, 2009, 4:09PM

Hey Someone! :)
Yes, you can definitely put the words “Free People” on it!
Let me know if you have any more questions!

someone -June 26, 2009, 4:22PM


wodering -June 26, 2009, 8:11PM

can a 12 year old enter?

Anonymous -May 20, 2010, 12:07AM

when is there going to be another contest?

tessa -January 17, 2012, 4:12PM

Will there be another contest this year?

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