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Real Genius Poster Contest

"Would you classify that as a launch problem or a design problem?"



Proudly announcing the 1st Annual Found Item Clothing Poster Contest, themed this year around 1985's Real Genius (no surprise there...). Rules - and prizes! - are detailed at the bottom of the page (scroll down, yo!). Good luck!

Vote by clicking on the "Like" button below each image. You can vote for as many posters as you like, but you can only vote for each once. Click on the thumbs to see each design in a bigger format. Note that entries will be posted in the order in which they are received.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, October 31st; voting is open now and closes on Friday, November 16th now closed and the results are posted below. Finally, our sincerest thanks to everyone - the artists, the sponsors, and the judges, whose ballots can can be viewed here - that contributed to this project!

1st Place: Dimitri Frudakis | 2nd Place: Paul Barnes | 3rd Place: Joel Amat Guell
Sean Hartter


 
Judge's votes: 0
Total votes: 18
Stephen Wildish


 
Judge's votes: 0
Total votes: 12
Tim Taylor


 
Judge's votes: 0
Total votes: 17
Joel Amat Guell


 
Judge's votes: 150
Total votes: 197
Paul Barnes


 
Judge's votes: 65
Total votes: 215
Chris Perkowski


 
Judge's votes: 5
Total votes: 17
Chris Perkowski


 
Judge's votes: 5
Total votes: 14
Eric Warren


 
Judge's votes: 10
Total votes: 24
Mark Lewis


 
Judge's votes: 0
Total votes: 14
Dimitri Frudakis


 
Judge's votes: 115
Total votes: 365
Jason Wexler


 
Judge's votes: 0
Total votes: 109
Andrew Bargeron


 
Judge's votes: 5
Total votes: 15
Brad Silzer


 
Judge's votes: 0
Total votes: 163
Allegra Westfall


 
Judge's votes: 0
Total votes: 30
Eddie Phalen


 
Judge's votes: 5
Total votes: 82
Scott Fraser


 
Judge's votes: 5
Total votes: 44
Victoria Cicolari


 
Judge's votes: 0
Total votes: 36
The Thomas Wilson


 
Judge's votes: 5
Total votes: 23
Matt Owen


 
Judge's votes: 30
Total votes: 35
Tim Taylor


 
Judge's votes: 0
Total votes: 1
Maggie Genovese


 
Judge's votes: 0
Total votes: 15
Sean Hartter


 
Judge's votes: 0
Total votes: 22

(Illustration by Matt Haley)

 

Prizes
1st Place wins $100, 3 80's movie t-shirts from our store, a pair of classic bunny slippers, and Internet bragging rights.
2nd Place wins $50, 2 Real Genius t-shirts, and a pair of bunny slippers.
3rd Place wins $25, 1 movie tee and a pair of bunny slippers.

Rules
A maximum of two entries per person.
Entries must be received by Sunday, September 30th Wednesday, October 31st. It's a moral imperative.
Entries must be submitted in a 3-4 aspect ratio (width x height). They should be, at a minimum, 600 pixels by 800 pixels.
Entries will be scored via Facebook "Likes" (each submission will have its own unqiue button) and a panel of '80s, movie, and poster enthusiasts. Judges will rank their three favorites; first place will be equal to 25 votes, 2nd place 10 votes, and 3rd place 5 votes. After adding the FB votes with that of the panel members, the three designs with the highest scores will be awarded prizes accordingly.
Entries must be emailed to contact [at] founditemclothing.com. Kindly put REAL GENIUS POSTER CONTEST in the subject line.
Entries can be rendered in any artistic style (sketched, 8-bit, Art Deco, pulp book cover art, minimalist, Lego'd, etc.) but they must look like a poster and include the film's title. Actors, director, tag line, etc. are encouraged, but not mandatory.
Entries must be an original piece of art. Posters using stills from the movie are not permitted; stills transformed by an artistic filter, effect, or treatment or illustrated via sketch are acceptable (but anything of the kind will be assessed on a case by case basis).
Artists retain ownership of their work, but FIC reserves the right to display the artist's work on our website, blog, social media feeds, and related promotional materials.