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CarpetVista's design competition

The competition provides you the opportunity to design carpets. The winning designs will be produced in a limited edition and sold exclusively on You and your art will be marketed on Europe’s largest trading place for textile art.

The aim of the competition is for you to design a carpet, and we will then provide the production. The carpet will be hand knotted and manufactured with the highest quality of materials. Depending on the motifs the materials are selected, it will be either entirely of wool or with a warp of cotton and a pile of wool. Elements of silk in the pile may also occur.

Please note that:

  • The carpet should have a modern feeling.
  • The same design can be produced in different colour-combinations.
  • NB! (If you provide designs in different colour-combinations it is an added advantage).

  • The motif should not to be too detailed.
  • The size and shape (round, squared, rectangular etc.) may vary depending on the design. The design should suit a carpet that measures up to 2x3 metres.
  • You should also suggest a name for your design.

Let yourself be inspired by the previous winning contributions which you will find under the category "Design carpets" on

The prices consists of:

  • 1st prize: € 1 442 /design — 3 winners
  • 2nd prize: € 481 /design — 6 winners

The competition has two phases. The finalists are picked by an experienced jury that has expertise in textiles, art, design and carpet production. The jury's verdict is final and cannot be appealed. The designs that make it to the final will be displayed on and CarpetVista's visitors will cast their vote to select the winner.

The jury will only accept designs that are uploaded through the web. Submissions that are posted or emailed will not be considered in the competition.

The last day to submit a design is 2009-07-10

Read the competition rules before you submit your design(s).

Click here to submit your design. You are welcome to submit several designs.

Check out previous winners.

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Ivan's picture

Do let me know if you want me to post such competitions frequently. Thanks!

Res's picture
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That would be cool!

pixeler's picture
73 pencils

I love art chalenge :)


Ivan's picture

Please post the link to your work! :)

pixeler's picture
73 pencils

Ok, I'll post the link but now It's is soon :)


Kapilmm's picture
4 pencils

Sure. Please do.

This is a great way to assess one's design strengths. Please do post such competitions.


gwells's picture
1707 pencils

eh. i find this to be in the realm of spec work and not very appealing.

contests where you submit work that you've done for clients in order for competitions, that's one thing. contests where you do spec work and a very few (or one) designer(s) get something for their work? spec work and not really healthy for the industry.

it's really no different than a perspective client asking 20 designers to do ad campaigns for them and only paying the designer whose design they want to use. those other 19 spent valuable hours creating work for no reward.

Ivan's picture

I consider contests to be targeting students mainly who have no real projects to work and need the real task.

steveballmer's picture
653 pencils
I am not Steve Ballmer pretending not to be me!

3dogmama's picture
1987 pencils

People tend to walk on carpets.

"Art -- the one achievement of Man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised." - James Thurber

Ivan's picture

The gallery is up here:

Logo Zuu's picture
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Greetings... I've only just joined Creative Bits. And there i was taking a self guided tour. when I stopped by to see what the fuss was about with this "CarpetVista" competition. Gosh. I would loved to have entered a design or two. I'll surely be sticking around for the next one...or what other competitions there are...
kind regards
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