Inkygoodness Beermat Character Competition

There are now just two days left until the closing date for entries for the Inkygoodness Beermat Character Competition.


This competition is the latest project from Inkygoodness. Set up in 2008, and run by Lisa Hassell and Michelle Turton, Inkygoodness aims to provide a platform for new and emerging talent to showcase their work alongside more established artists, offering a unique opportunity to develop professional careers through self-promotion and networking.

Beermat Characters is a design project inviting illustrators, artists & designers to transform a beermat into a character. Since the competition was launched back in March, Inkygoodness have received over 150 entries worldwide – and with still 2 days to go they’re expecting many more to arrive before the end of the week.

Inkygoodness have invited a number of industry heavyweights to join them in judging the competition, including representatives from Digital Arts, Wrap magazine, IdN World, Pictoplasma, ThunderChunky and educator / illustrator / writer Lawrence Zeegen.

“We’ve had a fantastic collection of entries so far, and rather than simply picking the winners ourselves, we thought it would be fun to invite a handful of creative professionals we admire to each pick one of their favorite designs from our online gallery to feature in our exhibition.” Lisa from Inkygoodness.

Just 50 designs will be selected for an exhibition in Birmingham later this year (more details to follow), to feature alongside Beermat Characters created by 22 world renowned artists & illustrators who have been invited to take part, including:

David Shillinglaw

Felt Mistress


Rilla Alexander

Mayumi Haryoto

Ryan Bubnis

& many more.

The entries can be viewed here on the facebook page and will be uploaded to the Flickr gallery by Monday 20th August. The judging will be completed by Tuesday 28th August with an announcement to the public w/c 3rd September.

Below are some of my favourites;

Matthew McGregor

Akinori Oishi

Laura Kiteley

Paul Roberts