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How to enter

                Calling all artists for the emBrace competition! We need fresh new repeating pattern designs. We are looking for modern fashionable patterns. The winning pattern designs will be transferred onto the surface of back braces and worn by teenage girls.


Media: Digital media, graphic design, web print, pattern design 

Categories (your age): ​

  • Junior (16-19 years old)

  • Adult (20+ years old) 

Winning entries are eligible for cash prizes totaling $5,000. Additionally, their pattern will be included in the upcoming Friddles back brace design collection. View more information about awards and cash prizes by clicking on the button below. 

**We highly recommend that artists submitting to the competition look at the entry examples, which you can find below.  

Examples of Suitable Entries

Types of Designs We're Looking For

Designs we DON'T want to see

  • Simple, understated

  • Pastel color palette (won't show through clothing)

  • Appealing to tweens (10-15 year-olds)

  • Loud, cartoonish

  • Designs that are visible under clothing

  • Bright colors, neons, dark colors

Don't feel limited by these guidelines we want you to follow your artistic impulses!
Call for entries: Job Application

Submit Your Design

Upload your work here (Deadline: March 30th (11:59 pm). Artwork must be in .pdf or .jpeg format and at least 300 dpi.

Each entrant may submit up to five designs. Please look at entry examples above

1. Send designs to

2. Make the subject header 2022 Competition Entry

3. The email should include: 

  • Applicant Name

  • Category (see categories below)

  • Phone number

4. Upload your pattern design as a pdf or jpeg. Feel free to add a name for your design. 


  • ​Junior (16-19 years old)

  • Adult (20+ years old)

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