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2018 Goody Bag Design Competition

When we hand out a goody bag, we want you to want to use it until it falls apart.

Every year we invite an indie designer(s) to create something fun for our attendees to take home. We love to celebrate the talent of the design community and put their work into the hands of our influencers. In 2017 we held our first goody bag design competition to open up the opportunity to all designers.

Once again we are throwing open the floor and inviting you to pitch your designs. We want to find something spectacular for our bags and showcase the talent of indie designers.

Our panel of judges is made up designers whose work has featured on past goody bags. Together with Blogtacular they will whittle down the entries to one winning design.

The winning designer (or designers, details below) will receive a full ticket to Blogtacular 2018 as part of their prize. As the level of entries has been so high we also offer a runner up prize whose design will appear on the cover of the conference notebooks.

2015 Blogtacular Goody Bag

Past Goody Bag Designs

The Prize


The prize consists of:

  • Your design made into our 2018 Blogtacular Goody Bag
  • A full ticket to Blogtacular (max two for design houses)
  • 3 hours of coaching, mentoring or consultancy with Blogtacular Director Kat Molesworth
  • The option to include a gift or promo flier in the final goody bags

Runner up prize:

  • Your design made into our 2018 Blogtacular Notebooks
  • A full ticket to Blogtacular (max two for design houses)



Full competition terms and conditions are at the bottom of this page, please read in full as by entering the competition you are agreeing to abide by them completely.

Send your entries to: indies {@} Designs should be sent as two separate PDFs (as described below) either attached to the email or with a live Dropbox link only.

PDF 1: Two pages, one showing the design in full colour and the second page showing a mock up of the finished bag.

PDF 2: As above with all of your branding removed from the design for judging purposes.

Image quality should be 300px or above, approx 30cm x 30cm printed space and pantone colours should be listed next to the design.

Please read the T&Cs and FAQ for further information.

We would also like to know a bit about you and your work. Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about what you do and where we can find you online.


Design Brief

  •  A large graphic image which looks striking on a tote bag.
  • Capture the spirit of Blogtacular which is fun, generous and vibrant.
  • Include ‘Blogtacular’ ‘2018’ and your name, logo or branding.
  • You can play with the elements of our logo within the design – download examples here.
  • While we want to see the Blogtacular spirit captured we want to see it working with your style and personality.
  • The design is two colours maximum. They can be any colours of your choosing.
  • Design to be printed on unbleached cotton tote bag (see past designs above), measuring approx 36 x 39cm.
  • A finished product that people will want to use over and over.
  • Please provide a second version (as above) without your branding / name for impartial judging.

Remember – we keep our design secret until it is revealed at the conference itself. Any designs which appear online (including Snapchat or Instagram stories) will be immediately disqualified. Secret squirrels forever!

Closing date for entries is 20th March 11:59pm GMT

Past Notebook Designs

Meet The Judges

Zeena Shah

Zeena Shah

Blogtacular 2014 Goody Bag Designer.

Zeena Shah is a printed textile designer maker and illustrator living and working in East London.

She designs and crafts a collection of hand screen-printed goods for the home inspired by the everyday things she sees.

Zeena also teaches pop-up Printing workshops spreading the printing bug as far as she can and is the author and illustrator of two books.

Judy Andrews Blogtacular Goody Bag Designer

Judy Andrews

Blogtacular 2017 Goody Bag Designer.

Judy Andrews is the all singing, all dancing happy vibes designer behind A Spoonful of Sugar & Co, based in South London.

With her self-confessed obsession of typography, combined with her positive can-do approach to life and love of bold, bright colours, Judy’s typographic prints and vibrant jewellery radiate positive vibes to the world!

Judy also runs a successful design business and is a proud Mum of one. She loves the sounds of the 90s and is currently completing a #365daysoftype challenge over on Insta.

Karli and Jacques Designosaur

Karli & Jacques – Designosaur

Blogtacular 2016 Goody Bag Designer.

Karli and Jacques are designer makers based in sunny Brighton.

They create jewellery and accessories that are often inspired by dinosaurs but are always bold and colourful.

Jam and Ali Hello DODO

Jam & Ali – hello DODO

Blogtacular 2016 Goody Bag Designer.

hello DODO are husband and wife Jam and Ali, playful printmakers based by the Sussex seaside. With a mutual love of fun and bold design, hello DODO creates bright (and sometimes silly) artwork and accessories to make people smile!

They are inspired by lots of things but their favourites are bright colours, bold shapes, funny puns, lovely animals and seaside living.

Terms & Conditions of Entry


  1. The closing date for entry is 20th March at 11:59pm GMT.
  2. Prize is comprised of: full entry to Blogtacular 2018 (up to two tickets maximum if the winning design comes from a duo), three hours of coaching or mentoring with Kat Molesworth to be taken as a single session or split into two sessions, your design to be printed on the 2018 Blogtacular Goody Bags and given to all attendees plus the option to add a promotional flier or gift to the bags.
  3. Runner up prize is comprised of: full entry to Blogtacular 2018 (up to two tickets maximum if the winning design comes from a duo), your design to be printed on the 2018 Blogtacular Notebooks and given to all attendees.
  4. All entries must conform to the criteria described in entry requirements or they may be disqualified.
  5. Entry limited to one design per person / design house.
  6. The judges’ decision is final.
  7. The winners will be notified by email and announced at the Blogtacular 2018 conference.
  8. Your design and entry must remain confidential until the bag and notebook designs are revealed at the conference.
  9. You agree that sharing news of being picked as the competition winner or the design itself before the event could result in your win being declared null and void.
  10. By entering the competition you grant Blogtacular Events Ltd a license to use your artwork on tote bags or notebooks printed for the Blogtacular 2018 conference and understand that any excess stock may also be sold in the Blogtacular shop. No further use of your design will be made without separate agreement.
  11. No cash alternative is offered in relation to the prize.
  12. The prize must be used in 2018 with the exception of an existing ticket holder winning in which case your ticket will be valid for 2019.
  13. Entry is not open to employees of Blogtacular Events Ltd or their family members.
  14. This competition is operated by Blogtacular Events Ltd and is not associated with any other company.



Did you receive my email?

Assuming you got our acknowledgement and no error messages then yes, it’s safe and sound in our inbox.

When will I hear if I succeeded?

The judging process takes about a month, we hope to notify all entrants by mid-April.

Can I share my design before the conference?

No, we keep our goody bag design and designer top secret until the event. We will share the judges’ picks of the runners up on our blog but until then the winning designs must be top secret.

Can I submit more than one design?

No, entries are limited to one design.

Can I submit a design I’ve used elsewhere?

While we’re happy to have echos of your work in your entry we would prefer your submission to be an entirely unique design.

How will the judges stay impartial if they know some of the entrants?

We know the online and design community can seem small at times. When the shortlist is formed, the judges will receive the neutral image from your entry (see requirements above).

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