Photographers, painters, doodlers, graphics nerds – Don’t Panic welcomes you!

We set a design brief. You submit your entry. The audience votes to determine the winner. Simple! From Don’t Panic Posters to Playstation game characters to packaging for Brahma – our diverse briefs look to inspire the next generation of artistic talents into action.


We have teamed up with Farmfest and created a design competition that will give 1 talented winner the opportunity to showcase their work through an amazing art installation at the festival in August. The winner will also receive a ticket to the festival for them and a friend, tee-shirts and bar spend. 

The brief is simple: design anything you like to fill an area no larger than 6ftx6ft - anything goes and it can be any of the shape templates shown below. The final installation will consist of 4 uniquely designed shapes, which will sit close to the Shapes' guest tent at Farmfestival. Each winner will be given the opportunity to head to the festival early in order to create their design from materials provided and oversee its installation.

Please send all entries to with the Subject: ''FARMFEST SHAPES'

More information about the festival can be found on their website: & through the Shapes Facebook page:

Good luck!


Judging Info

The inhouse Farmfest creative team will judge all entries entered before the June 30th deadline.

Judges decision is final.
Winners will be notified on 2nd July!


—Exhibit your art on 4 huge Shapes at Farmfest, located just outside of the Shapes & Friends stage (6ft x 6ft x 2ft deep)

—Tickets to the festival for you and a friend

—Don't Panic Tshirt
—Farmfest Tshirt

—Shapes Tshirt

—Bar Spend

—Feature in Don't Panic's Artist Spotlight on their website

—Artwork & final shapes promoted by Farmfestival, on main website & social.

Further details, T&C's

All Shapes will be professionally photographed and filmed by our photographer and film team.


Shape material and decorating materials provided by Farmfestival (decorating material cost subject to sign off before purchase… i.e we can't let you paint the whole thing in oil paints).


Artist will then be able to apply the winning design to the shape between July - Aug. Before the festival or onsite in the week before the festival, or on the first day of the fest.


Design remains the property of the artist.

Decorated wooden shape remains the property of Farmfestival.



Please send all entries to with the Subject: ''FARMFEST SHAPES'

Despite growing from an initial 300 in 2006 to their current 4500 capacity, Farmfest has stuck to it's original ideals to help preserve a unique and intimate DIY festival experience. Here's what Farmfest have to say for themselves:

"Farmfestival started as a party for friends and has stayed that way 9 years on. We’re a festival that doesn’t believe in hype or inflated prices. What we do believe in is a genre-defying selection of music from emerging talents, cult heroes & local gems, inspiring arts activities, amazing charities and great local produce, set to a beautiful Somerset vista. Or to put it simply: Good music, good causes, good times."


We have been working with Jim from Jim'll Paint It to judge the last poster competition of 2013. We supplied him with the 10 entries most voted for by you guys, and we are pleased to announce that he has chosen Ian M's piece with the tagline "Too much on my mind makes me panic".

About IanM's entry, Jim said:
"Absolutely love it. I really have a thing for chaos communicated in intricate and deliberate ways be it in visual art or music and this really hit the spot. A very smartly rendered representation of the sometimes overwhelming disorder of the panicked mind."

Winning Entry by IanM!

by IainM

Well done and congratulations, your poster will be printed and distributed in packs nationwide as the first poster of 2014!

There are currently no ongoing Design The Poster competitions. We do run them regularly so please check back soon for updates!

Previous Competition


If you're an artist, illustrator, designer, photographer, or have some other incredible creative gift we haven't discovered yet, then why don't you take part in one of our weekly design features?

We know we have a very talented readership, and would love to see more of what you guys do. Each week we will publish our favourite submissions in an article, and some of the time we will request a brief interview to showcase your work to our international audience. If you'd like to be part of this online feature, then please submit your work to: - it would also be great if you tell us about the projects concept, inspiration and all of that jazz that makes you tick.

Good luck and we cant wait to see your contributions.

Don't Panic


If you're an artist, illustrator, designer or photographer, why don't you take part in one of our monthly Design Brief competitions?

There are currently no ongoing Design Brief competitions. We do run them regularly so please check back soon for updates!


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