Each September, thousands of design savvy folk descend on Tent London looking to discover the best contemporary talent from around the world. We’re super excited to announce that this year, ICON will be teaming up with Tent to offer you lucky lot, the opportunity to design limited edition tote bags to be distributed throughout London Design Festival.

Whether you’re an established designer, budding illustrator, or you’ve got a killer doodle that you’re dying to see on a tote- we want to hear from you! Winning entries will gain serious exposure with over 1,200 international members of the press in attendance, plus 24,00 visitors to Tent and 350,000 visitors to London Design Festival. On top of all of that, we’ve got an expert panel of judges involved! Grafik, Kemistry Gallery and People of Print will be choosing our winners, so get your designing cap on and enter now!

The Practical Stuff

– 4 winning designs will be chosen, each with a print run of 100. These will be available for Tent visitors to win each day.
– 1 other design will be chosen for UK & International press bags
– Designs must be limited to 3 colours
– The final image must be 38 x 42 cms in size
– The image will be printed on one side of the bag only

The Important Stuff

– There is no charge for entering the competition
– There is no financial prize for winning entries
– Final winning images must be provided as .eps files
– All successful applicants designs must be their own original work
– The design must not incorporate your own branding or logo


Deadline for submissions: 27th June 2015
Select shortlist: 7th July 2015 
Winning designs chosen: early August

How to apply

To apply, email the following information to
– Name
– Contact phone number
– Design submission as High Res PDF

If you’re looking to sport a tote instead of designing it, all you have to do is register as trade here. Then be sure to stop by the ICON stand this September where you can Tweet or Instagram a pic referencing @tentlondon #tentlondon2015 and @iconprinting and pick up your super special tote! Get there quick though, as only 100 bags will be up for grabs each day.

Good luck!

IconPrintingTent London


With thanks to the judging panel: