NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NOWNESS.com, a cutting edge editorial platform showcasing the latest in luxury lifestyle and culture, today launched a design competition in collaboration with Random House, Inc. (Alfred A. Knopf in the US and Harvill Secker in the UK) in anticipation of the October 25th release of Haruki Murakami's latest English language publication 1Q84.
The competition calls for users to submit original artworks inspired by the names of any of Murakami's novels or short stories—works with such evocative titles as South of the Border West of the Sun, Hard Boiled Wonderland and the Edge of the World and A Wild Sheep Chase.
To launch the competition, NOWNESS has commissioned artist Micah Lidberg to interpret five of Murakami's titles in his own unique style. The competition will be open for submissions of artworks for two weeks from September 27th to October 11th, followed by a one week voting period that will close on October 18th. Six winners will be announced October 25th.
The competition is open to all wishing to submit an original work. Submissions are voted for by the public and entrants can share their work to encourage voting. The six entrants whose submissions attract the highest number of votes will each be awarded with a first edition copy of 1Q84 signed by Haruki Murakami, as well as a complete archive of his previous works.
Reflecting NOWNESS.com's ongoing commitment to discovering and fostering new creative talent, the NOWNESS editors will award one student entrant with a paid commission for NOWNESS, giving them the chance to have their work published on the site.
For the full brief on how to submit please visit: http://www.NOWNESS.com/day/2011/9/27
To view the competition's Terms and Conditions please visit: http://www.NOWNESS.com/harukimurakamidesigncompetition-rules
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