Cartoon Network Enterprises & WeLoveFine Launch Steven Universe Design Contest
Fans to Submit Designs Based on Network’s Hit Animated Series; Series Creator Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey & Steven Sugar To Guest Judge!
Do YOU believe in Steven? Then polish your gems, take to the Internet and start designing! Cartoon Network Enterprises and WeLoveFine today announced the debut of the first-ever Steven Universe design contest. Beginning today at WeLoveFine.com, artists and fans of Cartoon Network’s original animated comedy series from creator Rebecca Sugar can submit unique designs inspired by the series and its characters for a chance to win one of five prizes – and have their design printed on merchandise! Submissions will be accepted through April 29, and fans will then be able to rate other fans’ designs from May 6 to June 3 with the winners announced in August.
One Grand Prize winner will be selected based on fan ratings and will receive up to $2000 in cash. Three “Judge Picks” will each receive a $300 cash prize and will be hand-picked by three special guest judges: series creator Rebecca Sugar, supervising director Ian Jones-Quartey, and background artist and real-life inspiration for the series’ main character Steven Sugar. Finally, one Runner-Up based on fan ratings will receive a cash prize of $150. All five winning designs will also be used on official Steven Universe merchandise available at WeLoveFine.com.
Steven Universe is about the misadventures of a boy named Steven, the ultimate “little brother” to a team of magical guardians of humanity—the Crystal Gems. Steven may not be as powerful as the Crystal Gems. Or as savvy. And he doesn’t have much control over his powers, which originate from the gem in his bellybutton. But that doesn’t stop him from joining Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl on their magical adventures and somehow finding a way to save the day!
In addition to these fan-created designs available online, Steven Universe licensed apparel will debut exclusively at Hot Topic retailers later this month. For more information about the Steven Universe fan design contest, please visit the WeLoveFine website: http://contest.welovefine.com/contest/70-steven-universe-design-contest.
About Mighty Fine:
Mighty Fine, a leading licensed apparel design house and manufacturer, has been conducting business in downtown Los Angeles since 1997. Holding licenses with Disney Pixar, Marvel, Sanrio, Sesame Street, Lucasfilm, ESPN, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Funcom, Wild Brain, Dream Works, Saban, Hasbro, Viz Media, Pokemon, Peanuts, Mattel, Coca Cola, CBS and Fox Studios. Our factories are all Disney approved, and tested for compliance.
We have a family of 200 employees; of that, 30+ are artists and 20+ designers. We currently sell Old Navy, Gap, Target, JC Penney, Kohls, Sears, Hot Topic, Trans World, The Buckle, Pacific Sunwear, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Diamond Comics, along with another 200+ other misc Specialty and Boutique accounts.
Our Welovefine division is an online retail business. Welovefine attends and exhibits at 25 Conventions a year, among them: both PAXs, Comic Con San Diego, New York and Chicago, C2E2, Wonder Con, Star Wars Celebration, Emerald Con, Mega Con, Anime Los Angeles, and Dragon Con. For fans by fans, it’s our mission statement.
About Cartoon Network Enterprises:
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Powerpuff Girls, Adult Swim and more. CNE also serves as the exclusive global licensing agent for LazyTown Entertainment and the PGA of America for the youth marketplace.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is regularly the #1 U.S. television network in prime among boys 6-11 & 9-14. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 194 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.