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December 15, 2014 11:59 P.M. PDT

Cash Award

$1,000.00 USD


An autographed copy of the winning album.

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Album Cover Specs

  • Your file should be 12" x 12" and have a minimum resolution of 200 dpi
  • Accepted file formats: .JPG, .JPEG, .TIF, .TIFF, .EPS
  • .TIFF (or .TIF) formats should be flattened
  • .EPS formats must have all type converted to vector paths (traced or outlined)
  • RGB colorspace only
  • Max file size is 60mb

Design an official album cover for Lifehouse and their new full-length release entitled 'Seven'. One winner will receive $1000 and an autographed copy of the new album. 

Lifehouse is scheduled to release 'Seven' in the spring of 2015. In anticipation of their new album, the band has just released the first song called "Flight". Download the new track from iTunes here

Suggested Theme & Style Guidelines

Your mission is to design the cover for Lifehouse’s new album 'Seven'. Before starting your design, head to the More Info page and check out the new lyric video for 'Flight' to get a feel for the new sounds. 

While keeping the new track and title of the album in mind ('Seven' is Lifehouse's seventh full length release) the band would like to offer the following tips:

  • The album cover should be a little edgy while also being easy to look at. Keep the design tough and gritty but not necessarily gothic and grungy. Nothing too silly or gimmicky either. The overall feel of the design should be clean.
  • The band has suggested incorporating an element in to your design that has to do with 'time' (ie. an hourglass). Keep in mind this is just a suggestion and not required. 
  • Feel free to depict the album title in whatever way you see fit (Seven, 7, VII, etc) 
  • Also feel free to experiment with your own original typography. Don't be afraid to let the text dominate the album cover if it feels right.  

Most important is that the album cover you design is unique and original to your aesthetic style while staying true to the band and their music. Be bold and be different!

This is the most recent cover art the band had created for the track “Flight”: 

IMPORTANT: We're looking for illustration-based work, avoid relying on photographs.

Things You Need To Include

  • Required text: "Lifehouse" and "Seven".
  • All submissions must be original art/illustrations.
  • The winning designer should be able to submit a layered file (.psd, .eps, .ai) of the winning design.

Things You Should Avoid

  • Please refrain from using photos.
  • Respect copyright. DO NOT submit copyrighted work.
  • DO NOT use stock images or clip art.