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October 29, 2017 11:59 P.M. PDT

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  • Grand Prize $1,000.00 USD
  • Runner Up $750.00 USD
  • Weekly Winners (3) $250.00 USD

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KISS Apparel Specs

  • Your file should be at least 20” minimum in H or W
  • Minimum resolution of 300 dpi
  • Accepted file format: Layered file (.psd, .eps, .ai)
  • You may submit as .PNG with transparent background, in addition to layered file
  • EPS formats must have all type converted to vector paths (traced or outlined)
  •  If vector, please provide the AI file.
  •  If vector elements are placed, please provide smart objects in Photoshop
  •  If using masked objects or images, use adjustable masks vs knock out images or objects
  • RGB colorspace only
  • Max file size is 60mb

Have you ever wanted to KISSify your animals?!


KISS. The most iconic rock band of all time! Famous for their rock and roll classics, face paint, and stage outfits, their live performances often feature elaborate displays of shooting rockets, smoking guitars, and pyrotechnics.


While music lovers very passionately argue where they rank on the list of best rock groups, no one can dispute that KISS is the most recognizable band on the planet. Since the early 1970s, KISS’s appearance and raucous, crowd-pleasing concerts have won favor with legions of fans all over the world.  


We want YOU to create designs for the most merchandised band of all time. 


There has never been a band that embraced merchandising more than this Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted quartet. From action figures to caskets, or Kaskets that do double duty as coolers until you need a final resting place, they have been masters in driving revenue as a music act.


This month, the Creative Allies community and KISS fans around the globe can design and vote on artwork inspired by “KISSifying” wild animals - a whimsical way to engage with this seriously influential group.  


Everyone who submits a design AND everyone who votes will be entered into a drawing for KISS swag packs to be given away after the contest.


Suggested Theme & Style Guidelines

We’re looking for official merchandise designs that blend KISS’s legendary aesthetic and attitude with all types of animals. These designs should have universal appeal, from babies to collectors.

Designs must be family friendly and appropriate for all ages.
No dark or scary designs.

All 4 band members should be represented in your design. We require utilizing the band members’ makeup, keeping in mind that the makeup is trademarked. Each animal should incorporate one band members’ aesthetic, whether it be costume or makeup.




Things to Know Before You Submit

Please review section 6.3 of the Membership Agreement included in the Creative Allies Terms & Conditions that apply specifically to this contest. 


Upon submitting your designs, please note that you are agreeing to the Creative Allies Terms & Conditions.  See Additional Files to the left to view the specific language related to IP ownership of any design that you submit for this contest.


Winner Announcement Timing

  • Weekly winners will be announced beginning October 19, 2017.
    **Get the first TWO winning designs here!**

  • Runner Up winner will be announced beginning November 9, 2017.

  • Grand Prize winner will be announced by November 16, 2017.


Want more information about KISS? Visit our More Info page. 

Things You Need To Include

  • All submissions must be original art/illustrations.
  • All designers must be able to submit a layered file (.psd, .eps, .ai) of the winning design within 48 hours of being notified if he or she is chosen as a winner
  • Resolution-300 dpi/ 20” minimum in H or W. Color mode-RGB.
  • If vector, please provide the AI file. If vector elements are placed, please provide smart objects in Photoshop.
  • If masked objects or images are being used, please use adjustable masks and not knock out images or objects.
  • .EPS formats must have all type converted to vector paths (traced or outlined).

Things You Should Avoid

  • Respect copyright. DO NOT submit copyrighted work.
  • DO NOT use stock images or clip art.
  • Absolutely NO photos. Do not incorporate or modify photographs for use in your design, all designs must be original illustrations or drawings.