decent packaging x Project Waterfall Compostable Canvas Artist Competition

decent packaging x Project Waterfall Compostable Canvas Artist Competition

The Overview

Talented creatives, we want your help! Here at decent, we embrace community, collaboration, and communication. This is why we continuously work with local artists to create unique prints for our Compostable Canvas limited edition cup ranges.

This time around we're doing it differently (and all for a good cause!). We’re partnering with charity Project Waterfall, and are opening our doors for local artists to submit a bespoke piece of artwork to be considered for our next Compostable Canvas range. You can check out our latest collab here.

The winner will help us to raise awareness and funds for Project Waterfall! A donation will be made from all cups sold directly to the charity, to help bring clean water, sanitation and education to coffee-growing communities across the world!

The winning artist will receive a coffee hamper to help step up their at-home coffee game - including a Moccamaster (colour of their choice) and other coffee-related items from our partners to guarantee to keep them caffeinated for months to come.

The Competition

The process to enter is easy. All we ask is for you to submit a piece of original artwork that represents a creative and unique connection or answer to the question “what does clean water mean to you?”. We encourage you to be as free as possible in the interpretation of this theme but to keep in mind that we are aiming to raise awareness of the Project Waterfall charity. 

Artwork needs to be submitted using the template provided below, and emailed to with the subject line “Project Waterfall x decent Packaging Artist Comp”. Please submit your entry before 5pm on Friday 11 March 2022. Please note that by submitting your entry you agree to the terms and conditions outlined below.  Shortlisted artworks will be selected by decent Packaging and exhibited and judged by the public at the London Coffee Festival event (31 March - 3 April 2022). The winner will be announced on Monday 4 April 2022.

The dos & don'ts

What is desirable:

  • A graphic interpretation of “what does clean water mean to you?"
  • A graphic portrayal raising awareness of the Project Waterfall charity

What this brief is not asking for:

  • a literal interpretation
  • storytelling
  • using text to narrativise the message 
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Terms and conditions: By entering this competition you confirm that you have read and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. 2. The competition is eligible for all residents of the United Kingdom, with a UK address aged 18 years or older. 3. To enter the competition you must submit your original and unpublished piece of artwork with the template provided connected to the theme “What does water mean to you?” to before 5pm on Friday 11 March 2022. 4. You can only enter this competition once. Incomplete, illegible, misdirected or late submissions will not be accepted. 5. No purchase necessary to enter this competition. 6. Winner of this competition will win a coffee hamper worth the minimum value of £300.00. 7. Shortlisted artists (maximum of 10 will be selected) will be notified and artworks will be exhibited at the Decent Packaging stand at London Coffee Festival (Stand G45). 8. The winner will be selected by public vote which will be held at the event and also on decent packaging’s social media channels. 9. By submitting your artwork you give decent packaging and Project Waterfall charity an irrevocable, royalty-free license to display, use and distribute the winning artwork (as submitted or as cropped by decent packaging), and their name/city in any and all media now or hereafter known for purposes of promotion of the limited edition cups. This also applies to any other decent packaging competitions and/or for purposes of advertising and promoting decent packaging and, except as otherwise stated herein, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. 10. Shortlisted artists will be chosen on or before Thursday 17 March 2022. 11. The winner will be selected by the public and will be contacted by email on or before 4 April 2022. 12. Please check our Privacy Policy for more details on what we do with your information. 15. decent packaging’s decision on all matters pertaining to the above is final and we reserve the right, at any time, and from time to time to amend, modify, vary, or discontinue the terms of this competition.



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