Adopting the motto "start as you mean to go on", we're continuing our popular Creativity Challenge into 2014. On a bi-weekly basis we'll be setting creativity challenges to collect illustrations, handmade objects, photos, hacks and sketches responding to a specific theme. Reach down the back of your cupboard, dust off the old camera, take up the glue stick, spread your favorite coloring pencils out on the carpet and turn paper into art for your chance to win a special package of Moleskine tools.
This is how it works:
Check back here every two weeks for the theme.
Get crafty: don't let a lack of glitter glue hold you back.
Upload your work to the myMoleskine gallery with the right tag within two weeks.
Vote for your favorite uploads.
The highest rated will receive a special package of Moleskine special collections, limited editions and hard to find layouts.
Need inspiration? Check out our past challenges below. It's over to you now: good luck and happy hand making!
23rd January 2014
This week's creativity challenge is: Handwriting Day
Handwrite your social media posts and celebrate the written word.
To be in with a chance of winning a cornucopia of Moleskine tools, all you need to do is upload your handwritten status update to myMoleskine before February 4th.
Upload it to myMoleskine using the tag #mHDay to enter.
If it gets the most votes you could be sorted for all your writing and drawing needs for a little while!
9th January 2014
This week's creativity challenge is: The Simpsons
Send us a Simpsons-themed picture, eg a drawing you did or a photo of all your memorabilia, and win a Moleskine Simpsons Limited Edition notebook.
Upload your image to myMoleskine using the tag #M_thesimpsons to enter.
You have time until January 21st: If your submission gets the most votes we'll send you a package full of Moleskine treats.
17th December 2013
This week's creativity challenge is: Winter Wonderland
Tinsel, turkey, rolls of giftwrap, long distance phone calls, ice skating, or curled up on the sofa watching Home Alone.
What does your holidays notebook look like? Transform your notebook into a Winter Wonderland to be in with a chance of winning this Creativity Challenge.
Upload your image to myMoleskine using the tag #M_holidaysnotebook to enter.
You have time until January 6th: If your submission gets the most votes we'll send you a package full of Moleskine treats.
10th December 2013
This week's creativity challenge is: Digital Love
What do you see? A pin drop, a heart, a circuit board, the contours of a map…or are you one of those people who insist on pointing out faces in everyday details? Whatever you can see, reinterpret this image in any way you like – re-draw it, re-shoot it, cut it up, start from scratch.
If your submission gets the most votes we'll send you a package full of Moleskine treats.
Upload it to myMoleskine and tag it #M_digitallove to enter.
This week's Creativity Challenge is: My Planner. How has your planner changed?
Is it just us or have the last 12 months flown by? It seems like just yesterday we were lying on a beach in the south of Italy in August, let alone making New Years' Resolutions in January. For this week's Creativity Challenge, we're asking you to share your Planner with us: it can be just a page from an important day, a customized cover, or wherever the ribbon bookmark may happen to fall as you open it.
Show us your favorite Planner moment from the last year and if your submission gets the most votes we'll send you a package full of Moleskine treats.
Upload your submission to myMoleskine and tag it #M_myplanner to enter.
This week's Creativity Challenge is: Your Perfect Day
We all lose precious time doing chores, cursing public transport delays or scrolling mindlessly through LOLGagz (don't bother denying it, you're addicted). But if you could have one day to do everything you wanted, what would you do?
Illustrate your perfect day using the four parts of the frame and if your submission receives the most votes your day might just get a bit better, as we'll send you a jumbo pack of Moleskine goodies.
Fill in the windows on paper or on screen and upload your finished frame to the page on myMoleskine tagging it #M_perfectday.
This week's Creativity Challenge is: What's on your desk?
Disaster zone, minimalist heaven or ordered chaos:
How are your Moleskine objects presented in their natural habitat? Send us a photo of your desk and tag it #M_whatsonyourdesk.
View all and submit your own photo on myMoleskine.
This week's Creativity Challenge is: The intricacy of the Paperband.
A laser cut vellum paperband held together by a wax seal and a gold foil deboss: such is the intricacy of the paperband created by New York artist Kehinde Wiley for a recent Special Edition Watercolor Notebook, which you can see here.
Inside the notebook is a hand-signed numbered print. For your chance to win no. 89 of 250, create a wrapper for your notebook using a technique of your choice: hack it, cut it and glue it, taking inspiration from Kehinde Wiley.
To enter tag it #M_wrapper and upload it on myMoleskine.
This week's Creativity Challenge is: The Moleskine Dessert Passions Journal.
Celebrating the launch of the Moleskine Dessert Passions Journal, food blogger Sara Rosso is asking for photos of you with a copy of the Journal.
Keep it sweet!
For all entry information, visit her blog post here.
This week's Creativity Challenge is: Halloween.
What horrors lie within your notebook? Unleash the dark arts of your imagination: upload a Halloween-themed work to our gallery by November 3rd and tag it #M_halloween13.
Carve your cover. Hack your notebook. Just be careful with those scissors…
View and vote on all the creations already submitted on myMoleskine.
Join the contest. Have fun. And Happy Halloween.