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You can win big in our 2021 Pin Design Competition – not only could your pin be made into a reality, but our community’s favourite design will bag a £500 voucher too.

We give away free enamel pins with orders each month – and we’d like YOU to help design some of the next ones we release. 

We will choose our favourites from all submissions and then put them up for a public vote. The one with the most likes by the closing deadline will win £500 of IC vouchers, and be the FIRST community made pin in our collection. All the other finalists will bag a £50 IC voucher and will also be made into pins in the future too. And EVERY entry will bag a £5 voucher, just for taking part. 

In terms of design requirements, this is what you need to bear in mind…

– The design should be about celebrating community video games, geek lifestyle and being part of our community.

– The design cannot include any licensed property whatsoever.

– Limit yourself to FIVE colours, not including the metal background of the pin. 

– Each colour must be outlined by the metal colour – the coloured enamel will in any gaps. 

– The metal background can be gold, silver, brass or black. 

– All parts of the design must be connected to each other. 

– Fine detail doesn’t work on pins, so keep the design simple. 

– Artwork must be supplied as a standard file type – .ai or .eps preferred, but .jpg, .png or .psd are fine too.  We may need to tidy up the design before the final stages to make sure it is in a correct format for later production.

Once you’ve got your design, send it to with the subject heading ‘2021 PIN DESIGN COMP’ before the closing date of 11:59am UK time on 3rd May 2021. 

The judges will then pick their favourites and then it is down to our community to pick a winner. Remember, ALL finalists will get £50 of IC vouchers and have their design made into promotional pins on our store, but the finalist with the most likes will bag a £500 IC voucher and their pin will be made FIRST!

We will also be rewarding ALL entrants with a £5 voucher to say thank you for taking part – which will be sent once the competition closes.

Hang on, here’s the legal stuff…
Insert Coin reserves the right to amend these Ts & Cs at any time. Only designs sent to will be entered into the competition. Any designs depicting anything deemed unsuitable or offensive by the judges – or including licensed material or intellectual property – will not be entered into the competition. The closing date for submitting images is 11:59am UK time on 3rd May 2021. We reserve the right to amend or tweak the design as needed should it require additional work. Entry constitutes an agreement that any design progressing to the ‘finals’ stage of the competition will become the property of Insert Coin and could be made into a pin or other product for future promotional or retail purposes. The judges will select their favourite pins for the final selection process. Designs selected for the finals may be tweaked, amended or edited by our design team to ensure they are replicable as pin designs in the future. The Insert Coin formatted version of designs will be the images posted in the finals. The finalists will be promoted on a special Facebook gallery, with the entrant with the most likes by the deadline winning the overall competition and the prize. No cash alternative is available for the main or runners-up prizes. The judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. We maintain the right to disqualify any finalists if there is any evidence of unfair acquisition of ‘likes’ through purchasing, apps or other unsporting methods – or dock ‘likes’ from a total accordingly. Our decision is final in this matter. Employees of Insert Coin and their families are not permitted to enter the competition. The design with the most confirmed likes at the end of the announced selection process will be declared the winner and will be notified by email. In the unlikely event of a tied vote, the judges will select a winner from the entries with the most nominations. Confirmed likes do not include any likes obtained by unfair means or that have been docked / voluntarily deducted from a photo’s total amount of likes. 
The main competition prize is £500 to spend on valid for one year, supplied by email to the winning address as soon as possible after the final competition deadline. The code will not work on Bundles, Vouchers, charity items or postage costs and cannot be combined with other discount codes. The runners-up will each win a £50 voucher via email as soon as possible after the final competition deadline. All other entrants will receive a £5 voucher just for taking part after the final competition deadline. One per person, one entry per person. All usual code terms and conditions apply. Entrants must be 16 years old or over. One entry per person. Only one set of prizes will be issued per finalist submission, regardless of how many people were involved in its production. Prizes are offered at the discretion of Insert Coin Ltd subject to availability. This promotion is in no way sponsored endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to Insert Coin and not to Facebook. By participating in this promotion you agree to a complete release of Facebook and Insert Coin from any claims. Participation in this promotion is subject to the rules outlined above.

So what are you waiting for? Feeling creative? Get your geek on and get designing – the next pin going out to our community could be YOURS…