New Contest: Design the Lunar Insignia!

Posted on: 3rd Oct 2013  /   Categorized: Giveaways

Although the Subscribe, Friend, and Follow Giveaway is still live, the time has come to kick off the next creativity contest. That’s right, once again, I’m making you guys work for it!



For your chance to win a signed ARC of CRESS, plus other Lunar Chronicles goodies . . . design the Lunar Insignia!


The Lunar what?


Good question!


Similar to last year’s Flag Design Contest, I’m asking you to create a symbol that represents the country of Luna. The Lunar insignia is used on political documentation, is painted on royal spacecrafts, appears on the doors to the queen’s throne room, and other neat official things like that.



Here are some examples of real-world insignias:








– You may only enter one design.


– The design can be made using any media—crayons, paint, fabric, glitter glue, high-tech graphic design software . . . the choice is yours. Have fun with it!


– Finalists will be chosen based on originality, apparent effort, and how well Luna and the Lunars are represented.


– Artwork must be entirely your own. Please do not use copyrighted images.


– By entering this contest, you are giving me permission to use your design for promotional purposes, including but not limited to posting it on my blog, web site, newsletter, and social networking pages, and printing it on promotional items. You retain all other rights to the work.


– Open internationally!


– All entries must be received by midnight PST on Sunday, November 3, to be eligible.



To Enter

1. Design your Lunar Insignia.


2. Post your design on a public web site, such as your deviantART page, blog, Pinterest board, Tumblr, or public Facebook wall. (That said, please use Facebook only as a last resort, as it makes it difficult to capture and share images.) I suggest that you explain how you arrived at your design, but it’s not necessary.


4. Optional: Include a link to my web site, so your friends, family, and followers can find more information about the books:


5. Go to and fill out the “Contact Marissa” form with your name, email address, and a link to your design. Do this before midnight PST on Sunday, November 3!


Finalists and Voting

I will post all entries to a “Lunar Insignia” Pinterest board as I receive them. After November 3, I’ll narrow the entries down to the finalists and those finalists will be posted on this blog.


Fans will vote to select the People’s Choice Winner.


I will also select a Marissa’s Choice Winner from the full pool of entries, not just the finalists.





The People’s Choice Winner will receive a signed ARC of CRESS, one signed UK edition of Scarlet, miscellaneous swag, and the knowledge that whenever the words “Lunar Insignia” appear in the Lunar Chronicles, it’s referring to your design!


The Marissa’s Choice Winner will receive a signed ARC of CRESS, one signed UK edition of Scarlet, and miscellaneous swag.


ALL Finalists will receive a signed UK edition of Scarlet and miscellaneous swag.


That’s it! Have fun and good luck!


  1. Grace commented on:

    Ah, this is going to be so much fun. I’m going to get started on my entry right away!

  2. Sarah commented on:

    Spiffydoodles. I’ll have to see if I can’t come up with something, though I’m not much of an artist.

  3. Katherine commented on:

    Fun! I love how Starfleet Command is one of the “real-world” examples!

  4. renata commented on:

    hello marissa!
    a question:
    I am from Argentina, Latin America, I can participate??

  5. Marissa commented on:

    Yes, Renata, the contest is open internationally. Good luck!

  6. djinnia commented on:

    such a cool contest! thank you.

    i was just wondering where #3 is in the to enter section! =)

  7. Matthew Keenan commented on:

    I CANNOT PASS THIS UP! I must get to work IMEDIATELY! Thank you so much for this fantastic opportunity!!!

  8. Melody commented on:

    This is going to be so exiting. I can’t wait to start working on my design. This is so exiting thank you for this opportunity.

  9. Denise B commented on:

    This is a awesome opportunity. Thank you so much Marissa Meyer! I also love that the due date is on my birthday! My 18th! Wooh!

    Here is my entry if anyone is interested:

    Have a nice day everyone!

  10. Vyki @ On The Shelf commented on:

    What a fun contest! I can’t wait to start 🙂 Thanks for this great opportunity!

  11. Your Name commented on:

    THIS IS GONNA BE SOOO MUCH FUN!!!! i will get started straight away 🙂

  12. Rachel commented on:

    Misc. swag? Lol, I’m in!

  13. Ada commented on:

    Ah, this sounds like so much fun! Will definitely try my hand at this hehe.
    Thanks for all the opportunities Marissa! 🙂

  14. Kimberly commented on:

    Does anybody know how she goes about choosing the finalists? Does it go by likes on pinterest? Or what? This is my first giveaway like this. Just curious. Thanks.

  15. Marissa commented on:

    Hi Kimberly, I choose the finalits solely on my own preferences. The criteria I use is: “originality, apparent effort, and how well Luna and the Lunars are represented.”

    Good luck!

  16. An-Sofie commented on:

    Wow, awesome contest! I’ll definitely try to come up with a great design ;)! And I’m already looking forward to see how others will interpret this theme 🙂

  17. Kimberly commented on:

    Thanks very much!

  18. Caitlin commented on:

    Hey I thought I’d share mine! Click it, its a gif so it MOVES! 😀

  19. Rachel Silberman commented on:

    I was going to do this, but then I saw the entries and realized I’ll only make a fool out of myself. Good luck to the people that enter!! 🙂

  20. Ta'Necia commented on:

    I just had to enter!!! I am not the best drawer but here it is! Imagine if this was professional done and not hand drawn. (Black & White) (colored)

    I got the idea for the design because Luna is in orbit in space and I did the Crescent moon because the Lunars are on the moon and it is the one moon I love because I am a Sailor Moon Fan 😀

    Here is my post on the web:

    Thanks for having this contest! It was Fun!

  21. Sunny commented on:

    My Lunar insignia, it looked beter in my head;

  22. Carina Olsen commented on:

    This is one of the best giveaways. <3 You are always amazing Marissa. I would have loved to enter this giveaway, since I need more signed books by you. <3 And your swag is just the prettiest. But omg, then I saw some entries for this giveaway. And no way will I ever be able to make anything that looks better than those; so not entering 🙂 But thank you for doing this, and I cannot wait to see all the entries 🙂
    Love, Carina

  23. Mitchii G. commented on:

    Hi, I tried sending my entry using the contact form but my email provider said that it was undelivered. I guess, it’s not meant to be (since I saw this contest hours before the deadline). Good luck to all participants. xD

  24. Lindsey commented on:

    I submitted a contact form yesterday, but I’m not sure that it went through, so I’ll just post another link to my submission here. Sorry if this is redundant >.<

  25. Your Name commented on:

    When will the winners be picked? 🙂

  26. Hailey m commented on:

    I ask the same question when will the winners be picked

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  28. sierra commented on:

    Hi im ur biggest fan ever………yeah so that is it

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