Announcing the “Design a Sticker” Contest!

Posted on: 21st Jul 2014  /   Categorized: Giveaways

Three things I love:


– book swag

– creativity-based contests

– giving stuff away!



So I decided it was time to host a brand new contest, since it’s been a while since the epic Lunar Insignia Design Contest which was a huge success last year.


The winners of the Design a Sticker contest will not only receive some neat prizes (see below), but their winning designs will also be turned into real stickers that I’ll be giving away at book signings and including in swag packs for the next year.




I decided to host a design-a-sticker contest because, well, I love stickers! I had stickers printed up with the Cinder and Scarlet book covers before and I liked having them not only to use as giveaway items but also for my own purposes, like sealing envelopes. But I stopped having them made up because using just the book covers was so boring.


Which is where you guys come in! I need your help, because you are all so much more creative and artistic than I am. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.


Ready for some details?



YOUR MISSION: Design a Lunar Chronicles Sticker that I can use for promotional swag.




– Your sticker design can be either square, round, rectangular, or oval. I will be printing using, so if you need guidance on dimensions, I recommend looking at their sticker-sizing options.


– Your sticker design may include graphics, text, or a combination of the two.


– You are welcome to use any or all of the book covers in your design, but please do not use copyrighted images. Any artwork or photography should be your own creation or you must have permission to use it.


– Be creative! I’m intentionally not giving you a whole lot of direction because I love seeing what you guys come up with. As long as it has something to do with the Lunar Chronicles, your design will be qualified.


– Remember, I will be using these as promotional items leading up to the release of Fairest and Winter, so ask yourself what kind of sticker you would want to take home and paste everywhere in order to declare yourself a proud Lunartic. Likewise, if you had never heard of The Lunar Chronicles but you saw this sticker on someone else’s e-reader cover (or wherever), what would prompt you to ask about it?





– Please submit ONLY ONE DESIGN. If you submit more than one design, your work will be disqualified.


– Once your design is finished, post it on a public web site. (Pinterest is preferred, but I will also accept Tumblr, DeviantART, Twitter, or Instagram. Please do not use Facebook as it has difficult privacy guidelines. Do not email me your design.)


– Send me the link to your design using the contact form at


– Important: By submitting an entry to this contest you are giving me permission to use your design for future promotional materials at my discretion. You retain all other rights to your work.


– Open internationally.


– All entries must be received no later than midnight PST on August 17, 2014.





I will gather all entries onto a Pinterest board and finalists will be selected through a yet-to-be-determined method. All finalists will then be posted on this blog and put to a Reader’s Choice vote.


ALL FINALISTS will receive a swag pack of Lunar Chronicles goodies.


TWO GRAND PRIZE WINNERS (one Reader’s Choice, one Marissa’s Choice*) will receive a signed book, a limited-edition messenger bag, and more! Plus their designs will be turned into swanky stickers. Yes, I will send you some stickers, too.


* The Marissa’s Choice winner will be chosen from all entries, not only the finalists.




I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Happy designing, and GOOD LUCK!



  1. Elizabeth fox commented on:

    Do you have to be a certain age to enter? 🙂

  2. Your Name commented on:

    I can’t wait I love this idea and it’s going to be so cute! Meyer I’m going to have to tweet my design bc I don’t have any of the other things, just hope you get to see it?? SO EXCITED!

  3. Marissa commented on:

    No age limit! And tweeting your design is perfectly fine, just be sure to also send me the link via the contact form.

  4. Katheline commented on:

    Can we use the international covers? 🙂

  5. Cate commented on:

    Ohh this sounds like so much fun I can’t wait to see the contest designs XD
    but did they announce the grand prize winner of the last contest, I think it was the video contest?

  6. Marissa commented on:

    Yes, it’s okay to use the international covers!

    I know that the video contest winners were chosen (because I remember signing books for them all…), but I’m not sure if/where my publisher announced them. I’ll ask!

  7. adele commented on:

    So, can we draw, or color or paint a design and then take a picture of it and post it on instagram or tumblr.. etc?? Or do we just use computer graphics to create our design??

  8. Cogaroo commented on:

    This sounds like so much fun, I love stickers! Would it be okay to post the picture on my blog, and then send you the link? I can’t wait to get started. 🙂

  9. Margaret Ann commented on:

    Any recommendations for size resolution? Normally, larger is better quality, but I don’t know if that applies to sticker-printing…? Thanks!

  10. Your Name commented on:

    I’m so excited for this!! Are we supposed to draw it or create it online? EEEEKKK I’m really excited!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Marissa commented on:

    You can draw it and then take a picture/scan it, or you can create it on the computer – totally up to you!

    Re: resolution, I agree that the bigger the better, but as it’s going to be printed small (3×3 inches max), I’m hoping resolution won’t be an issue for most designs.

  12. Marissa commented on:

    Oh and yes, posting it on your blog is perfect. Or Instagram, or Tumblr… whatever you have access to.

  13. Tua commented on:

    How much details should the sketch have? I usually draw plenty of details but since the sticker will be used in promotion, would more simple design be better?

  14. Jolien commented on:

    Is this contest international? I really hope so, since I already got my design ready…

  15. Grace commented on:

    Where will you post the finalists I get that it’s on this website but which page?

  16. Marissa commented on:

    The amount of detail is entirely up to you – it’s your design!

    Yes, the contest is international.

    The finalists will be posted right here on this blog in August.

  17. Ceci commented on:

    Am I allowed to use the Lunar Chronicles logo? You know the one with the moon and swirly stuff on the bottom? Anyway I’m super excited to draw my design!

  18. Marissa commented on:

    Yes, you can use the crescent moon logo.

  19. Lael commented on:

    What font are the titles on the book covers in?

  20. Cheaneulle D. commented on:

    I’m so excited! I think I have a really good idea, so we’ll see if I can manage to get it done in time, haha!

  21. Valerie commented on:

    Just two question. Do we live the link to the picture here so you can see it ? Or do I send it by twitter/Instagram or email ?
    P.s sorry for any spelling arror am still working on my English.

  22. Stephanie commented on:

    I have my drawing on Pinterest but I don’t know how to send you the link I tried but it didn’t wok.

  23. Your Name commented on:

    The title fonts are Aeronaut, which costs $40.00, I think.

  24. Meghan commented on:

    When Are the Winners Going to Be Announced???

  25. Casey commented on:

    Does the design need to be in color?

  26. Angelina commented on:

    Will there be any new contests soon?? Perhaps a poetry one?



social media