Freebie

Freebies are the members of the Character Design Challenge who participate for free, this is usually the starting point for every new member. Freebies have access to our Facebook Group where they can share their unique vision of a character, based on a common theme, with a community of thousands of artists. Freebies' artworks can potentially be selected as a Winner of the CDChallenge at the end of each month and shared on our website and social pages with a community of over 500.000 art enthusiasts, comic books geeks and animation fans.

IMPORTANT! Requests to join the group can take up to one week, please be patient.

FREEBIE'S PERKS

  • Group Pass You can access, react, comment and post in our Facebook group
  • Winners Selection Your design can be selected as a Winner of the CDChallenge

To become a Freebie member, please just follow these easy steps:

  • Log in with your personal account on Facebook
  • Go to our group, follow this LINK
  • Press the ”JOIN” button and wait for us to approve your request 

Tipper

Tippers are the members of the Character Design Challenge who have joined us on our Patreon and simply want to show their support for our project by pledging $1 per month, or more. Just as for the Freebies, the Tippers have access to our Facebook Group and their artworks can potentially be selected as a Winner of the CDChallenge at the end of each month, but they also discover the new theme for the CDChallenge before everybody else in the community, 2 days earlier, so they can better prepare and have more time to submit a design for the contest. 

IMPORTANT! Check our Patreon page the 5th day of each month to discover the new theme!

TIPPER'S PERKS

  • Group Pass   You can access, react, comment and post in our Facebook group
  • Winners Selection  Your design can be selected as a Winner of the CDChallenge
  • Theme Preview You will discover the new Theme of the Month for the CDChallenge 2 days earlier!

To become a Tipper member, please just follow these easy steps:

  • Log in with your personal account on Patreon
  • Go to our Patreon Page
  • Press the ”Get $1 Reward” and pledge by following the instructions HERE

Supporter

Supporters are the members of the Character Design Challenge who have joined us on our Patreon and want to show their support for our project by pledging $5 per month, or more. Just as for the Freebies and Tippers, the Supporters have access to our Facebook Group and their artworks can potentially be selected as a Winner of the CDChallenge at the end of each month, but they also get exclusive access to the monthly surveys on Patreon to choose the new Themes of the Month (and they will discover the result 2 days earlier). Supporters also get exclusive access to the Challenge Rewards, the monthly prizes of the Character Design Challenge. The 3 designs who will receive the Challenge Rewards will also be promoted on all our social pages along with the classic Winners of the CDChallenge!

IMPORTANT! make sure to post your design on our Patreon page as well, to qualify for the Challenge Rewards

SUPPORTER'S PERKS

  • Group Pass You will access, react, comment and post in our Facebook group
  • Winners Selection Your design can be selected as a Winner of the CDChallenge
  • Theme Preview You will discover the new Theme of the Month for the CDChallenge 2 days earlier!
  • Survey Access  Exclusive access to the monthly survey, to choose the new Theme of the Month!
  • Challenge Rewards Every month, the 3 finest artworks, submitted by our Supporters on Patreon will receive special rewards and will also be published on our social pages, along with the classic Winners of the CDChallenge! The list of the Challenge Rewards is HERE

To become a Supporter member, please just follow these easy steps:

  • Log in with your personal account on Patreon
  • Go to our Patreon Page
  • Press the ”Get $5 Reward” and pledge by following the instructions HERE

Advertiser

Advertisers are members of the Character Design Challenge, schools or private companies who have joined us on Patreon and want to show their support for our project and advertise on our website and social pages by pledging $150 per month, or more. Advertisers will see their website, services or products featured on our website with banners. They will also receive a promotional shout-out from us on our social pages, followed by a community of over 500.000 artists, creatives, art enthusiasts, comic books geeks and animation fans. Advertisers can also participate in the challenge and they have access to the same perks of the Freebies, Tippers and Supporters.

IMPORTANT! Before joining us on Patreon, a potential Advertisers needs to get in touch with us first, in order to discuss the details for their promotion.

ADVERTISER'S PERKS

  • Website Promotion You art, products or services will get a banner space on our website
  • Social Media Boost You will receive a promotional shout-out from us on our social pages
  • Group Pass You can access, react, comment and post in our Facebook group
  • Winners Selection  Your design can be selected as a Winner of the CDChallenge
  • Theme Preview You will discover the new Theme of the Month for the CDChallenge 2 days earlier!
  • Survey Access  Exclusive access to the monthly survey, to choose the new Theme of the Month!
  • Challenge Rewards Every month, the 3 finest artworks submitted by our Supporters on Patreon will receive special rewards and will also be published on our social pages, along with the classic Winners of the CDChallenge! The list of the Challenge Rewards is HERE

To become a Supporter member, please just follow these easy steps:

  • Get in touch with us first HERE to discuss all the details
  • Log in with your personal account on Patreon
  • Go to our Patreon Page
  • Press the ”Get $150 Reward” and pledge by following the instructions HERE

Partner

The official Partner of the Character Design Challenge is the hero of our community. It is a single art school or a private company who have joined us on Patreon and wants to support our project and become the exclusive partner of the Character Design Challenge by pledging $1000 per month, or more. A Partner will see its services or products featured on our website with multiple banners and advertising spaces. Our official Partner will also receive multiple promotional shout-outs from us on our social pages, every week (followed by a community of over 500.000 artists, creatives, art enthusiasts, comic books geeks and animation fans). As a Partners you won't just see your services promoted by us, but as a cornerstone of the CDChallenge, your brand will be considered as a true Patron of the Arts by the largest and most influencing community of character designers on the Internet. Partners also have access to all the previous perks.

IMPORTANT! Before joining us on Patreon, a potential Partner needs to get in touch with us first, in order to discuss the details for the partnership.

PARTNER'S PERKS

  • Exclusive Partner You will become our exclusive partner, and the hero of our community
  • Website Promotion You products or services will get MULTIPLE banners on our website
  • Social Media Boost You will receive MULTIPLE promotional shout-out our social pages
  • Group Pass You can access, react, comment and post in our Facebook group
  • Winners Selection  Your design can be selected as a Winner of the CDChallenge
  • Theme Preview You will discover the new Theme of the Month for the CDChallenge 2 days earlier!
  • Survey Access  Exclusive access to the monthly survey to choose the new Theme of the Month!
  • Challenge Rewards Every month, the 3 finest artworks submitted by our Supporters on Patreon will receive special rewards and will also be published on our social pages, along with the classic Winners of the CDChallenge! The list of the Challenge Rewards is HERE

To become the official Partner of the CDChallenge, please just follow these easy steps:

  • Get in touch with us first HERE to discuss all the details
  • Log in with your personal account on Patreon
  • Go to our Patreon Page
  • Press the ”Get $1000 Reward” and pledge by following the instructions HERE

 

 

LEGAL NOTES

Character Design References™ is not responsible for any copyright infringement on part of the individual artists, our intent is merely to inspire others to create original works based on a common theme. For questions regarding specific pieces of artwork please follow the links for the website, portfolio or social pages provided by the author in the caption of the design posted in our Facebook group or contact directly the profile associated with it.
Artists participating in the Character Design Challenge must be a member of the Character Design Challenge group on Facebook.  Ensure you have read and fully understood the rules of the Character Design Challenge, the Facebook Terms of Use and the Patreon Terms of Use before entering an artwork for the contest. The Challenge Rewards are limited and exclusively available to the Supporters of the Character Design References™on Patreon
IMPORTANT: The Character Design Challenge is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Patreon. 

Becoming a Winner of the CDChallenge and/or receiving one of the Challenge Rewards depends exclusively on the artistic skills, creativity, exceptional craftsmanship and design knowledge of the individual artists, which will be judged by the CDR Team. The content of the Challenge Rewards are offered and sponsored by Tatai Lab, Spaceman Project, Ctrl+Paint, KyleBrush, Masters Of Anatomy & 21 Draw. Character Design References™has written permission to use their intellectual property as prizes for the contest.

Due to competition laws, the following countries and regions are not eligible for the Challenge Rewards: Belarus, Burma, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Crimean region of Ukraine, Yemen, Zimbabwe and Quebec region of Canada.  If you live in one of the countries listed above, you can still participate to the challenge as a Freebie or a Tipper (check the Membership section for more info), but you will have no access to the Challenge Rewards. The CDR Team has researched and worked with legal experts extensively to find a way to operate a contest with rewards and prizes in these countries, but unfortunately we were unable to find a reasonable way of doing so at this time.