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Want to see your artwork in this year’s MATS holiday newsletter?

*New contest alert!*

Art by Katie Vernon

We’re feeling festive at Make Art That Sells! We’re looking for art to animate for our 2017 Make Art That Sells holiday newsletter.

The winner will get their artwork animated (and will win a little something extra)!

If selected, your animated art will go out in our newsletter to tons of artists, art directors, and agents! Here’s an example of animated art:

Art by Kate Mason and animation by Natasha Dewitz


Lilla has come up with an assignment for you to illustrate: Draw your favorite festive winter beverage! Hot cocoa with chocolate sauce? Spearmint tea with wild honey and peppermint leaves as a garnish? Brandy egg nog in a vintage shot glass? Is it in your favorite mug? Do you drink it with friends or alone on a hammock? Do you want to draw it as a recipe, listing the ingredients? How did you come up with this drink? Is there a story behind it? Why is it your favorite? Is it traditional in your country? Is it a made-up beverage?

You have total creative freedom, just make it holiday-ish in some way! Lettering is fine to add. Add your name/signature to your art.


  • Create your image as a Photoshop (PSD) or Illustrator (AI) file
  • Size: 2100 x 1500 pixels and landscape (7” x 5”)
  • 300 dpi
  • RGB
  • Your art needs to be in layers so that it can be animated. Any number of layers is fine.


  • Submit a JPG
  • 150 dpi
  • RGB
  • Size: 2100 x 1500 pixels and landscape (7” x 5”)

Please only email us the 150 dpi JPG. The winners will be notified once chosen & then we’ll ask for the PSD or AI file before having it animated.

Due Date:

Send your holiday-themed artwork to [email protected] before midnight (PST) December 10th. *See competition rules below.


Lilla will choose the winner and Natasha Dewitz** will work her animation magic for the holiday card, which will be shared in a holiday newsletter with the MATS community at the end of December.


Be sure to follow us on Instagram for daily festive inspiration through Sunday, the 10th of December! Share your artwork with us using the hashtag #MATSholidaycard!

Don’t forget to submit your artwork before midnight PST on the 10th!

We can’t wait to see all your submissions!

The MATS Team xx

*COMPETITION RULES: Maximum one entry per person. Any and all work submitted must be your own. You give permission to Make Art That Sells to use any images you submit to this competition in any current or future class-related marketing or promotional strategies, online or offline. You will always be credited and will retain the rights to your work. The winner will be chosen by Lilla Rogers. Please ensure your entry is submitted in JPEG format at 150 DPI (saved for web). The winner will be notified once Lilla has chosen, and will be requested to submit the original PSD or AI file for animation. All submissions must be emailed to [email protected]. Submissions sent elsewhere and/or in the incorrect format will not be considered as entries to the competition. Any submissions received after the closing time of 11:59 PM PST on December 10th, 2017 will not be eligible. This competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 from any country. There is no cash alternative.

**If you’re interested in having Natasha work on your project, send an email to [email protected]


  • It’s the theme of the contest but you can interpret it as you like!

    by Make Art That Sells
    date December 7, 2017
  • I am SO EXCITED about this! I adore Christmas.

    date December 7, 2017
  • Is the beverage theme a requirement, or just an option?

    by Jessica
    date December 4, 2017
  • Yippie!

    by Laura K.
    date December 4, 2017
  • oh how great I will try to summit my work on time🙏

    date December 3, 2017
  • wonderful and fun! thank you

    date December 2, 2017

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