Contest Rules and Voting
Les Vins Georges Duboeuf is a family-owned winery in the heart of the Beaujolais region of France with a rich history of collaborating with artists to create iconic labels for Beaujolais Nouveau, a young fresh wine released every year on the third Thursday of November (November 21, 2019).
This year, we are inviting professional artists to submit label designs that reflect the fresh, youthful, and vibrant qualities of Beaujolais Nouveau. The wine itself is bright, juicy, and fruit-forward. With more than a million bottles sold every year, Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine for and about celebrating. It is the first wine of the harvest, a harbinger of the holiday season and a reason to get together with friends and family.
All submissions must be either uploaded via the submission form on our website or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Nouveau Label Contest”.
Submissions should be submitted along with a high-res head shot and must be submitted in one of the following formats: PDF, JPG, EPS, AI, PSD, PNG
Artists must carefully review and agree to the terms and conditions on our website before submitting. Please note that the winning piece of artwork will become property of Les Vins Georges Duboeuf and the artist submitting the work must have it in their possession; it cannot be a piece of artwork that has been previously sold or is otherwise unavailable.
Submissions must be original pieces of artwork that reflect the qualities of Beaujolais Nouveau – bright, celebratory, fresh. All submissions must have elements that relate to the themes of celebration, harvest, festivity, and vibrancy.
Submissions do not have to contain any text or label information – these will be added by our designer.
Multiple submissions are allowed as long as they are all received by March 30th, 11:59 PM EST.
All submissions will be displayed on the contest website starting March 1, 2019.
Visitors to the site can vote and comment on the submissions they like best and a final selection of 10 will be chosen by a panel, with consideration of input from visitors to the website. All commenters must agree to the terms and conditions.
The final 10 will be posted to the Georges Duboeuf social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) for voting from consumers April 16-27, 2019.
A vote is considered a like, a comment, or a share across Facebook and/or Instagram and artists are encouraged to post to their social media channels as well to maximize votes!
The artist who created the label that receives the most votes within this period will receive a $3,500 grant and will have their artwork turned into a label that will be printed on more than a million bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau along with a credit on the back label. To see last year’s winning lable, please click here.
Runners-up will have the opportunity to have their label designs presented for additional Nouveau Label opportunities, and if selected, will receive a grant ranging from $500-$1,500.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who may enter?
The contest is open to qualified legal residents of the U.S., aged 21 and older by March 1, 2019 (there are some restrictions based on affiliation with Quintessential or Les Vins Georges Duboeuf). To be sure of your eligibility, please read the official rules and regulations here.
If I turn 21 during the month of March, may I enter?
All entrants must be 21 years of age by the start of the contest, which begins March 1, 2019.
If I live in a U.S. territory may I enter?
The contest is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, unless restricted by law.
How do I enter?
The form to submit your design is on this website page beginning March 1, 2019.
What if I’d like to submit more than one of my pieces for consideration?
You may enter up to five (5) unique pieces in the contest. No duplicate entries will be allowed and may result in disqualification. Please read the official rules and regulations here for more details.
What constitutes a submission?
All submissions must be a unique and original photograph, drawing, illustration or painting.
Are there any restrictions on the subject matter?
In general, all submissions should be tasteful, must not depict any children, brands, or copyrights, and must be the complete intellectual property of the entrant. For a full list of restricted content, please read the official rules and regulations here.
What if my artwork has received other awards or official recognition?
In order for a submission to be valid, the artwork must be a new and unique piece that has not received an award nor formal public recognition for artistic achievement. The winning art and the rights to the art will become property of Quintessential Wines and Les Vins Georges Duboeuf at the end of the contest period.
What is the judging process for finalists?
Once the submission period closes (April 1, 2019), a panel of judges will select the top entries, based on overall criteria and visual appeal. Selection of these entries will also take into account the comments and support posted on the contest website throughout the submission period.
How does the public voting work?
After the finalists’ submissions are fully vetted for authenticity and eligibility, they will be placed on the website for public voting. The period of public voting will be open from April 16 – April 30, 2019. Each person may submit up to two (2) votes—one via Instagram and one via Facebook—for their favorite pieces of art. The artwork with the highest number of votes will receive up to 15 points, the second-greatest number will receive up to 14 points, the third-greatest up to 13 points, and so on.
How is the winner selected?
The selection panel will review all finalist entries once public voting ceases. The finalist with the highest combined score from public voting and from the selection panel will be awarded the Grand Prize. The finalist with the second-highest combined score will be named the First Prize Winner.
What is the Grand Prize?
The Grand Prize winner will receive $3,450 and their artwork will be used on the label of the 2019 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau wines.
What is the First Prize?
The First Prize winner will receive $1,450 and the potential for their artwork to be displayed on private label bottlings of 2019 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, at the discretion of Quintessential and Les Vins Georges Duboeuf.