Blue Print Competition Winner + Runners Up!

© Copyright and original design by Rachel Westhead Designs at Cinnamon Joe Studio


BLUE PRINT ONLINE brings together a fantastic showcase of artists and designers. The boutique type feel of the show has created a fun community spirit, and the friendly atmosphere has been maintained even through the growing number of Exhibitors each year. By keeping the prices to exhibit at Blue Print low and affordable, and by involving more of the exhibitors in the operation and the marketing of the show, everyone has a shared interest in making Blue Print a success.

Recently we joined forces to bring you an exciting competition, giving you the chance to win some fantastic prizes!




To design an exciting thumbnail image that to promote your work and would link to your exhibitor’s page at the next live Blueprint event! Your image should be visually inspiring and designed to impress an Art Director enough to click on your page and explore your artwork.




  • 6 months free access to The Make it in Design Live Hub (worth £95/£129) – Access the hottest future design trends, industry expert insight, gorgeous colour and design inspiration and more in The Live Hub, our award-winning online community. As a cherished member you can also expect amazing video-based content, invaluable downloadable resources and LIVE design briefs, with a new theme each month and new content every Monday.
  • A free place on online class Monetising Your Designs (worth £269/$365) – This is a confidence-inspiring, action-packed course in monetising your designs. With this course you’ll get all the advice you need to begin freelancing, licensing, selling outright, manufacturing and exploring other streams of income.
  • A free ‘booth’ at the next Blueprint Online Event running 11th-13th April 2022 (worth £185/$250) – Create your own beautiful space over the three days of the show, gain exposure to multiple Art Directors and Buyers and book meetings with potential new clients!
  • Two runners up will each win a fantastic free ‘booth’


The Winner – Sara Netherway



Sara Netherway sent in an inspired creative composition, the white snow on the ground leads your eye from left to right, and the white roofs lead you on a journey.
There is a foreground, middle ground and a background with interest on many layers. There is also a beautiful sky, a clever use of the little red house that lifts the overall scene, and the thumbnail tells a story with a great colour palette. The whole image really draws you in and makes you want to know more.

Congratulations Sara!


Runner Up 1 – Sarah Fowlis



It’s not easy to create a floral design that is a mix of colour, technique and creativity, without making it too busy and confusing. Sarah Fowlis has pulled it off here with her beautiful tropical floral, she has included an exciting mix of colours, and used a variety of techniques, The black background has opened the print up nicely and definitely gives the design impact.

Great work Sarah!


Runner Up 2 – Malika Buttinger



Malika Buttinger’s entry has good composition, and with clever use of colours the cakes look good enough to eat ! It’s refreshing to have the attention to detail without making the overall image look too busy, and using just a single colour background really helps to create an impact. Malika has used a fresh limited colour palette, the image has direction and dimension, and has a modern retro feel that really does catch the eye !

Gorgeous work Malika!