Fotolia Ten Collection S1


**Fotolia created the successful TEN Collection Project with one goal in mind – to democratize digital creation by bringing together in a common project digital art, graphic resources and education.
The Ten Collection Contest invited artists to submit original Photoshop designs for the chance to have their entry featured in an international advertising campaign.

This was the website for the 2012 contest.
Content is from the site's archived pages.


TEN Collection is a creative project focused on promoting digital art, with 10 world-class artists participating. Their work has been published as a free download (24h) throughout 10 next months, starting on December 2011. An International Creative Contest, inspired by this project, was announced afterwards. It was a prestige venture, with 1260 artists from around the globe taking part in it.

Fire up Photoshop and send us the most amazing PSD file you can create based on one of the 10 themes below. The winning artists gets their entry featured in an international advertising campaign worth approximately $250,000, and takes home some amazing prizes, including a copy of the Adobe Master Collection, Wacom tablets and much more!

The rules

  • Choose one of the 10 contest themes.
  • Create an amazing PSD file based on this theme, using at least 3 of the Fotolia images used by the Fotolia TEN artist.
  • Your own images, or any other Fotolia file (including those used for the other original Ten creations), can be used in your work.
  • Submit a JPEG image of your PSD file.

See Contest Terms
The prizes
The grand prize winner will receive the following prizes:

  • a feature in an international advertising campaign;
  • a copy of Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Master Collection;
  • a Wacom Intuos5 Touch M tablet;
  • a 1 year Fotolia subscription (100 downloads / month);
  • 1,000 “TUTO credits” for use on;
  • a wide size PVC print order on;

Nine runner-ups will receive following prizes:

  • a Wacom Intuos5 Touch M tablet;
  • a 1 year Fotolia subscription (25 downloads / month);
  • 100 “TUTO credits” for use on;
  • a graphic bag from;

Four additional entries will be selected to each win a copy of Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended. These entries will be selected by Fotolia, and will take Facebook community votes into account.
Prizes are valued at nearly $300,000: you have to be a part of this!
The Details
The contest will be open from September 10, 2012 to October 10, 2012. Contestants may upload their JPEG files until October 10, 2012 (11:59pm - Eastern time). Contestants may submit a maximum of 1 entry per theme. The jury will include the original Ten artists, members from the Fotolia, Wisibility and Amkashop teams. Winners will be designated on October 17th.

  • PSD file size: 5000 x 3750 pixels
  • Keep a copy of your PSD source file. If your entry is deemed the winner, we require this high-resolution file for the international advertising campaign.
  • JPEG size: 1200 x 900 pixels
  • Please submit a JPEG copy of your PSD file on the relevant theme page.

You may use:
-Your personal images (you must own all the rights on these images).
-Fotolia images which have been properly licensed.
-The images used by the original TEN artists (available free of charge on the contest Facebook application)

Warning: Entries with any other images will not be accepted.




Catch up with the Ten Collection: own the 10 hi-res original PSD files for $29 only




Our contest is now over, and we had the chance to be overloaded with hundreds of super shiny creative artworks. Needless to say designating winners was everything but easy... but we did it.

Let's end the suspense: you can check the 10 winning entries, by clicking on the thumbnails below. Technique, imagination, talent, the 10 digital pieces of art that we selected have it all.

Congratulations to the winners.




S2 TEN Collection Contest: Introduced by S1’s Winner Sebastian Powszuk


After winning, my work was published in different international media industry. Besides advertising campaign, my project was also presented – including description and tutorial – in 3 non-affiliated graphics magazines: Polish Computer Arts and Practical Photoshop and German Foto Hits.


The winner of the Season 1 Contest, Poland’s Sebastian Powszuk has shared with us what it meant to win, why it is worth entering and how Season 2 differs from the previous year’s Season.


S1 Winner Sebastian Powszuk

Fotolia: What has changed in your life / career after winning the TEN Collection contest by Fotolia?

Sebastian Powszuk: First of all my winning significantly increased my graphics confidence and belief in my own abilities. The victory confirmed in me the belief that I have chosen the right path, and that graphic design is what I want to do in life.

After winning, interest in me has significantly increased, which allowed me to make a lot of interesting acquaintances with people in the industry and beyond. This has helped me with the number of orders and interesting projects to work on. I had a lot of opportunities to present my work and my way of seeing the world (interviews, articles, workshops), which positively influenced my name recognition in the industry. It helped me progress hugely.

Fo: According to you why is it worth entering the contest?

SP: A competition of this scale is an excellent platform to spread your wings. The very process of creating the work can be very educating. This is an excellent opportunity to see – from the inside – how the best designers work, draw conclusions and apply that knowledge in your own work.

The benefits of this are priceless. There is no better incentive when you have the opportunity to win (everyone has a chance, I’m a perfect example), promote yourself, get tons of experience and have the opportunity of winning fantastic prizes.


**About Fotolia

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