Published Dec 17, 2008If you've always dreamed your art would one day adorn a Belle and Sebastian record, now is your chance. Today (December 17), Scotland's finest put a call out for artistic lads and lasses to design a limited-edition cover of the band's latest effort, The BBC Sessions.
The request for artists comes via a new contest set up by Belle and Seb's label, Matador, which is looking to sell the fan-cover versions of The BBC Sessions at next year's Record Store Day.
And since this is a contest, there are a few rules, such as the front cover must say "Belle and Sebastian" and "The BBC Sessions," all images must be your own and not infringe on any copyrights, and no dirty stuff, like, for example, a tiger suckling at a naked woman's breast (the band have been there, done that).
As far as prizes go, ten finalists will get the entire Belle and Sebastian Matador catalogue on CD and one grand prize winner will earn some serious bragging rights by having his or her artwork become the official front cover image for the Record Store Day edition of The BBC Sessions.
You can enter the contest here and it's open to everyone, even those people who are not twee as fuck (although that likely helps).
The contest ends on January 15 and, yes, the band themselves will be choosing the winner.
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