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Join our Sail Design Competition and help us #makeasplash

We are not just a straw company. We are a movement. 

We are here to help fight plastic waste and straws are just our first channel of choice. Scientists estimate there are over 8.3 billion plastic straws polluting our oceans, that’s a number we can’t even picture. Knowing that, we want to make a change! 

We’ve partnered up with Clean Ocean Sailing to #MakeASplash in the fight against plastic waste in our oceans.

We're making
a splash!

Meet
Clean Ocean Sailing

Sail Design
Competition

Clean Ocean Sailing is a Cornish voluntary organisation, dedicated to cleaning our coasts and raising awareness about ocean plastic pollution. This year they will even be venturing to the Isles of Scilly, and they need your help. 

They have restored their sailing boat, Annette, to carry out their important mission and she needs a new sail and your help. This new sail will propel her over thousands of miles for the next 10 to 15 years, enabling Clean Ocean Sailing to reach otherwise inaccessible parts of the coast to clean up.

We’re calling on artists with a vision for happy, healthy oceans to submit sail designs for the Clean Ocean Sailing team. 

The brief is to submit a piece of visual art reimagining a more sustainable future and an ocean free from plastic pollutants!
Submissions can be in any artistic medium but must be submitted digitally by uploading it below.
Stroodles would love you to share your work on your social channels!

Please tag @stroodles_straws and @cleanoceansailing, and use #MakeASplash so we can see and share your work!

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Design
Specifications

  • Submit a sail design that reimagines a more sustainable future and an ocean free from plastic pollutants.
  • Your design needs to be portrait.
  • The background colour of the sail will be black, but don’t worry about it for your design, as we can adapt it after.
  • Your design will be featured on the right half of the sail (currently blank area, as shown in the picture)
  • The bigger your design the better! As the sail will only be seen from far away, small details won’t be seen
  • Your design should be submitted to A4 portrait dimensions, 300 dpi, with enough space to allow for cropping
  • Make sure that there aren’t any important details on the borders of your design (as we will crop the design to fit onto the sail)
  • Remember that the sail will be blowing in the wind! Take this into mind when designing your sail,as sometimes your design might bend.
  • This competition is open for anyone to enter - any age and any design capabilities! We are more than happy for designs to be drawn on an A4 piece of paper – just scan and send!
  • Please note, if the winning design is hand drawn on paper, we will work with you and a designer to create a digitised version of your artwork!

For any questions email us here. We’re more than happy to answer and tell you more.

How to enter

Simply submit your design below.
Artwork submission deadline is June 11th 23:59.

The Prize

Sustainability hamper worth £100 + your design on the sail for 10+ years.

After 23:59 on June 11th, submissions will still continue to be accepted. Submissions received after this time will be eligible to be selected to cover a flag on Annette’s mast for a one-month period over 12 continuous or non-continuous months.