I won a contest! Oh wait, I didn’t enter one… #art

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Wow, when you win a contest worth 3,000 Euros, but you didn’t actually. Someone entered your design for themselves…and won. Sigh. I’ve messaged the design shop Petit Bateau, to alert them that the design is mine and not authorized…and that they probably shouldn’t pay the “winner.”

How sad for actual artists who entered this competition, to find out they were beaten by someone using art that wasn’t their own. I’d be FUMING mad if I had participated in this contest and found out as Charlotte, who found my art quickly after searching “sailor cat” to find out more about the winning entry. You can see her message to me below.

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I’ll keep you updated when/if I hear back from this clothing line.

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My original painting, “The Little Sailor”

One thought on “I won a contest! Oh wait, I didn’t enter one… #art

  1. I hope you can get this sorted out, Ryan! I’ve had photos/images (sometimes with text) “scraped” from my blog and put into scam image collection sites so many times. They claim anyone can use them under a Creative Commons License and I have no Creative Commons License statement. My pictures are illustrations for my photo essays.

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