The City

This challenge closed almost 9 years ago.

The Challenge

The City is the latest RedBubble publication where we aim to showcase the best work visual and written work on the Web. With over $5,000 in prizes, The City is open to all works that explore the complex, dynamic vibrant world of concrete, glass and humanity that are urban environments all over the world.

The best works will be selected for publication in the book “The City” to come out in November and available for sale through RedBubble.

We publish these books regularly as a way for the RedBubble community to showcase their work in a professionally presented and designed book working with a copy editor. It’s one way RedBubble provides opportunities for professional development for its members"

Judging / Voting Criteria

Entry is open to all members of RedBubble. If you are not already a member of RedBubble then join now to enter

Entry is open to visual works of all type (photography, traditional, image manipulation) and short written works (poetry, essay or stories) of under 500 words.

Visual works are entered directly into this challenge from works in your portfolio and then voted on. The top works will be selected for publication.

To enter written works go the group RedBubble The City and follow directions.

Written works will be shortlisted and voted on by a group of judges.

Rewards & Prizes

The top written and visual work will receive $US 250 in cash each and a $US 250 RedBubble voucher. Each of the published works will receive a $US 40 voucher to purchase work on RedBubble.

Additional Information

  1. If you are new to RedBubble, after you join then upload work to your portfolio and then you will be able to enter it into this challenge. If you need help go to the FAQs or contact
  2. All prizes are in the currency of United States Dollars (or at applicable exchange rate as determined by RedBubble).
  3. Artists and writers retain copyright of any work entered.
  4. RedBubble is granted a non-exclusive license to publish all winning entries in the publication “RedBubble The City”.

Cover Image: dreaming ties all mankind together by onetonshadow


The Top Ten

Last light of the day by Jose M.F. Rebelo

Last light of the day by Jose M.F. Rebelo was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 55 votes.

  • London (2) by Rhys Herbert
  • The Big Smoke by Alexander Kesselaar
  • Red River by Viktor Elizarov
  • Underground Jazz by fred  funkeldink
  • Street Walker2 by Caroline Gorka
  • Caliente by Zohar Lindenbaum
  • #1222 by Joseph N. Hall
  • Chasing The Sun by metronomad
  • Toxicity by Colin Tobin

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