“Iridescent” artwork contest

May 25, 2011

Our fans have made lots of awesome Linkin Park-inspired artwork over the years. Today, we announced a contest that gives one winner a chance to get their work seen by millions of people. We’re looking for someone to create an original piece of art for our new single, “Iridescent.” The winner will be showcased in front of more than 30 million fans online and will be featured at our performance for the Transformers: Dark of the Moon premiere in Moscow’s Red Square on June 23.

Go here to submit your art or for more info. Submission deadline is June 12.

Here’s my entry. Unless you guys come up with something better, we’re going to use this:

EDIT: We’re already starting to see submissions. Know what I want to see more of? Illustrations and paintings.



  1. widya rahayu on June 26, 2011 at 5:28 am

  2. thegluelpfan on June 18, 2011 at 5:17 am

    There are so many talented fans out there and this is a really great opportunity for them to show what they got…good luck to everyone!And I gotta say Mike your submission is looking pretty good too lmao

  3. nicmrayce on June 12, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    hey guys, check out my submission :

    Sneak Peek of the artwork description:
    This is a design(mostly photomanipulation) I’ve made for the Linkin Park – Iridescent Artwork Contest. I took a while browsing through the artworks of most of the designers featured. Most were good, but there were pretty much similar to each other – there was a lot of effects going on, a lot of photomanipulation going on. And I’m impressed with the skills possessed by these talented artists.

    So, I decided to make something different. Usually, in most designs I’ve done, there’s always..READ MORE

  4. flamelinez on June 12, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Dear Mike, thanks for announcing such an awesome contest. I tried to create a unique piece of artwork for the TF3 Soundtrack Cover.
    I would appreciate it if you have some time to look at my design and give me a little feedback.

    This is my design:

  5. junfender78 on June 12, 2011 at 6:08 am

    this is mine…the girl name is …Iris πŸ™‚ http://junfender.deviantart.com/art/Iridescent-3-0-211511068

  6. tommyabella on June 10, 2011 at 3:48 am

    My Artwork for Iridescent ! http://ning.it/kPfS9b

  7. mohnjorrow on June 7, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Mike! Please help grant this dying boys wish. He has a simple wish to meet LINKIN PARK!
    Read the story and see for yourself!

  8. widya rahayu on June 6, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Hi, Mike. I just submiited my work for the contest. This is it: http://widyarahayu.deviantart.com/art/Let-It-Go-LP-TF3-Contest-Entry-211933293

  9. sleepwalkingdreams on June 5, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Dude i started my paintin at 9:30 pm right after working a 8 hour shift XD and i had to force myself to stop at 4am and still not any where close to being finished! My LP love is very strong!! HUGS MIKE!

  10. industrykidz on June 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm

  11. AyDee on June 2, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Whats goin on Mike! Seeing a lot of submissions coming in now, excited to see whats coming up!!
    I started working on this and slowly putting it together bit by bit. It’s by no means in any way, shape or form done yet but I figure I’d give a sneak peak πŸ˜€

  12. ranggaelectros on June 1, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I will Do it, Mike!

  13. brysislupin on June 1, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Good luck people πŸ™‚

  14. akismet-e6dc45582db9948a882d6fcf7146d38b on June 1, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Sounds interesting. I’m sure the winner will be ecstatic. Good Luck.

  15. armaniattack on May 31, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Did no one read the rules?

  16. v_forse on May 31, 2011 at 10:23 am

  17. linkinparktjejen on May 31, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Here is my entry! But of course without no watermark πŸ™‚

    – Linda

  18. burningjavhy on May 30, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    forces going for the best ….. and for all

  19. hellotherestranger on May 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Here’s another one (better). πŸ™‚

  20. laurabagh on May 29, 2011 at 10:29 am

    hi mike hi guys i wanna ask if we should use the (( photoshop )) or we should draw the photo ???? please someone answer my question……….. 😦

  21. linkingabo on May 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    hey gusy, please check out mine too::: http://linkingabo.deviantart.com/#/d3hgu80 …thank you

  22. hellotherestranger on May 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Hey Mike!
    Here’s my pic or whatever it’s called for u =)
    Maybe it’s not perfect, but Hey! I’m only 13 ^.^

  23. lpwretchesandkings on May 28, 2011 at 6:36 am

    It’s not only for Us residents, read the rules πŸ˜‰
    ” Contest is open to anyone who is NOT a current members of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) or the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). Employees of Linkin Park LLC (β€œSponsor”), Paramount Studios and their respective subsidiaries, retailers, sales representatives and the advertising agencies and promotional suppliers involved in the development, execution and administration of this Contest and the immediate families (parent, child, sibling and spouses of each) and household members of each are not eligible to enter.” (http://www.linkinpark.com/profiles/blogs/iridescent-artwork-contest)

  24. linkinparkforever275 on May 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    i bet this can make it!!! its really oldschool!! and this is what transformers is about!

  25. adiek84 on May 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Your submission is great! It’s about ten times better than what I can do, so you may have an inkling about my lack of talent. The contest is awesome and I’ve seen some great submissions already!
    It’s pretty funny that I’m doing a similar contest on my site right now. Artists can create the cover art for the next EP by German producer Tonjah and if their submission is chosen they’ll get an iTunes giftcard, CD’s and other cool stuff (If interested click my name ;-D). I must admit that your prize is a tiny bit cooler though. =D

  26. chiragddude on May 27, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Mike, we don’t think we’ll ever be able to do something better than what you just put out! πŸ˜€

  27. Claudia B. on May 26, 2011 at 8:26 am


    Linkin Park fans have a very beautiful history of making cool artwork because they learn from the best, i.e. you, Mike. And by “Linkin Park fans” I didn’t mean just the ones living in the States… Well anyhow, it’s not like you’re responsible for the terms and conditions. That particular rule sucks looking through my eyes, but looking through the eyes of the person who’s paying for the winner’s trip to the premiere… it’s the best decision.

    And whoever made THAT picture… was just lazy. I hope.

  28. smurphy72 on May 26, 2011 at 8:17 am


  29. Orion on May 26, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Mike you know what? If my work doesn’t win, I’d rather you use this to be the album cover.

    juz joking. I’m thinking to give up my school exam and just focus on this… I’m crazy!

  30. coliinreiid on May 26, 2011 at 5:01 am

    LPUnderground Chat?

  31. madshell on May 26, 2011 at 4:26 am

    lol thats cute mike!

  32. keineahnung84 on May 26, 2011 at 1:39 am

    as much as I like your submission, but I still like the ones of ShireRock better πŸ˜‰ …and I’m not only saying that because she’s a friend of mine

    I hope it’s not US only again, because it would be a shame if she couldn’t participate.

  33. tommyabella on May 25, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    My Art for Iridescent/LinkinPark http://tommyabella.deviantart.com/#/d3h8vt1

  34. thegrandkaidbz on May 25, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Limp Bizkit is in the house y’all

  35. laurasan28 on May 25, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Only open to the US again? Disappointing.

  36. counter17 on May 25, 2011 at 9:43 pm

  37. evooba on May 25, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Awesome! And I heard the contest is now open to everyone right? Not only the US? And btw, can we submit like 2 pieces, one drawing and one digital?

  38. burningjavhy on May 25, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I love Mike awesome idea πŸ˜€

  39. burningjavhy on May 25, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    ya voy por publicar mi arte

  40. alyeska39 on May 25, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Well, traditional art takes longer, so you probably won’t see as much of that so soon, but that’s more likely what my entry will be. 1) I’m more comfortable with a good old fashioned pencil, and 2) I’d need something more than MS Paint to make anything decent digitally.

  41. betty108 on May 25, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Soufex wins, no doubt. I wish I was that creative and artistic. Wow, just wow. I’m in shock over how awesome Soufex’s piece is.

  42. coliinreiid on May 25, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    LPUnderground Chat?!

  43. ivanastahov on May 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    We have some ideas too, here, in Russia!!!

  44. argol8489 on May 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    will be fun to see so much creativity … I also love Transformers

  45. Rohit on May 25, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    your submission is gooey (:

  46. Alexandra Nofi on May 25, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    The rules didn’t really specify so… I’ll enter if I’m allowed to do pixel art. That’s my current art obsession right now, and something that I really enjoy. Even if I can’t enter with pixel art, I’ll just do one anyways and spam your blog with it like everyone else does.

    I hope “Tyshangshan” enters something. If she doesn’t, I’ll hound her on deviantart until she does, lol.

    BTW I totally love what Soufex did, you should make an exception and let her enter. She has potential to win.

  47. shinoda194 on May 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm

  48. eberalvesfreitas on May 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    very inspired! Good art

  49. milasouza11 on May 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    unfortunately this is only for those people who live in the U.S.
    Anyway, it’s a good idea! *————-*

    I didn’t send messages to you on twitter anymore, ’cause I’m solving several
    troubles.. my head is full…I’m passing through a difficult situation.

    I KEEP LOVING YOU! Always…
    “I never let you part, for you’re always in my heart”

    By: @milasouza11 Camila from Brazil

  50. thepixelpod on May 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    i will do it ;3, alrready have the idea ;3

  51. mtarkhov on May 25, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    yea sure finally you found that out. Maybe after another few years you going to realize theres people OUTSIDE US who wants to participate??

  52. cezar_lp on May 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    but…why always US residents??? 😦

  53. dovingbird on May 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    This is a work of such great beauty that I just fell out. Seriously, I am weeping, and I am almost out of tissues. Thank you for blessing my life with something this spectacular.

    Totally making my boyfriend enter this.


  54. skyzlmt on May 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Soufex wins the contest. Everybody else, don’t bother!

  55. vickykun on May 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    lol I Β΄ll try
    But drawing is not one of my… Skills

    But the art have to do with Transformers or just Iridescent?

  56. aud31 on May 25, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Personally, I think it’s amazing.. πŸ˜‰

  57. EpicLinkinPark on May 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    This is an awesome idea. I will try to make something.

  58. maryakira on May 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Omg! This is Awesome! I already have lots of ideas here!

  59. soufex on May 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    i’m not a us resident so i can’t enter, but i made this a little while ago in anticipation of your, ahem, HIGHLY AWAITED ohgodcallsomeoneatwarnerwe’regoingnutshere video for “iridescent”.

    i think it really suits the mood of the song, the video, and the film.

    sfx xox

  60. nataku on May 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    but as always the contest is for us residents, right? but the idea is pretty cool.

  61. cyndi021598 on May 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Aww I wish I could draw… my tutor is 1/4 Japanese … he is ridiculously CUTE..

  62. kathyxx on May 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    lol picture.

    Guess who’s entering

  63. Ally on May 25, 2011 at 3:02 pm


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