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Create artworks inspired by Machine Gun Kelly and his new album, bloom

Machine Gun Kelly

Hailing from Cleveland, the American rapper, Machine Gun Kelly, has come a long way since releasing his first mixtape at the age of 16 to release his hotly anticipated third album, bloom, under Interscope Records. Featuring collaborations with the likes of Quavo, Ty Dolla $ign, Camila Cabello, Hailee Steinfeld and James Arthur, the album shows the evolution of MGK by including the breadth of musical ability from hard rhyming to soulful singing making this drop one well worth catching.



Interscope Records

As an imprint of Interscope Geffen A&M Records and with parent company Universal Music Group, Interscope Records is home to some of the best up and coming artists and bands, as well as those already soaring. A major force in global music across rock, pop, rap and alternative, they have been home to Machine Gun Kelly since 2011 and the release of his debut album Lace Up.


Whether your discipline is a graphic designer, illustrator, motion graphic designer, painter, graffiti artist, or somewhere in between, we invite you to submit artworks inspired by MGK and his album, bloom.

Think about the album - from the artistry behind the cover art of roses and thorns to the eclectic mix of songs to the lyrics and their sentiment to MGK’s vibe and performance style.

Five submitted artworks will be rewarded as per below.

Please note, the album title "bloom" is stylised with a small "b" and this should be reflected in your work.

How to submit

To submit:

- Upload your Artworks to your Creativepool profile

- Click the submit button below and make sure you have read and understood the Rules of Submission

- Sign the Creative Agreement

- Select the work you wish to submit

- Click Submit

- That's it!


Winners will be chosen by MGK, Interscope Records and Creativepool representatives.


Five winning artists will receive:

- $200.

- Spotlight and exposure across Creativepool channels.

- Potential exposure on Interscope and Machine Gun Kelly social channels

Judges will also have the option to choose additional winners who will receive $150, a Creativepool spotlight and potential exposure on Interscope and MGK channels.


Midnight, Monday, July 17th, 2017 (GMT)

Good luck