Label artist wanted! Now accepting submissions for our next label art contest

Groennfell and Havoc Mead Art Contest
Havoc Mead is thrilled to announce the next release in our Sour Series.

We're calling it Meadaritaville!
This brew is the 4th in Havoc's Sour Series and will be just as twisted and delicious as our previous single-batch sours, Rumble, Curmudgeon, and Sour Meadmaker.
This one is inspired by our dreams of the beach, and is, as Nate calls it, "beach bum chic."
This particular mead will have a pineapple base with added orange, lime, and agave nector to amp up the -"arita" factor. And yep, it'll be finished sour!

Like our other Sour Series brews, Meadaritaville will be brewed with as many local natural ingredients as possible, including honey from our friends at French Hill Apiaries.

And, of course, we need you! Our wild/local artists!!!

First prize is $100 and your artwork on every can of Meadaritaville.

To participate, please read the guidelines below and email a high-resolution image of your submission along with your full name, phone number, and the title of the work to

Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2021.

We encourage you to consider the theme of "Meadaritaville" and the flavors of this mead as you create your design. 
Your design does not need to be digital (our last winner's design was an oil painting), but you do need to be able to submit it to us digitally via email.

About the Submissions

All submissions must be the original work of the submitter, the rights to which are also owned by the submitter.

If the status of the rights changes during the selection period, the submitter must withdraw the submission.

Submissions must scale to fit within the 5” x 8.325” label (see label templates below for more details).

Submissions which do not meet the formatting requirements will be returned for correction.

Submissions which violate Federal Labeling Guidelines (such as obscenity, misrepresentation of the product, false advertising, etc.) will be disqualified. The submitter will be informed and allowed to resubmit with changes.

Submissions which violate our company standards of inclusivity will also be disqualified (e.g. racist, sexist, or homophobic images). There is no exhaustive list; use your best judgement. For more on our policies visit It remains the right of Groennfell Meadery to disqualify any submission for violation of these policies.

There is no limit on the number of submissions an individual artist may submit.

Selection Process

The winner will be selected by popular vote with a run-off if necessary. All submissions will be given equal publicity by Groennfell Meadery and Havoc Mead. Submitters retain the right to promote their work.

The Winner

If the submission is selected, the submitter grants Groennfell Meadery LLC, DBA Havoc Mead, exclusive rights to replicate the submission for commercial purposes. Groennfell Meadery does not gain ownership or other rights to the original piece.

All other submissions remain the exclusive property of the submitters.

The winner will receive $100 and a shout-out everywhere (since we can't do a party due to Covid restrictions)!


For light backgrounds/designs [PDF]

For dark backgrounds/designs [PDF]

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