Label artist wanted! Now accepting submissions for Bee Proud Orange Cassis Mead!

Label artist wanted! Now accepting submissions for Bee Proud Orange Cassis Mead!

Sam Trathen
3 minute read

We are so excited to announce the next installment in Havoc's Sour Series: Bee Proud, Orange Cassis Sour Mead.

Orange cassis is a Japanese cocktail made with black currant liqueur and orange juice, and this mead includes both tastes. We are timing the release to coincide with Pride Month, because that deserves celebration, and we will be contributing a portion of our profits from Bee Proud to one of our local LBGTQ+ charities! Ricky the Meadmaker wrote this letter about what Pride means to us as a company last year.

But a new mead needs a new label, and like with previous Havoc Sour Series, we need your help! 

First prize is $100, and your artwork on every can of Bee Proud, Orange Cassis Sour Mead.

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 May 26, 2022. Voting will run through May 30th, and the new label will be announced on May 31st.

We encourage you to consider the theme of "Bee Proud" and the flavors of this mead as you create your design.

Your design does not need to be digital (Sour Meadmaker's design was an oil painting), but you do need to be able to submit a high-resolution version of 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!


These templates open as Google Drive PDFs. The backgrounds on the templates are intended to be replaced by your artwork so that the text is visible. For your comfort, we offer two different templates: one with black text and one with white.

Download Dark Template Here 

Download Light Template Here 

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