Concepts Drawing Challenge

As the season warms up, where do you dream of heading? Running from 1 May - 31 May 2022, this month's Concepts + Big Draw Drawing Challenge invites you to sketch your dream summer travel plans.

Would you visit the coast, head to a cool mountain retreat, look out over an urban skyline, or explore a historical site? Think about how you plan to get there and what you'd like to see. Draw a map, an attraction, or a view that you look forward to experiencing over the summer.

  1. Draw your dream summer travel plans in Concepts. What kind of escape is on your radar for the summer? Play with a fresh idea and discover your creative style as you sketch.
  2. If you'd like to get social, share your travel sketch drawn in Concepts and a description of your dream summer adventure on Instagram, Twitter or Reddit for a chance to win great prizes. Details on how to enter are below.

We're excited to see where your creative minds are headed! Thanks for participating in our Concepts + The Big Draw Challenge.


 Who won last month's Drawing Challenge? Scroll down to find out!


How to Enter

1. Post an original sketch with hashtags.

Instagram + Twitter:

Post an original sketch or sketches that you created in Concepts. Use the hashtags #drawalandscapechallenge, #conceptsapp and #contest - all three hashtags are required, please check your spelling! One project per entry. If you include multiple sketches for the same project, please keep them to the same post.

Reddit:

Post an original sketch or sketches that you created in Concepts to the r/ConceptsApp subreddit. Please make sure to add the "Sketching Challenge" flair to your post so we see it. One project per entry. If you include multiple sketches for the same project, please keep them to the same post.

2. Include a short story.

In the caption, share a description of what your tiger represents and how it relates to your New Year's creative resolutions. The more thoughtful you are about your description, the more we can understand and appreciate your submission. 

3. Check your Direct Messages.

The contest will run from 1 May 2022 through 30 May 2022.. Be sure to post before midnight to be eligible. We will judge entries based on originality, creativity, and the strength of your concept share. We will DM three separate winners on or near 5 June 2022. Accept your winning status within 72 hours to claim your prize.

4. Prizes!

First Prize: Your choice of one set of Apple AirPods, Samsung Galaxy Buds+ or Microsoft Surface Earbuds, a set of six Copic markers, and a Concepts App t-shirt.

Second Prize: A set of six Copic Markers and a Concepts App t-shirt.

Third Prize: A Concepts App t-shirt.

Make sure you read the full set of rules on the Concepts contest page, as only legal entries qualify for prizes. 


A Note About Contests with Concepts

The intention behind contests with Concepts is to provide creative and thoughtful prompts, encourage sharing of sketches rather than finished work, give away meaningful prizes, and share on our social channels the awesome inventive work you do to encourage others. We will only use a prize winning submission for marketing associated with the competition. For use elsewhere, we will always seek permission and negotiate an additional financial arrangement. We are genuinely grateful to be part of such a caring and creative community, thank you for your support!

The Small Print

  • Be sure to set your profile to public so we can see your post.
  • For legal reasons, you must be 18 years of age to enter.
  • By submitting your work, you agree to our contest rules below.

This contest is no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram, Meta, Twitter or Reddit.


April Draw A Landscape Challenge : The Winners Are In

In April, to mark Earth Day, we asked you to draw a landscape in your style. You could create any scene that explores your connection with the Earth and takes you to a fresh creative place.

We loved the unique artistry in each of your entries - they captured beautiful scenery and moments filled with appreciation for our Earth. Congratulations to our winners!

Read more about the thinking behind each drawing below and take a closer look at other work from our winners on their Instagram accounts. 

 

1. @shabnam_illustrations shared a reminder of the effects of deforestation on our lives and climate, challenging us to take better care of the ecosystems we rely on.

 

2. @davies1959 painted a beautiful "Autumn Sunburst" memory from Quebec, Canada.

 

3. @simyonghuiyahoocom illustrated a lush, futuristic landscape respected by its people, encouraging us to cooperate with each other and our technology to preserve our environment.

Thank you to all the entrants for sharing your sketches with us.

 


The Big Draw + Concepts App Drawing Challenge s

The Big Draw and Concepts App have collaborated on monthly drawing challenges since October 2021. You can see all the wonderful themes below, and read more about the winners on the dedicated Concepts App Partnership page.

About Concepts

Designed by TopHatch, Concepts is the first app to explore and redefine visual thinking and design for touch on mobile devices. TopHatch team members are based in seven countries with creative epicenters in Silicon Valley, California and Turku, Finland. 

Concepts is a vector-based sketching tool with a whiteboard-like canvas and popular with note takers, visual thinkers, architects, designers and illustrators. The Concepts Community is a space for news, interviews and tutorials featuring Concepts App, sharing challenges and material from excellent creators TopHatch work with. The app’s endless canvas enables boundless idea exploration, while the realistic pencils and pens make drawing feel natural and genuine. The app’s vector-based drawing engine lets you powerfully edit and organize every element of your sketches, designs and illustrations, and gives you flexibility to work with other software.

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