Concepts Drawing Challenge

This January, Concepts App and The Big Draw challenge you to draw a plant!

In the spirit of growing along with your newest goals for 2023, why not stretch your sketching skills organically and draw a plant!

  • Draw a plant. Take a moment to look up a plant you've never heard of and sketch it, visit a local nursery for inspiration, or draw familiar greenery from your own home. Celebrate your relationship with the plants around you that give you fresh air to breathe and remind you of your natural strengths.

  • If you'd like to get social, share your plant drawn in Concepts along with a story about why you've chosen this plant and how it encourages you to grow on Instagram, Twitter or Reddit for a chance to win prizes. Details on how to enter are below.

We're excited to see your inspiring plant drawings! Thanks for joining in our Concepts +The Big Draw January drawing challenge.

 Who won last month's Drawing Challenge? We'll let you know soon!

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 #drawaplantchallenge, #conceptsapp and #thebigdraw - 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.

Important Update: We recently discovered that not all hashtags are showing up in our searches, even if you entered them correctly. We don't want to miss your sketch. Please tag us directly @conceptsapp in addition to the hashtags so that we see your entry!


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 your caption, please share a story about why you've chosen this plant and how it will help you grow your goals in 2023. 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 January 1, 2023 through January 31, 2023. 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 February 10, 2023. Accept your winning status within 72 hours to claim your prize.

4. Prizes!

First Prize: a cash prize of $200 (USD) and a Concepts App t-shirt.

Second Prize: a cash prize of $100 (USD), a Concepts App t-shirt.

Third Prize: a cash prize of $50 (USD), a Concepts App t-shirt.

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

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.

December Drawing Challenge: DRAW A TRADITIONAL FOOD WINNERS!

Last month, we asked you what traditional food has infused your life, and what food can remind you of a friend, family or memory. We had some beautiful entries in and are super excited to announce the winners! Congratulations to everyone who took part - we loved hearing your stories and can't wait to see your entries for this month! Drum roll, please.....

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. @simoneboticelli created their favourite dish of Paella which has become a family favourite meal and requires concentration, fresh ingredients and good flavour!


2. @sarah___doodle drew a visual recipe of all the ingredients that go into Hainanese Chicken RiceIts preparation is a labour of love, but the reward is a mouthwatering dish!


3. @jennsriracha shared an experience about cooking Tom Yum Goong, a tangy, sweet and salty Thai soup with river prawns that heals the body and the spirit.

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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