Mental Canvas Reimagine Drawing Challenge

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Black white sketch of a street

Mental Canvas has reimagined drawing for the digital age by enabling creations that can be experienced outside the confines of a page or a single moment in time. With Mental Canvas all this power is placed intuitively and naturally in the artist’s hand.
This challenge calls on creatives to join us in redefining what it means to draw and invites you to submit your vision realized through Mental Canvas. Extra credit will be given for concepts that could not be generated by any other means.

The categories are inspirational rather than definitive, because we hate being pigeonholed as much as anyone. The architecture and places category invites visions that invoke a sense of place, presence, or of an object. If the narrative drives your vision then go for storytelling. Education spans the gap from well-taught lessons to refrigerator masterpieces. If realizing an interactive graphic novel or just selling a gag using a few panels with gutters and bubbles is your passion then go for comics. Lastly, napkin sketches capture all else (as well as spills), with emphasis on minimalism and eureka moments.

Submission Requriements

First, you will create your Mental Canvas masterpiece. From there, you’ll submit both the MCS file and the corresponding video. Along with that, you will share the video on the social platform of your choice, and provide a link to the post.


Anyone can submit who is over the age of 13 at the time of submission. If you are a minor in the jurisdiction in which you reside, you must have the consent of your parent or legal guardian and have them fill out the contact information section of registration. Only 1 person can submit an entry.



There are 18 prizes: the grand prize with first, second, and third place prizes of $25K, $15K, and $10K respectively and first, second, and third place prizes of $5K, $3K and $2K respectively in each of the five categories.