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Drawing Marathon International

Drawing Marathon International is for anyone who wish to challenge and test their drawing skills and creativity in the course of either an entire marathon of 16 hours or a half one which is 8 hours. Anyone may participate – regardless of experience, age or whether you work alone or as a group.

Each hour you will be presented online with a new and exciting drawing challenge that you must complete by drawing with your chosen drawing tool – either on paper or something similar. 2019 was the introductery year in Denmark but the project will be expanded until it is Worldwide. 

DAY OF DRAWING

GET YOUR OWN ENTRY NUMBER

You may participate as an individual artist or as a creative group such as your family, your class or your workplace. You can draw anywhere it suits you best. When you sign up you will earn a spot at the VIP-list at Drawing Marathon International along with your entry number. Art lovers, gallery owners, media agencies, professionals as well as amateurs might become interested in your work. If you wish to find a VIP-artist you need to cross check the entry number at the SOME-platforms and on the VIP-list.

THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL RECIEVE AS A VIP

  • An entertaining day consisting of loads of creative challenges. See examples from 2019: “DRAWING CHALLENGES“.
  • In an e-mail you will receive your own entry number in a printable format to put on your clothes.
  • You will become a VIP-contestant and you will be registred on the VIP-list along with your personal entry number.
  • You will be inspired to improve your drawing skills on a daily basis.
  • You will receive a diploma from Drawing Marathon International (in English) if you complete your marathon.

CHOOSE AN ENTIRE MARATHON OR HALF A MARATHON

If you decide on completing an entire marathon you will need to finish 16 creative drawing challenges in the course of 16 hours. Should you choose the half marathon you must finish 8 assignments in 8 hours. 

THEME

Every year has its own theme which is part of the drawing challenges. You are free to interpret the theme any way you wish in your art works.
2020: “Take care of children, who we are – or once were”.
2019: “Care for the earth’s beauty and save the climate”.

UPLOAD YOUR CREATIVE WORKS

During the creative marathon you are welcome to upload your progress to Instagram adding a hashtag (#) – one creative work per hour.

TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DRAWING COMPETITION

When the Drawing Marathon has ended and you have completed your marathon you may choose one piece if you signed up for half a marathon and two pieces if you did an entire marathon.

TO WIN THE DRAWING MARATHON

The pieces you choose must be uploaded adding a special hashtag in order for you to participate in the exciting drawing competition. A total of six masterpieces will be selected as winners. “LIST OF HASHTAGS

A JURY MAKES THE DECISION

The final decision is left up to a jury consisting of six of the leading experts in Denmark within the fields of drawing, illustrations, arts and design. The jury consists of the artistic ambassadors of Drawing Marathon International. For further reading please see under “CATEGORIES“.

WINNING THE PRICE OF GOLDEN ARTIST OR GOLDEN KID.

The artists who are chosen as winners of the Golden-awards will be rewarded by having their winning piece displayed in our online gallery. Furthermore they will receive a diploma and a voucher as well as a statuette.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION

No schooling or other qualifications is required to participate in Drawing Marathon International. It does not matter whether you are a professional artist, an amateur, a group or alone – you simply work from where you are artistically.

AGE REQUIREMENTS

Kids, youngsters and adults ages 0-100+  –  there is no age restrictions in the Drawing Marathon International project. HOWEVER, you do have to be at least 13 years of age in order to use SoMe-platforms. Therefor children under the age of 13 need to borrow a profile from a grown up i.e. their parents who will upload the childrens creative works for them but still adding the child’s starting number. Groups may have their creative works uploaded by the responsible teacher or leader.

THE ASSIGNMENTS

Every drawing assignment in the Drawing Marathon lasts aprox. One hour. You might be asked to draw something close to you or perhaps a feeling. Thats all we will reveal for the time being! In every assignment you can choose yourself whether to use pencils, pens or crayons. No special props are required. However, it will be a good idea to draw on some high quality paper.

STYLISTIC REQUIREMENTS

There are no stylistic requirements. Nevertheless we recommend that you stay as original as possible, which means no copying other works, figurines or drawing style. Please notice that digital drawing is not included in the concept of Drawing Marathon International. All work must be performed using classic tools. Please look “HERE” for inspiration on materials.