It’s time for my annual Draw It / Win It contest. The winning artwork will be added to my Christmas Postcards series. I enjoy creating artwork for the series, but sometimes I have troubles coming up with new designs. That’s where you come in. I’m asking you to design a Christmas or winter scene line drawing. I will turn the winning line drawing into pyrography artwork. Plus, the winner will receive the actual wood burning I create of their drawing!
Contest theme: Christmas or winter scene
What to enter: Line drawing
Time frame to enter: Oct 20, 2020 – Nov 20, 2020
- Anyone can enter
- One entry per person
- Must be your own original non-copyrighted drawing
- Must be a line drawing
- Paintings, completed artwork, or photographs based on the line drawing can be submitted along with the line drawing
- Paintings, completed artwork, or photographs submitted without a line drawing will not be accepted
- Postcards are small, so try to keep the size around 5 X 7 inches (12.7 x 18 cm)
- Be willing for your drawing to be on my website available for anyone to download and use free of charge.
- Be willing for me to create videos and blogs of the artwork I create based on the your drawing
How to enter:
Submit a photo, screen shot, or scan of your line drawing by November 20, 2020 to: PyrographyContest@gmail.com
Will be announced November 30, 2020
Will receive recognition on both my website and YouTube channel
Will receive the original artwork.
I will strive to complete the artwork by the end of December, but only promise to have it ready to ship by the end of January 2021.
I ship using the US Postal Service, and will only shipped to countries they allow.
International winners please note that the artwork will be declared as a gift on customs paperwork.
What I’m looking for:
You can include a picture of your final artwork based on the line drawing.
If you submit artwork without an accompanying line drawing the entry won’t be accepted.
The below composite photo shows all of the line drawings in the series so far.
Nativity scene, stocking filled with goodies, Santa in a sleigh, Santa with a bag of toys, festive table centerpiece, wreath, flying dove with a peace banner, etc.
I’m would also welcome images that represent your religion or way of celebrating the holiday. If there is a story behind the image I would love to know it and would love to share it if your drawing is chosen. I think one benefit of this platform is the opportunity to share cultures and traditions. Or as I like to think of it, it’s an opportunity for me to learn more about the world and the people who live on it.
David has a YouTube channel and here’s a link to it: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvWbwJpyORu0vyoVj2eWYzA
I ended up using a couple more submissions from the 2019 contest. Since these were not the official winners, I didn’t get the artwork completed until this last summer. I do not promise that I will chose more than one drawing from the 2020 entries.
Happy Angel is another person who has a YouTube channel and here’s a link to it: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRn_7PfYToplMO-htjqp2XQ
The last design I picked was submitted by Tejaa’s. I really liked how unique the image was, and I really like mandala drawings. As you can see I did have to alter the image a bit so it would work with the board I was using.
Tejaa also has a Youtube channel and here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKPq0Oi3mGj0zd4q9OoVG6A
All of the artwork in the series so far:
For your easy reference, below are images of past Christmas Postcards. Remember, I’m looking for something with a different design than what has been already created.