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About The Contest

Whether on a fresh blank sheet of paper, at the back of a receipt or on your notebook while bored at class, we know that everyone of you has Sketched something at some time or another. Sketching has always and will always be the easiest and most common form of art. You pretty much started sketching the minute you got hold of a pencil at the age of five.


Many of you developed your sketching skills and created complicated and sophisticated artwork over time. No matter what, sketching is a crowd favorite always, and we at The Crimson Canvas want to celebrate the best of sketches through the TCC Sketch Contest 2020.

Entry fees: Rs. 199 per entry | Cash prizes worth Rs. 20,000



The Schedule

20 July

6 pm

Contest begins

6 August

6 pm

Deadline for receiving entries

7 August

6 pm

Online voting on Instagram starts

9 August

6 pm

Online voting on Instagram ends

16 August

6 pm

Winners announced LIVE on Instagram

17 August

6 pm

Prize money delivered to winners

Click the button below to submit your artwork:

Rules &Regulations

1. Create a sketch using pencils/pens only. That's it. We realize that adding more rules tends to stifle creativity, and that's not what we want. Note: No digital illustrations, we'll try to organize a separate digital contest soon.

2. You must follow our Instagram page to be eligible for any award.

3. Judges favorite award: These awards are chosen by our judges and are not subject to appeal.

4. People's favorite award: You must have a public account and MUST tag @the.crimson.canvas AND use the hashtags #thecrimsoncanvas AND #tccsketchcontest to be eligible. Your Instagram post must be in 1:1 aspect ratio. All other aspect ratios will be cropped to 1:1 ratio (square format).

5. Your entry must be original.

6. You may submit unlimited entries. Each entry has an entry fee of Rs. 199.

7. Entries are automatically eligible for all awards, i.e., a single person's entries may win up to 6 awards.

8. Entries posted/payments made after the deadline will NOT be considered.

9. By participating you agree to have your Instagram handle and submitted entry featured on our social media profiles and website.

10. You must attend the livestream on Instagram on 16 August to collect your award.

Click the button below to submit your artwork:

Four ways to win the contest

Judges Favorite Award

This award is chosen by our judges based on the following criteria:

1. Selection of materials (combinations of shades, additional texture and shapes incorporated)

2. Originality (captures attention, shows imaginative use of ideas)

3. Quality of workmanship (neatness, good use of techniques)

4. Overall presentation (appropriately finished, balance and harmony seen at first impression)

1st Place: Rs. 10,000

2nd Place: Rs. 5,000

3rd Place: Rs. 2,000


Plus, top 10 entries will be displayed on our exhibition and on our Instagram page.

People's Favorite Award

The people's favorite award will be chosen by YOU on our Instagram page. The winner is the one with the most points by the deadline and will receive Rs. 1,000.

How to earn points:

1. 20 points: if you post it on your personal account feed, tag @the.crimson.canvas and use #thecrimsoncanvas #tccsketchcontest (your account has to be public for us to see and count this)
2. 1 point: For each vote when the painting is posted on our page and our followers asked to vote on whose painting they like the best.

Team Favorite Award

The Crimson Canvas team will vote and choose the participant with the Team Favorite Entry who will receive Rs. 1,000. 

Random Lucky Award

One entry will be chosen AT RANDOM and the participant will be awarded Rs. 1,000.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do we do with the entry fees?

Submissions Portal

Ready to submit your work? Choose how you would like to make the payment and good luck with the contest.

Instamojo Online Payment:

Google Pay/PayTM/PhonePe:


Finished the payment? Click the link below to submit your artwork:

Past Contests

View the work of the winners in our previous contests in the Crimson Vault Exhibits. Get inspired and participate in this contest to have your own artwork featured here.

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