Sketch/Design Competition: 72 Hour Survival Kit


Scenario –

Imagine being stranded after a major disaster in a major city. Most of the city’s power is out, the water is undrinkable and food is scarce. As we’ve learned in the last few years from many a sad sad experience, most people just aren’t prepared for conditions following a natural or otherwise major disaster. What would you take with you? What would be the ultimate 72 hour survival kit?

Challenge –

Design a backpack or other portable soft-goods product that could be used to carry equipment in an emergency situation, store a 72-hour supply of food and water and a few other survival tools as well. Think of the needs of an individual stranded or isolated in a disaster situation and come up with a unique and interesting concept that is visually compelling and functionally exciting.

In our second online competition, thanks to Wacom Technologies, you’ll have the chance to win an amazing prize – a brand new Intuos 4 drawing tablet (a $349.00 value!). Our first place winner will be awarded this highly coveted prize, and we’ll also be offering a copy of Alias Sketchbook Pro 2010 to our first and second runners up.

Read on for the rules .  . .

Here’s how you enter (rules subject to change) –

1. Your sketches cannot be of an existing design and must be your own design.

2. Each entry must include a description of your concept that is no more than 300 words in length.

3. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM PDT on August 7 2009. Email them to info [at] idsketching [dot] com

4. You may present your sketches with whatever medium you like (i.e. digital, pencil, pen, color, marker etc.), but it must be a presentation sketch. No illustrator, 3d Renderings or Photographs of Models. This is a Sketching competition. YOU MUST INCLUDE A DESCRIPTION OF THE TECHNIQUE/MEDIUM USED TO CREATE YOUR CONCEPT.

5. Your sketches should be explanatory as well as visually compelling – i.e. perspective views, orthographic views, cutaways or other views that show any unique aspect of your design will be a plus.

6. You may present as many development sketches as you like on the IDSKETCHING Forums, However, you are limited to three pages to explain your concept in the final submission. Pages should be no larger than 11×17 inches @ 150 DPI.

7. Your sketches must be compiled in a ZIP file with your full name and concept name as the file name (eg. . Please limit zip file size to no bigger than 3mb. If it helps, you may present your concept as a Powerpoint file, but it must be smaller than 3MB in size or you will be disqualified.

8. Sign up for the IDSKETCHING.COM forums and participate in the competition thread for work in progress critique and feedback.

The winner will be awarded an Intuos 4 Medium Tablet –


One copy of Autodesk Sketchbook pro will also be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place winners respectively.


We’re looking for the best  of the best entries out there, so tell your friends, challenge a coworker or fellow student and get sketching!

Aaaaand now for the details . . .

This competition is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (sorry!) and is void where prohibited. By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by the stated rules and by any decision made by representatives of Wacom Technology Corporation, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Taxes on prizes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. No substitution or transfer of prizes is permitted. Wacom Technology Corporation is not responsible for typographical or other human or technical errors in the offer or administration of this contest, including but not limited to errors in documentation the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner or the distribution of any prizes.

By entering this competition and submitting your work, you agree and certify that you will comply with the following terms and conditions:

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR WIN: Email Contest starts on June 26, 2009 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (”PST”) and ends on August 7, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. PST unless and until otherwise modified or terminated by Wacom Technology Corporation (”Sponsor”). All entries must be received by 11:59 PM PST on August 7, 2009 to be eligible to win.

2. HOW TO ENTER: Enter the information required (Full Name and valid email address) along with the submission of an original artwork piece. Valid and acceptable artwork will be decided by the Sponsor and the winner will be determined by the Sponsor at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. In case of dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete or misdirected entries.

3. CONTEST: On or after August 7, 2009, One (1) Grand Prize Winner (”Grand Prize Winner”) will be selected among all eligible entries received. The contest will be conducted by Sponsor whose decisions shall be final and binding in all matters pertaining to this promotion. Grand Prize Winner will be notified via email within approximately five (5) business days from August 7, 2009.

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