Sketch/Design Competition: 72 Hour Survival Kit

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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. Spencer_Nugent_survival2000.zip) . 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 -

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

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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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  • Kristina

    Dang, I’m in Canada. I may sitll do it for fun and practice.

    Good luck!

  • Kristina

    Dang, I’m in Canada. I may sitll do it for fun and practice.

    Good luck!

  • http://www.idsketching.com Spencer Nugent

    That’s the spirit :-)

  • http://www.idsketching.com Spencer Nugent

    That’s the spirit :-)

  • Andrew

    Why are all of these design competitions exclusive to the U.S?

    What about all of us poor designers in Canada?

  • Andrew

    Why are all of these design competitions exclusive to the U.S?

    What about all of us poor designers in Canada?

  • Manuel Rodriguez

    the ompetition should be globally, but it does not matter as I will not compete well meet in Northern America ;)

  • Manuel Rodriguez

    the ompetition should be globally, but it does not matter as I will not compete well meet in Northern America ;)

  • http://www.idsketching.com Spencer Nugent

    Sorry guys. because of the nature of the prize this time, we have to limit it to shipping in the US. When we have a different prize/competition (soon), we’ll open it up to everyone again. Follow Kristina’s example though and follow along and do a project :-)

  • http://www.idsketching.com Spencer Nugent

    Sorry guys. because of the nature of the prize this time, we have to limit it to shipping in the US. When we have a different prize/competition (soon), we’ll open it up to everyone again. Follow Kristina’s example though and follow along and do a project :-)

  • http://anuarportugal.blogspot.com Anuar P.

    Yeah it is bad 4 the people who lives in other countries, but it does not matters lets sketch all of us anyway =) haha. It is always great to se different solutions from different people =). Saludos y un abrazo.

  • http://anuarportugal.blogspot.com Anuar P.

    Yeah it is bad 4 the people who lives in other countries, but it does not matters lets sketch all of us anyway =) haha. It is always great to se different solutions from different people =). Saludos y un abrazo.

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  • Splatterbug

    Awww… The Aussies miss out! Will keep sketching though! when a global comp comes up, DEFINATELY keep us all posted!

  • Splatterbug

    Awww… The Aussies miss out! Will keep sketching though! when a global comp comes up, DEFINATELY keep us all posted!

  • minhloc

    how about you are not resident in the US but know a friend who is ?

    • http://www.idsketching.com Spencer Nugent

      I don’t think that counts. The prize is non transferrable.

  • minhloc

    how about you are not resident in the US but know a friend who is ?

    • http://www.idsketching.com Spencer Nugent

      I don’t think that counts. The prize is non transferrable.

  • http://anuarportugal.blogspot.com Anuar P.

    Hey I got a question: shall we (who live in other countries) post our sketches ( not to participate obbiussly)??
    Or someone that lived in the US could take our idea. I mean, because they can participate.

    It could be good to post our ideas at the end of the contest dont ya think?

    Also It could be good just to name a “winner” or a honnor mention of the best work besides the ones that are officially in the contest… In order to give an incentive for all who want to participate. The winner just would win the appointment and obiussly our congrats =) hehe

  • http://anuarportugal.blogspot.com Anuar P.

    Hey I got a question: shall we (who live in other countries) post our sketches ( not to participate obbiussly)??
    Or someone that lived in the US could take our idea. I mean, because they can participate.

    It could be good to post our ideas at the end of the contest dont ya think?

    Also It could be good just to name a “winner” or a honnor mention of the best work besides the ones that are officially in the contest… In order to give an incentive for all who want to participate. The winner just would win the appointment and obiussly our congrats =) hehe

  • http://www.idsketching.com Spencer Nugent

    Sure… We can post the best of the bunch. Prolly a good idea to keep your ideas to yourself until the end of the competition. :-)

  • http://www.idsketching.com Spencer Nugent

    Sure… We can post the best of the bunch. Prolly a good idea to keep your ideas to yourself until the end of the competition. :-)

  • Andres

    Cool competition guys. I really like the topic… Fairly specific but with lots of possibilities. I will try to get something done for this one. Take care

  • Andres

    Cool competition guys. I really like the topic… Fairly specific but with lots of possibilities. I will try to get something done for this one. Take care

  • Dwdy

    In most scenarios the intention behind competitions are primarily to promote a company, service, brand etc, in this case idsketching, whether it be non profit, or not. I feel this is a school boy error if your trying to promote your site globally, and personally im a bit disappointed.

  • Dwdy

    In most scenarios the intention behind competitions are primarily to promote a company, service, brand etc, in this case idsketching, whether it be non profit, or not. I feel this is a school boy error if your trying to promote your site globally, and personally im a bit disappointed.

  • eric

    i think the intention behind every idsketching competition is to encourage sketching
    rather than promoting itself
    and plus they said the competition was limited to US only was because of prize shipping reasons

  • eric

    i think the intention behind every idsketching competition is to encourage sketching
    rather than promoting itself
    and plus they said the competition was limited to US only was because of prize shipping reasons

  • Dwdy

    Encouragement of sketching is the primary result of promotion in this case Eric. I wont retaliate to your name calling as you look foolish enough already. Spencer i appreciate the site, was just surprised about the restrictions.

    • http://www.idsketching.com Spencer Nugent

      Sorry guys. I was out this morning.

      Dwdy – We’re not trying to promote ourselves, but get people excited to sketch and design. I’m sorry you feel jaded. Due to the nature of the first prize, we were asked to limit it to US Residents by the prize sponsor. We run this site on our own dime. We don’t make any money from it. We don’t intend to turn a profit with the site or shamelessly self promote. I’m sorry if you see it this way, but frankly, this is a labor of love and one for which I won’t apologize .

      Sure, it sucks not qualifying for the first prize. I’ve been in your shoes being from Jamaica and wanting to enter competitions. So I feel your pain. If it were solely up to John and I, we’d open it up to everyone everywhere, but in this competition it’s not. In our previous competition, it was open to everyone because we had a different set of prizes. We’ll try and open up future competitions to more people next time.

  • Dwdy

    Encouragement of sketching is the primary result of promotion in this case Eric. I wont retaliate to your name calling as you look foolish enough already. Spencer i appreciate the site, was just surprised about the restrictions.

    • http://www.idsketching.com Spencer Nugent

      Sorry guys. I was out this morning.

      Dwdy – We’re not trying to promote ourselves, but get people excited to sketch and design. I’m sorry you feel jaded. Due to the nature of the first prize, we were asked to limit it to US Residents by the prize sponsor. We run this site on our own dime. We don’t make any money from it. We don’t intend to turn a profit with the site or shamelessly self promote. I’m sorry if you see it this way, but frankly, this is a labor of love and one for which I won’t apologize .

      Sure, it sucks not qualifying for the first prize. I’ve been in your shoes being from Jamaica and wanting to enter competitions. So I feel your pain. If it were solely up to John and I, we’d open it up to everyone everywhere, but in this competition it’s not. In our previous competition, it was open to everyone because we had a different set of prizes. We’ll try and open up future competitions to more people next time.

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  • John Muhlenkamp

    all this being said…if you throw down some sweet stuff for the competition you WILL get exposure on our site (I don’t care if you live in Guam, Argentina, Israel)….it just doesn’t matter. Good work will always be featured/exposed and celebrated…and to some people, that’s worth it’s weight in gold.

  • John Muhlenkamp

    all this being said…if you throw down some sweet stuff for the competition you WILL get exposure on our site (I don’t care if you live in Guam, Argentina, Israel)….it just doesn’t matter. Good work will always be featured/exposed and celebrated…and to some people, that’s worth it’s weight in gold.

  • Dwdy

    ok thanks guys

  • Dwdy

    ok thanks guys

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  • Jay

    I am interested in entering this contest. There are few rules I am not clear on. 1. Where do we upload our entries? 2. Are we required to register in order to enter this contest? 3. Please define size or format of page (according to rule number six).

    • http://www.idsketching.com Spencer Nugent

      1. email them to info [at] idsketching.com
      2. not required to register for it, just enter by the date posted. Joining the forums is advised for feedback etc.
      3. since no size is specified, let’s say 11″ x 17″ 150 dpi max

      Thanks for spotting those inconsistencies!

  • Jay

    I am interested in entering this contest. There are few rules I am not clear on. 1. Where do we upload our entries? 2. Are we required to register in order to enter this contest? 3. Please define size or format of page (according to rule number six).

    • http://www.idsketching.com Spencer Nugent

      1. email them to info [at] idsketching.com
      2. not required to register for it, just enter by the date posted. Joining the forums is advised for feedback etc.
      3. since no size is specified, let’s say 11″ x 17″ 150 dpi max

      Thanks for spotting those inconsistencies!

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  • Julio

    well, I got a question, let’s say I have a lot of free sketching time, and it can be that I came out woth some extra inspiration, or maybe a change of mind while the days go by… should I wayt ’till the end to post a certainly final design, or can I send diferent altrnatives?… I mean can I send more than one bunch of files?…

    well that’s all that concerns me by now, ha!, thank’s for this kind of competition guys, haha, it is such a great idea, I’m certainly really excited and dying to post some concepts…

    waiting for an answer, greeting’s from Mexico
    - julio

  • Julio

    well, I got a question, let’s say I have a lot of free sketching time, and it can be that I came out woth some extra inspiration, or maybe a change of mind while the days go by… should I wayt ’till the end to post a certainly final design, or can I send diferent altrnatives?… I mean can I send more than one bunch of files?…

    well that’s all that concerns me by now, ha!, thank’s for this kind of competition guys, haha, it is such a great idea, I’m certainly really excited and dying to post some concepts…

    waiting for an answer, greeting’s from Mexico
    - julio

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  • http://www.reescreative.com Bryan

    Just checking, but is the 3 pages INCLUDING the description of the concept? Or is the description technically a 4th page (3 sketch pages + description page)?

    Thanks!

    • http://www.idsketching.com John Muhlenkamp

      You can just add the description in the post itself…or if you want another official page for the description that is fine. 3 pages of sketch work.

  • http://www.reescreative.com Bryan

    Just checking, but is the 3 pages INCLUDING the description of the concept? Or is the description technically a 4th page (3 sketch pages + description page)?

    Thanks!

    • http://www.idsketching.com John Muhlenkamp

      You can just add the description in the post itself…or if you want another official page for the description that is fine. 3 pages of sketch work.

  • lightraysunny

    got question, i am an IDS international student in San francisco. Am i qualify to join this competition?

    • http://www.idsketching.com Spencer Nugent

      Submit something if you can. I’ll check into it. I imagine so.

  • lightraysunny

    got question, i am an IDS international student in San francisco. Am i qualify to join this competition?

    • http://www.idsketching.com Spencer Nugent

      Submit something if you can. I’ll check into it. I imagine so.

  • Varin

    Man! That’s not fair! I live in Thailand and I want the intuous 4 as much as everybody else!
    Next one make it an international competition and I’ll promote your website in bangkok for free.

  • Varin

    Man! That’s not fair! I live in Thailand and I want the intuous 4 as much as everybody else!
    Next one make it an international competition and I’ll promote your website in bangkok for free.

  • http://www.plushweddingsandeventsblog.com kaila

    this is an awesome competition…I would love to see the designs everyone come up with!

  • http://www.plushweddingsandeventsblog.com kaila

    this is an awesome competition…I would love to see the designs everyone come up with!