IDSC 2017.


Welcome to the I.D.S.C ’17

Included in this post you will find every bit of information that you need to know about the Challenge.

In case you have any questions ? Kindly send them over to letsdesigndaily@designdaily.in.


International Design Sketching Challenge 2017.


The IDSC is brought to you by designdaily.. and has been made possible by the support from Sketchfresh, Prismacolor, Clipbook & Normal timepieces.



As the name suggests, the competition is dedicated to Sketching & the focus is on Analog Sketching.




The I.D.S.C. ’17 is open to ALL. No Age Requirement & It is open to both Students and Professionals.

3 Winners (Gold, Silver and Bronze) with prizes from Prismacolor, Normal Timpieces & Clipbook (scroll to the bottom for prize information).




ThemeHome Office Products.

Staying in the theme and working with products that show your sketching skills in the best way. Please do specify the name of your concept and what kind of product it is (chair, desk, computers, stands, coffeemaker et cetera) during submission.

Presentation is essential. The sketch(es) should speak for itself/themselves – keeping the use of pointers and texts in the sketch (presentation) as low as possible.

Make sure to include a detailed description of your concept (idea) – this will be used to cross check if everything that has been mentioned in the description is evident in the sketch or not & if the sketch(es) effectively communicate(s) the concept/idea or not.

Working with complex forms, exploded sketch presentations et cetera is a good way to show-off your skills (given you can pull it off !).

The idea has to be yours. It has to be original – an original product concept and using the concept to show your sketching and communication skills. 


Ideal Submission examples.

(click to enlarge the images).

Above 3 Sketches are examples ideal submissions – good picture (photography), well done sketches that communicate the idea and multiple sketch presentation, done on paper with pen and pencil (tools visible in the picture), minimum or no use of markers. Original ideas & are home office products (lamp, chair & coffeemaker).



How to Submit your work ?

2 Ways

i.  Submission via Instagram – As posts on your feed or Via Direct Messages > Including Details about your submission (sketch(es) & concept) + About Yourself. Using the hashtag – #designdailyidsc 

ii.  Submission via Email (Recommended) – Details (about) of your submission (sketch(es) & concept) + About Yourself.

The submission via Instagram might be a bit easier but – We require high quality images and there is no way to download the images on Instagram.

Also, those of who do not have a profile on Instagram ? You can submit your entries via email & please do mention that you are not active on Instagram.




All your submissions will be analyzed and judged by Koos Eissen.

Many of you must have read his publications on design sketching and some of you might have been his students. The Go-To Person if you wish to sharpen your sketching and communication skills.


Here is what you need to know about him – Click here.



Maximum of 2 Submissions per person.

The focus is on Analog sketching – Sketching with pen or pencil and paper.

Minimum use of markers for renderings. as depicted in the sketches above.

You can use any type of paper you wish to – the sketch(es), content and presentation should be clear and visible. The color of Pen, Pencils and Paper depends on your preference (as depicted in the image below).


Doodles from Michael Lennheden.

The above image is simply an example. The theme of Challenge is Home Office Products.


Submissions should be submitted before or on the deadline day to letsdesigndaily@designdaily.in (email) or to @letsdesigndaily (Instagram).


Dates & Duration.

30 days + 1 grace day

29th July 2017 to 29th August 2017.


Results & Winners.

3 winners will be announced after the duration (30+1 days) & after the judging process – First | Second | Third.

Winners will be announced on designdaily..’s Instagram – @letsdesigndaily

The top three will also be notified by email – so make sure to share your personal or preferred email address.

The winning and the best submissions will be featured on @letsdesigndaily.



1st place.

Prismacolor : 24 count marker chisel tip with carrying case + Premier Sharpener + 12 premier verithin pencils (black) + 12 premier prismacolor pencils (black).

Normal Timepieces : the very beautiful EN-Gl02 from their extra normal collection. You can surely visit the official site to see the timepiece.

Clipbook : A set of 2 clipbooks (Classic + Mini) w/ grip feet.


2nd place.

Prismacolor : 12 count assorted colors marker set + 12 premier verithin pencils (black).

Clipbook : 1 Clipbook (Classic) w/ grip feet.


3rd place.

Prismacolor : 12 count Cool Grey marker set.

Clipbook : 1 Clipbook (Mini) w/ grip feet.



As mentioned above, if you have any questions you can simply email them to – letsdesigndaily@designdaily.in.


We kindly request you to share this post on your social sites (sharing options below), so that your friends, schoolmates and colleagues know about this opportunity.

We would like everyone to avail this opportunity.


Thank You Very Much ! 

We look forward to your submissions.

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