Charcoal Contest

Charcoal is the world’s oldest form of drawing media. Submit a hand-drawn or digital charcoal masterpiece for a chance to win.

Managers: Wolfenshire

Charcoal Contest - May 4th 2021

Charcoal Contest

Charcoal art is a drawing technique using powder or stick charcoal. Charcoal sticks are traditionally made from peeled wet willow branches and heated without oxygen. In this contest you may submit either a 2D or 3D charcoal drawing. The 2D drawing refers to a hand-made drawing using actual charcoal on paper. The 3D drawing refers to a charcoal drawing made with any graphics software. You must list in the description if your drawing is 2D or 3D. Some examples of classic charcoal drawings are Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, John Sargent, Leonardo da Vinci, and Mary Borgman. Nudity is not permitted in this contest.

General Contest Rules:

  • All Renderosity members are eligible to enter except for staff.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced on June 17th. Staff pick will be announced a few days later.
  • Entries must be new artwork not previously posted online, or anywhere else publicly.
  • Filters are permitted to simulate a charcoal drawing, but if a stock photo is used, must state where the stock image was acquired, and the license listed. The license must allow for commercial use with no attribution required.
  • Three entries per person permitted, they can be 3D, 2D, or photography.
  • Entries will be anonymous.
  • Winner's Announcement will be posted in the Renderosity News Section and this official contest page.

Entry Specifications:

  • Must list if the entry is 2D or 3D
  • Image size must be a maximum of 1200 pixels x 1200 pixels in .jpeg format (72 dpi).
  • Thumbnail image must be maximum of 300 pixels (wide) x 350 pixels (height) in .jpeg format (72 dpi). Here is a helpful tutorial on How to make Full Image Thumbnails.
  • Both the full-size image and the thumbnail are required to enter.
  • Entries of previously winning submissions will not be accepted.
  • No Nudity is allowed on the thumbnail and/or full image.
  • You cannot sign your real name, nor Renderosity username, on your image or in the description. Signed images will not be accepted. 
  • By uploading your image, you are agreeing that this is your original work.
  • Any entry containing violence, blood, brutality or gore that is implied or explicit will be removed.
  • An entry containing weapons of any kind, or objects to be used as weapons is subject to review for violence.
  • An entry containing childlike imagery in suggestive poses will be removed.

Community Voting:

  • The winners will be selected by the community.
  • Regular Contest: One vote per contest. Multiple Category Contest: One vote per category.
  • All clone votes will be removed.

Staff Pick:

  • An honorable mention will be selected by the staff.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners do not qualify for the Staff Pick.

Additional Information:

All prize winners must supply Renderosity with their real name, email address, and mailing address for prize distribution and registration.

By entering this contest, you agree that your submission(s) may be used by Renderosity for promotional purposes. This may include; online, digital, print, on CD or in any other medium. By submitting your entry into this contest you are granting Renderosity the right to retain your entry in its archive and to display the entry within this community to promote Renderosity and/or future contests held.

By submitting this form, you agree that you are authorized to grant Renderosity the permission to use of your image in print advertising, promotions or website usage. The Artist will remain the intellectual property holder of their images.

Prize Listing

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Staff Pick

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1st Place

Entry #8

2nd Place

Entry #38

3rd Place

Entry #5

Staff Pick

Entry #20

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