Thursday 23 December 2021

Call for submissions: The Urban Sketchers London 10th anniversary book

Isabel Carmona - on Instagram @isacarand

In 2022 we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Urban Sketchers London. To mark the occasion we're publishing a book of sketches that show London 'one drawing at a time'.

What's the deadline?

We're accepting submissions until midnight (GMT) of 22 January 2022.

Who can submit?

We welcome submissions from any sketcher in the UK or abroad who has drawn London on location in a way that meets the criteria of the Urban Sketchers Manifesto.

How do sketchers submit their artwork?

To submit your sketches, use the Google Form below.
You will of course need to agree to our terms and conditions, which we have set out below.

Lis Watkins - on instagram @lineandwash

What are we looking for?

We want to see a variety of sketches that tell a story of London. Not only the most well known parts, but also landmarks, places, people, and cultural or political events that tell a story about London over the last 10 years.
We also want to know the story behind your sketch, in your words, in 300 characters or less (NB: each space counts as a character).

Si Newell - on Instagram

What do we mean by a story?

A story is essentially a caption for your sketch. 

Adam Jefford - on Instagram @typem2b

Here are our terms and conditions

  • Submissions are free of charge

  • Each person may submit up to three sketches.

  • No sketches from photographs are permitted.

  • Your sketches must have been made during the past 10 years. 

  • By submitting sketches for selection, you confirm they are your own work and you are the rightful owner of the sketches.

  • By submitting your sketches you give us permission to reproduce them and include them in the book, which will be for sale, without remuneration to you. 

  • Submitting your work doesn't guarantee that it will be selected.

  • The copyright of each original sketch remains with the sketcher, and each artwork included in the book will be fully acknowledged.

  • A judging panel will select the images for the book, and their decision will be final. 

  • If your artwork is selected we will contact you and let you know when the book will be available for purchase.

  • If your artwork is selected, you also give Urban Sketchers London permission to re-use the images you submitted as part of any marketing or promotional materials for the book, without remuneration to you. 

  • If your artwork is selected for the book, you will be offered a copy of the book at a 50% discount. We haven't set the price yet, but we will let you know as soon as we do.

And here is the link for submissions 

To submit your sketches, just fill in this Google Form for the Urban Sketchers London 10-year anniversary book

Any questions?

If you have any questions, just drop us an email.

Sasala Wickramasinghe - on Instagram @sasketcher_rw

We look forward to celebrating a decade of Urban Sketchers London in 2022! 

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