Drawabox.com | Announcement | The Autumn Promptathon is Coming
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What is Promptathon?

For those of you who are unaware, Promptathon is a week-long event we hold for the community at the turn of each season. Each day, for 7 days, a new drawing prompt drops. The goal is to submit something for each prompt within the first 24 hours of its release - doing so will earn you a special, unique avatar tied to that prompt.

Those who are able to participate in the Promptathon for at least 4/7 days will earn an achievement, which will also come with a special role on our Discord chat server, allowing them access to the "Champion's Lounge" until the next Promptathon is held. Gold achievements will be awarded to those who submit for all 7 prompts, Silver for 6 out of 7, and Bronze for 4 or 5 out of 7.

Birthday boy

While as described above, each Promptathon comes with 7 new prompts, our September Promptathons are going to be a little different from the others. As it falls close to my birthday, instead of having me spend my birthday pulling all-nighters to get the new prompts and their examples ready, we are instead going to revisit 7 old favourites from past Promptathon events.

We've already taken the community's votes on which prompts they enjoyed most, and while our chosen 7 don't line up entirely with the results of the poll, we did take the community's collective opinion into consideration when picking which prompts to revisit, along with our general desire to avoid things that are too similar and provide a well-rounded selection.


While many students are excited by the prospect of revisiting old prompts just to take another swing at past concepts, some are also excited as this is going to be an opportunity to earn the avatars associated with those old prompts (which could only otherwise be earned by completing them when they were first released).

Above are the avatars that will be up for grabs.

How do I submit during the Promptathon?

When the Promptathon is running, you'll see a banner across the home page showing the current active prompt. Additionally, when going to the usual "Submit" page, you will see an additional category highlighted as shown here.

Submit your work to this new category.

Note - you may only submit once for the active Promptathon prompt. If you're past the deadline, submit it to your sketchbook instead to avoid blocking yourself from submitting for the next one.

Additionally, you are not required to submit for the specific prompt that released that day to participate. There are many prompts in our collection - you can choose to submit for any of them. Submitting for one of the other prompts will earn you a random avatar however, instead of the one associated with the active prompt.


Lastly, remember - the best way to participate is to do so on our Discord chat server. While submissions are all here on the website, we open a dedicated channel each time the Promptathon is running so students can discuss the prompts with one another, share WIPs, and so on.

And if you're worried about not being "skilled enough" or "ready" to participate - our Promptathons are open to EVERYONE, regardless of skill level. This is an opportunity to get past the blocks in your head, and dive right in. The only one stopping you is you.

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