Annual First-Year Sketchbook Competition is open!

Drawing & Imaging is pleased to announce the rescheduled First-Year Sketchbook competition!

All First-year students are encouraged to participate. There will be book prizes awarded to the top three sketchbooks. A compilation video of all entries will be exhibited at Parsons.

To Enter:

  • If you submitted in the Fall, you DO NOT need to resubmit
  • Your sketchbook does NOT need to be full
  • Your sketchbook can include personal explorations and classwork
  • Film a video of you flipping through your sketchbook (smartphone videos are fine)
  • Use the default format (1080 pixels at 30 FPS)
  • Video should be 2 minutes or less
  • Video should be well lit
  • Video MUST be in horizontal (landscape) format
  • Video should be steady (tripod filming is best)
  • Choose a clean, neutral background to film 
  • Your name should appear on one of the pages
  • Videos of well-filmed sketchbooks can be found here
  • Upload your video here
  • Non-conforming or poor-quality videos will not be included
  • Entries must be received by April 7


March 10-April 7-Students upload submissions

April 14-Video exhibition opens, winners announced

April 14-May 18-Video on view, 2 West 13th Street, 5th-floor monitor