World Calligraphy Day 2022 Challenge

World Calligraphy Day 2022 Challenge

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World Calligraphy Day 2022

Each year on the 2nd Wednesday of August we celebrate World Calligraphy Day, and this year it was on 10th of August. World Calligraphy Day commemorates a rich writing history and hopes that people can take on calligraphy as a passion in their lives.

For the second year in a row, we’ve teamed up with Lettering Daily and Manuscript Pen Company to challenge calligraphy and lettering artists around the world to create a piece about World Calligraphy day.

Manuscript Pen Company provided some great rewards for the best 3 pieces that Max from Lettering Daily and I had to decide on. We were looking for originality, good letters, compositions and effort keeping in mind that winners are based on our personal preferences about Calligraphy and Lettering.

1st Place Prize:

World Calligraphy Day - 1rd place prices prize

Calligraphy Artist Set – This finely finished wooden box set has been designed for calligraphers, artists and art lovers alike. It is the ideal gift or personal artist accessory for producing varied calligraphy scripts. It offers 12 carefully selected nibs presented in our vintage Leonardt box, 2 charming penholders and 4 ink bottles in Black, Blue, Red and Sepia.

Manuscript Pen Company

2nd Place Prize:

World Calligraphy Day - 2nd Place Prize

Callicreative Lettering Kit – Create bold and fun lettering with Manuscript’s ultimate Lettering Kit! Whether it’s creative lettering, or inspiring 3D fonts, this set is equipped with all the pens needed to get started! Featuring 10 pens including a selection of markers, fountain pens and clutch pencil. Also included is a comprehensive guide to lettering for beginners. Created by lettering sensation James Lewis, the guide gives you all the skills you need to start your lettering journey.

Manuscript Pen Company

3rd Place Prize:

World Calligraphy Day - 3rd Place Prize

Modern Calligraphy Oblique Set – This Oblique Modern Calligraphy Set features everything you need to master this calligraphy style. With a classic black pen holder with a gold extruded clip, three nibs, and a bottle of black ink, there’s no more fashionable way to make a start in art!

Manuscript Pen Company

Requirements to enter the challenge were simple: write or draw a piece saying “World Calligraphy Day” and use #worldcalligraphyday22. Unfortunately, many people did not use the hashtag and even though Max and I found some great pieces that were not in the hashtag, winners were chosen from the entries who followed the proper requirements using #worldcalligraphyday22.

Before announcing the winners, Max and I collected 33 of our favourite entries that didn’t quite make the winners circle to be featured in this article.

World Calligraphy Day Lettering by @bolatattoocloroativo

World Calligraphy Day Lettering by @bolatattoocloroativo

 

World Calligraphy Day Calligraphy by @stellahism

World Calligraphy Day Calligraphy by @stellahism

 

World Calligraphy Day by @ak_atomwrites

World Calligraphy Day by @ak_atomwrites

 

 

World Calligraphy Day by @mahascript

World Calligraphy Day by @mahascript

Tools: Oblique Pen Holder + Pointed Nib

World Calligraphy Day by @tv_calligraphee

World Calligraphy Day by @tv_calligraphee

 

World Calligraphy Day - Calligraphy and Lettering by @flaviosarticaligrafia

World Calligraphy Day – Calligraphy and Lettering by @flaviosarticaligrafia

 

World Calligraphy Day by @jaracalligraphy

World Calligraphy Day by @jaracalligraphy

 

World Calligraphy Day by @mami_8765

World Calligraphy Day by @mami_8765

Tools: Pentel Pocket Brush Pens

World Calligraphy Day by @artistcape

World Calligraphy Day by @artistcape

 

World Calligraphy Day by @dips_calligraphy

World Calligraphy Day by @dips_calligraphy

Tools: Straight Pen Holder + Broad Edged Nib & Pilot Parallel Pen 3.8mm

World Calligraphy Day by @tariqcalligraphy

World Calligraphy Day by @tariqcalligraphy

Tools: Pilot Parallel Pen 6.0mm

World Calligraphy Day by @arts_for_all

World Calligraphy Day by @arts_for_all

 

World Calligraphy Day by @nutsabtcallig

World Calligraphy Day by @nutsabtcallig

Tools: Straight Pen Holder + Broad Edged Nib & Gouache

World Calligraphy Day by @yancy.p.sura

World Calligraphy Day by @yancy.p.sura

 

World Calligraphy Day by @surov446

World Calligraphy Day by @surov446

Tools: Oblique Pen Holder + Pointed Nib

World Calligraphy Day by @calligraphybyrkhatri

World Calligraphy Day by @calligraphybyrkhatri

 

World Calligraphy Day by @umaymahthakur09

World Calligraphy Day by @umaymahthakur09

 

World Calligraphy Day by @calligraphy.dinxdin

World Calligraphy Day by @calligraphy.dinxdin

Tools: Pilot Parallel Pen 3.8mm

World Calligraphy Day by @theabrarism

World Calligraphy Day by @theabrarism

 

World Calligraphy Day by @calligranir

World Calligraphy Day by @calligranir

Tools: Straight Pen Holder + Broad Edged Nib & Gouache

World Calligraphy Day by @bigdeli_calligraphy

World Calligraphy Day by @bigdeli_calligraphy

 

World Calligraphy Day by @inkognito_design

World Calligraphy Day by @inkognito_design

Tools: Pentel Fude Brush Pen

World Calligraphy Day by @ani.calliscript

World Calligraphy Day by @ani.calliscript

 

World Calligraphy Day by @calligraphybymariam

World Calligraphy Day by @calligraphybymariam

 

World Calligraphy Day by @mohesiro

World Calligraphy Day by @mohesiro

 

World Calligraphy Day by @bernice_lettersandthings

World Calligraphy Day by @bernice_lettersandthings

Tools: Oblique Pen Holder + Pointed Nib

World Calligraphy Day by @calligra_st_note

World Calligraphy Day by @calligra_st_note

 

World Calligraphy Day by @kaligraf.turk

World Calligraphy Day by @kaligraf.turk

Tools: Pilot Parallel Pen 3.8mm & Pilot Parallel Pen 6.0mm

World Calligraphy Day by @call_igraphywithme

World Calligraphy Day by @call_igraphywithme

 

World Calligraphy Day by @letras.y.crafty

World Calligraphy Day by @letras.y.crafty

Tools: Oblique Pen Holder + Pointed Nib

World Calligraphy Day by @omelartjewelry

World Calligraphy Day by @omelartjewelry

Tools: Tombow Fudenosuke Fude & Tombow Dual Brush Pens

World Calligraphy Day by @_smitcalligraphy_

World Calligraphy Day by @_smitcalligraphy_

 

World Calligraphy Day by @artbyabhishek1

World Calligraphy Day by @artbyabhishek1

Tools: Straight Pen Holder + Broad Edged Nib

The Winners:

3rd Place:

World Calligraphy Day by @Emmanuel_buron

World Calligraphy Day by @Emmanuel_buron

Tools: Pilot Parallel Pen 6.0mm

2nd Place:

World Calligraphy Day by @healingletters

World Calligraphy Day by @healingletters

Tools: Oblique Pen Holder + Pointed Nib

1st Place:

World Calligraphy Day by @studio_evokes

World Calligraphy Day by @studio_evokes

 

As a consolation prize, please enjoy a 33% off discount code with free worldwide shipping on the Calligraphy Masters shop (exclusions apply) available for 48 hours after this article is published. Please send a DM here to claim your code.

To the three lucky winners, please contact Lettering Daily directly via Instagram DM to claim your prize!

To all others who have yet to be featured here or on the Calligraphy Masters Instagram, your time will come too. Just #KeepWriting

#SpeedballTextBookChallenge winners and Best entries.

#SpeedballTextBookChallenge winners and Best entries.

  • What is #SpeedballTextBookChallenge?
  • What are the criteria which the winners are chosen?
  • What are the rewards?
  • Best entries in the challenge.
  • The Winners.

Whats the #SpeedballTextBookChallenge?

At the end of last year, my friend Max Juric from Lettering Daily contacted me to see if I was interested in a collaboration with him and Speedball for the launch of the 25th Edition of the Speedball Text Book. The aim was to create a challenge and giveaway with 3 rewards to the best entries. It was a no-brainer I immediately agreed. First, because I enjoy developing collaborations in our communities and second, I like to  take every opportunity to giveaway some products to our audience.

On the 14th of February 2021, we launched the giveaway participants had to “Create original artwork for the prompt “The Art of Letters” and share it on social media.  The aim was to have anyone, at any skill level use any kind of lettering technique or style be it calligraphy, lettering, sign painting, etc. – we hoped for as wide a range a range of submissions and as diverse as the instruction found in The Textbook!”. We opted to target it as an upload on Instagram and using  #speedballtextbookchallenge.

Then something crazy happened! I have a challenge account – “Callivember” and I’ve done other collab challenges with Lettering Daily before, usually there are always some artists that stand out and make cool entries, the rest is mostly amateur work. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing bad about that! In fact, I encourage as many beginners as possible, not to be afraid to enter these challenges nor to be stressed about their skill level. There are normally so many entries for the challenges but choosing winners tends to be easy as there are always those who really pour their energy into creating the pieces they post. This time, however, it seemed like everyone chose to buckle down and plan their pieces and not just post the first thing they did. You can see the amount of time and planning which went into each piece.

Max and I sat down to look through all the submissions and were stunned at the depth, variety, and sheer beauty of the pieces, this has made choosing the winners extremely difficult, by hugely enjoyably on our part.

What are the criteria on which the winners were chosen?

In every challenge, the criteria for choosing winners should be the best and most skilled entries are awarded the prizes, but since there were a lot of skilled and popular artists who entered as well, Max suggested picking the winners based on the effort they put in because as there are lots of not so highly skilled artist. We opted to look at effort, considering not only what was presented to us but, also, by the amount of accessible tools that entrant might have access to, this being considerably less than what more established artists would have.

It is a bit complicated to explain exactly how the decision-making process worked based on participant effort, but hopefully, when you see the entries we picked as the winners, you will understand.

What are the rewards?

  • 25th Edition of The Speedball Textbook, signed by each of the three co-editors
  • Speedball Calligraphy Collector’s Set
  • Arnhem Paper Pad (8.5”x11”)
  • $110 Value
  • 25th Edition of The Speedball Textbook
  • Speedball Calligraphy Storage Set”
  • Arnhem Paper Pad (8.5”x11”)
  • $75 Value
  • 25th Edition of The Speedball Textbook
  • Arnhem Paper Pad (8.5”x11”)
  • $50 Value
  •  

Best entries in the challenge.

Here are my top 50 favourite entries.

I’ve arranged the entries in descending order, you will find my favorite at the bottom of the page. If your entry is amongst the first few rows, please don’t feel disappointed, this is still in the top 50 submissions out of more than 500 entries over, only, five days. Also, please remember, the choices are based on my personal preferences and what resonated with me.

You’ve all done a great job!

The Winners:

The challenge is now over, rewards are being sent to their new owners!

However, if you want to continue trying you hand at the challenge, we would be more than happy for you to do so.

There is a MASSIVE BONUS for you doing this!

If this post reaches 500 shares, Max and I will make a video to review of all the entries, both from the 5 day challenge and the subsequent entries. This video will give you a more in-depth insight in the our decision-making process and why we chose the entries we settled on.

If, however, this post gets 1000 shares we will make a new challenge with even more prizes and bigger rewards!

#KeepWriting

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