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Global doodling competition Red Bull Doodle Arts comes to Studio Two Three this Friday

Participants can enter the worldwide competition in person locally at a workshop this Friday at Studio Two Three.



Red Bull Doodle Art, the innovative competition that puts the next generation of artists on the map, is back with a twist, and the competition is headed to Richmond. For the first time ever, participants will be doodling their way to a new tech realm: NFTs.

Entrants are encouraged to let their minds wander and draw doodles – those spontaneous creations that happen when pen meets paper and the imagination runs free. In this “phygital” experience involving both the physical and digital realms of art, winners from each participating country will be invited to the World Final in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, this May, where the 2023 Red Bull Doodle Art winner will be chosen by a panel of renowned judges. The U.S. application window is open until March 16, 2023.


The pen-on-paper concept of Red Bull Doodle Art dates back to the very first edition in 2012, and over the last decade, the competition has remained true to that inclusive concept while evolving to expand the horizons of participants through virtual galleries and constantly evolving technology. In 2014, World Finalists created doodles on a digital platform, while the 2017 World Finalists brought their doodles to the world of virtual reality.

2023 Format

Red Bull Doodle Art 2023 will see World Final participants doodling their way to a new tech realm: NFTs. It all plays out in four phases.

  1. Application phase: In the U.S., Red Bull Doodle Art opened its applications on January 16, 2023, where participating students and creatives will put pen to paper to see where their imagination takes them.
  2. Selection phase: A panel of judges will select 12 US finalists based on the criteria of creativity, artistic skill, and the way the doodle expresses a love for life. The work of those finalists will be displayed in an exhibition. From those, one US winner will be chosen.
  3. Artists’ collaboration phase: The U.S. winner will collaborate with a professional artist to mint their doodle into an NFT and represent the United States at the World Final in Amsterdam.
  4. World Final: This May, the World Final will bring together all the national finalists from 60+ participating countries for a three-day immersive experience in Amsterdam, where the NFT collection of all global finalists will be revealed. The climax will be the announcement of the Red Bull Doodle Art winner.

 How to Enter

Attend the Red Bull Doodle Art Creative Workshop this Friday, February 24th at Studio Two Three, located at 3300 West Clay Street in Scott’s Addition. The workshop runs from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Participants can also enter online here.

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