Motivation Monday – Pentel Arts Sponsors Architectural Record’s Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest

Motivation Monday – Pentel Arts Sponsors Architectural Record’s Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest

The premiere episode of AMC’s Mad Men opened with a man in a dark gray suit sitting alone at a restaurant table, the camera moving in on his immaculate hair and broad shoulders. Notes are being jotted on a cocktail napkin, and the man asks the waiter who lights his cigarette for him why he favors Old Gold. The man, Don Draper, is conducting informal anecdotal research on cigarette brand loyalty to prep for his meeting with potential clients. 

If you are a licensed architect or related professional who practices in the United States, you too can do your work (architectural drawing) on a napkin and vie for a prize. Those eligible can enter this unusual contest. All you need is a white cocktail napkin and pen to demonstrate that the art of the sketch is still alive. Two grand prize winning submissions will be published in the October issue of Architectural Record and winners will receive a box of napkins with their sketch printed on it.

Grand prize winners will also receive a collection of Pentel Arts writing instruments valued at more than $200. Up to ten finalists receive a Pentel Arts collection valued at more than $100. Winners and finalists will be seen in Architectural Record’s online Cocktail Napkin Sketch Gallery. Pentel Arts is a sponsor of this contest. See the contest rules for more details: http://archrecord.construction.com/call4entries/Napkin-Sketch-Contest-2011.asp