Compos are the competitions on SketchClub. They are a great way to get your sketches seen by a lot of people and start building a fan base in the community. Each compo also has fabulous prizes you can win! The act of creation itself is the greatest reward of course, but a nice gift is always a great bonus.
Each compo has a different theme and rules. Be sure to read the rules before you start your sketch. Some compos have certain sketch stat restrictions like no image loads or no undos for example so it's a good idea to always start with a fresh new sketch for each entry. Unless otherwise specified in the compo description the following rules always apply:
Once you've finished your entry just upload it to SketchClub as usual and you'll land on the page for your sketch. Below your sketch you'll see the option to enter your sketch in the compos it qualifies for.
After the submission deadline for a compo the voting process begins. A random ballot is generated for each voter which is broken into up to 25 sets of four sketches. For each set the voter compares the four sketches and determines which they believe should be the highest ranked among those four. When the data across all voters is combined this reaches a community consensus for the final ordering of the sketches and seeks to satisfy the Condorcet criterion.
Do you have a fun or awesome idea for a future compo? You can create a compo invite which is a sketch providing an example or invitation for the compo. Include in the description an explanation of the theme and rules for the compo. Tap the "edit your sketch infos" button on your sketch page then enable the "Compo invite" option to mark your sketch as an invite. Each week one of the top rated compo invites is chosen to become the next compo and if yours is chosen you get some bonus glops!
Sketches which do not meet the rules or follow in the spirit of the compo may be disqualified. You can report sketches for disqualification with the standard sketch reporting button on each sketch page. If enough artists in good standing report a sketch it will be automatically disqualified. If this happens to you, please carefully review the rules to see where you may have gone wrong. If you still believe your entry belongs in the compo send an email to email@example.com with a link to your entry and any clarifications necessary to understand why it does follow the rules and spirit of the compo.