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Unleash Your Creativity: Red Bull Doodle Art 2023 Competition Now Open for Submissions with New Blockchain Technology and NFTs

Get ready to let your imagination run wild, as Red Bull Doodle Art, the global competition where art and technology meet to empower a new generation of artists, is back. This year, the competition is taking things to the next level by incorporating blockchain technology and NFTs (non-fungible tokens) for the first time.

Participants in Red Bull Doodle Art will be able to create doodles, those spontaneous creations that happen when pen meets paper, in both physical and digital realms. The national winner of the competition will be invited to the World Final in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where a panel of renowned experts will select the 2023 Red Bull Doodle Art winner. The application window is now open until March 11, 2023.

The competition has evolved over the years, incorporating new technologies and innovations to expand the horizons of participants. In 2014, World Finalists created doodles on a digital platform, while the 2017 World Finalists brought their doodles to the world of virtual reality. The 2023 edition will be the first time that Red Bull Doodle Art will be bringing doodles to the blockchain through NFTs created by artists and creatives.

In South Africa, Red Bull Doodle Art will host workshops at application events around the country including Cape Town, Eastern Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Free State, Pretoria and Johannesburg where participating students and creatives can put pen to paper and see where their imagination takes them. Participants can also submit their doodles digitally or on official Red Bull Doodle Art frames, which can all be downloaded and submitted at

All participants who submit a valid doodle will have access to a digital collectible in the form of an NFT on the Polygon blockchain. National winners will not only receive participant digital collectibles but will also be awarded with a unique finalist’s digital collectible to commemorate the honor. All NFTs will be available to claim for free via a custom blockchain wallet for participants.

Red Bull Doodle Art is open to everyone 18 years of age and older who is a current resident of South Africa. To take part in the competition, visit the official website, select your country, download the template and submit your doodle or visit to see where and when your local application events are taking place.

The South African national final will see the work of regional finalists displayed in an exhibition open to the public at a curated event in Cape Town. From there, a panel of experts will select the winner based on the criteria of creativity, artistic skill, and the way the doodle expresses a love for life. The winner will collaborate with a professional artist to get ready to represent South Africa with an exclusive doodle NFT at the World Final in Amsterdam. From May 25 to 28, 2023, the World Final will bring together all the national finalists globally for a three-day immersive experience in Amsterdam. This will feature workshops, exclusive “phygital” creative sessions, public gallery, and the announcement of the global winner of Red Bull Doodle Art 2023.

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