Calls, Contests, Workshops

Engage the creative minds of the world

Setting up and managing art and design contests, calls and web-based workshops has never been easier.

penccil takes the pain out of setting up and managing the complexities of contests, calls and workshops. Engaging the word's creative thinkers and doers is now at your fingertips with an intuitive and easy to use dashboard.

Define topics and deadlines, select mentors, showcase selected submissions and communicate with submitters, all with just a few clicks. Want to keep submissions confidential? Just click the Private Mode button. Want only selected people to participate? Type a password and your call, contest or workshop is instantly protected. Of course you can also customize font, background and color scheme and promote submissions on social media, all with one click.


Type a topic and duration, then invite people to the call. Mentors and submitters have all penccil tools for creation and collaboration at their disposal: intuitive drag and drop upload, drag and drop image sorting and captioning, realtime annotation tools and the Image Grab tool to save images together with their annotations.


Type your topic and duration and pick jury members, then invite people to the contest. penccil projects are dynamic so that your jury can review projects already during the creative process. The Freeze button lets you freeze submissions while your jury convenes, and the Send To All button lets you communicate the decision of the jury to all submitters with just one click.


Type a topic and duration, then invite people from all around the world to your workshop. The realtime annotation functions in penccil let you interact with your workshop members in realtime. No need for presentation software - penccil automatically creates a web presentation from each project in your workshop. penccil presentations can be set to auto-play and fullscreen view mode with one click, and also come with next generation peer-to-peer video chat (currently in beta).

Setting up a call, contest or workshop is now a matter of just a few minutes. For attractive pricing options and more information please send us an email to office (at) congenious (dot) com.