call: send me your picture

You like to draw or paint, but haven’t studied it? You don’t actually paint, but would like to try it out? You don’t like painting, but you want to support research? Then participate and send me a picture you created!

I am currently working on another study for my PhD to validate my Rating instrument for two-dimensional visual work (RizbA). Hence I need 130 pictures that were created by 130 amateurs. In the current situation, these are difficult to collect, especially because I cannot invite anyone to my studio. Therefore I ask for your support.

Anyone who is at least 18 years old and has NO professional artistic education in the visual arts (degree or vocational training in visual art or a related subject) can participate.

As a thank you, I am raffling two Avocadostore vouchers, each worth 20 euros, among all participants.

abstract painting in orange, black, white and brown
Thomas Gengenbach (2016) Gouache on paper, 42 x 49.4 cm


  1. Create a picture
    The picture should be two-dimensional. It can be a drawing, a sketch, a painting, a collage or a mixture of these. You can decide which material you use and the size of the picture. You are also welcome to take a picture that you have already created. This is not a painting competition. It is not about creating a particularly “beautiful” picture, but simply about creating a picture.
  2. Make a photo of your picture
    Use a smartphone or a digital camera for this. Below you find some tips for taking a good picture.
  3. Upload the photo of your picture
    Upload the photo by using the upload form (see bottom of this page).

tips for taking photos

The photo of your picture should look like this:

  • photographed straight and from above
  • high sharpness
  • high resolution and image quality
  • including the entire picture
  • the picture should fill in the photo as much as possible (if the picture format does not correspond to the photo format, leave surrounding edges around the picture)

The photo should not look like this, otherwise it cannot be used:

picture upload

You can upload your picture here including some basic information about the picture and yourself. Please upload only one picture.

    Picture height in cm

    Picture width in cm

    Material/techniques used

    Image (.png or .jpg, max. 5 MB)

    Your age

    Your gender

    Your highest educational qualification

    If you would like to take part in the raffle, please enter your email address

    Declaration of consent and data protection
    1. The data will only be used for scientific purposes.
    2. Only anonymized data is used for studies. Collected data and images may be made available to third parties in an anonymized version in the sense of Open Science. This serves the transparency of science and further research. An assignment to your person is not possible under any circumstances.
    3. Optionally, you can enter your email address. This only serves to participate in the raffle. It is not used in the study and will not be passed on to third parties.
    4. You can revoke your declaration of consent at any time without giving reasons and have your email address deleted. With anonymized data there is no need to delete it. If necessary, they can also be used for long-term scientific purposes.

    I agree to the storage and evaluation of my image and the information I have given above for scientific purposes (in the sense of article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a of the GDPR).

    I confirm that I have created the uploaded picture myself and have image rights for it.

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