The Middlecott Sketchbattle™ from Detroit is the first-ever official sketching authority for design sketching, the Fight Club of Design, and industry party blowout. Sketchbattles are currently held nationally with various auto shows and design festivals throughout the year including but not limited to Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, and New York City. The event is a live design sketching competition and creative community party, where today’s and tomorrow’s design industry elite battles for recognition as the Middlecott Sketchbattle Champion™ and a herald of the future for Detroit and design sketching. The Sketchbattle features an epic pool of design talent from design industries and art college students who convergence on Detroit for the Sketchbattle Finals.
The Middlecott Sketchbattle from Detroit is the umbrella name for our sub Sketchbattle brands including Sketchbattle JR, an education initiative for kids aged 8 - 18 years old to promote and encourage design sketching at a young age; Sketchbattle TEAM, a college league for college team matches; and Sketchbattle PRO, a live sketching contest for college students and professionals.
Sketchbattle JR now offers online tutorials, for information and booking go to  
The Sketchbattles are always looking for new partnering/ sponsorship opportunities and talented participants.
business enquiries: Frank Schwartz -, phone: +1 (248) 320 0828
contestant enquires: Brook Banham -, phone: +1 (415) 845 1680
Get the full overview on the Sketchbattle blog.
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