#BetterLetteringCourse July Challenge & $150 Lettering Prize Pack


Psst..This challenge has already finished from July 2015. Feel free to use the prompt list below but prizes are no longer available! For the latest challenge details, click here.

Summertime is a-foot and there's never been a better time to practice your lettering!

There's something about summer that inspires that childhood spirit of play and creativity in me. I suddenly want to pick up new hobbies, dust off old ones and incorporate some more joy into my days. I'm hoping you feel the same way and will join us for another fun monthly Instagram challenge.

This month I'm switching things up by upping the ante on the prize pack!

Instead of giving away three smaller prize packs, I've combined my favorite goodies into one big ol' honkin' art Mega-Pack! There's nothing I love more than mailing off these beautiful boxes of creativity, especially when it's to reward someone for committing to their creativity and intentionally improving their lettering skills. Remember, the more you practice (and post!), the better your chances!!

Also, after a month off, I'm hopping back on the wagon and I'll be posting daily as well this month. Looking forward to growing our craft together! Check out below for details and feel free to invite your friends on Twitter and Instagram!

Join me in the #BetterLetteringCourse July Challenge by @ckelso! $150 prize up for grabs! bit.ly/JulyLettering

July Prize Pack Giveaway Details

What's Up For Grabs?

I've got a little bit of everything in this MEGA prize pack, valued at over $150. Some hand-lettering books, watercolor and ink lettering supplies, and some of my favorite classic pens for lettering. Plus a mystery item from my favorite shop in San Diego! 


1. Whatever You Are Be A Good One (book of hand-lettered quotes) by Lisa Congdon - $11 (aff link)

2. Hand-Lettering Ledger: A Practical Guide to Creating Serif, Script, Illustrated, Ornate, and Other Totally Original Hand-Drawn Styles by Mary Kate McDevitt - $15 (aff link)

3. Creative Lettering and Beyond: Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand lettering your way to beautiful works of art by Gabri Joy Kirkendall, Laura Lavender, Julie Manwaring, and Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn  - $15 (aff link)

4. Mystery item from my favorite local paper shop! - $20

5. Fw Fluorescent Acrylic Ink Neon 6 Set - $20 (aff link)

6. Pentel Aqua Water Brush Assorted Tips, 3 pack - $16 (aff link)

7. Loew Cornell Simply Art Watercolor Cakes $4 (aff link)

8. Creative Letterer Watercolor and Beyond Brush Set - $8 (aff link)

9.Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Bright, 10-Pack - $22 (aff link)

10. Pentel Slicci Metallic 0.8 mm Gel Pen, Assorted Metallic 3 Pack - $10 (aff link)

11. Sakura 6-Piece Micron Ink Pen Set, Black - $9 (aff link)



Every day of July, post a photo of your lettering practice on Instagram using the prompt list below. Interpret each word in any way you like (or just letter the word itself!)

Every day that you complete your practice counts as ONE ENTRY to win one MEGA prize pack that you see above with some of my favorite lettering goodies. (Max one entry per day for all 31 days of July.) The more days you practice, the more chances you have to win! In addition to the prize pack, I'll be giving away 5 gift certificates to the #BetterLetteringCourse so you could win the chance to give the gift of lettering to a friend! 



1. You can letter any word, phrase, lyric, sentence, etc., but it must be at least one word and the word(s) or phrases must be different every day of the challenge. The July prompt list below is encouraged, but it's not required. You can choose whatever subject you like! 

2. You MUST include #BetterLetteringCourse in your caption (so I can keep track of who's participating the in the challenge!) Please don't post photos of work you've already completed - the point is to show up that day and create for the sake of practice! I do my best to check out everyone's work, but feel free to tag me in your caption so I can see your daily pieces - I'm @ckelso!

3. You must be a student of the #BetterLetteringCourse to enter. If you haven't joined us yet, it's only $20 for lifetime access to all 15 videos, teaching you the basics of hand-lettering! 

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Here's your handy prompt list. I recommend pinning to your Pinterest account, or saving it to your phone/desktop for quick access!