Posted April 20, 2020 by Jeff in Art

Louis the Child Launches Clever Create@Home Contest

Create @ Home
Create @ Home

The Chicago-based bass duo Louis the Child recently released “Little Things,” a new single featuring Quinn XCII and Chelsea Cutler. Unable to tour because of coronavirus concerns, the band partnered with paintONE Battles and Genies to launch a global, digital, visual storytelling contest designed to “inspire fans through creativity and encourage them to stay home.”

The Genies Avatar Agency, works with celebrities, artists and athletes around the world to develop their digital branding through the use of avatars and fulfill personal and partnership obligations within the digital world. As talent in the Genies Avatar Agency, Louis the Child will use “genies” to “announce, facilitate and drive awareness to the contest.”

Digital artists everywhere are invited to enter a Create@Home contest, make works inspired by “Little Things.”

“We love and support visual artists — right now we’re creating at home, too,” says the band in a statement. “The Create@Home Battle will showcase artistic creativity and innovation on a global scale during this challenging time.” 

“Talent in the Avatar Agency are all tastemakers within the digital and creative worlds,” adds Jake Becker, Genies’ Avatar Agent. “They are always seeking innovative ways to express their authentic selves via avatars. Being able to have them use their Genies for paintONE Battles ties together Louis the Child’s appreciation for art and self-expression for a global audience. We are thrilled to see this creative ‘battle’ play out around the world.”

PaintONE Battles is a new sport that gives artists 20 minutes to create a compelling visual story based on a random, two-word prompt. Winners receive cash and prizes and are determined by a panel of judges and fan voting based on overall creativity, visual storytelling and artistic execution.

Enter the contest at for a chance to win prizes.

Entries were accepted between April 20-28 with fan voting and judging from April 29 through May 1. Winners will be announced on May 4 on the paintONE Battles website.