Friday, December 11, 2009

December-Janruary Contest For You Can Sell It Guild

RE: December/January Contest Quote

Okay, it is time for the new contest announcement. The theme for December/January is "Winter Wonderland." Now, this doesn't have to involve snow or Christmas. I live in Georgia and the closest we get to a "wonderland" is a carpet of brown leaves and a multitude of shining star Christmas lights. The rest is very cold rain, some 70-degree weather in January, and a need for a light pullover. So whatever your wonderland may be, create it! Imagination is king in this contest. Here are the rules:

  • Everyone will create a piece of work based on a theme. This month's theme will be "Winter Wonderland"
  • The most original/outstanding piece of work would be voted for using a poll widget on various blogs, chatterbox, studios, etc.
  • The winner for the theme would then be given an award widget
  • The widget can be posted on your Artfire shop and you can then claim you have an award-winning piece of work in your studio
  • I know that some items are not produced within mere seconds, and that those of us that have more "demanding" items may be a little hesitant to participate. However, even those that crochet or have intense items could come up with something "small". I crochet thread items and sometimes they can take just a few hours to complete. So be creative - it's a creativity contest. Think about going outside of your "normal" areas and discovering a talent you've hidden.
  • I have also decided that to make it more fun, all of the work will be anonymous until a winner is chosen. I will know who you are. I will not be voting, but I will participate this month. However, I will be the only one that knows who you are until that date!
  • Participants may vote in the contest. Voting for yourself or another participant is fully your decision, but please keep it fair.
  • I need to know if you are participating by December 28 . That gives you 3 full weeks to decide. Post here if you are joining, but do not tell us what you are entering to keep anonymity.
  • The 24th of January is the last day to enter your project.
  • The voting will take place the week of January 25-31.
  • The winner will be announced on February 1st.
  • Participants are encouraged to vote, post links to the voting areas, and post the poll on their blogs or in their studios. Please remove the poll widget at the end of the voting session and do not use any other widget except the one that I send to you at your request. This way I can keep track of the poll and the votes.

If you have any questions, concerns, or opinions, please let me know. Post here to be entered into the list of participants. This contest will also be open to another guild, "Crafting for Animals." The GM is El from Tantalizing Stiches. Have fun and looking forward to another great contest.

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