Friday, September 20, 2013

Beading Contest: Halloween!


Looking at our calendar, there was only one possible choice for our next contest theme: Halloween!

Put on your witch’s hat, light some candles and conjure up some Halloween-themed jewelry. Create fun and festive pieces in traditional shades of orange and black, or go spooky with something dark and dramatic.

Halloween has so many elements that you can draw upon. There are pumpkins and black cats, witches and ghosts, bats, spiders, skulls and more! Be sure to visit our Halloween Bootique for product recommendations and some inspiration for your own original design.

To enter, send a photo of your finished piece to us by 4PM PT on Tuesday, October 8th. Finalists will be chosen and posted on our Facebook for public voting on Wednesday, October 9th.

Finalists will get further exposure here on our Beader’s Blog and in the next issue of The Beading Wire. Two winners, one domestic and one international, will each receive a $100 Beadaholique gift certificate and further exposure! An Editor’s Pick chosen from the remaining finalists will receive a $50 gift certificate.

Rules/How to Enter:

Email us a clear, in focus, well-lit photo of a beading project of your own design which fits our theme and uses one or more products which can be found at Beadaholique. Email one photo, at least 500 px in width or height but no bigger than 1600 px wide and 1600 px tall, to challenge@thebeadingwire.com (do not use this for questions; contact us here) with the following included in your email:

Subject line: Name of Piece (Example: Mermaid Medley Necklace)

Body: Very important! In the body of your email, make sure to include the following:
full name—required
email address—required
country of residence—required
optional: a brief description of your piece

Important Dates:
Tuesday, October 8th @ 4PM PT: Last day to submit
Wednesday, October 9th: Finalists will be posted on our Facebook and notified via email. Public voting starts.
Thursday, October 10th: Finalists will be featured in the next issue of The Beading Wire sent to the entire Beadaholique email list.
Wednesday, October 16th @ 4PM PT: Voting ends. Winners will be notified via email within 2 business days and featured in the next issue of The Beading Wire.

Other Rules—Updated 11/2012:

One entry per person. If you send more than one entry, you may be disqualified. If your entry does not meet the “Rules/How to Enter” stated above, you may be disqualified. Winner must respond to our email notification within 2 weeks to claim gift certificate. No one person may win more than once every 12 months (excluding Editor’s Choice). By entering, you retain the rights to your original jewelry design but are giving Beadaholique, Inc. permission to use your submitted photo(s) on our websites, newsletter, Facebook, blog and other properties. For consistency and fairness, watermarks and other text or logos will be edited out of photos. We encourage finalists to promote their business, store or website in the comments for their entry, though please limit it to just one link/promotional comment. The terms and conditions that apply to all Beadaholique contests and giveaways also apply here.

Tips:
Send in a large, clear, and well-lit photo.
Try to use natural light to illuminate your photos.
Double check to make sure that your full name and email address are included in the body of your email. We continue to receive submissions with no contact information.

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