It's time to break out those bright and beautiful Summer colors. In celebration of Summer our design contest theme is Summer Brights. We're looking for original designs that evoke sunshine, beach days and summer parties with the bright, saturated colors of the season. Draw color inspiration from the bright orange summer sun, tropical blue seas, outdoor parties and picnics, and all things summery. For some inspiration check out our Summer projects page at Beadaholique.com.
To enter, send a photo of your finished piece to us by 4PM PT on Tuesday, June10th. Finalists will be chosen and posted on our Facebook for public voting on Wednesday, June 11th through the 18th. All finalists will also be featured in the next issue of The Beading Wire going out Thursday, June 12th.
Two winners, one domestic and one international, will each receive a $100 Beadaholique gift certificate and further exposure on our blog, website and in another issue of The Beading Wire. 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 (does not have to be bought from Beadaholique). Email one photo, at least 500 px in width or height but no bigger than 1600 px wide and 1600 px tall, to email@example.com (do not use this for questions; contact us here) with the following included in your email:
Subject line: Name of Piece (Example: Orange Sunburst Earrings)
Body: Very important! In the body of your email, make sure to include the following:
country of residence—required
optional: a brief description of your piece
Attachment: Don’t forget to attach your photo. To maintain a level of fairness with all entries, your photo should not be a collage and should only show one shot/angle of your piece. No text, logos or watermarks please.
Tuesday, June 10th @ 4PM PT: Last day to submit.
Wednesday, June 11th: Finalists will be posted on our Facebook and notified via email. Public voting starts.
Thursday, June 12th: Finalists will be featured in the next issue of The Beading Wire sent to the entire Beadaholique email list.
Wednesday, June 18th @ 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.
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.