"Join us as we launch our first annual international, juried beading and design competition; what we hope will become the most prestigious beading contest worldwide! This will be the Bead Museum, Washington D.C.'s largest fundraising event in our museum's history! We aspire to capture audiences and artists from afar to introduce them to the wonderful world of beads! We wish to showcase beads in a new fashion, celebrating bead artistry and the designers who turn beads into art today!"
Visit their website for the details. The email submission deadline is 8/8/08.
And check out the Bead Museum, DC. Looks like a good place to spend an afternoon!