Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Monthly Challenge Changes

It's fall - the season of change and with the month of October we are changing how to enter our monthly challenge.

I know change is scary, but I promise this is a good change because it will bring way more exposure for your monthly entries.

Pin to Win!

1. You need to have a Pinterest account. Go get one ASAP if you don't have one already. It's easy, fun and inspiring. 

2. Email us at absmonthlychallenge@gmail.com to get added to the monthly challenge board.

Subject: Monthly Challenge Board Request
Indicate if you want to be added to the jewelry board, bead board (yes, bead board - see below!) or both.

You will be emailed an invite to the board within 48 hours. Accept the invite and you are ready to pin your entries.

3. Two ways to pin your entry to the board.
Pin your photo from the internet (on your blog, Etsy shop, etc.) 
Add your photo directly from your computer

4. Your pin must have your name and the name of the bead artist used in your jewelry piece.

You can pin two entries each month to each board. Entries must fit the theme and include an art bead. Entries that haven't followed these guidelines will be sent a notice and then deleted in 48 hours if not updated.

What hasn't changed:
One random winner will be picked from the jewelry entries to win one of the awesome prizes from our sponsors. And one random winner will be picked from the blog hop entries.

Perfect Pairings: We will still feature one jewelry entry every Wednesday.  

Monthly Recap Blog Hop: The blog hop is for jewelry entries only.


New Category: Calling All Beadmakers!
Starting with this month's challenge we are inviting beadmakers to get in on the action. You can add 2 beads a month to the Bead Entry board that fit the monthly challenge theme. These can be created for the challenge or ones you already have made.

Bead entries have to be pinned by the 27th of the month. On the 28th of each month we will pick one random entry as the Art Bead of the Month!

Art Bead of the Month Prize: One free month of advertising on the ABS! If you win Art Bead of the Month your winning entry and a link to your website/shop will be on the Art Bead Scene blog for the entire following month.

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Questions? Leave a comment below and we'll answer them asap!

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