Thursday, January 15, 2009

Jewelry and Bead Competitions

Start those pliers twirling and the beads flying, there are a quite a few competitions to enter this spring. Give it try, you just never know what might happen!

Your Design Rocks from Rings & Things - entries accepted 2/1 - 2/28

Bead Dreams from Bead & Button - deadline 4/6

Fire Mountain Gems' Beading Contest - deadline 4/15

Bead Star from Interweave Press - deadline 5/1

Bead Arts Award from Step by Step Beads - deadline 5/1

Know of any other contests? We'd love to hear about them!


Tari of said...

They changed the rules again this year for Bead Dreams and have excluded Ceramic/earth clay again. Same happened last year and they changed the categories. This year we are getting the "Oh well, we can't please everyone."
We would just like the category of "Handmade Beads&Buttons" put back in. The thought is it's TOO difficult to judge all mediums against each other. Give us all a break, oils, watercolors, acrylics etc. are judged against each other in the art world.
Been talking about in the forum

JenniferJangles said...

Thanks for posting these contests, so much easier than going to search them out.

Nerissa Alford said...

Thank you for the list!

Dave Robertson said...

Thanks for this list, Heather. We appreciate your getting the word out. :)

at Rings & Things

Eni Oken said...

Hi Heather!
There is also the Valentine's Contest at my new site, The list of prizes and entries is growing fast, but there is still time to enter: Deadline is February 1st, 2009.
Eni Oken

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Bea said...

Lots of contests out there, aren't there? And they get better every year.

I always like to see the results of these contests. People do **amazing** stuff with little beads -- I'm always blown away. (And hide my little necklaces under my collar...)

I've got links to save!

Warren Feld said...

We also run two contests at Land of Odds.

The Ugly Necklace Contest
- A Jewelry Design Competition with A Twist

Voting online for 2009 goes thru 7/15.
Next deadline: 3/15/2010

All Dolled Up: Beaded Art Doll Competition
Next deadline: 8/31/2009

Land of Odds