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!
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 http://cs.beadandbuttonshow.com/bnbshowcs/forums/t/12105.aspx
Thanks for posting these contests, so much easier than going to search them out.
Thank you for the list!
Thanks for this list, Heather. We appreciate your getting the word out. :)
at Rings & Things
There is also the Valentine's Contest at my new site, Jewelrylessons.com. The list of prizes and entries is growing fast, but there is still time to enter: Deadline is February 1st, 2009.
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!
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
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