Contests, Galleries, Giveaways, and Challenges
Try your hand at these bead-related contests, galleries, giveaways, and challenges sponsored by Interweave Press. Entries are listed in date order. While we strive to keep this page up-to-date, be sure to look at the official rules and guidelines for each contest for the most accurate information.
2010 Pattern Play Challenge
Beadwork's Pattern Play Challenge is back and it's your turn to
It's simple: Pick a pattern (be it from nature, your favorite shirt, a
piece of scrapbooking paper, or another source) and make a project inspired by
it! The three editors' choice winners and the most unique interpretation of
pattern will be featured on beadingdaily.com; all qualified entries will be
posted on Beadwork's Facebook fan
page. The editors' choice winners will also be featured in an upcoming issue of
Beadwork. To enter, e-mail us a
high-quality JPEG (about 1MB) that includes your creation and the pattern
swatch that inspired it to email@example.com by August 12.
Complete Rules Here
Deadline: August 12, 2010
Bead Star 2010
Come one, come all and enter our third annual Bead Star contest, Bead Star 2010! Winning entries will once again be published in Bead Star magazine, the first-ever publication comprised entirely of prize-winning designs selected by beaders worldwide. Besides fame, winners will also receive exciting prizes donated by our generous sponsors and may be featured in their online photo galleries for a limited time.
Complete Rules and Entry Form
Sponsor: Beading Daily
Deadline: April 30, 2010 [Extended to May 10, 2010]
Winter Holiday Gift Swap
Create an original, mixed media gift and swap it with one made by
Sponsor: Cloth Paper Scissors
Deadline: August 2, 2010
2011 Gemmy Awards
A competition for lapidary artists.
Sponsor: Jewelry Artist
Deadline: August 1, 2010
Stringing Challenge "Let's Go to
Send an image of a stringing or simple wirework project that fits the
August 6, 2010
Artisan Search 2011
Be recognized as an artist in one of five categories, including mixed media jewelry.
Sponsor: Cloth Paper Scissors
Deadline: September 13, 2010
Beadwork's W.O.R.D ("What Our Readers Did")
Send photos of your projects to firstname.lastname@example.org. Work inspired by projects published in previous issues of Beadwork magazine are especially welcome. Selected submissions may be published in Beadwork magazine on the "Letters" page.
Jewelry Artist Monthly Design Challenge
Each month Jewelry Arist challenges artists to sketch a specific design challenge. A selection of sketches are published in the "Your Turn" section of the magazine. Complete rules and entry information in every issue of Jewelry Artist. Deadline varies (generally the 30th of the month).
Step by Step Wire Jewelry "Wire Works" Reader Gallery
Please send images of your original wire designs to email@example.com. Selected submissions may be published in Step by Step Wire Jewelry.
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