Bead Star 2013
Being a winner makes you a STAR!
You know you're a bead star-now it's time to let the world
know! How? Enter Interweave's sixth annual Bead Star jewelry competition.
NEW THIS YEAR:
Beadweaving projects will now be accepted (and
The Bead Star contest will now be conducted by
judges selected by the staff of Beadwork and
Jewelry Stringing magazines.
We will now charge an entry fee to cover the
expenses of administering this competition
One grand-prize winner will receive
an all-expense-paid trip to Bead Fest Philadelphia,
our most popular Bead Fest event, which will be held August 23 to 25, 2013.
More than $4,000 in Cash Prizes!
5 First Place Awards: $500 each
5 Second Place Awards: $250 each
5 Third Place Awards: 1 one-year subscription to Beadwork or Jewelry Stringing
Plus, the Emerging Artists Category (Open only to entrants who have never
had their jewelry published in a magazine or book, including online magazines
and books. Entries submitted in this category can be made with any material or
Award: $150 each
Award: $75 each
Award: 1 one-year subscription to Beadwork
or Jewelry Stringing magazine
All winners will be published in Beadwork AND Jewelry Stringing
magazines. They will also receive recognition at Bead Fest Philadelphia.
The Bead Star contest consists of the following 6
categories. Entrants may submit as many designs as they wish in each category;
however, the same design cannot be submitted in more than one category. All
designs must be the original work of the entrant and must be handmade jewelry
(bracelets, necklaces, or earrings) that meets the criteria for each category
(see below). Remember, you may now use seed beads and beadweaving techniques
to create your entries for any category!
Crystals: Designs created using predominantly* crystals
created using predominantly* pressed-glass, fire-polished glass, sea glass,
lampworked glass, and/or any other type of glass bead.
Wireworking: Designs created using predominantly* metal beads, components,
and/or wire. Metal can be of any type or mixed.
created using predominantly* pearls of any shape, color, type, etc. Faux pearls
(including crystal and glass pearls), shell, and mother-of-pearl can be used in
Designs created using predominantly* stones of any type. We will consider coral
Emerging Artists: Open
only to entrants who have never had their jewelry published in a magazine or
book, including online magazines and books. Entries submitted in this category
can be made with any material or technique.
*By predominantly, we mean that when you look at the
project, it should be obvious that the category material plays a starring role
in the design. Beadwork and Jewelry Stringing editors reserve the
right to reclassify or disqualify projects not meeting these guidelines.
All designs must be new, original, and not available for
sale and must not have won any previous contests. Entrants must create and
complete the finished design on their own, without outside assistance. The Bead
Star competition is open to adults over the age of 18 on the day they submit their
entry. We accept entries from outside of the U.S. as long as fees are paid in U.S. Dollars. Employees, vendors, agents of Publisher, and Bead Star sponsors and related companies and
their immediate families are not eligible. Competition
open to both US and INTERNATIONAL residents .
PREPARING YOUR ENTRY
You may enter work in any and all categories; there is no limit to the
number of entries you may submit. However, the same design cannot be submitted
in more than one category. All entries must be submitted online. The digital
images must be saved as a JPEG in RGB color mode (not CMYK).
FEES AND PAYMENT
All early bird entries (submitted on or before March 28, 2013) are $15 for
the first entry and $5 for each additional entry. All regular entries
(submitted after March 28, 2013, but on or before May 24, 2013) are $20 for the
first entry and $5 for each additional entry. The entry fee must be paid by
credit card or check .
not be responsible for the loss, damage or return of any entries submitted to
Early bird entries must be submitted online by 11:59 pm EST on March 28,
2013. Entries for the regular deadline must be submitted online by May 24,
Winners will be chosen for their originality, creativity, and quality by judges
selected by the editorial staff of Beadwork
and Jewelry Stringing magazines.
All decisions of the judges shall be made in their sole and absolute discretion
and will be final.All properly prepared entries will be viewed and judged. The
jurors reserve the right to recategorize entries.
All entrants will be notified of their status via the email address provided by
the entrant by June 7 June 14, 2013. First-,
second-, and third-place prizes will be awarded to eligible winners as
described in these contest rules by July 31, 2013. Winners must send their
winning pieces to arrive at the Interweave office no later than June 26, 2013. The
contest winners will be published in the October/November 2013 issue of Beadwork magazine, and select winners
will be published in the Winter 2014 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine. Winners will also be publically announced
and displayed at Bead Fest Philadelphia, August 23 to 25, 2013. All entries
will be returned by September 16, 2013.
Occasionally we make portions of our customer list available to other companies
so they may contact you about products and services that may interest you. If
you prefer we withhold your name, send a note with your name, address and the
competition name to: List Manager, F+W Media, Inc., 10151 Carver Road, Suite 200, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242
Contact us BeadStarCompetition@fwmedia.com
Click here to view the Official Rules