Bead Star 2014
Being a winner makes you a STAR!
This contest is conducted by Interweave,
a division of F+W Media, Inc. (hereafter “Publisher”).
Entrants must enter the Bead Star
contest via the online entry form available at www.beadstar.com. All entries must
be submitted on or before the May 23, 2014 deadline (11:59 pm EST). Entrants
can submit as many entries as they wish in each category; however, the same
entry cannot be submitted in more than one category. All designs must be the original
work of the entrant and must be jewelry (bracelets, necklaces, or earrings). An
entry fee is required.
All entry materials must comply with
these official contest rules. Judges selected by the editorial staff of Beadwork magazine will choose the
first-, second-, and third-place winners in each category. The most exceptional
of the first-place winners will be awarded the grand prize. By June 13, 2014, all
entrants will be notified of their status via email. All winners will be required to send their winning designs to arrive
at the Interweave office by July 7, 2014, so that they can be photographed for
the October/November issue of Beadwork. The
winning entries will be publically announced and put on display at Bead Fest
Philadelphia from August 22 to 24, 2014. Projects will be returned by September
See below for complete contest
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. Employees, vendors, agents of Publisher, and
Bead Star sponsors and related
companies and their immediate families are not eligible.
The Bead Star contest consists of 6
categories. Entrants may submit as many designs as they wish in each category;
however, the same entry cannot be submitted in more than one category. All entries
must be in the form of handmade jewelry (bracelets, necklaces, or earrings). Remember,
you may now use seed beads and beadweaving techniques to create your entries
for any category! Categories include:
Crystals: Designs created
using predominantly* crystals
Glass: Designs created
using predominantly* pressed-glass, fire-polished glass, sea glass, lampworked
glass, and/or any other type of glass bead.
Designs created using predominantly* metal beads, components, and/or wire.
Metal can be of any type or mixed.
Pearls: Designs 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
Gemstones: Designs created
using predominantly* stones of any type. We will consider coral a stone.
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 editors
and the judges selected by the editors reserve the right to reclassify or
disqualify projects not meeting these guidelines.
An entry fee is required to participate
in this contest. Early-bird entry (entries received by 11:59 pm EST on March 31,
2014) is $15 for the first entry and $10 for each additional entry. Regular
entry (entries received after the early-bird deadline but before the May 23,
2014 at 11:59 pm EST deadline) is $20 for the first entry and $10 for each additional
entry. The entry fee must be paid by check or credit card using our online entry
We are only accepting online entries for
this contest. All entries must be submitted on or before the May 23, 2014
deadline (11:59 pm EST). To enter, fill in all fields in our online entry form.
You will be asked to upload at least one photograph of each entry. You will
need to fill in one entry form for each entry you wish to submit.
By submitting the photograph(s) to Publisher,
you are giving your assurance that the photograph(s) are available for use by Publisher
for all of the purposes described in these contest rules. If someone other than
you has taken the photograph(s) or controls the rights to the photograph(s),
you are responsible for clearing these rights before submitting the
photograph(s) to Publisher.
Winners will be chosen for their
originality, creativity, and quality by judges selected by the editorial staff
of Beadwork magazine. All decisions
of the judges shall be made in their sole and absolute discretion and will be
The judges will choose a first-place, second-place,
and third-place winner in each category. The first-place winner in each
category except Emerging Artists will receive $500 in prizes. The second-place
winner in each category except Emerging Artists will receive $250 in prizes.
The third-place winner in each category will receive a one-year subscription
(or one-year renewal, if already a subscriber) to Beadwork. In the Emerging Artists category, prizes will be awarded
as follows: $300 in prizes for first place, $150 in prizes for second place,
and a one-year subscription (as previously described) for third place. The judges
will also choose the grand-prize winner from among the first-place winners. In
addition to the $300 or $500 in prizes for taking first place in one of the
categories, the grand-prize winner will also receive an all-expense paid trip
to Bead Fest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from August 22 to 24, 2014. The
trip includes round-trip airfare (not to exceed $1,000), hotel accommodations,
ground transportation, and meal allowance. Only one grand prize is awarded.
All entrants will be notified of their
status via the email address provided by the entrant by June 13, 2014. First-, second-, and third-place prizes
will be awarded to eligible winners as described in these contest rules by July
31, 2014. Winners must send their winning pieces to arrive at the Interweave
office no later than July 7, 2014. The contest winners will be published in the
October/November 2014 issue of Beadwork magazine.
Winners will also be publically announced and displayed at Bead Fest
Philadelphia, August 22 to 24, 2014. All entries will be returned by September 30,
Publisher reserves the right to publish
photographs of runners-up and/or honorable mention winners, although only the
grand-prize and first-, second-, and third-place winners will receive prizes.
Entrants reserve the copyright in all
entry materials subject to the rights granted to Publisher under these contest
rules. Entry materials will be returned to entrants, and Publisher shall have
no responsibility or liability for loss or damage to entry materials.
Publisher disclaims any responsibility
or liability due to the nonreceipt of entries owing to circumstances beyond its
control, including but not limited to late delivery or nondelivery due to
defects in the operation of the Internet and/or the hardware and software used
by the entrant or by Publisher.
Entrants must satisfy all eligibility requirements
before winners are selected and/or the winning entries are published and
displayed. If an entry is selected as a winner by the judges, but the entrant
is not eligible, and/or if the entry does not conform to the contest rules,
then the entrant and the entry will be disqualified and the next-ranked entrant
will be selected.
All personal information collected by Publisher
from entrants will be kept in confidence and used for purposes of judging only
except that the name, likeness, and city of residence of winners may be
announced, advertised, promoted, and publicized by Publisher.
By entering the Bead Star competition,
each entrant is granting to Publisher the perpetual, exclusive, and
royalty-free right to (a) use the photographs and other entry materials
submitted by the entrant without photo credit(s) for the photographer(s) who
took the photographs, (b) photograph and reproduce the entry in the various
print and electronic publications of Publisher and the advertising, publicity,
promotional and marketing materials of Publisher in any and all media, and (c)
use the name, image, likeness, and biographical data of the winners in
connection with all of the foregoing uses.
By entering the Bead Star competition, the
entrant is assuring Publisher that he or she possesses the right to submit all
entry materials for use by Publisher as described in these contest rules
without the consent or approval of any third party, and Publisher is entitled to
rely on the entrant’s right to do so.
As a condition of eligibility, the
winning entrants may be required to sign and return an agreement in a form
satisfactory to Publisher by which each entrant formally consents to the use of
his or her entry materials including photographs, name, image, likeness, and
biographical data as described above. If requested to do so, the failure to
sign and return the form will disqualify the entrant.
Entrants are solely responsible for
payment of taxes that may be imposed by reason of the prizes awarded to them.
The contest is void where prohibited or
restricted by law.