Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mid-Week Mutterings - Bead Trends April 2010 Call & Stringing Magazine Winter Challenge



I got news over the weekend that one of my designs had been selected for the March 2010 edition of Bead Trends. It's not the first submission I've made there, nor elsewhere, but it's the first acceptance. To say that I'm excited is just a bit of an understatement. With that positive reinforcement under my belt now, I'm thinking about entering other challenges and making more submissions. For example there's:

Bead Trends April 2010 call
If you would like to submit your work to this publication, please e-mail a photograph, the name or title of your piece, and contact information to: beadsubmit@beadtrendsmag.com.

If submitting multiple pieces, please send a separate e-mail and photograph for each design.

Deadline for the April 2010 issue is 11:59 p.m. MDT, October 26th, 2009. All ideas should be your original work and not previously published.

We will review all submissions, and if selected, we will contact you by November 2nd with additional information. All pieces will need to be shipped to us directly for photography and arrive in our office by November 12th. Your creation will be returned to you insured, after the issue has been printed.
And also:
Winter Challenge Title: "Inspired by Art"
Deadline: November 6, 2009
Voting starts: November 18, 2009
Voting ends: December 18, 2009

To enter, please send a clear, high-resolution TIF (better) or JPEG (good) photo of your stringing and/or simple wireworking project that is 300 dpi at 3" x 5" to stringing@interweave.com.

An e-mail will be sent within two weeks after the close of voting for each challenge. Please do not contact us asking for news of the winners before then. Thanks

Challenge Rules: One entry per person, please (so send us your best work!). Submissions must be of the type you would see in Stringing magazine—in other words, projects created using simple stringing, crimping, wireworking (simple loops, wrapped loops, jump rings), and simple knotting techniques. If in doubt, see Stringing 101 (it's in every issue of Stringing) for a list of acceptable techniques. Projects created using beadweaving or other non-stringing techniques (such as netting; peyote, brick, right-angle weave, and square stitches; bead embroidery; chain mail; and macramé) will not be considered for winners.

General Rules: At least one winner will be chosen on the basis of votes for each entry as received at stringingmagazine.com during the voting period. Interweave Press cannot control, and disclaims any responsibility or liability, for online voting and is responsible only for using its best efforts to collect and count the votes actually received. Editors' choice winner(s) will be chosen by the editors of Stringing; all decisions of the editors shall be made in their sole and absolute discretion and will be final.

If an entry is selected as a winner by the voting conducted at the Stringing website, but 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.

By entering, entrant is assuring Interweave Press that entrant possesses the right to submit all entry materials for use by Interweave Press as described in these contest rules without the consent or approval of any third party, and Interweave Press is entitled on rely on entrant's right to do so.

By entering the Stringing Challenge, each entrant is granting to Interweave Press 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 Interweave Press and the advertising, publicity, promotional and marketing materials of Interweave Press in any and all media, and (c) use the name, image, likeness, and biographical data of the finalists and winners in connection with all of the foregoing uses.

The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
Where are you submitting your designs?



PS - Mid-Week Mutterings picture credit: Portrait of an elderly lady with her daughter by Anne Vallayer-Coster (1744-1818). This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

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