The Beadworkers Guild 14th Annual Challenge
Theme: ‘Underwater World’
Deadline for entries: Tuesday 9th April, 2013
All who enter this competition do so for their own pleasure, to promote their talents and to give enjoyment to others. Although prizes are awarded to each winner they are a token gesture only.
The winning pieces will be retained by the Guild for a period of 12 months to promote beadwork around the UK with our display of members’ work.
Any beadwork technique or combination of techniques may be used and there are no restrictions on the type of item you submit. You may, for example, consider making an item of jewellery, an accessory, a three dimensional or sculptural piece, a wall hanging or a framed piece.
Previous winners of status groups 1 & 2 may only enter at the next level ie: Previous winners at beginner status must now enter as intermediate.
The BWG reserves the right to challenge the member’s declaration of status on the entry form.
Tips: Ensure your finishing is clean, ie: no tufts of thread showing. If it’s a wearable piece, make sure the fastening works and it is comfortable to wear. If using glue, to attach beadwork to a structure if some kind. Think! Make sure it is not visible and remember glue and beadwork are not always compatible, the glue often hardens and becomes brittle and the beadwork falls off. We know from past experience.
Bead storage box or bead related item.
An article in the Beadworkers Guild Journal profiling participating members and featuring the story of how their piece evolved.
This competition is open to members of The Beadworkers Guild only.
The winning pieces may be retained by the Guild for a period of 12 months to promote beadwork around the UK with our display of members’ work.
Everyone taking part must be a member of The Beadworkers Guild at the time of submission ie: Tuesday 9th April 2013, so don’t forget to renew your membership promptly.
One entry per member or group. Pieces may be delivered by prior arrangement only, to the office, at a show or via a trustee.
Individual entries: Your piece with packaging must fit into the standard Post Office “Posting box” 19cms x 27cms x 11cms deep. If your box is larger than the size stated it will be returned to you unopened.
Group entries: Size restriction, your piece with packaging must fit into a box no larger than 48cms x 37cms x 19.5cms and the overall display size of the worked piece should not exceed 60cms height x 60cms width x 45cms depth. If your box is larger than the size stated it will be returned to you unopened. If your piece exceeds the display size stated it will be immediately disqualified and returned.
Any beadwork technique or combination of techniques may be used.
No electrical content please, unless self powered, ie batteries within the piece.
All entries must be accompanied by the entry form. Please do not add any labels to the beadwork.
If acknowledgement of receipt is required please provide your email address or enclose a stamped self addressed envelope and tick the relevant box on the tear off slip / entry form. Or contact Jane Marie Griffin for confirmation on 07773 448 269 a few days after posting.
All entries will be displayed at the Beadworkers Guild event in May 2013. Following judging, the winners will be announced at the AGM. The judges’ decision is final.
All entries will be photographed and the images used - fully credited - for promotional purposes by and for the Guild. Photography will be prohibited during the event.
All entries, individual or group must be accompanied by the entry fee £7.50, plus return postage at the correct rate. We suggest using Special Delivery to guarantee safe return, if the piece is not being personally collected. International entries payable by credit card only.
Entrants wishing to collect their work personally from Jane Marie Griffin may do so from 2pm on Sunday 12th May. Only the named person as stated on the entry form may collect the work, unless The BWG is advised of a new nominee prior to the event.
Finally, may we recommend that you insure your piece and send by appropriate postal method to ensure safe delivery. Special deliveries are guaranteed to arrive next day
Enjoy & good luck