Heads up: plan for Rings & Things’ 2010 design contest!

September 3, 2009

“Your Designs Rock!” is not just an encouragement.  YDR is also the name of our popular design contest of creations made from Rings & Things products.  The 2010 edition is coming soon.

Here’s a first announcement…  We invite craft jewelry makers to prepare their favorite handmade designs for the contest.  (Entries need not be jewelry—they can be any kind of design.)

Do you have designs?

Got designs? Rock our contest!

The Grand Prize in the 2010 Your Designs Rock contest will be a $750 Rings & Things credit.  First prizes will be awarded in each of five categories, each bringing a $250 Rings & Things credit.  Honorable mentions carrying $75 credits will be bestowed on additional entries singled out by the judges.  In addition, winning entries (with credit to the designer) could be featured in Rings & Things’ catalog and promotions, providing exposure to an estimated million people per year worldwide.

The 2010 design-contest categories are

  • Glass & Crystal
  • Gemstones & Pearls
  • Mostly Metal
  • Metal Clay
  • Found Objects/Miscellaneous

Rings & Things is introducing a number of new features to the YDR contest this time around, making the competition more exciting than ever:

  • New-entrant drawing: First-time entrants will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a goodie package.
  • Early-bird drawing: Those who submit completed entries (up to 3) by early February  will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a goodie package!
  • Expanded entry period: Entries will be accepted through January and February, 2010.

Anyone can enter, but a majority of parts in each design must be items that are available from Rings & Things.  (That includes things you buy at our BeadTour bead shows this Fall!)  Full contest guidelines are available online.

For prompt notification of 2010 contest details, interested designers can subscribe to Rings & Things’ e-newsletter as well as checking our blog.  YDR winners will be announced the first week of June.

Start planning now!  You can submit up to 3 designs!

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  • Reply Tish September 3, 2009 at 9:56 am

    has it been a year already?!!?!? count me in!! this is exciting!

  • Reply Dave Robertson September 3, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I know you’ll have a neat design to share with us!

  • Reply Dawno September 3, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I’m gonna try, too. I think I have enough time between now and January/February to think up *something* 🙂

  • Reply lilibulle September 4, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    how waw!! i’ve heard about you by Tesori T, i would like to make some jewelry for this challenge!!, i would like to buy at your shop too but , i live in France, and shipping coast me 116 dollards!! LOL; for 47$ ordered.. sorry.. next time!! good luck to all my friends who will play!!

  • Reply Dave Robertson September 9, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Hi Lilibulle, here’s hoping you’ll be able to enter the contest. It’s always nice to see what kind of jewelry ideas are coming from other countries!

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