Sunday, April 13, 2008


Deadline: August 20, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Bags2Riches Contest

Indianapolis, IN
October 8, 2008

Create your own original handbag to be given to Trusted Partners and entered into the competition. Ten lucky finalists will take the runway in a fashion show at the Artsgarden on Wednesday, October 8, 2008. The “Most Original Handbag Award” will be presented to the designer whose bag receives the most purchased votes. Each of the ten final handbags will go home with a lucky voter. (All other handbags will be sold or auctioned.)

1. Create an original purse, handbag, or tote
2. Title your entry
3. Complete an official entry form (.doc file)
4. Enclose a $10 entry fee

Finalist Judging: All entries will be judged by representatives of the Sponsor, who will select ten (10) finalists. Criteria include originality, unique design elements, and quality of the workmanship.

The 10 finalists will be announced at the Bags2Riches Gala before September 28, 2008. All bags not selected as a finalist will be included in the Silent Auction or Sale portion of the event. The ten (10) finalists and up to 40 additional bags will be awarded a special Bags2Riches 2008 label.

Grand Prize Judging: The Grand Prize winner will receive the most purchased votes. “Most Original Handbag Award”

Prizes: One Grand Prize of $1,000 cash will be awarded. The Top 10 bags will be photographed by Donna Rice Photography and submitted to national magazines (publication not guaranteed). The winning bag will be featured on Bags2Riches website and 2009 promotional materials.

The Top 10 designers will be introduced at the October 8th Bags2Riches Fashion Show.

Visit the website for complete details:
Download the entry form: B2R_2008_online_bag_entry_form.doc

Send completed entry form and $10 entry fee to:

Trusted Partners/Immanuel UCC
Bags2Riches Contest
402 E. Prospect St
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Trusted Partners' Mission
Trusted Partners matches volunteer mentors with people in homeless prevention programs to increase the number of people who remain housed and become self-sufficient. Each day in Indianapolis, women, children, and men struggle to face the overwhelming needs of poverty. They are our most vulnerable citizens, living paycheck to paycheck. Due to domestic violence, underemployment, and the high cost of illness they find themselves waking with no roof above them. Started in 2003 to support our city's efforts to end homelessness, Trusted Partners invites you to pay tribute to the “homeless” here in Indianapolis who strive to move forward and improve their lives.