Saturday, July 02, 2011

The Crochet Guild of America Design Competition

Deadline: August 31, 2011 (RECEIVE)

CGOA Design Competition
The Crochet Guild of America

CGOA Conference
Greensboro, North Carolina
September 2011

The competition is open to all current CGOA members, at all membership levels, excluding judges.

Entries must be primarily crocheted. Other fiber, needle and crafting arts may be incorporated in your design, but the overall impression must be crochet. Any materials may be used.

Entries must be original designs that have not been previously entered in this competition or previously published in any print or electronic media. Entries do not have to be new or recently crocheted, as long as they are your own designs.

There will be seven judging categories:

1. FancifulFashion: fancy adult garmentsand accessories, including gowns, dresses and evening wear.
2. Fashion: for women or men, including sweaters, tops, jackets and skirts.
3. Accessories: including shawls, socks, scarves, hats, bags, belts and jewelry.
4. Small Wonders: anything small scale, including baby items, toys, amigurimi and small décor items.
5. Afghans: any and all afghans, throws, blankets and bed or sofa covers.
6. Thread Crochet: anything made with crochet thread, including doilies, décor and accessories.
7. Artistic Expressions: designs more artistic rather than functional in nature, including free-form and mixed media pieces, hangings, sculpture and wearable art.

Please decide which category best describes your entry. Entries may be shifted to the most appropriate category at the discretion of the judges. If your entry is an ensemble or grouping, please include no more than three individual elements or pieces per single entry.You may submit as many entries in as many categories as you like.

A $15 fee is required for the first entry plus $10 for each additional separate entry. Entry fees cover return shipping, but you are responsible for the cost of shipping your design by the deadline, 31 August 2011.

Marcy Smith, editor of Interweave Crochet magazine; Kathleen Sams, ambassador for Coats&Clark; and Drew Emborsky, the Crochet Dude. All entries will be evaluated equally in a blind judging across a range of qualities including: design appeal, use of stitches, color, selection of materials, workmanship, finishing, appearance and functionality as indicated. Judging will take place on location at the CGOA Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina, 21 September 2011.

Download Prospectus:

Visit website for additional information:

Contact with questions.