Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Crochet Guild of America 2012 Design Competition

Deadline: June 6, 2012 (RECEIVE)

2012 Design Competition
Crochet Guild of America

CGOA Conference
Manchester, New Hampshire
June 29-July 1, 2012

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.

Written patterns are NOT required. Yarn, hook, stitch, technique and gauge information is optional, and may be written into the design description box of your entry form.

There will be seven judging categories:
1. Fanciful Fashion: fancy adult garments and 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 or lace/fine weight yarns, 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.

Trisha Malcolm, Editor in Chief of Vogue Knitting Crochet;
Melissa Leapman, best-selling knit and crochet author, designer and teacher;
Cari Clement, member of CGOA Board of Directors and yarn industry professional.

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.

You do not have to be present to enter or to win.

One Grand Prize - $1,000

Prizes in each category:
First Prize $300
Second Prize - $200
Third Prize - $100

Special Prizes also available.

Download full competion details: www.crochet.org/CGOA2012DesignCompInfo.pdf

View the Online Entry Form

If you have questions, please e-mail crochetdesigner@comcast.net