Monday, May 18, 2015

International Organization of Lace: 2015 I.O.L.I. Lace Contest

Deadline: July 1, 2015 {POSTMARK}

2015 I.O.L.I. Lace Contest
“Lace on the Prairie”
International Organization of Lace

Coralville, IA
2015 Convention

“Life on the Prairie” may suggest amber waves of grain, the indigenous people and tribes, the beautiful prairie wildflowers, and the unique prairie animals—both those living today, as well as the fossils from prehistoric times. It might also suggest the settling of the prairie and calico sunbonnets and gingham aprons.

The state flower is the wild rose; the state bird is the eastern goldfinch; the state colors are red, white, and blue. Your entry must include at least one colored thread.

This theme can take you in a multitude of directions. It is open to the inspiration of this wonderful part of our country and to your creativity!

2015 I.O.L.I. Lace Contest Rules (truncated)

1. All entrants must be members of I.O.L.I. for the current year of the contest.
2. Teachers and Professional lacemakers are ineligible to enter the Original Design and the Technical Proficiency categories.
3. All entries must incorporate a minimum of one colored thread into the design of the lace. "Colored thread" is defined for this purpose as any color other than white or ecru. Entries may be made of one color entirely, for example all black threads. However, if white or ecru is used, you must use at least one additional color. If the thread is not obvious, the lacer must place a note on the entry form indicating where it can be found in the lace.
4. The entry can be 2-D or 3-D. The maximum size including the frame and matting and/or props is 15 inches x 15 inches for the 2-D and 15 inches x 15 inches x 15 inches for the 3-D entries. For a 3 D entry, the entrant should supply the necessary tools to display the entry properly.
5. Actual lace piece must be entered. Photo or photocopy is not acceptable.
6. The lace may be mounted or framed, but no glass, plastic or Plexiglas may be over the lace or it will be disqualified.

The Prizes:
i) Doris Southard Award– $100
ii) Original Design – 1st $100; 2nd $75; 3rd $50
iii) Technical Proficiency – 1st $75; 2nd $50; 3rd $25
iv) Winner of Popular vote – 1 year complimentary I.O.L.I. membership

Download 2015 Lace Contest Entry Form.

Download 2015 Lace Contest Rules

If you have any questions about the contest or submission, contact the 2015 Lace Contest Chair: Belinda Belisle at 562-596-7882