Come One! Come All!
Polymer Clay Central is holding its 164th Polymer Clay Central Challenge for September 2014, and it's sponsored this month by our dear friends at Polymer Clay Express! Our themes for this contest are LEAVES or MICA SHIFT, great for approaching Autumn, so get your imaginations going and get your project ready and in email!
We now accept PHOTO entries for the PCC Challenge! Under the new rules, contestants can send in a total of three views of their entry - one full size picture and up to two optional detail shots. To authenticate the projects, we also request a picture of the contestant holding the entry. This will be a total of four photos. Submissions can be sent by using the form below, or you can use your own email. If you use your own email, the subject HAS to be PCC Challenge Entry (this will get through our spam filters), and be sure to include your name and address (in case you win).
For those contestants who don't have digital cameras, or who aren't confident of getting a good picture, you can still send in your entry, with name, address, email address, and return postage included, and we will photograph your entry. If you are mailing, please email us and let us know that your package is coming.
The deadline to send in pictures for the contests is the 18th of September (If you are mailing in your entry, and it will be a little late, please email us and let us know and then send it Priority Mail - DO NOT use expensive Express Mail!), and the Contest page will be posted on or about the 20th of the month. Voting will continue to the end of the month, and then the Winners will be announced. The Winners Page will stay on the web until voting begins for the next Contest, at which time it will be placed in our Contest Archive.
To plan ahead, please visit our Contest Schedule Page for the upcoming months and their Dual Themes and Sponsors!
To enter now, read the rules below and send in your pictures for the September Challenge by the 18th of September, and try for a great prize package from our sponsor...
Prizes From Our Sponsor!
1st Place - $50 Gift Certificate
2nd Place - $35 Gift Certificate
3rd Place - $25 Gift Certificate
Let the Games Begin!
The Themes for the September 2014 Challenge are:
Use one of these themes as the inspiration for your project!
CONTEST RULES - PLEASE READ:
Email Your Photos Using the Form Below:
If Mailing Your Entry:
- This contest is open to ANYONE. Young, old, male, female, staff members and web surfers, anyone who loves to play with Polymer Clay.
- One entry per contestant. Contestant can email photos of their entry, or they can send in their entry to be photographed (Details below). If you mail in your entry, multiple items will be photographed as one entry.
- Your entry must be based on Polymer Clay. Other added embellishments will be accepted.
- Projects must be original.
- Projects must NOT appear anywhere on the Internet or in any collections where they could be recognized before or while the contest is in progress. Contestants must NOT identify their own project at any message board or email list or their entry will be disqualified.
- To send in your photos (JPG or PNG format with a neutral background: 1 full view and up to two detail photos. Also send one photo of you holding your entry for authentication - it will NOT be used in the contest) please use the form below, or use your own email to send to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Subject line for the email HAS to be PCC Challenge Entry (the previous link will add it to your message). PCC reserves the right not to include entries where the photo is too blurry or unuseable.
- If mailing your project please include your name, email address and mailing address. On the outside of the package please write Polymer Clay Challenge or PCC.
- If you mail in your entry, and you want your project back, you have to send it in a returnable package with sufficient postage (NO metered strips, please!) to make it's way back to your house. For international members, PCC will pick up the return postage if you want your piece returned. All other submissions will be treasured and stored to use in future lessons and Galleries on the Polymer Clay Central web site.
- Voting will take place from the minute the Projects go up
until Midnight the last day of the month!
- After the votes are tallied, the winner will be announced, and the name of each artists will be revealed on the contest pages. The projects will
remain on that Web page until the next contest is uploaded, and then they will then be archived to the Master Index.
- IMPORTANT:1st Place Prize Winners are not eligible to win again in the next contest, but they are invited to play along anyway.
- Prizes awarded are provided solely by the Sponsor, and are not returnable or refundable.
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