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2017 Share a Project Competition

Do you lay awake at night, dreaming up sewing projects?  Are you keen to see your sewn project published in One Thimble? Would you like to win a share of $ and prizes?

If you answered yes, Yes, YES! Then you’re going to LOVE our, ‘Share a Project’ Competition!

Three years ago we ran a “Share a Fat Quarter Project Competition” and I’ve been bursting to run a similar competition.  It was so inspirational to see your projects and to help our winners digitize their pattern pieces and prepare their tutorials for publication in One Thimble Issue 5 !

Share a sewn project competition shareable

The theme for this years, ‘Share a Project’ Competition is, “Gifts to Sew”.

How to Enter

1. Design & sew an original project.
2. Send a photograph of your finished project and a brief description of your project (including the category you’d like to enter it in Scrap Buster, Quick Sew or Something Special – ask me if you’re not sure what is the best category for your project) to hello@onethimble.com.au before 18th September 2017.  Entries close 18th September 2017 8pm AEST.
3. Entries will be added to an album on the One Thimble Facebook page.
4. Winners will be advised by email to the email address their entry came through from on the 25th September 2017.

Categories and Prizes

OVERALL WINNER:
The Overall Winner will be chosen by a panel of judges.  The criteria will be originality and reproducibility of the project (ie could someone else make it following a tutorial).  It can be for any sort of sewn project that someone could sew as a gift.

The prizes for the Overall Winner are:
* $100 or mystery sewing pack valued at $100
* 4 Issue subscription to One Thimble (value $85)
* Your project published in Issue 17 of One Thimble Sewing E-zine (+contributors compensation).

SCRAP BUSTER GIFT CATEGORY WINNER:
The Scrap Buster Category Winner will be chosen by a panel of judges.  The criteria will be originality and reproducibility of the project (ie could someone else make it following a tutorial).  It can be for any sort of sewn gift HOWEVER it must not use more than one fat quarter of fabric.

You may use small pieces of fabric that together make up one fat quarter of fabric.  You may use whatever buttons, zips, ribbon, lace and other trims and haberdashery you require but no more than one fat quarter of fabric.  If your project has a lining or uses an applique this must come out of your one fat quarter of fabric.

The prizes for the Scrap Buster Category Winner are:
* $50 or mystery sewing pack valued at $50
* $50 One Thimble Gift Voucher
* Your project published in Issue 17 of One Thimble Sewing E-zine (+contributors compensation).

QUICK SEW GIFT CATEGORY WINNER:
The Quick Sew Gift Category Winner will be chosen by a panel of judges.  The criteria will be originality and reproducibility of the project (ie could someone else make it following a tutorial).
It can be for any sort of sewn gift HOWEVER it must not take longer than 30 minutes for someone to sew.

The prizes for the Quick Sew Category Winner are:
* $50 or mystery sewing pack valued at $50
* $50 One Thimble Gift Voucher
* Your project published in Issue 17 of One Thimble Sewing E-zine (+contributors compensation).

SOMETHING SPECIAL CATEGORY WINNER:
The Something Special Category Winner will be chosen by a panel of judges.  The criteria will be originality and reproducibility of the project (ie could someone else make it following a tutorial).  It can be for any sort of sewn project that doesn’t fit into Scrap Buster or Quick Sew Gift Categories.

The prizes for the Something Special Category Winner are:
* $50 or mystery sewing pack valued at $50
* $50 One Thimble Gift Voucher
* Your project published in Issue 17 of One Thimble Sewing E-zine (+contributors compensation).

PEOPLES CHOICE WINNER:
The Peoples Choice Winner will be chosen via a poll on the One Thimble website.  The poll will be open 19th-23rd September 2017.  All items entered will be eligible for the People’s Choice award.

The prizes for the People’s Choice Winner are:
* $100 or mystery sewing pack valued at $100
* 2 Issue subscription to One Thimble (value $45)
* Your project published in Issue 17 of One Thimble Sewing E-zine (+contributors compensation).

Conditions of Entry

1. Your project must be your own work for a SEWN project.  You can’t use a tutorial/pattern/pin from someone else to make your entry.
2. By entering you agree that the picture of your project may be shared as part of the promotion for the competition (feel free to watermark your entry).
3. By entering you agree that if your entry is a winning entry, you will provide a tutorial for making your project, to be published in One Thimble Digital Sewing Magazine, by 16th October 2017.  We can help you with putting together your tutorial/digitizing any pattern pieces.
4. If your entry is a winning entry that will be published in One Thimble you won’t be able to sell/give away the tutorial for making your project till after 2nd February 2018.
5. If your entry is a winning entry and is published in One Thimble Digital Sewing Magazine you will receive additional contributors compensation of $50AUD plus a digital copy of Issue 17 and an Issue 17 mini mag as payment in addition to your prize.
6. You may enter as many times as you like but each entry must be for a new project.
7.  Your project must be for something that could be given as a gift.
8.  Winning entrants will be notified via email to the email address their entry came through from on the 25th September.  Winning entrants must reply within 72 hours in order to accept their prize or new winners will be chosen.
9. Cash prizes & contributors compensation will be paid in Australian dollars via PayPal.
10. Entry is open to Australian and International participants.
11.  The judges decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

 

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5 Comments to “2017 Share a Project Competition”

  1. Kristine McIntosh 30/08/2017 at 5:31 pm

    Is this open to the US?

    Reply
    • Jen Kennedy 30/08/2017 at 6:34 pm

      Absolutely! Entries are invited from everywhere.

      Reply
  2. Kelyanna 01/09/2017 at 10:29 pm

    Question
    Number 1. Under conditions of entry
    Does this mean the project has to be self drafted. We can’t use a commercial or inspired pattern/pin etc?

    Reply
    • Jen Kennedy 02/09/2017 at 5:06 pm

      Hi Kelyanna – Yes as part of the prize is having the project published in One Thimble, it is important for copy write reasons that it be an original project. Hope this helps answer your question.

      Reply
  3. Alison 18/09/2017 at 12:01 am

    Such an awesome competition!

    Reply

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