CONTEST: Needles for the Warm Winter Project

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I've been advertising, scrounging points and forming awareness for the Warm Winter Project while at the same time writing articles for all of the galleries and it finally hit me. We have amazing artists within the Artisan Crafts section that could help! So here it is: 

Contest - Needles for the Warm Winter Project

Get out your sewing basket, your knitting needles and your sewing machines, it's time to earn yourself a warm feeling and a potential premium membership! We have three categories you could enter under: 

Blankets, Quilts and Afghans
Make a quilt, blanket or afghan that you plan to donate and submit it to me through note for a chance to win! Keep the design simple but cheerful!

Hats, Scarfs, and Gloves
Scarfs, hats, and gloves of all sizes are welcomed! Keep the design simple but cheerful!

Sweaters
Sweaters of all sizes are welcomed! Keep the design simple but cheerful. 



The Logistics

Dates
Start Date: January 15th, 2012
End Date: April 15th, 2012

Rules
Rules are subject to change, please check back regularly for updates.
1. To qualify for the prizes you must agree to donate your finished piece to the Warm Winter Project
2. The end result will be donated to the homeless, so please keep this in mind when making your design. The end product should be durable and warm. (Yarn can shrink when first washed or gotten wet, keep this in mind when knitting.)
3. The end result shouldn't be gender specific. 
4. Please pre-wash before donating.
5. :+fav: this article so more can join in!
6. Take a picture of your end product and link the uploaded submission to Xehara
7. You can enter once per category


Judges
If you would like to help with judging please note me your availability and which category you wish to judge.
All Categories: Xehara ToxicAlice92
Blankets, Quilts and Afghans: NekoTaka
Hats, Scarfs, and Gloves: 8-Teddy
Sweaters: NEED JUDGES



Prizes
If you wish to add to the donation pool please note me with the details and your name will be added beside the prize donation. The prizes are subject to change, please check back regularly for updates. 

Blankets, Quilts and Afghans 

:bulletyellow: 1st Place
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: 3 Month Premium Membership (donated by Xehara)
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature, interview, and 10 thumbs of your work in Xehara's Artisan Crafts -> Needlework Gallery Article on [Insert Date here]
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature on ToxicAlice92's deviant page.
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature on pixiepot's home page.
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A custom Journal Skin from xReiichiru
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature in PirateLotus-Stock's journal.

:bulletyellow: 2nd Place
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow:  1 Month Premium Membership (donated by Xehara)
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature, interview, and 5 thumbs of your work in Xehara's Artisan Crafts -> Needlework Gallery Article on [Insert Date here]
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature on ToxicAlice92's deviant page.

:bulletyellow: 3rd Place
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature, interview, and 5 thumbs of your work in Xehara's Artisan Crafts -> Needlework Gallery Article on [Insert Date here] 
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature on ToxicAlice92's deviant page. 

Hats, Scarfs, and Gloves 

:bulletyellow: 1st Place
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: 3 Month Premium Membership (donated by Xehara)
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature, interview, and 10 thumbs of your work in Xehara's Artisan Crafts -> Needlework Gallery Article on [Insert Date here]
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature on ToxicAlice92's deviant page. 
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature on pixiepot's home page. 
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A custom Journal Skin from xReiichiru
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature in PirateLotus-Stock's journal.

:bulletyellow: 2nd Place
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: 1 Month Premium Membership (donated by Xehara)
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature, interview, and 5 thumbs of your work in Xehara's Artisan Crafts -> Needlework Gallery Article on [Insert Date here]
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature on ToxicAlice92's deviant page. 

:bulletyellow: 3rd Place
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature, interview, and 5 thumbs of your work in Xehara's Artisan Crafts -> Needlework Gallery Article on [Insert Date here] 
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature on ToxicAlice92's deviant page. 

Sweaters 

:bulletyellow: 1st Place
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: 3 Month Premium Membership (donated by Xehara)
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature, interview, and 10 thumbs of your work in Xehara's Artisan Crafts -> Needlework Gallery Article on [Insert Date here]
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature on ToxicAlice92's deviant page. 
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature on pixiepot's home page. 
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature in PirateLotus-Stock's journal.

:bulletyellow: 2nd Place
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: 1 Month Premium Membership (donated by Xehara)
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature, interview, and 5 thumbs of your work in Xehara's Artisan Crafts -> Needlework Gallery Article on [Insert Date here]
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature on ToxicAlice92's deviant page. 

:bulletyellow: 3rd Place
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature, interview, and 5 thumbs of your work in Xehara's Artisan Crafts -> Needlework Gallery Article on [Insert Date here] 
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow: A feature on ToxicAlice92's deviant page. 



Sponsors

Groups
If you would like to be a sponsor please note me with your donation, no matter what it is (promised feedbacks, comments, points, or other prizes) and a two line blurb about your group.

:iconecssited: :iconartisancraft:

Members
If you would like to be a sponsor please note me with your donation, no matter what it is.




Thank Yous

Thank you eCSSited for helping me advertise the need for more contest prizes!
Thank you UnicornReality for promoting the contest!
Thank you ArtisanCraft for promoting the contest!
Thank you to all of those who have featured the contest for your members to participate in. (I forget things so remind me of your names and I'll tag you on by name).
Thank you to all sponsors who have donated their time and/or prizes to the contest, as seen above.


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Kai45's avatar
Also...if I offer a prize, does that mean I can't enter anymore...? Get back to me please, on both posts. Thanks!
Kai45's avatar
I have completed a blanket, I'm working on a hat, and if I have time I'm going to do a sweater as well :) Is that ok?
DazzledByNorrington's avatar
I can offer features in my journal as well as in my group's journal for all of the winners!

This is such a wonderful idea for a contest, I wish I had heard about it sooner so I could do something for it :D
PalomaDyz's avatar
Hi! :wave:

We would like to showcase the winners in #Deviant-Contests. Would you point us to the winner deviations once the contest is done?
If so, please send us the winners in a note, it would be greatly appreciated!


Thank you! :)
wingedalchemist2961's avatar
where do you submit the picture of your creation for the contest? and i want to donate mine whether i win or not haha so how do i do that? thank you :)
wingedalchemist2961's avatar
ahh never mind to where to submit i found it sorry haha
feyodic's avatar
one more question XD

just out of curiosity, will you be showing the entries?
Xehara's avatar
Once I get them I'll be faving them and will link to the collection.
feyodic's avatar
okay, thanks!
MystikDesigns's avatar
How do I donate to them? I have a lot of things that I've made that I'm willing to donate. Not for the contest, just in general. :)
Xehara's avatar
=ToxicAlice92 is still working out a place to send the donations. If you want to ask her directly feel free, otherwise just keep watch of the contest and it'll be updated once I know more. =)
feyodic's avatar
oh and is there a limit to how many items we can submit?
Xehara's avatar
Let me add that in there, I'd say once per category since I want it to be fair but, at the same time the submissions go to charity.
feyodic's avatar
just a small question: how will the items be judged?
Xehara's avatar
Similar to a critique.

Vision, Originality, Technique, Overall
Cayca's avatar
Featured in :iconartisancraft: latest news blog [link]
Xehara's avatar
Thank you! I updated it.
PirateLotus-Stock's avatar
What a great idea. I think turning this into a contest will get more people to do it, nice thinking :)
Xehara's avatar
PirateLotus-Stock's avatar
Do you need prize donations? I could do features of all the winners in my journal
Xehara's avatar
I'm putting it for all first place winners, is that all or did you mean all 6?
PirateLotus-Stock's avatar
However you'd like to divide it up is fine with me. I'm definitely willing to do it for all the winners if you'd like :)
Xehara's avatar
I do indeed! Thank you so much. I'll add that to the contributions list.
YesterdaysWake's avatar
...I am highly tempted to learn knitting right about now.
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