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BeadDreams FAQ

BeadDreams Artistry Awards 2018

Who can enter this contest?

The competition is open to professional and amateur jewelry makers from the U.S. and around the world. Bead&Button Show faculty and exhibitors may enter the competition. Kalmbach Publishing Co. employees and family members are not eligible.

How do I submit an entry?

Go to this secure online application:

https://secure.kalmbach.com/beaddreams/

How much is the entry fee?

The non-refundable entry fee of $55 is required for each entry.

May I submit entries in more than one category?

Yes.

May I submit more than one entry in the same category?

Yes.

How many images should I submit for each piece?

The preliminary jurying will be based on images provided during the entry process. Please send electronic images of each piece you are submitting. You are allowed to upload up to five images for each entry piece (multiple angles, viewpoints, etc.). Please send at least two views of each piece — one or more overall shots and one or more detail shots (especially areas of intricate or interesting detail). Please do not send the physical entry until notified by the jurying team.

Who is judging this contest?

The editors of Bead&Button magazine and a panel of qualified judges will select the competition finalists and award winners.

What is the deadline to enter?

Entry Deadline is April 6, 2018

Can a submission be a collaboration of two or more people?

Entries can be the work of a single person or collaboration by two or more people.

What are the size requirements?

Maximum size (including any necessary display structure): 24W x 16H x 32L inches (61 x 41 x 81 centimeters). Bead&Button reserves the right to exclude large pieces (wider and higher than three feet) from the BeadDreams exhibit at the Show if space constraints, handling issues, and/or security concerns present an issue.

When are finalists announced?

Bead&Button will notify you of your acceptance status via email by April 20, 2018. At that time, we will provide the shipping address and ask finalists to send entries. All accepted pieces must be received no later than May 7, 2018. Although we encourage you to send display materials with your entry, Bead&Button reserves the right to display pieces as best suits the needs of the Bead&Button Show.

When do I ship my entry?

All accepted pieces must be received no later than May 7, 2018. Although we encourage you to send display materials with your entry, Bead&Button reserves the right to display pieces as best suits the needs of the Bead&Button Show.

Where do I ship my entry?

Bead&Button Show staff will share the address once your entry is accepted.

After final judging, when will my entry be returned to me?

Items are scheduled for return by August 25, 2018. If you need to have your accepted entry returned before then, email beaddreams@beadandbutton.com

What are the prizes?

Prizes totaling more than $3,750 will be awarded in the professional and student categories, and finalists artwork will be on display at the Bead&Button Show in June of 2018. Winners will also be featured in the October issue of Bead&Button magazine, and be displayed on BeadandButtonShow.com.

I’m having trouble entering. Where can I get help?

beaddreams@beadandbutton.com

I have a question not listed. Who can I contact?

beaddreams@beadandbutton.com


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