>CGOA 2010 Design Competition is a GO!

>So I raised my hand.  Volunteered.  What was I thinking?

I am the chairman of the CGOA 2010 Design Competition Committee, the point man for what could become a controversial event.  I welcome the brou-ha-ha.  HA-HA!  As long as you enter, you are allowed to grouse all you want about it. 🙂

Here’s the official announcement, FYI:

The CGOA 2010 Design Competition needs your creativity. Here’s a chance for the Guild membership to show the world the best of what crochet can do. Whether you are a published or professional designer, a talented amateur hobbyist, or a total crochet-a-holic, you are invited to enter your most amazing original creations for consideration. Judging will take place on Thursday evening, July 8th, at the gala Awards Ceremony during the CGOA 2010 Conference in Manchester, NH. You don’t have to be there to win, but you’ll definitely want to be part of the excitement and see the eye-popping display of entries.
Thanks to generous grants from our sponsors, including Coats & Clark, Boye Needle, DRG Crochet! Magazine, Interweave Crochet, and Caron International, we have thousands of dollars to be awarded: one grand prize of $1,000 plus, in each of six judging categories, $300 first prize, $200 second prize, $100 third prize, and special awards to be announced.
This year’s categories are more inclusive than ever:
–Fashion, Adult Eveningwear and Special Occasion, including gowns and dresses
–Fashion, Adult Daywear (for women and men), including sweaters, tops, skirts, jackets
–Baby and Kid Stuff, including clothes, toys and other small wonders
–Accessories, generally small pieces, including wraps, socks, scarves, hats, bags, jewelry
–Home Décor, both functional and decorative items, including afghans/throws, wall hangings, kitchen/dining accessories
–Thread Crochet
The competition is open to CGOA members only. All entries must be original designs. All crochet techniques are encouraged, using any materials you like. Other fiber, needle and crafting arts may be incorporated in your design, but the overall impression must be crochet. Entrants will not be required to furnish written patterns. Please see the official entry form and information package for complete rules and details. Entries must be shipped to arrive at the collection location between June 1 and June 15, 2010. So grab that hook and get to it.
Download your entry packet from the CGOA web site or the CGOA Now blog .
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS JUNE 15, 2010
Email questions to:  DesignContest@crochet.org
Submitted by Doris Chan, Chairman, 2010 Design Competition Committee

The entry package is not quite posted yet, but in a day or so you’ll be able to download that pdf and then you can start wingeing.

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