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Guidelines – Weekly Themed Quilt Contests

Guidelines


Weekly Themed Quilt Contests

Join the fun, show off your wonderful creations and be inspired by what your quilting friends have made.

Each week a new theme is announced and you can upload a photo and a short story of a quilt you’ve created. There are weekly prizes to be won donated by generous sponsors in the quilting industry. Each weekend, visitors to the Quilting Gallery site can vote for their favourite quilt.

See the latest contest here!

How does it work?

  • Monday afternoon there will be a new weekly theme announced along with the fabulous prize(s) donated for that week.
  • You submit a photo of a quilt you’ve made that represents the weekly theme.
  • Quilt photos submitted will be showcased on the blog on Friday morning.
  • Voting is done by visitors to the Quilting Gallery site from Friday morning to Monday morning.
  • Only one vote per IP address, so have your friends and family come by to cast a ballot! (See notes below!)
  • The winner will be announced the following Monday.

How to Enter

Your quilt/project should represent the weekly theme in some way, either by design or the fabrics chosen. If there are more specific rules for a given week, those will be indicated in the Monday post.

The quilt you enter must be your own creation. It must be something you made yourself, but does not have to be something you personally designed. Giving credit to the designer, when known, is encourage. If someone else did the quilting for you, please be sure to give proper credit to your quilter too. The quilt you enter does not have to be one made this year.

Long-arm quilters: You can submit a photo of a quilt you completed for a client, however, it is your responsibility to get permission from your client to do so. Please be sure to give proper credit to the quilter.

When you submit your photo, you will need to know the approximate height and width of the quilt you are entering. (Not the photo size, the actual quilt.) Additionally, you can also enter a short (300 characters) description about the quilt. Include appropriate credit as indicated above where needed.

One entry per person each week. While you can enter each week, you can only be awarded a prize once every four weeks. If you should have the most votes for more than one week within a four week period, the actual prize will be awarded to the person with the next highest votes. (See notes below.)

Note: The sponsor may wish to feature the winning quilt on their own blog or in their newsletter. By entering the contest, you are giving them permission to do so.

Enter your quilt here!

It’s not possible to enter a quilt for an upcoming theme in advance.


Inviting others to vote for your quilt:

Updated August 28, 2012, effective immediately!

While I have always encouraged those that enter the contests to invite their friends and family to vote for them, below is what I consider acceptable and not acceptable. Quilters not following the rules will be disqualified, no exceptions.

Acceptable: You may post about the contest on your own blog and invite your family and friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to vote for your quilt. You may also send personal emails to friends and family asking them to vote.

Not Acceptable: You may not invite quilters from ANY web-based forum (including Yahoo Groups), including those related to quilting & sewing, to vote for you. Additionally, you may not send out ANY messages to a mass mailing list and invite subscribers to vote for your quilt. It is also unacceptable to use proxy servers in order to vote multiple times for your quilt.

Please Note: While I do prefer to let the community decide the winner(s) of the contest, if I suspect that there has been voting fraud or cheating, I will disqualify entrants and award the sponsor’s prize(s) to the quilter(s) of my choice.

If you are unsure about the rules, please contact me.


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