Contests, Galleries, Giveaways, and Challenges

Try your hand at these bead-related contests, galleries, giveaways, and challenges sponsored by Interweave Press. Entries are listed in date order.  While we strive to keep this page up-to-date, be sure to look at the official rules and guidelines for each contest for the most accurate information.   

June 2010

2010 Pattern Play Challenge 
's Pattern Play Challenge is back and it's your turn to play along!

It's simple: Pick a pattern (be it from nature, your favorite shirt, a piece of scrapbooking paper, or another source) and make a project inspired by it! The three editors' choice winners and the most unique interpretation of pattern will be featured on; all qualified entries will be posted on Beadwork's Facebook fan page. The editors' choice winners will also be featured in an upcoming issue of Beadwork. To enter, e-mail us a high-quality JPEG (about 1MB) that includes your creation and the pattern swatch that inspired it to by August 12.
Complete Rules Here 
Sponsor: Beadwork
Deadline: August 12, 2010

May 2010

Bead Star 2010
Come one, come all and enter our third annual Bead Star contest, Bead Star 2010! Winning entries will once again be published in Bead Star magazine, the first-ever publication comprised entirely of prize-winning designs selected by beaders worldwide. Besides fame, winners will also receive exciting prizes donated by our generous sponsors and may be featured in their online photo galleries for a limited time.
Complete Rules and Entry Form
Sponsor:  Beading Daily
Deadline: April 30, 2010  [Extended to May 10, 2010]

August 2010

Winter Holiday Gift Swap
Create an original, mixed media gift and swap it with one made by another reader.
Complete Rules
Sponsor: Cloth Paper Scissors
Deadline: August 2, 2010

2011 Gemmy Awards
A competition for lapidary artists.
Complete Rules
Sponsor: Jewelry Artist
Deadline: August 1, 2010

Stringing Challenge "Let's Go to the Movies"
Send an image of a stringing or simple wirework project that fits the theme.
Complete Rules

Sponsor:  Stringing
Deadline: August 6, 2010

September 2010

Artisan Search 2011
Be recognized as an artist in one of five categories, including mixed media jewelry.
Complete Rules
Sponsor: Cloth Paper Scissors
Deadline: September 13, 2010


Beadwork's W.O.R.D ("What Our Readers Did")
Send photos of your projects to  Work inspired by projects published in previous issues of Beadwork magazine are especially welcome.  Selected submissions may be published in Beadwork magazine on the "Letters" page.

Jewelry Artist Monthly Design Challenge
Each month Jewelry Arist challenges artists to sketch a specific design challenge.  A selection of sketches are published in the "Your Turn" section of the magazine. Complete rules and entry information in every issue of Jewelry Artist.  Deadline varies (generally the 30th of the month).

Step by Step Wire Jewelry "Wire Works" Reader Gallery
Please send images of your original wire designs to  Selected submissions may be published in Step by Step Wire Jewelry.

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