Sunday, August 24, 2008

Contest Clarifications and e-mail address. . .
So first off, here is the e-mail address you need to send your submission to:
Please note that this e-mail is to only be used for submissions. Please do not send any e-mails to this address that would require a response. It will not be monitored in that way.
Include your two submissions as an attachment (JPEG), your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number.
You also must keep your total attachment to under 1MB.
We will attempt to send a generic response back that confirms receipt, but please note that this could take up to a week. Please check your junk folders for this response. We will not be able to answers any e-mails that request confirmation. We will also not respond as to your status in the contest. Final qualifiers will be contacted and winners will be announced here and via the JBS newsletter.
Okay, so here are a few questions I have received that I thought I would clarify:
- yes, you may use the Add-On kit if you happened to have purchased that (but it is not necessary).
- yes, you can use some digital elements as your "other 10%"
- only single pages for layouts (12 x 12 or 8 1/2 x 11), no double pages please (but if you happen to have done that already you will not be disqualified).
- yes, you can submit any layouts you are submitting for the contest for publication as well, before, during or after.
Please note that I really will not "disqualify" anyone. Things like "10%" are just guidelines to keep the playing field equal. I want to see what you can do with the concept of a "kit" so it is your best interest to follow the rules if that makes sense!
I also need to mention the following. . .
Please do not enter if you have other commitments that conflict with designing for the site, UNLESS you are willing to leave those commitment(s) if you should win. Basically, as I'm sure you would understand, I am doing this to find designer(s) ultimately, the prizes and money are just icing on the cake! I obviously don't want to have a grand prize winner who is unable to commit to the site/company. I should say, however, that I have no problem with my designers being one-time guests at other sites or creating for other industry companies. You will agree to forfeit any prizes should you win and are unable to perform the designer responsibilities.
And if you are reading this wondering what I am talking about . . . here is a re-post of the contest rules and prizes!
Guest Designer Contest - here are the details:

- In order to submit you must complete at least one layout using the August Papercrafting Kit. You will also need to submit a second layout using the August Papercrafting Kit OR a home decor/altered art project. The sky's the limit on the 2nd project, just no cards please. You may use ink, paint, stencils, stamps, punches or any other tools to complete the project. You may also use a vintage item here and there but 90% of the layouts/projects must be from the Kit.

- Only 2 projects are to be submitted per person.

Here are the prizes!

1st Place - $500 cash. $250 in JBS product. Guest Designer spot one month at the site with the possibility for a more permanent presence at the site. Exposure on our blog and newsletter for the month.

2nd Place - $100 in JBS product and a Guest Designer spot one month at the site. Exposure on our blog and newsletter for the month.

3rd Place - $50 in JBS product. Exposure on our blog and newsletter for the month.

The contest ends on September 7th. The announcement will be made on October 1st.
I can't wait to see what everyone creates!!
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Megan W said...

thanks for that info Jenni,
cant wait to see who your new Designer will be :)
Good Luck to everyone who enters :)

Ingvild Bolme (Spinnvild) said...

All this sounds sooo great, but I am a little bit sad now *snufs*....
For maybe two days ago I was in your shop to buy this kit to take part in the challenge. I had the kit in the basket and all, but then I found out that I had forgotten my credit card at work. Now I'm back here for buying it, but now you're sould out :-S
Is there any way to get this kit now? Or could I buy the same items as in the kit (at least try to get them) and submit for the contest?
Please let me know if there are any possibilities, because I would love to take part in this! ;-)

Thank's ;-)
Ingvild from Norway

becky said...

now i can close my mind and forget i entered -- then i won't be upset if nothing comes of it, but i can be super excited if something does!!

good luck to all! loved the kit, so it was easy and fun to create with :)

{monica} said...

I was a little too late in making my decision to play and now the kits are gone...bummer!

Good luck to everyone that enters!

becky said...

can we post our pages on blogs, forums, etc?

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Jenni, I have a couple questions regarding the contest submissions. I'm new to this whole thing. Is it okay to send more than one photo of each project (more detailed shots) or do you only want one photo? I'm finding that even one photo is close to 1MB and that is what the total is supposed to be. Like I said, I've never submitted anything before and want to do this correctly. If you would like, you can email me at Thanks!

becky said...

i am so anxious about this contest!! i have no idea why, but i am scared my entries didn't make it -- eek! i hope to get the confirmation email soon...

Angie said...

such an exciting contest and opportunity! one question... when you say it ends sept. 7th, is that midnight on the 7th or midnight on the 6th? eeeek. does that make any sense? if i were to submit tomorrow, would it count? thanks! :)