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Old 12-06-2018, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Segmented Pen Contest Draft Rules

I pulled the short straw, so I will be handling the Segmented Pen Contest in the 2019 BASH. This activity is a first for me, but I will do my best.

These are the rules, subject to modification if a persuasive case can be made; and all suggestions will be considered. Ask any questions for clarification of this draft.


Segmented Pen Contest Rules

(Draft)

This contest focuses on the skills, precision and ingenuity of constructing a segmented blank(s), in a finished pen. It is for hand segmenting only, with readily available hand and power tools. Materials produced from 3’d printed forms filled with resins, CNC and laser equipment will not be allowed in this contest.

In addition to the Universal BASH Guidelines, the contest rules are as follows:

1. You must make the blank(s) yourself.
2. A readily available, non-modified stock kit must be used.
3. No modifications are to be made to the kit, and all components of the kit must be used. The focus of
the contest is on the blank(s), not kit modifications.
4. Any kit is allowed - Single or double tube; Ballpoint, Rollerball or Fountain Pen.
5. Any material or combination of materials is allowed (i.e., all wood, all acrylic, wood/acrylic,
wood/metal/acrylic, etc)
6. A finished pen must be entered, not simply the blank.
7. Casting will be allowed in whole or a portion of the blank(s) for the final pen.
8. Imbedded materials will be allowed in any cast material, although the embedded materials will not
qualify for the segmented portion, unless the embedded materials are in fact segmented.
9. Materials/design components produced from 3’d printed forms filled with resin will not be allowed;
although a 3’d printed “mold” for a complete tube-in or rectangular cast is permissible.
10. For purposes of this contest, “Segmented” will be defined simply as: The Blank(s) need to have
been constructed of more than one single piece.


Entries:
1. There will be an email address provided to send entries to.
2. A maximum of two pictures will be posted along with your brief description of your work. Judging will
be done by the pictures you provide.
3. Contest will start Feb 1st and entries will be accepted through noon - Monday Feb. 18th, 12:00 PM EST.
4. One entry per person.

Email Entries to ( )

Judging:
1. Winners will be decided by popular vote.
2. Pens will be judged by the finished pen and blank.
3. If there are 10 entries or less, there will be one poll, which will be open for 72 hours.
4. If there are 10+ entries there will be a preliminary poll and the top five entries will advance to a final
poll that will also be open for 72 hours.
5. Tied votes for any entries to advance/win may result in additional run-off polls, or additional entries
to advance to the final poll.

And yup - All this is subject to modification if a tsunami of feedback warrants.

First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
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Of all people I would have thought you would be entering in this contest. You do realize people will be judging the pen on the overall look and not the segmenting alone. It is human nature.
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Looks good to me Mark. I will not be entering this contest.
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Bump - Any suggestions?
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Yes, I have a question ??

What makes a segmented pen look good ??

A really, really kool looking PEN STAND :rotfl

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Yes, I have a question ??

What makes a segmented pen look good ??

A really, really kool looking PEN STAND :rotfl
Sweet. Yes, Game On!
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Mark, I probably won't be able to enter anyway. But I'd love to give that JT fellow a run for his money. But like him, I'm surprised that this isn't one you would have entered.
I hear you about kit mods and its all about the blank, but how about allowing the finial being omitted? A closed ended pen really allows for even more creativity and space to show off the work?

You could also make a cool pen and give it to me and I'd say it was me that made it.....we'd split the prize money and nobody will know....
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Mark, I probably won't be able to enter anyway. But I'd love to give that JT fellow a run for his money. But like him, I'm surprised that this isn't one you would have entered.
I hear you about kit mods and its all about the blank, but how about allowing the finial being omitted? A closed ended pen really allows for even more creativity and space to show off the work?

You could also make a cool pen and give it to me and I'd say it was me that made it.....we'd split the prize money and nobody will know....
Wait a second here buddy You said you would cut me in and won't have to enter. Whats up with that???

By they way if I do enter it will not be anything elaborate. Do not have the time.
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By they way if I do enter it will not be anything elaborate. Do not have the time.

yeah yeah.......... I believe you..........
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Mark, I probably won't be able to enter anyway. But I'd love to give that JT fellow a run for his money. But like him, I'm surprised that this isn't one you would have entered.
I hear you about kit mods and its all about the blank, but how about allowing the finial being omitted? A closed ended pen really allows for even more creativity and space to show off the work?

You could also make a cool pen and give it to me and I'd say it was me that made it.....we'd split the prize money and nobody will know....
On behalf of IAP/BASH, it would be awesome if you BOTH entered.

As for me, duty calls and I'm just trying to being helpful. I have a great deal of respect for those that have a competitive spirit; it's never run very deep with me. But, I'll try to marshall this contest as best as I can.

And I have reviewed your Gallery enough times to say with confidence that nothing I can do would compare to your past efforts.

Finials, hmnnn... I'm thinking...
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