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Old 08-01-2017, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default 2017 Summer Extravaganza Pretty Wood Pen Contest

In addition to the Universal Contest Rules, the following rules apply:

Blank Material

-Your blank material must be wood. No plastics, no composites, no metal, no casting, no mixed wood and plastics, nor any material other than wood is allowed.

-No embellishments to the blank are allowed. This means, for example, no inlay, onlay, overlay, stickers, oops bands, CNC, laser art, segmenting, lamination, celtic knots, burning, engraving, or carving is allowed and will cause disqualification.

-Stabilized wood is allowed.

-Dyes, stains, pigmentation, paints, or any other colorants are not allowed.

Pen kit/component hardware

-Any commercially available kit/component hardware may be used, whether ballpoint, fountain, or rollerball.

-No modification to the kit/component hardware is allowed. You must use all parts of the stock kit/component set.

-Kitless pens are not allowed.

Photographs

-Two photographs are required for entry. One photograph must be clip up, nib to the left. The second photograph must be clip up, nib to the right. This gives a view of both sides of the pen.

-Consider a photograph size of 800 x 600 as ideal. The contest chair reserves the right to resize photographs or slightly crop them to achieve a consistent image size.

-You may use a commercially available, clear plastic pen stand as a prop.

-You may use a small off-cut of your pretty wood blank as a prop.

-No other props are allowed.

-Use a single-colored, plain background. The color and intensity of the background affects the highlights of your pen. The background should let your pen stand out, not interfere with it.

-No montages, watermarks, or any other identifying marks that might reveal the identity of the maker.

To Enter

Submit your entry by email to: prettywoodpen@earthlink.net and include the following with your entry:

-Name, Username, email address,
-the pretty wood you chose to use
-the two pictures required.

Do not post your entry in this thread

One entry per person

Please send a private message to Brian G after you submit your entry to help ensure that your entry has been received.

Entries for The Pretty Wood Contest will be accepted starting August 7, 2017, and ending August 25, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Central.

Please post questions in this thread, by private message to Brian G, or by email to prettywoodpen@earthlink.net. I appreciate your patience as you wait for a response. I have limited forum access during business hours.

Get busy, good luck, and let us see your Pretty Wood Pen.

Prizes to be announced
Prizes
First - $50 Gift Certificate from George Robutacion for his Bits of Timber
Second - Flexible glue and sanding pads from penlover/ Signature Pen Supply
Third - $25 Gift Certificate from Magicbob for TShadow.

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Edit to the photo requirements!

Let's make it simpler. Submit two pictures that show opposite sides of the pen. As long as viewers can distinguish two different sides, the photographs will qualify.
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Getting ready to photograph your PWP entry? Think about these things to show off your PWP at its best:

Crop the picture before you resize it to minimize the background space and let the pen fill the frame

Are you sure that dark background shows off the details of your pen, or do the details and definition blend into the background?

Wipe off the fingerprints

Natural light can be your friend and circumvent the "dirty sock" background.

The wood is the painting; the hardware is the frame. The frame shouldn't dominate.
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Are things still going on with this crazy little event?
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Yep.

They seem to take a little time to get more active in the summer.

Two entries so far, and I know more are on the way.
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One week left to get your entry in.

Looking forward to seeing it.

Hi CREID.
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Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock. . . .
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You got a mouse running up your clock?
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Is that like, one of them euphemisms or sumthin'?

Meanwhile, entries are coming in. Anybody that has submitted their entry and hasn't received a confirmation as of this post should sent me a PM.
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The contest is closed for entry.

I'll have a poll ready for voting sometime later on 8/26/17.
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