2015 SE Pen Stand Compititon

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mredburn

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New to us this year is the Pen stand Competition. In response to the "New Contest" contest from this years Birthday Bash.

It will be hosted by member - firewhatfire - Phil Morris

Here are the rules, Questions and comments are welcome and encouraged. This is the time to iron out any issues and start tweaking the contest to make it better.


Pen Stand Competition

DO NOT POST PICTURES IN THIS THREAD

SEND TO PENSTANDCONTESTS@GMAIL.COM

Welcome to the IAP BASH and the Pen Stand competition for 2015.

This contest is geared towards all IAP members with the basic goals of being creative and encouraging good sportsmanship.

Winners will be determined by posted poll of the members popular vote.

The final poll will be posted and the voting results will become public at that time.

The Universal Contest Rules apply unless otherwise stated
Universal Contest Rules

The Rules:
1) The stand must be made by you (the person entering the contest) from raw materials.

2) There are no restrictions on tools or techniques. Only material that is available to all turners qualifies ex. Wood and acrylic……
3) It is intended that you make a pen stand specifically for this contest. Your pen stand can not have been shown in any form in any way (on the web, in a catalog, at a meeting, whatever) before the contest judging is completed and winners are announced. This means you shouldn’t make a pen stand that looks like one you’ve already shown somewhere. Push yourself and make something new and special for the contest.

4) The pen stand should be finished as though it was ready to be displayed with a pen.

5) Contest entries may submitted after August 1st Until August 23rd

6) Only one pen stand may be submitted.

How to enter:

1. You will need to submit five pictures to enter.

2. The first three pictures should have the pen stand positioned flat on a plain solid color background and the pictures should be 800 pixels wide by 600 pixels tall. Rotate the pen stand in each of the three pictures so that all parts of the pen stand are visible in at least one of the pictures. The pen stand should fill the picture as much as possible. No props are allowed. Resizing and cropping of your photo are allowed. Adjustments to make the picture “true to life” are allowed (e.g. color balance or exposure adjustment), but should be minimal. Adjustments to hide things or make the pen stand look like something it is not are not allowed. If there is dust or flaws visible in the picture then (a) retake the pictures after removing the dust / fixing the flaw (real world, not photoshop flaw removal) or (b) submit as is. Contest chair reserves the right to crop / resize photos to bring them into compliance with contest guidelines. If you are cropping a photo of a pen stand to meet the size limit, all photos must be of the same section of the pen stand. No picking the best section of each side of the pen stand to submit.

3. The fourth picture should be a shot of the pen stand with a pen displayed.
4. All pictures should be submitted as jpg files with enough compression to keep each file size under 256KB. Email your five entry pictures and the required information (see below) to penstandcontests@gmail.com The following information is required:

a. The material used and method used to get to the final product.
b. Your IAP user name and your real name.
c. Prize winners may additionally be required to submit a mailing address for prize delivery,
but this is not required with the entry.

5. All emails submitted during the contest will be retained by me until the contest ends. After the contest is completed I will delete all emails I have received as well as the email account used for this contest. I will not retain or share email addresses with anyone.

Judging:
1. Winners will be decided by popular vote.

2. Depending on the number of entries there may be more than one vote.

3. Pictures will be posted and voting will begin on Monday August 24th.

4. Winners will be announced after the Polls are closed.
Rules are subject to change.

Prizes
First Place.. from Classic Nib a $50.00 Gift Certificate
Second Place ...from Robutacion a $40.00 Gift Certificate
Third Place...from edohmann a box of blanks.
 
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SteveJ

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What does the "SE" stand for?

Also, if one picture has a pen, it is possible that we will be able to identify the maker by the pen, if knowing the maker is a concern.

Now I have to get my creative juices flowing...
 

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Good day folks. I will look over my info and the questions and answer them all. Having to work on my phone as we are in the middle of a big storm. Think my phone line took a lightning strike
 

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5th photo of stand with the pen from another angle.

A single pen stand only.

The pen should be a pen that changes the focus to it above the stand. Remember it is a stand competition not a pen one.
 

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Prizes for the Contest have been added to the original Rules Post.
Thanks to all the vendors and members that have donated prizes for the contests.
 

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5th photo of stand with the pen from another angle.

A single pen stand only.

The pen should be a pen that changes the focus to it above the stand. Remember it is a stand competition not a pen one.
If it is a stand competition why shift the focus to the pen?
 

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5th photo of stand with the pen from another angle.

A single pen stand only.

The pen should be a pen that changes the focus to it above the stand. Remember it is a stand competition not a pen one.
If it is a stand competition why shift the focus to the pen?
Because the primary purpose of any pen stand is to showcase the pen displayed on it... that should have been a no-brainer. :)
 

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5th photo of stand with the pen from another angle.

A single pen stand only.

The pen should be a pen that changes the focus to it above the stand. Remember it is a stand competition not a pen one.
If it is a stand competition why shift the focus to the pen?
Because the primary purpose of any pen stand is to showcase the pen displayed on it... that should have been a no-brainer. :)
So a beautiful pen could be used to distract from any flaws in the stand.
 

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The main idea being a pen that would not identify the maker to sway voters.



5th photo of stand with the pen from another angle.

A single pen stand only.

The pen should be a pen that changes the focus to it above the stand. Remember it is a stand competition not a pen one.
If it is a stand competition why shift the focus to the pen?
Because the primary purpose of any pen stand is to showcase the pen displayed on it... that should have been a no-brainer. :)
So a beautiful pen could be used to distract from any flaws in the stand.
 

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The main idea being a pen that would not identify the maker to sway voters.



5th photo of stand with the pen from another angle.

A single pen stand only.

The pen should be a pen that changes the focus to it above the stand. Remember it is a stand competition not a pen one.
If it is a stand competition why shift the focus to the pen?
Because the primary purpose of any pen stand is to showcase the pen displayed on it... that should have been a no-brainer. :)
So a beautiful pen could be used to distract from any flaws in the stand.
Sooo .... we should take a pic of our stand with a Zebra F-301 displayed or somethin like that?
 

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The main idea being a pen that would not identify the maker to sway voters.



5th photo of stand with the pen from another angle.

A single pen stand only.

The pen should be a pen that changes the focus to it above the stand. Remember it is a stand competition not a pen one.
If it is a stand competition why shift the focus to the pen?
Because the primary purpose of any pen stand is to showcase the pen displayed on it... that should have been a no-brainer. :)
So a beautiful pen could be used to distract from any flaws in the stand.
Sooo .... we should take a pic of our stand with a Zebra F-301 displayed or somethin like that?
That would level the playing field,would it not?

I would hate to see a better stand beaten out by a better pen.
 

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Just because this is a new contest doesnt mean we dont take care of you, the members

Thanks to the generosity of the members and vendors here at IAP we will be adding a prize to be awarded in a random drawing from any non winning entries into this contest.

The random Prize for this contest is from Wolfdancer and is a SFRB of blanks.
 

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I'm working on one right now. A couple of firsts for me, first time prototyping a project, first time making a jig. Hopefully the wife doesn't get fed up with me being in the garage before the contest is over :)
 

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I'm working on one right now. A couple of firsts for me, first time prototyping a project, first time making a jig. Hopefully the wife doesn't get fed up with me being in the garage before the contest is over :)
Seriously? You're kidding, right?


Or wait, have you never tried to "help" her in the kitchen so that she wants you out of her way while she's cookin?
 

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Just want to clarify the pictures.

We are to submit 3 pictures of just the stand, from three different angles.
We are also to submit 2 picture of the stand with a pen, from two different angles.

Is that correct? And if so, at the two pictures to have the same pen?

Mine is ready to post!
 
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That would be correct. Looking forward to getting your submission. Remember not to post it here(be an automatic disqualification) but to email it to the email address in the 1st post.
 
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