2019 Pretty Resin Pen Contest

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Pretty Resin Pen Contest Rules

The Pretty Resin Pen Contest is new for 2019 and is not intended to compete with the Slim Line Contest, Advanced Casting Contest or the Segmented Pen Contest. The goal for this contest is for the resin to be the star, which includes those additives which enhance the resin as a blank but excludes those items for which the resin simply acts as a binder.

This contest will focus on the beauty of resin blanks used in a finished pen and will allow for either purchased blanks or those cast by the individual submitting the entry (self-cast). The goal here is to drive participation by all members, new as well as the long established.

The focus will be on the blank quality/beauty/uniqueness, quality of turning, quality of finish and appropriate pairing with the selected kit. There will be three (3) prizes awarded: A Grand Prize, Prettiest Purchased Blank Pen and Prettiest Self-Cast Pen (See Prizes, below)
In addition to the Universal BASH Guidelines the contest rules are as follows:

Contest Rules:
For the Pretty Resin Pen Contest your Pen entry shall:
1. Be a completely finished working pen turned and assembled by the entrant.
2. Must use a readily available, complete, non-modified stock Pen Kit of less than $35 USD retail value for a single kit from an established pen kit supplier (US based pricing).
3. Any kit except a Slimline meeting the above criteria is allowed – single or double tube, ballpoint, rollerball or fountain pen. (Slimline Kits should be entered in the Slimline Contest)
4. Be turned from a single resin pen blank (multi tube kits must have all sections made from the same, single blank).
5. Blank may be self-cast or purchased (see entry requirements).
6. Blanks May use any type/mix of colorants and any additives to increase or enhance color, chatoyance, reflectivity, sparkle, etc.
7. Blanks WILL NOT; be hybrids; have any embedded objects including parts, pieces, printed items, etc.; be etched or printed upon; have any segmenting including other blanks or materials, sections, rings, bands or spacers.

Examples:
You may use in your resin blanks constituents for enhancing the resin color or reflectivity such as fine glitters, diamond or other dust, metal fines, etc.

Avoid embedded objects that become a focal point of the resin blank. They should be submitted under the Advanced Casting Contest. These would be items such as watch parts, gears, wood chips/flakes/pieces or other material/textiles, etc., chips and flakes, parts and pieces.

This could be a bit confusing for some, and hopefully this will help clarify the intent:
• Gold Dust could be used but not Flakes of Gold, Pieces or Gold or Gold Nuggets
• Metal fines/dust could be used but no tailings, cuttings, chips or pieces
• Coffee grounds/dust could be added but no coffee beans
• Sand could be used, but no sandstone or shells/shell pieces

Contest Entries:
1. Entries will be accepted beginning 1 February 2019 through 17 February 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
2. Only one (1) pretty resin pen entry may be submitted by a member
3. Entry must indicate if blank is self-cast or purchased.
a. If purchased, indicate supplier/maker (if known), resin type (if known) or trade name and blank name.​
b. If self-cast indicate resin type, colors/constituents used and blank name (if any).​
4. Email to prettyresinpencontest@penturners.org

a Max of 3 JPEG or JPG Photographs 600 x 800 pixel pictures of the pen you would like to enter including at least one with the clip facing forward and one with the clip to the side. Ideally Clip to the left, Clip forward and Clip to the right.
a. Photos should be on a solid colored background using only a clear stand or no stand at all, no additional “props” or complex backgrounds will be accepted.​
5. Be sure to include your IAP Member Name, full name and mailing address.
6. The entry must be “specific” to this contest only. It shall not have been shared / shown in any way shape or form. (eg: at a meeting, on the web, in a catalog)

DO NOT POST PICTURES IN THIS THREAD

Contest Judging:
• The focus is on the prettiest pen with emphasis on the blank and the pairing with the kit.
• During voting, the blank details and whether it is purchased or self-cast will not be indicated. These details will be revealed after voting is complete.
• Winner will be determined via the IAP membership through popular vote.
• The final poll will be posted and the voting results will be public at that time, including the details of the blanks and whether it was purchased or self-cast.

Email Entries to: prettyresinpencontest@penturners.org



Prizes:
There will be at least three (3) prizes awarded: A Grand Prize, Prettiest Purchased Blank Pen and Prettiest Self-Cast Pen.
Grand Prize, Pretty Resin Pen: This prize will be awarded to the entry that gets the single most votes, regardless of if the pen was made using a purchased or self-cast blank. This winner will not be eligible for the category awards, below.
$85 Pen kits from the Golden Nib and $20 gift certificate from Alumilite.
Pretty Resin Pen, Self-Cast Blank: This prize will be awarded to the entry that gets the most votes in the category of Self-Cast blanks, other than the Grand Prize Winner should it be a Self-Cast Blank.
A BOB from Mike Broberg $50 value and $25.00 Gift certificate from Woodtuurningz
Pretty Resin Pen, Purchased Blank: This prize will be awarded to the entry that gets the most votes in the category of Purchased blanks, other than the Grand Prize Winner should it be a Purchased Blank.
$50 Gift Certificate from Georges bits of Timber.
 
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The Contest Anyone Can Win

The Pretty Resin Pen Contest is the contest anyone can win! New turner, experienced, casters and those who buy their blanks.

All it takes is a blank, a kit and a method to make your pen body. Resin blanks turn more consistently, polish more easily and come/can be made in an unlimited selection colors and effects!

You can enter and YOU CAN WIN!
 

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You have another day to enter the Pretty Resin Pen Contest. While I can assure you that all prizes will be awarded, your chances of submitting a winning are high!

Don’t miss this chance to win some great prizes!


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The entries are rolling in, but you still have time to enter the Pretty Resin Pen Contest.

I have asked a few of you questions but your entry is in once I get the answers.

Pen didn’t turn out like you wanted? Grab that favorite you have that has never been shown and get it entered.


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All Entries In for the Pretty Resin Pen Contest

All of the entries are in for the Pretty Resin Pen contest and are presently being processed to go to vote later today.

We had a total of 18 entries or which 16 qualified for the contest, a great turnout for a new contest!

Thank you all for your entries and patience as I get the poll set up.

If you submitted an entry and did not get a reply from me, it was not received. Reach out to me immediately if there are any concerns.

Mike
 
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