2022 Bash Casting Contest Rules

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Jul 1, 2021
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Would it be best to just do one vote for all entries or have a second for say the top 5-6 from the first vote? We may have a lot of entries.

2022 IAP 18th Birthday Bash: Open Casting Contest

Get ready for this year's casting contest for the Birthday Bash! PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS!

This will be a contest for a pen that you cast, turn and finish.Everyone is eligible to enter the contest. Please limit entries to one submission per person.

To be eligible for this contest you must cast the blank and turn the pen to be submitted for voting. The choice of materials and equipment used is up to you but you MUST be the one doing the casting AND turning. All submissions must be finished pieces.

Entries for the Open Casting Contest will be accepted starting February 7, 2022 and will end February 18, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST. There is ample time to create your pieces so there will not be any exemptions for submission by the deadline!

How to Enter:

To enter you must submit your completed piece, photos and some personal information due to possible shipping of prizes. The details of what is required with your submission is listed below in the contest rules.

Please take the time to read the rules thoroughly to ensure you understand everything involved. Reach out to me directly with a PM if you need clarification on any of the rules.

Use this link to submit your entries to: TBD

How winners are determined:

A member's poll will be created for your peers to vote. Voting will begin on February 21st and run until February 23rd at 11:59 pm EST. The top 3 vote recipients from that vote will be our winners names will be announced on February 25th.

All contestants must comply with the Universal Contest Rules in addition to the following rules.

Rules for the Freestyle Casting Contest:

1. The object of this contest is to create a pen that you castedusing any casting techniques. Examples of what the casting mayinclude:
• Cast single or multiple colors
• Attach an object, or objects, to a tube and then casting it in resin
• Combination of wood and resins
• Label casting
• Casting of various objects (flowers, seashells, metal shavings, etc) in resin

2. The objects you attach or cast can be made by any means. Once cast they may only be turned on a lath. Once again, YOU must be the one doing the casting and turning.

3. Your finished pen may be for a single body kit, a double body kit, a body with a cap kit or a kitless pen.
4. To enter the contest you must send your submission to the email listed above by February 13, 2022. Any submissions after that date will not be accepted for this contest.

5. Photographs should be on a plain background without props of any sort. A clear plastic pen stand is acceptable. Remember that you will be judged based on your photographs submitted.

6. Your entry must include:
• IAP member ID
• Real name
• Address (some prizes may be mailed)
• Brief description of materials and processes used for blank creation
• A total of 3 photos that are at least 800x600 and no more than 256kb in size
o One photo of casted blank before turning it
o Finished and assembled pen, at least 2 pictures from different angles

7. Any blank posted to this, or any other thread, or anyone publically revealing their work submitted for the purpose of this contest will be disqualified. There will be no exceptions.


First – TBA
Second – TBA
Third – TBA

If there are any questions or concerns about your entry please contact me via PM
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IAP Activities Manager
Staff member
Jul 5, 2009
Fort Myers FL
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