Saturday, August 1, 2015

Fabricista Fashion Challenge 3 Announced! Looking for Bloggers


Attention Sewing Bloggers! We’re looking for 6 enthusiastic sewing bloggers to participate in the Fabricista Fashion Challenge 3! What is this you may ask? This is a 5-week sewing challenge where you will be given a weekly project to complete to the best of your abilities. Each week will have a criteria for judging and will be judged by some of your favorite personalities in the sewing industry. 

All the Details: 
The entire sewing time for the challenge will run from September 11-October 14. A new challenge will be posted to the public every Friday morning, with the first one being Friday, September 11th. You will have until the following Tuesday night to submit your entries, so that on Wednesday morning I can post the finished projects.     
     
There will be a total of 4 challenges and they will be posted on: Friday, Sept 11, 18, 25, October 2 (the last week challengers will have 2 weeks to complete.)

Judging: Each week, you will be given a set of criteria. This will change slightly each week but usually will include fit, quality, craftsmanship and creativity. Each week there will be at least one "Celebrity Judge" on the panel. (I'm working on trying to get two each week!) Along with myself, we will chat about how each person met the criteria and select a winner of the challenge. We will also have a Viewers Choice voting which the winner will be given a prize. 

Reader Participation: Last year we introduced Reader Participation on Flickr. This year, we won't be doing it on Flickr, but having you share it on social media using #fabricistafashionchallengereader. Each week, post photos of your progress and completed challenges. We will choose one winner each week to win a prize! (Prize TBA, closer to the date. Only open to citizens of US and Canada, for shipping purposes.) 

Fun All Around! This challenge is for the fun in it (and winning some prizes on top of it) for participants, readers, judges and myself! It is definitely hard to choose the "best" in the group, especially because we are doing everything through photographs and periodic written responses. So we're looking for participants that are good sports about a fun challenge that will expand your sewing abilities!
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Prizes!
Grand Prize Winner will receive: $25 a month for one year to spend on fabric, plus be a Fabric Mart Fabricista for 6 months writing guest posts for the blog. (A $300 value with media exposure.) You will also receive a Julie's Picks Membership.

Second place will receive: $100 gift certificate to spend at Fabric Mart, plus a Julie's Picks Membership.

Third place will receive: $50 gift certificate to spend at Fabric Mart, plus a Julie's Picks Membership.

PLUS! Additional prizes for the winner of each challenge. 

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Do you think you have what it takes to participate in the Fabricista Fashion Challenge III? If you answered yes, email us your submission, fabricmartblog[@]gmail.com! Here's what we need from you:

- A link to your blog's homepage
- 3 images of current sewing projects
- A short paragraph telling us why you think you would be a great candidate for the challenge.

All challenges will be based on sewing for yourself, so keep that in mind when entering. You must be able to participate during the entire challenge (September 10-October 14). Sorry, previous challenge contestants will not be considered. While we would love you to participate, we would like to give other fabulous sewists a chance too! Open to citizens of the US and Canada (due to shipping you things for the challenges and risk of it not getting to you in time.) Entries are due by Tuesday, August 18th!

3 comments:

  1. I would love to participate but I don't have a sewing blog! How do I start one???

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    1. There are a couple platforms out there that you can start a blog on. Blogger and Wordpress are common. You can email me for more information.

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