Are you ready to get started? I’m so excited about this contest! I hope you will all submit lots of pictures! We’ve had fun snapping pictures the last few weeks on our vacation and here at home.
I’ve had lots of great prizes donated by some amazing work-at-home moms . . . fabric, tags, handmade soap, patterns, even a custom-made cloth diaper. There will be prizes for several category winners that will be voted on by readers, as well as weekly randomly-drawn prizes.
I’ve set up a flickr group for you to add your pictures of the clothing and bags that you’ve made with Fishsticks Designs patterns: Flickr Group. You can start adding pictures right away, and you can add any pictures that you’d like of your creations to the group. Please give your picture a title before adding it to the group, ie A Kiss for Baby Brother orPeek-a-boo in the Walnut Tree. If you’d like for your photograph to be included in the contest, post to the flickr group, then send me an email at email@example.com. By submitting your photo and emailing me, you agree to allow me to publish your picture on my blog, my website and/or my store.
Pictures should include at least one item sewn from a Fishsticks Designs pattern. Alterations to the pattern are acceptable, as long as the item is still recognizeable as the original. The item does not have to be sewn by you in order to enter, but if another sewist made the item, please let me know in your email. Please limit submissions to two pictures of the same sewn item. (Except for the total entry limit, there’s no limit on how many pictures you can submit of one child, just pick your favorite two of each outfit.) Items should be modeled, but faces do not have to be shown. Each entrant may submit a total of six photographs.
Pictures must be your original work. You must obtain and submit to me written permission to use the image of any child who is not your own. For the protection of the children in the photographs, modeled pictures of the Little Fishies Undies pattern will be discluded.
I’m looking more for good quality, gorgeous photographs that show creativity than for perfect sewing skills. Composition of the photograph is important. Try following your children around with the camera while they play rather than posing them against a wall.
Winners will be chosen in three separate categories: Baby Steps (pictures of little ones age 12 months and younger), On My Own (individual shots of children over 1 year) and Friends & Family (group photographs). Finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges. Winners will be chosen by popular vote.
Submissions will be accepted through July 31st. Finalists will be posted and voting will take place during Photo Contest Week August 1-7, 2010. Random prize drawings will be held once a week during the contest period beginning this Friday, July 9.