Whooo boy! You guys never cease to amaze me and thrill me with your entries in the design challenges, and this challenge was no exception. Fifty-four outstanding entries traveled through my inbox and into this challenge and were coming to play hard ball!
If you were curious about the completed design (which the entrants worked from), you can check it out to the left, but honestly..... mine pales in comparison to the work received during this challenge. I am absolutely blown away and totally, utterly inspired by the beautiful and creative pieces.
(Please note: I received 54 emails and responded to each. I checked my spam folder daily to make sure I didn't miss a single entry. If you attempted to enter and do not see your entry in the gallery, please send me an email ASAP. I will add your entry to the gallery as quickly as I'm able.)
The gallery of entries will be available for VOTING, however, through May 23th, 2019. Voting is open only to those who participated in the contest. To vote:
- Please only ONE vote per participant. If the same person comments with their vote on multiple entries, all comments will be dismissed, and the vote invalidated. Please, only vote once.
- Please use the word "VOTED" in the comments of the entry to cast your vote.
- If, for any reason, you cannot place your vote yourself, contact firstname.lastname@example.org (or through the contact page here on this website) with your choice and I will vote on your behalf.
A note to non-participating viewers and commentators…. please reserve the term “VOTED” for participants only, to avoid confusion during the judging process, but do feel free to comment as a show of appreciation for the beautiful work submitted. These entries are worthy of the recognition they receive and then some.
On May 24th, votes will be tallied and the “Group Favorite” (most voted by participants) will win my completed version of this project, any ten tutorials of their choice and a $25 cash prize via PayPal. In the case of a tie, I will place the deciding vote.
Also, a “Judged Favorite”, chosen by a panel of four jewelry artists and three “consumers” (who are not participating in the contest), will also receive any ten tutorials of their choice and a $25 cash prize via PayPal.
Every contestant should receive the finished version of this tutorial as a thank you for his or her participation. This tutorial will be sent as a reply to all the participants, within the next day or two. Please check your spam folder or contact me at email@example.com if you do not receive your copy of the tutorial by the end of the weekend.
Thank you all so much!