The deadline has arrived and it’s time to reveal the entries in the “Pumpkin Patch” design challenge. SQUEE! With 17 fabulous entries there is 17 reasons to SQUEE. Perhaps 18, if you include the collective SQUEE. I love pumpkins! And fall. And the color orange. And Halloween. And the pure magic and mystery contained within this collection of works.
Now, I know Halloween and pumpkins aren’t exactly everyone’s favorite, however, because I started seeing ornaments and hearing Christmas music in stores last month, I couldn’t help but indulge in my obsession with the holiday and season before it shuffled along past as though it had never been.
Now on to the voting! You can view the gallery of entries here.
In the Peer-to-Peer category, contestants may vote on other contestants only. Please do not commission friends and family to vote on your entry (though please feel free to share the gallery of entries for comments, accolades and general well-deserved applause!). If you are a contestant, cast your single vote by commenting “VOTED” on your favorite image (or by emailing me at email@example.com with your vote). Contestants have until midnight, October 31st (US Eastern), to cast their vote.
In the event of a tie, the contestants will be asked to place a second vote between the entries involved in the tie. Additional time will be allocated for a second round of voting, as necessary.
In the Judged category, a panel of seven judges (myself included) will vote on our favorite entries, with the “most voted” winning top spot. The panel will consist of three jewelry artisans and four “consumers”. In the event of a tie (and because I can) my vote will act as tie-breaker.
Since there are limited entries in this month’s contest, I am also opening voting to all Nicole Hanna Jewelry Facebook fans. I will create a Facebook post specifically designated for votes. This means we will have THREE “Pumpkin Patch” winners. FABULOUS odds!
Votes will be tallied and the winner of both categories will be announced November 1st, at noon (US Eastern) or, in the case of a tie, on November 10th, noon (US Eastern).
Winners will have 24 hours to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with mailing address to claim the prize: a copper custom pumpkin pendant!
Now, have fun casting your vote, sharing the album, oogling the entries and generally enjoying the merriment.
Contestants, give yourselves a pat on the back for a job well done. The work on display is incredible!
Now get over to that gallery and cast your vote, or just let the artist know you appreciate his or her vision, design or skill.