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***  The 5th Annual Cloth Baby Doll Challenge! ***

2013
Baby Doll Challenge!

Sponsored by
Judi's Dolls, Dollmaker's Journey ,

Susie McMahon
and Doll Net Market !

Congratulations to Everyone!

All Beautiful Doll Babies!

Winners Listed on Each Category/Page!
(Click on Links Below!)

Human Babies
Non Human Babies

Beginners Page

Intermediate Page

Advance Page

Beginners Page

Intermediate Page

Advance Page

 

Original Challenge Info below....


Grand Prize

"Ruthie"
Original Kezi Doll!

***  The 5th Annual Cloth Baby Doll Challenge! ***

2013
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Sponsored by Judi's Dolls, Dollmaker's Journey , Susie McMahon and Doll Net Market !




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5th Anniversary Challenge! 

Help Celebrate
"World BABY DOLL Month"

by joining the
5th Annual Cloth Baby Doll Challenge!
including category for...
Baby Animal Dolls

(and non-human babies)

No matter what type of cloth dolls you enjoy making or if you are a quilter or do other sewing/craft projects it is always fun to go back to the basics and make a Baby Doll! Everyone likes babies and baby dolls!

So come join in the fun and win some prizes!

Below is the information on the challenge


2013 Cloth Baby Doll Challenge!
including category for...
Baby Animal Dolls

(and non-human babies)



Theme...Back to the basics with cloth baby dolls! (and Baby Animal Dolls). Have Fun and Make any Baby Doll!

Sponsors... Judi's Dolls, Dollmaker's Journey
and Doll Net Market !

Categories: The challenge will be split into 2 Groups (Human Babies and Animal Babies) with 3 skill level categories in each group...

***  Special Note on Categories: 

The Beginners level should be just that.. a beginner dollmaker. This is a level where beginning dollmakers have a chance to push themselves and show off their newly found creative skills. If you are a beginner "Designer" you should be in a higher level category. Beginners have not sold any dolls.

The Intermediate level will be the largest group and also the most diverse group. 

And the Advanced group is for the advanced dollmaker and/or designer!  It is a great challenge and honor to enter your doll in this category. 

Beginner...A Beginner has made one or a few (6 or less) cloth dolls, and has many techniques to master. Has not sold dolls, but does give them as gifts.

Intermediate...An Intermediate dollmaker has many more skills under their belt, needs work in perhaps a few areas, an has possibly sold  a few dolls. Often gives dolls as gifts.

Advanced....An Advanced dollmaker has made many cloth dolls, perhaps sells many and also usually designs (amateur or professional). Almost all skills that they need are mastered, and any new skills are easy to master.

Winners/Prizes...
The People's Choice - Based on Online Voting will be awarded for the top choice in each of the skill levels!

New Prize ... "Special Encouragement Award" - This prize will be awarded to an entry in the Beginners and Intermediate Human Categories that did not place in the top 3 shows great potential and stands out from the others.

Donated by Doll Designer
Susie McMahon

The prize is ....

A "Pipkin" Kit!



The kit will contain full instructions and all patterns for making the doll and all her clothes (including the knits) and a paperclay
head blank ready to be covered with a fabric overlay (instructions included for doing that, also) Included also will be the knit fabric for
the overlay and a piece of fur fabric for the wig. Value $75!

Designed and Donated by Susie McMahon

 

Grand Prize for Human Baby Doll Challenge - One Winner based on Random Drawing from the Human Baby Doll Challenge Category. (anyone who enters has a chance to win!)

Random Human Baby Grand Prize
Anyone Entering a Baby Human Can Win!

Big... Big... Big.. Prize!

Ruthie!
An Original Prototype Doll by Kezi Matthews!
(More Photos of Ruthie on our Facebook Site!)
From the Doll Net's private collection this is a truly One-of-a-Kind doll by the late Kezi Matthews. Ruthie is the prototype doll for Kezi's very popular "Ruthie" pattern.  This is an extremely valuable collectors doll!

Update... Ruthie's Pattern is also available.
 20% Off! Click HERE!

Grand Prize for Baby Animal (or non-human) Challenge - One Winner based on Random Drawing from the this Category. (anyone who enters has a chance to win!)

Random Baby Animal Grand Prize
Anyone Entering a Baby Animal Can Win!

Wool Kitty Baby!
One-Of-A-Kind Doll by Judi Ward
She is made from a felted cashmere sweater with a Waldorf style head/face.

 

Rules...

*** Note..  The Baby Animal (Non-Human) Category Rules are the same as for the Human Cloth Baby Doll below other then they are not Human!

Make a Human Cloth Baby Doll.

Baby Doll is defined as any age pre-toddler... usually <12 months old.

The doll may be from a pattern or made from your own original design.

Important Note... If your doll is an original, please indicate this in the description.  If it is from a pattern, whether "tweaked" or not, list the designer's name and pattern name as well.

The doll may have supporting accessories either made or purchased (ie toys, stuffed animal, etc.) Please indicate in your description if the accessories are made or purchased.

A maximum of 2 entries per dollmaker is allowed.

HOW to ENTER:

Send a short note and your skill level along with your e-mail address to us letting us know you will be making a doll. ( Click HERE to E-Mail entry information to dollchallenge@gmail.com ) This way we can contact you with any updates. Next Make your doll! Have fun and be as creative as you wish!

DUE Date Is May 15, 2013:

On or before May 15th participants need to send to dollchallenge@gmail.com  the following:

1) 3 photos of their entry.
NOTE: Please take the best photos possible and include 3 different pictures...  Ideas for pictures..  Front Shot, Side Shot, Back Shot, Close-up of Face, Close up of other feature, etc. Please remember... the photos are what everyone votes on so make sure they are clear and representative of the doll and anything special on the doll.

2) Your Doll's Name (May include a 4 or 5 word sub-title if needed to emphasize your theme)

2) Description
This should be a description of the actual doll which includes the designer's name (yourself or designer of pattern), anything special you did in making the doll, info on clothing (home made or from pattern or purchased) and similar information about any supporting items..

3) A Short Story
This may include a short story, quote, history or anything you feel will help define or explain your entry.

***  Important NOTE...  The Description and Short Story must be a combined 200 words or less.  You may split the words between the description and story whichever way you wish. You may double check your word count by using the online program we use to verify the number of words - Click HERE.

4) Also include the Dollmaker's Full Name and Address (e-mail and snail mail - these WILL NOT be posted on the web) as well as the Category (Skill Level) you feel they belong. Include a short statement as why you feel you belong in the specific skill category. (Please note that the sponsors have final decision as to which skill level a dollmaker belongs.)

SEND #1 - #4 to dollchallenge@gmail.com on or before May 15th!
Entry photos and information may also be mailed (must be received by May 15th) to: 
     Internet Visions Company
     Attn: Doll Net
     P.O. Box 166
     Milford, DE 19963   USA

Challenge FAQs

- Doll may be any size!

- This is the first challenge for the Doll.  The doll must not of been entered in any other challenge or competition.

- Doll may be an Original Design or from a pattern (with credit given to designer)

- Clothes can be made or purchased (must note in description)

- Molded Fabric faces OK

- Doll Net is a family friendly site so doll must have private parts covered/clothed.

- Armature OK

- Entries form Non-Us Countries Welcome

- Deadline is May 15th

- Doll must be made for this challenge and never entered in another challenge or contest.

- Entry photos and information may be mailed in anytime starting today

- Contact and Entry e-mail is... dollchallenge@gmail.com

- Entry photos and information may also be mailed to: 
     Internet Visions Company
     Attn: Doll Net
     P.O. Box 166
     Milford, DE 19963   USA


The Entered Pictures will be posted on the web several days after the closing date without the dollmakers name for a period of 10 days. During this time visitors will be able to vote for their favorite doll in each category.

Winners will be announced several days after voting is concluded.  Time is need to count votes and update webpages.

To join the challenge please send a short note and your skill level along with your e-mail address to dollchallenge@gmail.com This way we can contact you with any updates.


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