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saying "I am Joining the Challenge!"

Include your name, which challenge (Baby Doll, Seasoned Citizen or Both) and your skill level (more info below.)

Plenty of Time To Make a Doll or Dolls - Due Date Is June 15th, 2020

See Challenge Information and Rules Below....

 

2020 Panel of Judges

Susan Barmore
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Darlene Rausch
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Jan Horrox
Doll Artist
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Cloth doll designer, teacher and 11 year sponsor!
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Profesional doll artist featuring traditional, primitive, country and fun designs.
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Sharon Mitchell
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Cloth doll artist from New Zealand featuring unique designs and educational tutorials.
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Sherry Goshon
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Join us for The 12th Annual Cloth Baby Doll Challenge!

2020 Cloth Baby Doll Challenges

2020 Baby Doll Theme: One World!
We are all in this challenging time together... please make and enter baby dolls that represent your country, region and/or culture!

Sponsored by Dollmaker's Journey, Cloth Doll MarketJudi's Dolls, Cloth Doll Connection, Platypusnow, Magic Threads, Inner Child Creations and The Doll Net!

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 loves babies and baby dolls!

2020 includes a Second Challenge!
Seasoned Citizen Doll Challenges!
Open Theme For This Challenge

So come join in the fun and win some prizes!

To Join the challenge...

Send an email to
dollchallenge@gmail.com
saying "I am Joining the Challenge!"
Include your name, which challenge (baby, Seasoned Citizen or both) and your skill level.

You may enter up to 4 dolls.  2 in the Baby Challenge and 2 in the Seasoned Citizen Challenge!

Doll/Dolls Due Date Is June 15th, 2020

Below are the challenge information and rules.

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2020 Baby Doll Theme: One World!
We are all in this challenging time together... please make and enter dolls that represent your country, region and/or culture!

2020 Seasoned Citizen Theme: Your Choice!
There is no theme for this challenge. Your choice!

Challenge 1... Baby Doll!  Baby Doll is defined as any age pre-toddler (usually <12 months old.)

Challenge 2... Seasoned Citizen Doll! An older male or female doll.

Categories: Each challenge will be split into 3 skill level categories...

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.

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

Winners/Prizes...

Winners for each challenge and skill level will be determined from a split of 50% of the votes from online voting by other dollmakers and 50% of votes from a panel of professional doll designers!

Rules...

*** Note...  You may enter up to 4 dolls.  2 in the Baby Challenge and 2 in the Seasoned Citizen Challenge!

Challenge 1... Make a Baby Doll!  Baby Doll is defined as any age pre-toddler (usually <12 months old.)

And/Or

Challenge 2... Make a Seasoned Citizen Doll! An older male or female doll.

2020 Baby Doll Theme: One World!
We are all in this challenging time together... please make and enter dolls that represent your country, region and/or culture!

2020 Seasoned Citizen Theme: Your Choice!
There is no theme for this challenge. Your choice!

General Rules for Both Challenges

The doll may be from a pattern or made from your own original design. Also, the Doll must be made for this challenge*** and never been entered in any other competition.  Do not post the doll anywhere online until the challenge is over.  The voting is based on anonymous entries.

*** New This Year - Include a picture of your doll partially made with a card sized note included in the picture. The note paper should have the following written on it... "2020 DOLL"

This is to verify the doll was made for this year's challenge. Thank you.

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 (i.e. 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 in each Challenge.  So you may enter 4 dolls... 2 Baby Dolls and 2 Seasoned Citizen Dolls.

HOW to ENTER:

Send a short note indicating you are going to enter and your skill level along with your e-mail address to us letting us know you will be making a doll. E-Mail entry information to dollchallenge@gmail.com. This way we can contact you with any updates. Next, make your doll/dolls! Have fun and be as creative as you wish!

Doll/Dolls Due Date Is June 15th, 2020:

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

1) 4 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.

*** New This Year - Include a picture of your doll partially made with a card sized note included in the picture. The note paper should have the following written on it... "2020 DOLL"

This is to verify the doll was made for this year's challenge. Thank you.

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

3) 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.

*** Include the Theme Information for the Baby Doll Challenge - Country, Region, and/or culture.

4) Additional Infomation (Optional)
This may include a short story, quote, history or anything you feel will help define or explain your entry. This will be display along with description.

***  Important NOTE...  The Description and Additional Information must be a combined 200 words or less.  You may split the words between the description and additional information 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.

5) 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 the final decision as to which skill level a dollmaker belongs.)

SEND #1 - #5 to dollchallenge@gmail.com on or before June 15th, 2020!

Challenge FAQs

- Doll may be any size!

- For Seasoned Citizen Challenge cloth stump dolls or busts are considered dolls and can be entered. For the Baby Doll Challenge a full baby doll must be entered.

- This is the first challenge for the Doll.  The doll must not have been entered in any other challenge or competition and must be made for this challenge.

*** New This Year - Include a picture of your doll partially made with a card sized note included in the picture. The note paper shoul have the following written on it... "2020 DOLL"

This is to verify the doll was made for this year's challenge. Thank you.

- 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-USA Countries Welcome

- Deadline is June 15th 2020

- Do not post pictures of you doll on Facebook or other places until after the Challenge is over.

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


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

Winners will be announced several days after voting is concluded.  Time is needed 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.

 

To Join the challenge...
Send an Email to
dollchallenge@gmail.com
saying "I am Joining the Challenge!"
Include your name, which challenge (Baby, Seasoned Citizen or both) and your skill level.

 


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