I've had a whirlwind of a time for the past 12 weeks participating in various design competitions, first for DigiScrapConnect's The Design Factor, then at DigiScrapAddicts Designer Apprentice.
In both competitions, industry stalwarts set up challenges for competitors to complete, like making a mini kit which meets certain characteristics, or making three alphas in a certain theme, or whatever. We needed to complete something every week, and omg, it was a hard slog by the 10th week! Designer Apprentice then had judges score your designs out of 20 (for quality, how well you followed the challenge brief, preview aesthetics, colour scheme and how well the kit content matched your theme. Now, I'm not usually a theme-specific designer, but this competition called for it! It stretched me in ways I never imagined, and when I signed up for it, I was so worried about how well I'd do and how public it would be if I failed!
But guess what? I WON!
Check out the complete scoreboard here.Challenge 5 was short a judge, so it was only out of 80. Woo hoo! Finally cracked 100%.
This field started off with this many participants:
2 am Designs
3 Li'l Monsters Designs
Amanda & Millie Designs
Blue Heart Scraps
Bonnie Blou Designs
Brenda Neuberger Designs
Digi Deborah's Designs
Foosa Moon Creations
In The Small Things
Jennifer Z Designs
Julie Enriquez Designs
Keep In Touch Designs
Lilacs In Bloom
Made By Me Inspirations
MHK Scrap Bytes
Paper Capers Designs
Paper Garden Projects
Rhonda Sunflower Designs
Sweet Sunshine Designs
Whimzie by Lishi
So I've won some awesome prizes too;
A Wacom Bamboo Craft Tablet and Photoshop Elements
EBOOK: An Insider's Guide to Designing donated by WendyZine
1 year subscription to The Designer Studio by Amanda Rockwell
Guest spot at our sponsoring store ScrapMatters (time and duration of guest spot to be determined by store owner)
1 banner and 2 blinkies from Little Boxes Boutique
$25 coupon to Rachael's Scrap Store
$25 coupon to Scrap Matters
$20 coupon to Miss Tiina at SugarHillCo
$20 coupon to EyeInspire
$15 coupon to ThatGirl at SugarHillCo
$10 coupon to Andilynn Designs
$10 coupon to Chelle's Creations at ScrapOrchard
$10 coupon to WendyBird Designs at Brownie Scraps
Eeeeeek! Can't wait to see if the Bamboo tablet is better than my current one! And to go on a huge shopping spree, woo hoo! And the chance to design at ScrapMatters just blows me away!
Here are the entries I submitted:
Whew! Still trying to recover from such a slog! Well, that's it for the design competition wrap-up. I am making all of these babies available in my shop very soon.