I entered 3 contest/competitions recently.
Two of those competitions announced the winner or finalists today.
In these two, I felt I had a real chance of winning. Not just some random number generator. No, it was based off of skill.
It wasn't to be.
One of them was a competition with the grand prize as your own fabric line. I know, right! You could only enter in one design. From there they (the contest judges) would narrow it down to 75 semi-finalists, then have open voting. The top 10 with the most votes would continue on, eventually coming down to one winner.
They had a very specific topic for your single entry: Baby boy designs.
So I entered something that I would have LOVED to have found when searching to decorate my boy's nursery. Geometric, non-animal, non-motorized vehicle, non-toy, non-juvenile type designs. Guess what? Every semi-finalist has an animal, motorized vehicle, toy, or something that clearly defines it as meant for a nursery incorporated into it's design.
I know that's what people think of when they think of baby boys, but seriously? Can we not think beyond the box a little? They have sophisticated designs for baby girls....why not baby boys?
But it's OK. There is still Market. And I've worked really, REALLY hard to get this far. I kind of want to see how I'll do there.
I know you are all curious about what the finalists designs look like, so here they are
The second contest was a craft contest. I was very proud of my craft. And it still did well. It came 3rd. First prize was $1002 and I think I may have been spending it subconsciously. But I did win $100 and am thrilled about that! Plus, I know the winner and it's easy for me to be happy for her wins so that is a bonus!
The third contest winner will be announced tomorrow.
Hmmm....I think I'll wait and share that tomorrow. I don't want to jinx anything. I don't have a very good track record with winning today and I need all the superstitious help I can get *wink*