Venus Zine Craft-off Contest

Got a clever handmade gift idea? Does it cost less than $40 to produce? Want to share your project with the world? If you answered yes to these questions, you should totally enter Venus Zine’s 4th Annual Craft-Off Contest, a competition pitting the craftiest in the land against one another to come up with the best, most creative, most fantabulous DIY creations imaginable ... on a budget.

Winners will be chosen from the submissions received, and the best projects will be featured in the winter 2008–2009 issue of Venus Zine, on newsstands December 1. Winners will receive a four-issue subscription to Venus Zine — additional prizes to be announced (keep checking back!). Winners will be featured fancy pants–style in the magazine (photo and bio and all) in addition to venuszine.com.

RULES SHMULES
- Your project should be an innovative, unusual creation using materials whose total cost does not exceed $40. We’re looking for jewelry, clothing, home décor, furniture, bags, accessories, bath and body works, pet goodies, and whatever else you can think of. Try to come up with unexpected uses for objects, or put a new spin on an old favorite. Surprise us with your boundless creativity. The mission is to create gifts to give during the holiday season, but your project doesn’t need to be holiday-themed.

- Your entry consists of two parts:
1. Digital photographs of your project: We will not actually run your photos, so don’t worry about doing a high-tech photo shoot. Instead, we will conduct our own photo shoot for the magazine.

2. A set of instructions for assembling it. How-tos should be concise but sufficiently detailed so that Venus Zine readers may replicate your work. Please include a materials list that gives the approximate cost of each material.

- Any Venus Zine reader is welcome to participate, whether you’re a DIY businessperson or just have a flair for the crafty. Unfortunately, if you’re related to a Venus Zine staffer, you cannot apply. (You know how it goes – we wouldn’t want it to look like we’re biased.)

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR BRILLIANT IDEA
- E-mail jpegs of your Craft-off Contest submission along with how-to instructions to craftoff@venuszine.com .

- All entries must be received by September 18, 2008, to be considered. We will notify you if you are a winner.

- You may submit up to five projects.

Ladies and gentlemen, fire up your glue guns, rev up your sewing machines, and show us what you’re made of!

PRIZES
Interested in applying to be a Craft-off Contest prize sponsor? Get in touch with Anne Brindle at anne@venuszine.com for details. Keep checking back! Prizes will be announced soon.

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bumpus9 years ago
Awh hell yeah! I so am already an documenting something perfect for this!! :D
Plasmana bumpus9 years ago
Great!
Lftndbt9 years ago
I was all like "Hell yeah!!" until " We will not actually run your photos"... Still interesting though.
Kiteman9 years ago
Can we enter projects already posted on this site?