There are nine categories and The British Bead Awards are open to everyone from around the world, whatever your experience. So why not give it a go! Not only do winners get the kudos of winning, you will also see your piece printed in our Winners' Gallery in Bead magazine, you get a snazzy engraved award, a subscription to the iMag and Bead.TV and a goody bag of beady treats from our lovely sponsors worth £150. 2nd and 3rd places will win £50 and £25 beading goody bags respectively. On top of this all the finalists will have their work displayed at the October Big Bead Show for our thousands of visitors to see!
All entries are judged anonymously, by a panel of experts across all the fields. This year the judges are Jennifer Airs, Diana East and Linda Jones. We've changed the categories a little for this year and added some new ones.
The categories are:
Seed Bead Work – Jewellery: The main material used must be seed or cylinder beads.
Seed Bead Work – Non-Jewellery: The main material used must be seed or cylinder beads.
Wirework and Chainmaille Jewellery: Main material used must be metal wire or jump rings.
Metal Clay Jewellery: Main material used must be any brand of metal clay.
Crystals: Can be jewellery or non-jewellery but the main material must be glass crystal beads.
Handmade Glass Beads and Components: Not finished jewellery but individual beads, sets or components made of glass.
Polymer Clay: Jewellery or non-jewellery, main material used must be any brand of polymer clay.
Beyond Beads Jewellery: Finished jewellery made using other materials e.g. glass beads, semi-precious, wood, felt, fabric, shrink plastic, metalwork.
Best in Show - Selected by the visitors to the Big Bead Show.
How to enter
Download an entry form and send it along with images of your chosen piece of work to Elizabeth Cornish firstname.lastname@example.org or post to it to:
Bead Awards, Unit 5E, Park Farm, Chichester Road, Arundel, BN18 0AG.The deadline is Friday August 17 2012. The entry fee is just £10 per submission and must be paid upon entry.
For full rules and entry information and to download the entry form visit www.thebigbeadshow.co.uk and click on Bead Awards.
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