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Wind Bonnet Design Contest

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Wind Bonnet Design Contest

Be inspired. Be creative. We want you to think of a bonnet design that is both flattering and functional. The Wind Bonnet Design Contest will run from March 10, 2022, through May 1, 2022.

Wind Bonnet Design Contest Rules

River Colors Studio is excited to announce a new design contest in preparation for the proposed 2022 Yarn Discovery Tour. The design contest is open to all knitters and crocheters. The Wind Bonnet Design Contest will run from March 10, 2022, through May 1, 2022. A picture of the finished bonnet being worn must be emailed to [email protected] by May 1, 2022, at 11:59 PM (EST), to be entered into the contest. An initial review of the bonnet pictures will narrow the finalists down to three by May 7, 2022. On May 8, 2022, we will ask finalists to send us a copy of their written pattern as well as a finished sample. Postage will be reimbursed and items returned once the final decisions are made.

 

There will be a 1st place and 2nd place winner for both the knit and crochet categories. 1st place winners will receive a $250.00 gift certificate to River Colors Studio and will be featured as our shop patterns for the proposed 2022 Yarn Discovery Tour. 2nd place winners will receive a $100.00 gift certificate to River Colors Studio.

 

Wind Bonnet Design entries will be judged by a panel of River Colors Studio employees and volunteer customers. Entries will be judged based on the overall concept, uniqueness of vision, and technical execution (don’t forget about keeping your hair out of your face!). Wind Bonnet Design Contest winners will be announced on June 1, 2022, through email and social media.

 

Eligibility

Knitters and crocheters of all levels are encouraged to submit their original designs. A maximum of one (1) entry per entrant will be accepted. Previously published designs are not eligible for submission. The Wind Bonnet Design Contest is not open to any employee or contractor of River Colors Studio.

 

Wind Bonnet Design Contest Sizing & Materials

Please keep sizing in mind when creating your design. We suggest referencing the Yarn Standards Head Circumference Chart.

 

Designs must be made out of one of the following yarns: Berroco Comfort, Berroco Modern Cotton DK, Berroco Remix, Berroco Remix Light, Malabrigo Verano, Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton Worsted, Juniper Moon Farm Pod.

 

Inclusion: If pattern design is a passion of yours, your financial situation should not be an obstacle. Please reach out to us at [email protected] and let us know which yarn you would like to design with and we will try our best to help you use the yarn of your choice in your design.

 

Original Designs

All submitted designs must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe upon the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of any other person or entity. River Colors Studio reserves the right, in its absolute and sole discretion, to disqualify at any time during the Wind Bonnet Design Contest any submitted design that it believes may infringe on the rights of any third parties.

 

1st place winning entries and submitted designs with corresponding patterns and samples will temporarily become the property of River Colors Studio through the duration of the proposed 2022 Yarn Discovery Tour, without further compensation, to be used or not used at its discretion, and will be returned to the designers after the completion of the proposed 2022 Yarn Discovery Tour. Once 1st place winning entries are returned to the designer after the completion of the proposed 2022 Yarn Discovery Tour, full rights revert back to the designers with the freedom to post, sell, etc.

 

2nd place winning entries may post or sell the pattern of their entry after winners have been announced on June 1, 2022. Full rights revert back to 2nd place winners as of June 2, 2022.

 

If you are not selected as a 1st or 2nd place winner on June 1, 2022, you may post or sell the pattern of your entry after the winners have been announced.

 

All Wind Bonnet Design Contest entries will be returned to the designers once the contest has ended and the winners have been selected. With the exception of 1st place winners who will receive full rights back to their design along with entries submitted after the completion of the proposed 2022 Yarn Discovery Tour.

 

Pattern Publication Rights

River Colors Studio reserves the right to publish patterns of 1st place winning entries. The designer will be cited on the pattern. Patterns for 1st place winning entries become the property of River Colors Studio through the duration of the proposed 2022 Yarn Discovery Tour. Once the 1st place winners have been announced, an additional Yarn Discovery Tour release form will need to be signed. After the completion of the proposed 2022 Yarn Discovery Tour, all rights revert back to the 1st place winning entry designer.

 

Contest Overview

Part 1: The Design Phase

  1. Decide on the yarn you would like to use for your design.
  2. Sketch it up!
  3. Knit or crochet it up!
  4. Write it up! Please write the pattern in a traditional format including pattern name, designer name, materials needed, suggested gauge, designer notes, directions, etc. Click here to see an example..
  5. Take a picture of your finished bonnet design being worn and email it to [email protected] by May 1, 2022, at 11:59 PM (EST), to be entered into the contest.
  6. Three finalists in both knit and crochet will be selected and notified by May 7, 2022. Finalists will be asked to submit their pattern via email and the finished sample to be received no later than May 15, 2022. Postage will be reimbursed and items returned once the final decisions are made.

 

Mail to:

River Colors Studio

ATTN: The Wind Bonnet Design Contest

1387 Sloane Avenue

Lakewood, Ohio 44107

 

Part 2: The Judging

  • Wind Bonnet Design entries will be judged by the Wind Bonnet Panel of River Colors Studio employees and volunteer customers.
  • The judging will take place May 16 - May 20, 2022.
  • 1st place and 2nd place knit and crochet winners will be announced on June 1, 2022, through email and social media.

 

Part 3: After The Contest Has Ended

  • 1st place winners will receive their Wind Bonnet Design Contest entry submissions back after the proposed 2022 Yarn Discover Tour ends. All pattern rights will also revert back to the 1st place winning designers after the proposed 2022 Yarn Discovery Tour ends.
  • 2nd place winners will receive their Wind Bonnet Design Contest entry submissions back after the winners are announced on June 1, 2022. All pattern rights revert back to the 2nd place winning designers as of June 2, 2022.
  • All other entries will receive their Wind Bonnet Design Contest entry submissions back once the winners are announced on June 1, 2022.

 

Prizes

1st Place

There will be a 1st place winner for both the knit and crochet categories that will each receive a $250.00 gift certificate to River Colors Studio. 1st place winning designs will be featured as our proposed 2022 Yarn Discovery Tour shop patterns.

 

2nd Place

There will be a 2nd place winner for both the knit and crochet categories that will receive a $100.00 gift certificate to River Colors Studio.

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