February 28, 2011

A Contest! Let's Hear It for the Boys!

Oh baby!  I've got some news for you today.  We are going to have a fun little contest called "Let's Hear It for the Boys."  I have been formulating the details for quite a while and today you get to hear it all. 


What are you even talking about Cheri?  Well, let's break it down! 

What is this contest you are so excited about?

The contest is a BOY'S SHIRT CONTEST.  That is the only regulation.  It must be a top for a boy.  That could mean a sweatshirt or t-shirt.  You can sew it from scratch or buy one and embellish it (embroidering, freezer paper stenciling, bleach pen, etc.)  It just has to be wearable as a top.

Who can participate?

Anyone.  Yes, you.  Please, you.  The more the merrier.  I think just pooling all our boy ideas together will be so fun to watch.  Even you in other countries.  You're in.  Prizes and all.

However, your shirt must be created between now and the deadline.  I don't want people posting things they made a while ago.  If you have something you made a long time ago, you could always recreate a new version of it for this contest.  Entries dated before today will be disqualified.  Please be honest.

What are the deadlines?

You have most of March to create.  Then, on Friday, March 25th there will be a link party.  That's the day you will link up your entry.  I think this will help avoid anyone feeling copied as well.  You won't see anyone's entries till that day.  The winner will be announced on Monday, March 28th.

How many shirts can I enter into the contest?

Well, so you don't have to decide which is your best you may enter 2 shirts.  However, that is the max.  We don't want one person entering 50 things.
Who will judge the contest?

I have selected three very fine judges. 

U Create
1) Kari from UCreate.  Kari has great taste and a killer eye for great work.  She has supernatural style recognition skills.  Yes, it's pretty much like a super hero power.  As if that's not enough, the woman is a party.




2) Char from Crap I've Made.  Char has incredible sewing skills and on top of that she is absolutely HILARIOUS.  Char will definitely appreciate humorous entries and she will be able to see a well stitched top from miles away.  She is a creative genius and she knows boys well.



3) Jennifer, Jamie, and Jodie from Eighteen25.  Talk about design abilities....I'm never seen anything from these ladies that wasn't flawless.  Their printables, ideas, and projects make it obvious that they are design godesses.  Plus, they are really fun.  If they didn't live far away I might just show up on their doorstep and ask if I could come in and hang out.


How will the entries be judged?

The entries will be judged on creativity, design, quality of construction, and presentation.  (If you need some photography tips to help you present your project well, THIS POST and THIS POST from the photo series I did last summer might help.)
 
What are the prizes?


The first place winner will receive.....

1) A 20pk. of dual tip of fabric markers from I Love to Create.  Their products rock my crafting world. 

2) TWO swords of their choice from All Boy House  (These are a hit around our house.  See our review HERE.)

3) This adorable mustache necklace from Little Miss Momma on etsy.  Ashley makes it look pretty darn cute.

4) One month of FREE advertising for your blog or shop here on my blog.  Yup, one of those buttons in the sidebar can be yours.

5) The retro pointed bow tie pattern from my etsy shop.

 


5) All the fame in the world (okay, not really, but you can have your tutorial posted here if you choose).


The second and third place winner will receive.....

1) Fabric spray paints from I Love to Create.
2) The retro pointed boy tie pattern from my etsy shop.


Where can I get some ideas?

There are lots of tutorials here to help.  Click HERE for the freezer paper stenciling tutorial.  Click HERE for the bleach pen tutorial.  You can browse the "boys" category in the previous posts section in the sidebar.  You can browse the stores you love for ideas.  You can stop by Celebrate the Boy or last year's archives from Celebrate the Boy for ideas.  You can lock yourself in a quiet little room until you think of an idea (but I don't recommend that one). 

So, who's in?  I can't wait to see all your fun, unique, creative, ideas!  Thanks for dropping in!

43 comments:

Twins Squared said...

Whooo Hooo! This sounds like fun! Celebrate the Boy has really had me planning to make some cute stuff for my boys but I just haven't yet. Now I have no excuses. One question, can we enter more than one thing? Thanks!

Unknown said...

Sounds super fun - so when's the deadline? (maybe you mentioned it and I missed it??)

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

I am soooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see what everyone makes!!!!

Jessica said...

Yay! I've been looking for a new contest to enter. (I had the same question as the first commenter.)

Jan said...

While I'm not that creative to come up with a fun boy shirt to enter the competition, I am super excited to see what others make (I'm good at copying). LOL! What a great contest! I can't wait to see the results!!! Hope you show all of the entries.

Erica {B is for Boy} said...

You had me at fun little contest- even better that there's prizes. I am so going to do this!

Andréann said...

this might be what I needed to start sewing for my boy! :)

Natalie Allen said...

oooh how fun. I can't wait to see what other people create so it will inspire me to make more shirts for my boy!

Jennifer said...

Wow....what a fun contest!! I had better get moving now :)

Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs said...

What a fun contest! and perfect cause both my sosn birthdays are coming up, one in march and the other in april! Doing this could be fun, for part of their gift or even a special shirt for them to wear on their day! :) Love the contest idea!

Brooke Douglass said...

OOOOOO I sooooo can not wait to start this!!!!! I am way supser excited!!!!! Ok gotta go, gotta get to the drawing board!!!!! Brooke
brookedouglass@yahoo.com
Girl Boy Girl Inspired

Shauna@shwinandshwin said...

How exciting! I am loving boy tops right now! Question, I just made one and it posted today... does that count? How fun I can't wait to come up with more!

Jen @ My Own Road said...

I'm totally in, can't wait!! I have a ton of ideas floating around in my head already....just have to pick one :)

Jayna Rae said...

I am in!!! This will be the first contest that I participate in. I best brush up on my creativity and skills. I think I have an idea a brewing already.

Sweeter Hours said...

Too funny! I just sent you my hoodie! I can't wait to enter as I have a few interesting tops up my sleeve. No pun intended :)

Kate said...

i'll do my best to come up with something...can't wait to see cute boy's stuff!

I.D. said...

i would like to participate, but we dont have any of these markers, bleech pens etc... if i will figure out how to and what... i will be happy to enter in this contest!
Nice idea anyway ! :)

becced said...

Sounds like a GREAT plan! And very good not to have people post already. And... also VERY happy that international people can enter! Thank you, thank you, thank you :). Can't wait to get started and can't wait to see all these good ideas at the end! Maybe you need a button to post on my site :).

seemesew84 said...

How do you link-up in a link party? I've always wondered but I haven't seen any instructions....
Thanks!

Em @ Inspired Coincidences said...

super excited about this! to have a reason besides "I just felt like being crafty today" is always fun!!

Christie // lemon squeezy home said...

That sounds like fun, Cheri! What a great idea!

Unknown said...

ALL THE FAME IN THE WORLD?! Count me in! I'm such an attention... uhhh... hog. PERFECT PRIZE FOR ME.
Actually I have been meaning to make matchy matchy shirts for my nephew and my daughter. He's going through a 'ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirls' phase (what's with that?! he's three!) but he likes matching (a boy after my own heart i tell ya) so maybe if they can match she'll be cool again...

Unknown said...

(actually I'm just in so I can lock myself in a quiet room and think of ideas. I can't lie to you.)

Unknown said...

What can I dream up? Will the two munchkins let me spend some time at the sewing machinge? Let's see what happens! (Thanks for the great competition)

Rachel said...

I am really excited about this. My husband and I have been planning a certain shirt for my son, and I just placed an order for supplies. Now I'll have motivation to get it finished.

Steph Jacobson said...

I am so excited! I have a 4-year-old son and can't wait to see all the awesome entries!

sarah*spunda said...

yippee! just might have to be my first contest! can't wait to see all the great entries :)

Nicole said...

Ohhh I'm in. I've had an idea for a shirt for a while. This might just give the drive to do it!

Pam said...

This is going to be fun! I will definitely participate. Time to think up something special for my grandson.

MotherMay said...

I am so in!! This sounds fun :)

Unknown said...

I linked. I've got schemeyfingers going on, and plans, and even a blog post title. Now I just need to ...uhm, what's that thing... oh yeah, do the project.
But first... supplies. To the thrift store!

Sandra Àlvarez said...

I'll try to come up with really new, original, awesome ideas for tees I want to give my godson for his birthday... so I'd better start thinking hard! But this contest is the best excuse I could have!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

I love this contest idea ... I've been busy trying to come up with a fun shirt idea for a boy. Can't wait to see the linky party.

Unknown said...

Brinstorming away and a new follower. Hope I can come up with something great =) Thanks for celebrating the boy they seem to get left out sometimes.

Can't wait to see all of the ideas.

Amber

Ani said...

i'M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS CONTEST!!! ME AND MY LITTLE GUY CAN FINALLY CREATE A FUN CREATION FOR A BLOG!!! LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

XOXO
ANI
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~Beth D. said...

I've had an idea for a month or so. I guess I should get sewing!! Just bought my fabric at the beginning of the week. Yeah! so excited!!

WCreativeDesigns said...

I'm so excited about this, I have my shirt made and am looking forward to linking it up!

http://wentzellscreativedesigns.blogspot.com/

Aubrey said...

yay!! I cant wait to get started on this and I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with!
I just recently started my blog, check it out :)

www.aubreyscraftylife.com

Crafts For My Critter said...

Do you have to have a blog to link up or enter? I just finished a shirt for my little man about an hour ago and I think it's pretty cute. Far from perfect, but cute nonetheless!

Unknown said...

So... technicality question -- does a romper count? I am in the midst (err, kind of just the beginning actually) of a fun romper for my soon-to-be nephew that I'd love to enter, but if it's not eligible, I won't rush to finish it in time for the link-up. :)

fiona said...

quick question? Do you have to post a tutorial or just the shirt...You may have said and I missed it. I didn't document my steps...oops!

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

Perfect! I just heard about this this evening...and I just spent several hours today working on some cute onesie shirts for our baby boy.

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

Hahaha...okay...I'm a dork...just realized this was LAST year. :)

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