Here are the RULES and FAQ's:
To enter, simply choose one of the five Artisan categories (Mixed-media Stitch, Art Journal and Book Making, Printmaking and Silk Screening, Mixed-media Jewelry, and Collage and Assemblage) and upload low-resolution images (72 dpi) of three different projects/art pieces to the appropriate Artisan gallery at clothpaperscissors.com. In the description section of each upload, include a description of your piece of art and up to two detail images. Send an email with the same three images and detail photos (72dpi) to Artisans@clothpaperscissors.com with “ARTISAN SUBMISSION” in the subject line. Include in the email: your username (the one you use on clothpaperscissors.com), full name, address, phone number, and the Artisan category you are entering. You must complete both the email and the upload to be entered in the competition. You will receive an automated response acknowledging that your email has been received.
All entries must be received by 5:00 P.M. EST on September 13, 2010. Entrants must be U.S. residents and 18 years of age or older. Interweave employees are not eligible to participate. You may enter more than one category, but only one submission per category will be accepted.
Twenty-five semifinalists (five in each of the five categories) will be selected by Cloth Paper Scissors® and Interweave staff and announced on September 27, 2010, on Editor Jenn Mason’s blog at clothpaperscissors.com. All 25 semifinalists will be contacted by email and required to ship their original art to the Cloth Paper Scissors offices by October 15, 2010. Artwork will be kept for one year, with all art returned to artists by November 2011. The semifinalists’ artwork will be judged by a special panel, and the Artisan 2011 winners will be announced October 22, 2010, by Editorial Director Pokey Bolton and Editor Jenn Mason on their blogs at clothpaperscissors.com. For more information and to obtain a CPS community username, visit clothpaperscissors.com. Artisan search 2011 Calling all artists—the search is on! By entering the Cloth Paper Sciss ors® Artisan 2011 search, you are authorizing Interweave Press LLC to publish your art in upcoming publications and promotional materials, on our website, and in other Interweave e-media, as well as possibly display it at shows. Interweave Press LLC will not be held responsible for loss or damage due to circumstances beyond our control.
Q: Can the art I upload be work that has been previously published?
A: No; it is important that the art you upload has not been published anywhere else.
Q: Can the art I upload be previously posted on my blog or website?
Q: Does my art need to be free of any images which may be under copyright by another person?
A: Yes; it is important to respect copyright. Unless you have the expressed written permission of the person or party that holds the copyright, do not include any copyrighted images in your work.
Q: Do you have any suggestions for photographing my artwork?
A: Try shooting your art in indirect natural light. Turn off the flash. If you have a small piece, try using the “macro” setting on your camera. Always shoot against a white or neutral background. Remember you want these pictures to show us your art in the best light. If you don’t think the photos are good, we probably won’t either. We’d hate to miss out on really great art because we only had dark or blurry images to look at.
Q: Where do I put detail shots of the image I want to upload?
A: When you upload an image there is a description field where you can add additional photos and text.
Q: If I win, what would I receive?
A: Each of the five category winners will receive the title of Artisan 2011 and with that all the rights and privileges that accompany such a distinction, including: a feature in On Our Radar artist spotlight, recognition in all Cloth Paper Scissors® social-media outlets, potential editorial opportunities for the 2011 calendar year, and a fabulous prize package filled with wonderful mixed-media and collage products from our sponsors.
Q: Can I enter in more than one category?
A: You are welcome to enter a complete submission to more than one category. You can only win in one category, and you can only enter each category once.
To check this out visit the Cloth Paper Scissors site HERE and then click on "events & news" and then click on "Artisan Rules & FAQ's" where you will find the information I have listed above.
Under the same tab of "events & news" you will also find "readers challenges" with some fun possibilities. These constantly change so you will want to check in on this tab frequently and you might just find yourself published between the pages of this fantastic publication!
I am entering and I hope you will too! Have a super wonderful weekend!