Wednesday, May 25, 2011

showtime {soon}

It's that time of year again ... time to think about entering something in the Royal Melbourne Show art, craft and cookery competition. I'm on my annual "let's get more indie-craft into the show" campaign! I hope you can join me!

Detailed entry information and entry forms can be found here, but I've summarised the essential info:

~ Entry forms and fees are due Wednesday 27 July 2011 (the fees are less if you enter by 17 June)
~ Your actual entry (art, craft) must be delivered by hand on 14-15 September at the showgrounds, or by post by 13 September
~ This means you will have almost 2 months between when you enter and when your item is due
~ You can also enter things you've made within 2 years of the show date, as long as you haven't entered them in a previous Royal Melbourne Show
~ Entries are open to anyone from anywhere in Australia!

Here are just some of the categories (there are loads of sub-categories under each) ...

bead craft
fashion and design
knitting (by hand and machine)
needlework tapestry
paper crafts
patchwork, quilting & applique
toy making

I participated last year and managed a Commended Certificate for my machine embroidered cushion (chuffed!).  I'm  going to enter again this year, and my hope is that the blogging craft community is really well represented with wonderful, clever, creative craft.

Please feel free to use parts of this post to promote the show on your blog - the more the merrier!


Vic said...

Ah... I'm not making any promises I won't keep this time! ;)

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh bless you Nic. I will try very hard to do better than last years non event with my not walking the talk.
promise xo

Jennie said...

Alright, I'll enter! Cushions for me, as always. I know exactly what I'm going to do, if I do it at all. Something I've been planning for a mere 18 months!

Brenda said...

I love the design on your cushion!

CurlyPops said...

Hmmmm I know I promised last year. Maybe I could try harder this year? Will check the schedule to see if any of my type of work fits their categories.

Lyssy May said...

I will try and commit as well Nic! I have a couple of needlework projects I need a deadline for... Thanks for letting us know.