If you are a crocheter who often does your own original wonderful creations, here are a few reasons you should enter the CGOA Design Competition.
· It is fun to see your creation exhibited with other outstanding crochet designs.
· It will give you a reason to really stretch yourself and create something that will give joy to yourself and others.
· It may lead to crochet fame and give you credibility with magazine editors, book publishers and yarn companies (if you’d like to become a designer in the industry). I know as Design Manager at Red Heart I found new designers this way.
· And last (but not least), there are monetary prizes in each of the 5 categories: Fashion, Accessories, Home Décor & Afghans and Thread Crochet. And this year there is a special category, the CGOA 20th Anniversary Award, that will be given to the entry that best celebrates and exemplifies the spirit of CGOA in 2014.Last year I was one of the judges lucky enough to see the amazing designs up close and personal. Boy was I wowed! The Design Competition grows each year as CGOA grows. It is the most exciting part of the conference (other than seeing crochet friends and meeting new enthusiastic crochet people and taking classes and shopping the market and so on and so on). So I encourage you to enter the contest and let the world see what you can create!
Here are a few photos of memorable winners from 2013:
Mille Fleurs Dress by Dot Drake (Grand Prize)
Granny’s Tree of Love by Deborah Bagley (Afghans and Home Décor Honorable Mention)
Owl Sit with Your Yarns by Deborah Bagley (Artistic Expression 3rd prize)
A big thumbs up to Amy and Donna for hosting the Crochetville Blog Tour! As a new member of the CGOA board, I am very pleased to be a part of this community. We are supporting the charity, Halos of Hope. Please see their site for how you can help. halosofhope.org