Did you hear What’s New with the CGOA Design Competition?

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Design Competition grows each year as CGOA grows. It is the most exciting part of the conference (other than seeing and meeting other enthusiastic crochet people). So I encourage you to enter the contest and share your creations! You may even win a nice monetary prize. J

Did you know that we now have 7 design categories open to CGOA members:  
  1. Fashion 
  2. Accessories
  3. Home Décor & Afghans
  4. Thread Crochet
  5. Artistic Expression
  6. Young Designer (25 years old or younger; may turn 26 in 2015)
  7. First Time Entrant/Non-Professional (for those who have not entered before and have not had their designs published)
If you are a member, you can read more about the competition requirements on the CGOA website. http://www.crochet.org/

If you are still uncertain about entering the competition, here is why I believe you should enter:
  • 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).
  • And last (but not least), there are monetary prizes in each of the 7 categories listed above.
This year I am co-chair with Susan Lowman of the competition committee. We are working with a whole team of members who believe, like us, that the competition is an important part of the conference. I encourage you to enter the contest and let the world see what you can create!

Here are a few photos of my personal favorite winners from 2014:

2014 Grand Prize Winner“Nicky’s Caribbean Adventure” designed by Dot DrakeSponsored by Creative Yarn Source and Mainly Crochet

2014 First Prize Accessories“Fall Leaves Wrap” designed by Jessie RayotSponsored by WEBS, America’s Yarn Store

2014 Honorable Mention“Seashell Dress” designed by Linda JeffriesSponsored by Interweave Crochet

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