Tuesday, July 28, 2009

first - "Big Bummer - It's the End of Summer" Contest!

Check out this contest (information on the side bar of their website) They are hosting a contest beginning August 1st with a grand prize valued at $200 in scrapbooking product. The last day to sign up is July 31st, so dont miss this awesome chance to win!. I am definately in! Why not join me - Here's the details...

August is approaching and summer is starting to wind down - doesn't it always seems to go by so quickly? Join us at Dixie Pieces for a summer contest and let us help you drag summer out just a little bit longer! We are excited to announce our first - "Big Bummer - It's the End of Summer" Contest! It's going to be SENSE-ational! That's right! It's all about the senses of summer! Each week starting August 1st one of our fabulous designers will offer up a challenge based on one of our five senses. Challenges will be given on Saturday morning and you will have until the following Friday at 11:59 PDT to get your entry uploaded into the Dixie Pieces gallery and posted in the forum. The fifth and final challenge will have an extended deadline of September 7th at 11:59 PDT due to the holiday weekend.

Guess what else? Each week of the contest - the challenge designer will share some tips on how to use her favorite technique on your layouts! So, you can expect tutorials on stitching, doodling, hand cutting, painting & more!

The details:

How do you win?
The contest will be based on a point system - the one with the most points at the end of the five weeks will be our Grand Prize Winner. Points will be offered for weekly participation in the challenge, capturing the vote of our secret panel of judges (including design team members, Sherry and Brenna, and sponsor representatives!), participating in random weekly trivia games, using secret items on your layouts, and completing all five challenges. In addition, there may be surprise points along the way - so keep an eye on the forums starting July 13th!

A spreadsheet tracking contestant points will be updated every week and posted on Monday afternoons.

What do you win?
The Grand Prize Winner - A Scrapbooking Prize Pack full of Goodies (more info to follow)
The 2nd Place Winner - The October Guest Designer Spot
The 3rd Place Winner - Your choice of a past Dixie Pieces Monthly Kit

How do I play?
This is the easy part! Just head on over to the sign up thread http://dixiepieces.com/forum/topic/4564?replies=1#post-43085 and put your name in! We will take sign ups until July 31st at 11:59pm PDT! Your first challenge will be posted Saturday, August 1st by 10:00am PDT. Hope to see you there!

Look for more details coming soon regarding contest specifics and the prize pack!

Now for the fine print:
--Layouts must be created new for this contest and may not be used in conjunction with any other challenge or contest.
--Layouts may be posted on your blog and/or in other galleries during the contest timeframe as long as you give credit to the contest and provide a link to Dixie Pieces Kit Club.
--Points awarded from Secret Judges will remain secret.
--The stated deadlines are not flexible with the exception being if the site has server problems --- computer issues on the part of Dixie Pieces.
--What qualifies as a secret item is up to the discretion of the DT member providing the challenge. We will be as flexible as possible!
--International contestants are welcome and encouraged! However, winners will be responsible for the additional shipping expense.