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2017 Call for Entries — Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs 28

Calling all rug hookers! We invite you to enter your best hooked piece completed in 2016 or 2017 in Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs 28. We welcome all styles and sizes, from primitive to fine shading, from traditional to contemporary. The deadline has been extended to December 11, 2017. Entries are impartially and anonymously evaluated by a panel of four qualified judges from the rug hooking community. Rugs are judged on technique, color plan, and interpretation of design. Each rug is judged on a numerical scale on its own merit, independent of all other entries. Finalists will be featured in Celebration 28, published in September 2018. 
 

Celebration highlights the artistry, fine craftsmanship, and astonishing diversity of hand-hooked rugs produced in the past year.

Have questions about Celebration? Contact us at celebration@rughookingmagazine.com. 


A Special Note About Copyright: If your entry is an adaptation of someone else's design, include with your entry written permission from the original artist or publisher that permitted you to use the design in a hooked piece. Copying a design directly, even for your own use, is a violation of copyright.



NEW FOR CELEBRATION 28
For the first time, Rug Hooking Magazine is awarding prizes for the three top rugs. 

  • 1st place - $500
  • 2nd place - $250
  • 3rd place - $100

 

IMAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION: 4 PHOTOS

Remember, the quality of your rug can be seen by the judges—and reproduced accurately in the magazine—only if you provide high-quality images of your work. Once your rug is completed, it deserves to be presented as well as possible. Please follow these guidelines carefully.

 

  • Each image must be at least 2400 x 3000 pixels in dimension and at least 4 MBs (megabytes) in terms of file size.
  • One image must be a full shot of the front of the rug.
  • Two images must be close-ups of two different details. (No names or initials should be visible in the close-up shots.)
  • One image must be a close-up of the back of the rug, clearly showing the finished edge.
  • If you are submitting on a CD, name each image file in the following format: Last Name + Rug Title + View (e.g., Smith-Fox-Front, Smith-Fox-Detail-1, Smith-Fox-Detail-2, Smith-Fox-Back). (These names will be given to your photos automatically when you upload them online.)

 

HOW TO ENTER

To enter your rug, follow these simple rules:

  • Limit of one (1) entry per person. You must create a Rug Hooking account in order to submit your entry.
    Please note: If you are submitting a rug on someone else's behalf, you'll need to create a separate account at www.rughookingmagazine.com.  
  • Enter online by clicking the Click to Submit Your Rug button below. Follow the instructions for electronic submissions.
  • Or complete the entry form in the September/October 2017 or November/December 2017 issue. Entries must be postmarked by November 30, 2017
  • The rug must have been completed in 2016 or 2017, regardless of when you started it. You may enter a rug that has been entered in other competitions, but group entries are NOT permissible.
  • Submission of an entry serves as a release that Rug Hooking and its publisher may publish photographs of the rug in the future, with proper credit given to the artist. This may include promotional materials, online or in print, including the Celebration book, in RHM, on RHM products and RHM social media and eNewsletters.
  • You will receive an email from celebration@rughookingmagazine.com when your entry has been received and reviewed. 


CATEGORY DEFINITIONS
Note: Some rugs may not fall neatly into one category. Use your judgement to select the category that best represents your rug.


Primitive: If your rug is a primitive rug, you may enter it in this category INSTEAD of one of the other three categories. Primitive suggests simplicity in all areas: design, materials, and technique. It usually means wider cut, naive or simple design with little or no shading, exaggerated scale or unrealistic proportion. Think folk art. In a pictorial rug, think Grandma Moses.

Commercial: If you purchased the pattern, enter the rug in the commercial category. Even if you adapted the pattern, if the rug is substantially based on a commercial pattern and design, it is a commercial rug.

Adaptation: If your rug is inspired by someone else's design in a different medium (for example, a painting, a postcard, a photograph, etc.) it is an adaptation. Be sure to credit the original inspiration and provide written documentation that you have permission to adapt someone else's work in this way.

Original: If your rug is based on your original content and design idea, it is an original design. Carefully consider who owns the copyright; if you hook a design based on a photograph that YOU took, the rug is your original design. If you hook a rug based on a photo that someone else took, that other person owns the copyright, and you should classify your rug as an adaptation.

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