Stamper of the Year 2009 Competition
It’s that time again, and we are proud to announce the launch of our 2009 Stamper of the Year competition! Could it be you?
Stamper of the Year Overall Winner wins over £1250 worth of stamping goodies including a subscription to Craft Stamper. PLUS the chance to write articles for Craft Stamper magazine!
Best card wins a selection of Do-Crafts goodies, plus a year’s subscription to Craft Stamper magazine worth over £100.
Best non-card creation wins a great selection of Art Specially books, plus a year’s subscription to Craft Stamper magazine, worth over £100.
How to enter:
Create three stamped items. These can be anything you want. This competition is open anyone, working in any style from cute cardmakers to altered artists – anything goes.Then you can either:
Send us actual artwork: Complete the coupon in the September 2009 issue of Craft Stamper magazine (photocopies acceptable) and send with your creations clearly marking the packaging ‘Stamper of the Year Competition’.Or:
Email high resolution images (300dpi) of your entries to email@example.com
making sure all the attachments total no more than 4mb in size and that you include your contact information. Please note: if you are shortlisted we will need you to send in the actual items for us to see
so please make sure you keep your entries safe to send to us should you be asked to do so.What the judges are looking for:
- Composition and style
- Originality and creativity
- Quality of stamping and finish
Closing date: 16th October 2009
Winners will be announced in our January issue, and prizes will be sent in time for Christmas!Our Sponsors:Personal Impressions
Personal Impressions are manufacturers of stamps and distributors for many well-known craft brands. They have provided a fabulous prize including a whole range of goodies from inkpads to stamps to embossing powders.The Craft Barn
The Craft Barn, based in Surrey, stock a huge range of stamps and other craft supplies and are famed for their fabulous free demo weekends. They have kindly supplied us with these sets of popular Copic marker pens.Crafters Companion
Crafters Companion are known as real innovators in the industry and they are offering the winner of this competition a complete set of their fabulous new range of Popcorn stamps and CD-ROMs.TrimCraft
Trimcraft are one of the best known craft retailers in the UK, producing ranges such as Smirk and Laura Ashley. They’ve now teamed up with TV design icon Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen and their prize is a fabulous selection of his new craft goodies.Crafty Individuals
Crafty Individuals are well known among stamp lovers for their range of beautiful collage-style stamps. They also produce lovely background papers and a great range of image sheets and books too. Their prize is a mix of these fabulous goodies.RU Craft
RU Craft is a great resource for craft books on all kinds of disciplines. As well as stocking UK-published titles they also import a lovely range of books on topics such as mixed media from the USA. They have kindly supplied a range of their titles for us.Woodware
Woodware is one of the biggest stamp manufacturers and distributors in the UK, well known for their fabulous range of clear stamp designs. Their prize includes a wide range of other products too including some great tools and embellishments.Home Impressions
Dutch retailer Home Impressions manufacturers their own great range of distinctive stamp designs, a selection of which have been donated for our competition winner. Owner Ria welcomes UK customers and the website is available in English.Art Specially Publications
Art Specially are a Dutch publisher specialising in books which focus on art stamping. Some of their gorgeous books are translated into English and their prize is a selection of these titles.Sir Stampalot
Sir Stampalot stocks a huge range of stamps including most lines from Hero Arts, Magnolia and Penny Black. Their prize is this wonderful selection of Art Impressions stamps, fabulous for building up scenes.PaperArtsy
PaperArtsy is home to a wonderful selection of unique stamps, and they have recently expanded into Viva paints and gorgeous jewellery findings too. PaperArtsy’s prize is a set of their latest Crowns & Castles Squiggly Ink collection.Fiskars
Fiskars are famous for quality crafters tools, punches and gadgets. Their donation is the innovative stamp press system, which is perfect for mass producing cards or for precision alignment of stamped elements.StampAttack
Stampattack is a UK manufacturer of unique rubber stamp plates, focussing on vintage designs. Their prize is eight of their fabulous stamp sheets featuring a range of designs – something to appeal to everyone.Stamp Galaxy
Stamp Galaxy is home to a wonderful collection of unique stamps including the delightful ‘Toodles and Binks’ range and versatile Zoomz embellishments. They have kindly donated a great selection of their stamps and products.Do-Crafts
As well as their own popular and great value Papermania line, Do-Crafts also distribute several products from several US companies in the UK. Their prize is a fabulous selection of Papermania goodies plus a must-have Corner Chomper tool.Craft Stamper Magazine
Each of our three winners will receive a twelve month subscription to Craft Stamper magazine (or an extension to an existing subscription).
Rules:See page 78 in the magazine for our main competition rules. This competition additionally has the following rules:You should not enter any work which has been published in a magazine or which is being considered for publication.Entrants must be amateur stampers, by which we mean that you should not earn a regular income from your stamping work either via publication or teaching.All submissions must be your own original artwork and must include stamping.Only one entry per person will be accepted.One prize only will be awarded per person. The main prize consists of all the items shown less the prizes allocated for the runner-up categories.No responsibility is accepted for entries which are lost or damaged in the postal system. We regret that we cannot acknowledge receipt of entries.Projects submitted by post cannot be returned to you unless an SAE is enclosed.The overall winner will be guaranteed one paid commission for Craft Stamper magazine at the standard rate. Further commissions are at the discretion of the Editor. The winner is not under obligation to accept the commission.By entering, you grant Traplet Publications Ltd copyright over your entry, and agree that we can publish your work in any of our literature, including, but not exclusive to, our magazines and websites.The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.Closing date: 16th October 2009.
Updated: 03 August 2009