Thanks to wonderful Sharon of Sharon's Jewelry Garden for tipping me off to a great contest being held by House of Gems. Here's the official "press release" from the website with all the information. Check it out when you get a chance!
Looking for a Few Good Featured Artists:
Do you do a happy dance when you come across a gemstone you don't already own? Do you find that every conversation you have comes back to your latest jewelry project? Do you love to help other people on their projects by giving tips or showing them step-by-step how to do things?
If you answered to yes to any of these questions, we may have the perfect opportunity for you. If you answered yes to all three, then consider this destiny.
House of Gems is looking for Featured Artists to spotlight and promote on our website. In addition to the opportunity to present yourself as an artist, you will also generate traffic to your personal blog, Etsy store or social media profile. Artists may also be given opportunities to test new products, receive additional discounts and be the first to be informed of new releases.Fill out entry form here: spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=t-nh2cLJGns_PPZR7E8y...
Grand Prize (1): $1000 Shopping Spree on HouseofGems.com
Runners Up (1):$500 Shopping Spree on HouseofGems.com
Consolation Prize (5)$100 Shopping Spree on HouseofGems.com
Timeline:Contest runs July 18th, 2009 thru August 15th, 2009
Submissions:Enter formal entry form here: spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=t-nh2cLJGns_PPZR7E8y... and then Contestants are to upload a maximum of 5 original jewelry designs to the House of Gems Flickr "Featured Artists" group www.flickr.com/groups/featuredartists/. Any and all design types and styles are welcome.
NOTE: In addition to completing this entry form, you must also upload digital images of your entry pieces to this Flickr Group: www.flickr.com/groups/featuredartists/ and share the contest on your personal blog or website.