Yes, the days are flying past and the countdown is now in the single digits. Hope you are considering entering the People's Choice Event? It is a great way to support the IADR (International-Art-Doll-Registry) and also a wonderful opportunity to showcase your work. How's that? By not only having a doll to vote on but also having a link available for any possible buyer being able to go directly to your Artist's Studio page to see more of your creations.
So let's go over one more time how it is going to work. Get your doll entered this week. NO LATER than 10:00 pm MST on October 1st (remember - you can enter any doll that you have made this year)! After that time, the link to this special page for voting will be emailed out to all IADR members. Yes, ALL! Even if you haven't entered a doll. In sharing the link and asking others to vote on a favorite doll is a lovely way to support fellow IADR members in this endeavor. Also don't forget to vote yourself!!
There will be 13 days to share the link to your Facebook, Instagram, Threads (and any other platform that you like) inviting your friends, colleagues and relatives and ask them to come support this event by voting on a favorite (possibly your) doll. Voting will end at midnight (MST) Oct 13th. The winners will be announced in the IADR Art Doll Magazine that will be available Oct 15th.
This is the first time we are trying this, so if you have any questions about the process don't hesitate to contact me either through Facebook Instant Messenger or email me at IADRegistry@outlook.com.
So join us on the IADR (International -Art-Doll- Registry) YouTube channel at:
as we dance with our muses in celebration of this time of year.
Also don't forget to check out the previous podcast How does Dollmaking Help with Mental Health in the podcast section.
Since podcasts are to be audio mainly, I have created this thumbnail for the time being to run as a video. For each podcast there will be a featured artists within the frames. If you would like one of your images to be used for our podcast please email me at IADRegistry@outlook.com.
You are invited to the 2023 Fairy Wedding. Thank you for those that participated and the judges who give of their time and talent as well. To see the winners - head on over to the Awards section. Also to learn about the shows for the rest of the year.
Remember the People's Choice is the last opportunity to enter a show to be eligible for the competition in the Year End Show for 2023.
What to Submit?: There is a theme for those that want to create something new for this event which is "Magical Memories of Christmas". For those that want to participate but not be limited to the theme, then your art needs to be created sometime between October 2022 to October 2023 to be acceptable. Since the judging is being done by "the people" the theme is not required to be included in this event.
How to Submit?: There is a Christmas Event Submission form that is available to IADR members only. This is a simplified form as only one picture is required and no explanation is required. Because your submission will also be linked to your Artist's Studio page, you may want to have that updated with any images of your work and links to your social platforms for viewing by the public if you wish to take advantage of the traffic to our website.
How does this Event work?: The submission deadline is October 1st, 2023. After that time frame (meaning Oct 2nd), all IADR members will receive the link to this unique page on our website. At that point it will be up to you on how you want to share that link because it is that link is how people will find the page so they can vote. So yes, I'll be posting this on my personal page, my group page, and my business page inviting my friends, relatives and those that follow me to come vote for my entry. Will you be doing the same???
What do you win?: This event offers a marketing prize instead of a cash prize. The first place winner will be on the banner for the Sale Event that is in November. They will also be featured in the new issue of the IADR Art Doll magazine that will be coming out in October. Second and Third place winners will be placed on our Facebook banners and also mentioned in the Art Doll magazine. Don't forget the increase in traffic to the website can create offers of a possible sale or commission from the foot traffic from the public as well.
Who can participate?: All IADR members that are current with dues and wish to participate including judges as well as past winners and masters. This is your time to play! This is limited to only IADR members because of the link to the Artist's Page and our website.
This is also the last chance! This is the last event that is available to participate in if one wants to be considered for the Big Cash awards that are in the Year End Event. The Year End Event requires at least participation in one of the three prior events this year which this is one of those three. So if you haven't participated yet but want to be thinking about the Year End... then jump on board here with this event and submit your entry.
If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact me either with a private message to me through Instant Messenger on Facebook or with an email at:
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