The other two juried shows scheduled for the 2024 year will remain as we have done them in the past. In addition, you might notice that in 2024 we have removed the restriction about posting your work prior to the shows. That is no longer part of the requirements and we encourage our members to share their work in our Facebook Groups.
What is going to be different for The Winter Blues Event?
1. We are going to be playing a game on Instagram in regard to this Juried Show Event. We are asking Non-Members and IADR Members to Play the Game by participating in this event with a Like, Save, Comment, and Repost of our posts about the Event. The Winners of the Game will receive a Certificate of Support, be featured within The Winter Blues article in the Spring edition of the IADR magazine, and receive a free issue of that same edition of the magazine.
2. To IADR Members we will be offering a Sponsorship opportunity to this Unique Show. What is that? A sponsor will be any IADR member that would like to offer a tutorial, how-to, or one small handmade gift item to be a bonus gift to the winning players of this game.
Why be a sponsor? For anyone that agrees to be a sponsor, their picture and a short post will be placed on the IADR Instagram account as part of this game. Anyone that is following this event on Instagram will be asked to Subscribe to the Sponsor's account, Share the post, and Add it to their Story timeline if they wish to be considered for the opportunity of winning a bonus gift. This is a Win/Win opportunity for any sponsor and a way to grow your reach on Instagram.
Winners of these bonus gifts are determined by their participation and support of the Juried Show. Sponsors and Players both have the same opportunity to win a bonus gift.
The Winter Blues Juried Show PRIZES will be different for this first IADR event of 2024. This is a juried show so there will be five possible winners - as there are five Categories consisting of Novice, Intermediate, Advance, Professional, & Master. The main prize for this event will be a One Year Membership in the IADR for each category. If any of the categories do not have the required two people competing, then the honorary prize for the category will be the judges review, a honorary certificate, and a free IADR Magazine issue in which all the entries will be featured.
The Game will begin December 15th, 2023, and run to the end of the Event which will be March 1st, 2024. To learn more about The Winter Blue Event then click the link. This is a fun opportunity in with we hope to grow the IADR membership as well as promote our sponsors so they can grow. Please contact me at IADRegistry@outlook.com or Instant Messenger on Facebook if you wish to become a Sponsor of the Event.
Also check out this episode of an IADR Podcast where Bambi and I talk about marketing on Youtube. Bambi shares her experiences and some great ideas.
As a member of the IADR, the blog is the best way to stay up on what's new and happening in our Doll Family. Also check out our IADR Art Doll Magazine and our Facebook group IADR Members Only for the current information.
So pull up that chair and your favorite brew and join us while Alena and I talk about her creations and how thinking outside the box is a wonderful challenge - never knowing where it might take one.
Now for next year's Sale. I am thinking it would be a two-day event instead of three since most of the reach was the first two days. I think a Friday/Saturday weekend would still be good but Sunday isn't the active day that it used to be. Let me know what you think as I am already at work on setting up the calendar for 2024 Events and Shows.
With that in mind and knowing the People's Choice and Sale Events were coming out at the same time as our Fall IADR Magazine - don't forget to download your free copy as an IADR Member. It is available to non members for the low cost of $5.00. Click here for the latest issue https://www.international-art-doll-registry.com/art-doll-magazine.html
As I said I am already working on 2024 which includes the magazine. If you are creating or submitting an article to me, please try to have it to me by December 15th, 2023 deadline for the Winter edition. We are trying to have most of the magazine in place before the holiday season hits us *smiling*. If you like to submit an article or a how-to for the magazine, please contact me through email at IADRegistry@outlook.com or instant messenger.
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