A sponsor will be any IADR member that would like to offer a bonus gift (prize) to be added to the Game. A bonus gift can be a tutorial, how-to, or one small handmade gift item that will be mailed to a winner of the Game.
I am suggesting digital gift items as a preference - as handmade gifts that require shipping will be with the responsibility of the sponsor to pay for the shipping. We will attempt to keep handmade gifts to be shipped to a lucky winner within the same area or country as the sponsor to minimize shipping costs.
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 the player wishes 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.
Also Sponsors will be listed in the IADR Winter edition (published January, 2024) Magazine in regard to our Winter Blues Event.
As far as some of the bonus gift items:
If you need help in coming up with an idea and would like to participate, then just email me at IADRegistry@outlook.com or Instant Messenger.
Winners of these bonus gifts are determined by their participation and support of the Juried Show game posts. Sponsors and Players both have the same opportunity to win a bonus gift.
Another important date --Dec 31st - Year End Event Deadline: The submission form is now available for IADR members to submit your Year End information at any time. Don't let the holiday's hustle and bustle make you miss the deadline. This Event is for anyone that participated in ONE(1) prior Juried Show OR the People Choice Event. Keeping in mind that October 2022 is considered part of the year 2023 contest since we didn't do a Year End Event last year.
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.
Yes, this is happening Friday Nov 3rd and running through Sunday Nov 5th. The link will go live at 10 pm MST on Thursday night so those across the pond can be sharing the Event Friday morning. Even if you are not on the sale page, the IADR (International-Art-Doll-Registry) would appreciate your sharing of the event this weekend and even stopping by to see the amazing work of these fabulous doll artists.
The IADR can't guarantee sales, but if one isn't seen, that for sure means no sales. So I know I have my groups set up for me to be sharing the posts too *smiling*. Also sales will happen by what links you have posted on your Artist's Studio page connected to the doll. As I so often say, 'we are stronger together than we are apart' which is the family side of the IADR in how we all help each other. Just another reminder why it is fun and why I am a proud member of IADR.
The reason why is by becoming the new CDO (Chief Doll Organizer) in October there was so much going on and new things happening that we did not have a Year-End Event for 2022. Therefore, any artist that participated in that Fairy 2022 show can use that show as one of the events they participated in to qualify for the 2023 Year-End Show competition.
Also when using the submission form for the Year-End please check all the boxes for which you want to be considered for. Make sure if you want to be considered for Rising Star, Best Doll of the Year, and Best Artist of the Year, that you check those boxes to let us know you are competing for those categories. There will be a different winner for each category. So even if you put in for all three... and win one of the categories like Best Doll of the Year, you then are removed from the other awards for another artist to have the opportunity to win Best Artist or Rising Star. This Event has three different opportunities to win.
Don't forget to get me your image to add to the November Sale event if you would like to participate. Also, any IADR member or supporter that would like to share this event can copy and share this image to post about it. One of the many ways you can support the event is to let people know you will be participating in this event by posting it to your timeline in social media or even sending it out to your relatives and friends. There is not a link yet as it doesn't go live until November 3rd. But that doesn't mean you can't be talking about it now (*smiling*).
If you have any questions about either event, please Instant Message me or email to:
There has also been some changes to the juried doll events. Wouldn't it be wonderful to see more of those members that have won past events to enter in the coming year? A new Masters category has been added to the competition (to read more about that - click here)! Not only do the presenters benefit from the shows but we who watch the events are inspired as well.
We are now reaching the Year End Event which will have a few changes to it too. For one of them - an Artist can submit for ALL three opportunities for the awards (unless for the Rising Star of 2023, the applicant doesn't meet the qualifications). That is three opportunities to win one of these large cash awards plus certificate! Also, if an Artist wins Best Doll of the Year,(as an example), then they are not able to win the other two awards for this year's competition. Each competitor is only eligible to win one of the three awards. That means at least three dollmakers will walk away with an award. This is a great opportunity for past professionals/masters to come back and compete for Year 2023. Each year past winners may compete again to win that year's awards. For more information about the Year End requirements check out https://www.international-art-doll-registry.com/year-end-2023-submission.html.
Finally, with the new Podcasts, we now have another way to get your images on our Instagram and our Youtube channel. IADR is all about helping you get seen! For if you can't be seen you can't make sales or have your dolls enjoyed by others through a gallery. If you have any other suggestions on how to help IADR grow, I would love to hear them too. In the meantime, Happy Dollmaking!
With that in mind would you like to know some of the impact this event has had for our website and our Artist's Studio page? I know I like knowing some of this stuff *smiling*.
So to begin with our website has received over 1,650 visits since the day this event has started on October 2nd. That is just the visits to the IADR in the past 8 days!
Visitors that went directly to our People's Choice voting page are over 1,050 visits. The people actually voting has reached over 800 votes. Amazing and great job everyone!
But another cool statistic is everyone who participated in this event with their character and Artist's Page has had their individual page looked at 250% times more than before the event started. It averages out that each Artist's Studio page has had at least 35 visits. That means that even if someone voted for another character, they still took the time to come and look at all the other dolls on the Artist's Studio page of other artists. So, as a seller, I can't make someone buy. But as a seller I sure want to give a potential customer an opportunity to see what I created and maybe have for sale.
With that in mind I want to thank everyone who has participated. This week is the final days with the results being posted in our IADR Art Doll magazine coming out this weekend. Congratulations as everyone has and is a winner in this event.
Not to forget that the Year End Event is now beginning. A few changes are going to be happening there... with more opportunities to win --- so keep your eyes posted for the next blog explaining those changes.
Also our Sales Event will be November 3 - 5. All the entries in the People's Choice award will already be listed for the page, but if you would like your Artist's Studio page or doll to be added to the Sale Page then drop me a note at IADRegistry@outlook.com or instant messenger.
The link may be shared to your personal time line, to groups and any social media to invite friends, family and associates to come vote. The doll with the most votes will be the winner. So yes, please spread the word and vote.
Support the doll of your choice and don't forget to vote-
Voting will end at midnight (MST) Friday, Oct 13th.
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