Enter 2007 The Ugly Necklace Contest!
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5th Annual, 2007
The Ugly Necklace Contest
A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist
Call For Entries
September 15, 2006 through March 15, 2007
LAND OF ODDS
718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123, Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: 615-292-0610; Fax: 615-460-7001
More Information on-Line:
Yes, an UGLY Necklace Contest. Here's your opportunity to show
your design skills, your visual acumen, your senses and
sensibilities. Can you put together a well-designed and
functional, yet UGLY, necklace? The Fifth Annual Ugly Necklace
Contest for 2007 is offering a first prize of a $992.93 shopping
spree on the Land of Odds web-site (www.landofodds.com), and a
Runner-Up prize of a $399.07 shopping spree on the web-site.
We need photos!
Ugly Necklaces. You've seen them! Perhaps you've even worn them.
Perhaps you've been reluctant to tell someone that they were wearing
an Ugly Necklace. Perhaps you've hidden some of your own-designed
Ugly Necklaces somewhere in your bead room or closet. Perhaps
someone you loved gave you a very Ugly Necklace. Now's your chance
to make something truly Ugly, and have great fun with it. And even
win a prize!
It's Not Easy To Do Ugly!
Your mind and eye won't let you go there. As research into color
and design has shown, your eye and brain compensate for imbalances
in color or in the positioning of pieces and objects they try to
correct and harmonize them. You are pre-wired to subconsciously
avoid anything that is disorienting, disturbing or distracting.
Because of this, any jewelry designer who attempts to
achieve "Ugly," has to have enough control and discipline to
override, perhaps overcome, intuitive, internally integrated
principles of good design. Thus, the best jewelry designers will
be those artists who can design the Ugliest Necklaces. We invite all
those jewelry designers out there to give it a try.
Enter to Win!
Entering is easy. Take three good color snapshots or scans of your
necklace, and write a short poem about it. You've got until March
15, 2007, to send your entry to Land of Odds, The Ugly Necklace
Contest, 718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123, Nashville, TN 37204.
Entries will be judged by a panel from The Center for Beadwork &
Jewelry Arts. These distinguished Beadwork and Jewelry Artist
instructors will judge based on the hideousness of the necklace, its
shape, color and use of materials, its functionality and
wearability, how well the artist has shown an understanding of good
design principles (and how to violate them) to achieve this "Ugly"
end, and the quality of the accompanying poem.
From the entries submitted, 10 finalists will be selected. Photos
of their necklaces will be placed on the Land of Odds web-site.
Visitors to the web-site will be asked to score each Ugly
Necklace. Based on the combined votes of judges and on-line
visitors, a Grand Finalist and a Runner Up will be selected and
In order to give you a head start, here are some poetic words that
rhyme with "beads":
leads, seeds, deeds, creeds, heeds, cedes, feeds, meads, needs,
weeds, bleeds, reeds, supersedes, speeds, exceeds, breeds, Swedes,
accedes, concedes, godspeed's, impedes, misdeeds, precedes,
proceeds, recedes, succeeds. And two words that rhyme
with "jewelry": foolery, ullery.
You may view Official Rules on-line at www.landofodds.com. Click on
THE UGLY NECKLACE CONTEST button at the top-right of the page.
Or, you may obtain a copy of the Official Rules by sending a self-
addressed, stamped envelope to Land of Odds, 718 Thompson Lane, Ste
123, Nashville, TN 37204.
You may view the work of previous semifinalists on-line, as well, at
The Ugly Necklace Contest is an arena for budding and established
beadwork and jewelry designers to strut their stuff to show how
adept they are at creating ugly-necklace-pieces-of-art. It's a
jewelry design competition with a twist.