For 10 days every October, American Craft Week encourages crafters to show off their American crafts. One way to get the public excited about crafting is through American Craft Week's yearly craft contest that is currently open to anyone with an artistic vision.
This year American Craft Week is looking for crafts that will promote their 5th birthday. As a result, they are seeking submissions of the number five. Artists can create the number five out of the following materials: wood, glass, fiber, metal or clay. The American Craft Week rules state you can leave your number five plain, or you can decorate it for further flair.
Once you create your masterpiece, you must take a high-resolution digital photo of it and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email you need to mention how you created the number five. You must also include the following information about yourself: your name, address, and email address. This information is necessary in the event that you become a finalist. The deadline for submissions is October 1st, so hurry up and get started on your number five prize winning creation.
The public will get a chance to vote on all of the submissions via Facebook. The submissions with the highest number of votes will be considered the semi-finalists. The ACW Marketing Committee will choose the winner from the list of semi-finalists.
American Craft Week will award the winner with $500. The lucky winner will also see his creation displayed in American Craft Week's promotional materials for its 5th birthday celebration, which will take place in 2014.
I am really excited to see how creative America is. I know I have a swarm of ideas for this contest swirling around in my head. If you entered, how would you create the number five?