2010 Handmade Olympics

The RikRak Studio recently announced the 2010 Handmade Olympics! Now's your chance to show the world your own creative creations or send some hand-making love out to other crafters that inspire you in the hand-making world! Plus, there are over $2,000 worth of amazing handmade & vintage prizes! Here's how it will work:

* There are 8 fun handmade Olympic events, each based on a tenant of my the RikRak blog!

* For each event, you can nominate ONE of your own fabulous creations, shops, blogs, etc. (please read rules for each event) + nominate ONE of your favorites from another shop, site, blog, etc.

* By nominating yourself + others, you will automatically be entered in the randomly chosen FAN prize pack drawing (the first of many prizes!) - a $50 shopping spree in the rikrak shop!

* Once nominations close, the judges will take a look at the amazing nominations in each category. The judges will announce a short-list for each category of their 10 favorite nominations!

* Once the short-lists are announced, EVERYONE will get a chance to VOTE on their very favorites!

* The top-3 vote-getting WINNERS in each category, as determined by you, the readers, will be awarded a prize!


So, here's what you need to do:

1. Nominate + spread the word between January 11-31.

2. The FAN PRIZE will be randomly selected from the total nominations on February 1.

3. The judges' TOP 10 shortlists will be announced February 8.

4. VOTING will then begin on each top 10 event list February 8-17.

5. The top 3 vote-getters in each event will be announced on February 18 & awarded their Gold, Silver & Bronze prize packs.


The events are: (just click on the links to enter each one!)

{Event 1} :: our favorite handmade goodie with an innovative design

{Event 2} :: our favorite handmade goodie for kids

{Event 3} :: our favorite handmade eco friendly goodie

{Event 4} :: our favorite handmade item that inspires loveliness + wellness (in our homes, for ourselves, etc.)

{Event 5} :: our favorite handmade personality/group forwarding kindness thru hand-making

{Event 6} :: our favorite thrifty-forward, sustainable-minded blog, shop or site

{Event 7} :: our favorite FUN-FILLED handmade OR vintage goodie

{Event 8} :: our favorite hand-making focused blog


Find out more about the prizes & all the rules on the RikRak blog.