Pitch an idea for an Enchanted Doll 2011 Birthday Contest

The 2011 Enchanted Doll birthday contest rules have been simplified to make the contest more accessible for participants. This year’s contest requires that you pitch your idea for an Enchanted Doll you’d like to see made.

It could be a fully developed character with a back-story, or a purely visual costume, or even an idea for a new accessory. To enter the contest you have to propose your idea in a coherent fashion by articulating it within 100-200 words, stating the source of your inspiration (eg: fairy tale, song, painting): and providing a supporting visual material of original work, such as a drawing, a painting, original photography or a collage, etc. Feel free to use any form of multimedia to help get your idea across.

Do not submit suggestions for existing characters. A submission containing no original ideas or work will be disqualified. Pitch an idea of a character or for a character. If it already exists in culture, then create a new, original vision for that character. Costume or accessory ideas must be original.

Submission Rules:

  • All ideas must be original, or loosely inspired by culture, art.
  • Doll idea can be a new costume, a new costume element (headdress, shoes, etc.), a new character, a back-story, etc.
  • Entries are digital, and size appropriate for emails. Submit to contests@enchanteddoll.com If you have an attachment that is too large, add a link in the email to where it can be viewed/downloaded online.
  • All entries must have a written description of 100-200 words.
  • Up to three (3) entries per person maximum.
  • The entries will be judged by concept originality, fullness of an idea, execution, visual support, and creativity, but most importantly, they will be judged by which one I like the most.
  • Show your Enchanted Doll to the world. Upon receiving their prize, the contest winner is to post the picture of the doll on Facebook and/or Twitter.
  • Submission Deadline is March 10th, 2011.
  • Winner will receive a nude porcelain doll (exact mold/style yet to be determined).
  • To be eligible to win, you will have to use Facebook and Twitter.

    You will need to follow @Enchanted_Doll and tweet: "I just submitted my doll idea for the @Enchanted_Doll 2011 contest to try and win a doll!" on Twitter, and will need to "Like" Enchanted Doll on Facebook.
  • In your submission email, include your Facebook and Twitter usernames so we can verify that you tweeted and "liked" Enchanted Doll.

To make the Facebook/Twitter rule easier, for those who already have Twitter and Facebook accounts, you can click the two buttons below to "like" and tweet the message.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or otherwise associated with Facebook or Twitter.

Lest you think I am so short of ideas this year that I have to fish for them, I’d like to assure you that this is not the case. I simply want to make this year’s contest as open and as accessible to everyone, as possible. I may or may not make the winning idea into a doll. Those of you, who have been working on your entries before the new rules were announced, don’t despair - save them for the following years!

TERMS OF CONTEST SUBMISSION
You agree that: (1) your submissions and their contents will automatically become the property of Enchanted Doll, without any compensation to you aside from the possibility of winning a nude Enchanted Doll; (2) Enchanted Doll may use or redistribute the submissions and their contents for any purpose and in any way; and (3) there is no obligation to keep any submissions confidential.

2010 Contest Winner - Ermallina - by Amarillia A.

I love the stylistic reference to the religious art of the late middle ages in this oil painting. The combination of slight inconsistencies in linear perspective in the composition, the color palette, gold leafing and even the greenish undertones of the skin are very characteristic of the painting methods of that time period, and yet there is a contemporary air to it. The presentation of the painting on the piece of ornate brocade fabric to resemble a tapestry is the final touch that ties it all together. This artist has painted her daughter as an Enchanted Doll and included many elements that I am fond of, such as historical references, bejeweled metal head dress, Gothic architecture, rich textiles and lampwork beads, all without directly borrowing from any Enchanted Dolls.

Congratulations Amarilli, you’ve won an Enchanted Doll.

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