Announcing: The Poppies!



Today we are most excited as we launch a really fun (and what we hope will become a "yearly event") called "The Poppies". We thought it would be fun to run a virtual awards ceremony of sorts celebrating the Handmade Community!

We don't wish this to be a competition, however more an appreciation and acknowledgement of the handmade community; a light and fun process to celebrate the Handmade! The nominating will start effective January 7th, with nominations running through to Tuesday, January 12th at 11:59pm. Followed then by voting to ensure a TOTALLY democratic process. The voting of the finalists will commence Thursday January 14th through to January 20th at 11:59pm. The winners will be announced January 22nd, 2010.

The awards are going to be set up in two sections so that our readers can firstly nominate their "favourite handmade or vintage designer and/or shop under specific categories and then secondly the most nominated five finalists from each category will be chosen for a final selection through a reader vote. In addition, we will be inviting a select jury from the blogging community to choose one overall winner, .


CATEGORIES:

Individual Categories (As nominated and voted by Poppytalk readers):

1. Favourite Handmade Accessories
2. Favourite Handmade Affordable Art
3. Favourite Handmade Ceramics
4. Favourite Handmade Crafter (eg. Embroidery/Crochet/Knitting/Quilting)
5. Favourite Handmade Eco
6. Favourite Handmade Housewares
7. Favourite Handmade Jewelry
8. Favourite Handmade Paper goods
9. Favourite Photographer
10. Favourite Handmade Textiles
11. Favourite Vintage Shop
12. Favourite Handmade Artist Blog

and

1. Favourite Overall Artist/Designer/Shop (as chosen by a select jury)

PRIZES:

For each winner of each category (chosen by our readers)

1. A one month's free participation at Poppytalk Handmade
2. A "I won a Poppy" banner/button for your site or blog!
3. A one year's text link from the Poppytalk blog's main page under "The Poppies" category
4. Traffic to you from Poppytalk

Final overall winner (chosen by a jury of select bloggers)

1. A three month participation at Poppytalk Handmade
2. A "I won a Poppy" banner/button for your site or blog!
3. A one year's text link from the Poppytalk blog's main page under "The Poppies" category
4. Traffic to you from Poppytalk

We look forward to this event, and your nominations and votes!

RULES:

Nominations:

One nomination per person. You can nominate yourself if you wish and nominate more than one person. Please nominate under each specific designated nomination title by leaving a comment at the specific category/nomination post. With the nomination please leave the Name of the Artist/Designer or Shop and their website (one website per nomination). No anonymous nominations will be accepted. Nominations will run January 6th, with nominations running for one week ending on Tuesday, January 12th at 11:59pm. The top five nominated people from each category will continue on to become finalists. So nominate and pass on the word to get others to nominate your nomination as well to get the most nominations to become a finalist! - see update here.

Voting:

Select finalist by clicking on the voting button for each category. Five finalist will appear in each category. The voting of the finalists will commence Thursday January 14th through to Wednesday, January 20th at 11:59pm Tuesday, January 19 to Monday January 25th at 11:59pm - see update here.

All winners will be announced Friday, January 22nd.

Good luck everyone and have fun! See the nomination posts listed below this post or click on the links below:

1. Favourite Handmade Accessories
2. Favourite Handmade Affordable Art
3. Favourite Handmade Ceramics
4. Favourite Handmade Crafter (eg. Embroidery/Crochet/Knitting/Quilting)
5. Favourite Handmade Eco
6. Favourite Handmade Housewares
7. Favourite Handmade Jewelry
8. Favourite Handmade Paper goods
9. Favourite Photographer
10. Favourite Handmade Textiles
11. Favourite Vintage Shop
12. Favourite Handmade Artist Blog

Jan Halvarson

13 comments:

yardage girl said...

Love the idea of "The Poppies" - thanks for hosting! Have just posted about this on my blog. Can't wait to meet the winners! Nic

nikolina100 said...

yea!! This sounds like a fabulous idea!! Can't wait to see who wins!

irene said...

this is such a great idea! xxirene

angelune said...

woah, this will require some thinking!

Jessica Nichols said...

Such a great idea! I love the name, the logo, the concept, everything. Thank you!

dianne said...

What a great idea! Question - what if one crochets accessories? What category would best suit them? Crafter (crochet) or Accessories?

jan said...

Hi Dianne - Good question. You can nominate under both if they run under the same category.

katiecrackernuts said...

This is such a big project and a great idea. Love it. Can't wait to see what's voted in.

Mandy Behrens said...

Jan + Earl -- this is a FABULOUS way to honor handmade artist. Cheers, Mandy

gr8jewellery said...

This is a wonderful idea!

off to start nominating :)

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Valerie said...

Very fun idea! I'm off to go nominate

hodge podge said...

this is so fun! i'm finding out about so many new (to me) handmakers! one question: i'm confused about how many nominations one can make. the rules say 'one nomination per person' but then the next sentence says you can 'nominate more than one person'. i already nominated myself but i would love to nominate some of my favorite makers if i may! can you clarify?

sunny said...

great idea! I can't wait to visit the links of all the nominees!!!

loving too the Poppies logo! so very pretty.

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