Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Rules for Team Challenges.....

In the last few challenges we've had questions about the rules..... and we figured out that the rules had been scattered over many places, threads and forums....and that we hadn't been following all of them very well.... so here they are in black and white....

Official Team Challenge Rules….
To enter and vote you must meet the following requirements:
- Have an Etsy shop
- Be a member of the Aspiring Metalsmith team on Etsy
- Be able to post your photos to our Flickr pool without blocking them from download, so the blog master has access.
- Follow each challenge’s rules as to submission times, materials and/or techniques, or any other rule for that specific challenge.
- Make something NEW for the challenge….not something that you have in stock that fits the rules. These challenges are to push you to try new things, not just show off things you’ve already done.

We politely ask that if you do not meet these guidelines you do not vote either. These challenges are intended to be an internal, skill-pushing endeavor….not a popularity contest. We like to show off how well we’ve done, but really want our peers on the team to judge our technique and skill growth.

To Everyone Who Has Participated recently......
From now on we are moving the challenge back over to the Etsy team only....we are going back to basics. Please, if you can, join the team on Etsy.
Though we love the work from other members on FaceBook, we started this challenge process to push the members of our ETSY team in skill level and process. We appreciate all the participation, but feel the need to bring this one aspect of the community back into it's original focus. We hope that this doesn't offend anyone on FaceBook, because everyone here has great insight and can answer questions that have been brain wracking....There won't be anymore posts on the FaceBook page about the challenges proper from here on out, the will be left on the Etsy team page. 
Again, we would love it if you were able to join the official team on Etsy....and hope to see you over there too!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good - thanks for laying it all out so clearly.