Thursday, October 29, 2009

Beading contests 2009/2010

I rounded up some of the beading contests for the remainder of this year and next year. I have posted this before, but have added more information so if you didn't see it before, there may be something new you want to try.

I got my fingers crossed!

Bead Dreams 2010
8 categories from jewelry to beaded items

8th Annual The Ugly Necklace Contest, 2010
Shopping spree's for first and second place.

Seed Beads Beading Contest
Firemountain Gems has six categories of great beading ideas. Win a shopping spree!

Your Designs Rock!
Rings & Things contest consists of five categories, with two chances to be entered into a raffel!

Firemountain Gems have expanded their contests to six times a year!! Next contest is Art Clay,Wire Work, Metal Beads and Chains- deadline January 12, 2010."

CARPE BEADUM Design Contest 2009
1 Stop Bead Shop has kits available including lampworked beads, crystals, tierracast spacers, and seed beads. Please choose your color - we have more than one colorway available. The kit is available for sale at $35.00 each starting NOW. - deadline is Nov. 15, 2009

Haute Couture Beading Contest
Choose from the supplied pictures and let it inspire you to create a piece, primarily of seed beads and submit it!! Deadline is Nov, 20, 2009

Not into contests?
These publications are always looking for submissions.

Beadwork's W.O.R.D ("What Our Readers Did")
Send photos of your projects to Work inspired by projects published in previous issues of Beadwork magazine are especially welcome. Selected submissions may be published in Beadwork magazine on the "Letters" page.

Jewelry Artist Monthly Design Challenge
Each month Jewelry Arist challenges artists to sketch a specific design challenge. A selection of sketches are published in the "Your Turn" section of the magazine. Complete rules and entry information in every issue of Jewelry Artist. Deadline varies (generally the 30th of the month).

Step by Step Beads "Gallery of Reader Work"
Step by Step Beads editor Leslie Rogalski periodically calls for reader submissions on a certain theme. Selected submissions may be published in the magazine or on the website. Submission details inside Step by Step Beads magazine.

Step by Step Wire Jewelry "Wire Works" Reader Gallery
Please send images of your original wire designs to Selected submissions may be published in Step by Step Wire Jewelry.

Bead Trends Magazine
Bead Trends is an international publication offering new categories each month for you to enter. Submissions accepted will be published.

Good luck to you all!!!


  1. Fantastic! I love to keep an eye on contests because I know I will learn something amazing from them. Some of those that you listed, I'm not familar with, so thank you. I'm hoping I can see some of the entries online! Have a good day!

  2. Thanks Tish, this article is exactly what I have been looking for everywhere! Nice, that you left comments to my blog, it reminded me to check your blog for news!

  3. Nice of you to mention our contest in this great list, Tish -- Thank you :)

    - Dave
    at Rings & Things

  4. Check out Scarlett Lanson's "Use the Muse" series of global beading contests. She's a Contributing Editor to BEADWORK Magazine. Her website is Enjoy!