• Only MEMBERS of The Professional Doll Makers Art Guild with their membership paid and
in good standing can enter the contest.
purchased eyes, eyelashes and wigs. All items used on the doll or in the display that are
made by another artist other than the artist submitting must be included in the description,
and that artist must be given credit in the description also. These items would include
clothing, wigs, wings, accessories etc.
produced for you or by you from your original hand sculpted doll are allowed but must be completed by you.
NOTE: Awards are based on a minimum of 5 contest entries per Skill level per Category. If that number of entries is not reached levels may be combined at the judge's discretion. All Judges decisions are final.
We allow only four (4) entries per Guild MEMBER per contest.
Categories : Baby, Ball Jointed Dolls, Character and Fantasy
Levels: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Professional.
New artists may enter at the Novice Level. Once an artist wins first place at the Novice level, They will be required to enter future challenges at the Intermediate Level. They may remain in the Intermediate Level until they feel comfortable moving on to the Advanced Level. The Guild officers reserve the right to move an entry to a different level if they feel the artist is at a different level.
The contest entry fee is $20.00 for the first entry and $15 for each additional doll entered. The entry fees go to help cover all contest related costs including the cost of awards and shipping. All winning dolls will be posted on the Guild’s website both on the awards page and in the banners on the home page, published in Dolls Magazine, Pretty Toys Magazine and featured in a Youtube video.
The Guild reserves the right to use the pictures and related artist information of all dolls entered for advertising for the benefit of the Guilds members. This is covered in the Artist release that comes with your membership applications.
HOW TO ENTER:
Entries will be accepted through midnight March 31, 2017 (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Please do not add your name or any text to the photo.
Each doll must be entered separately.
Please state a full but brief description of the doll including the name of your doll, size of doll, material used and any other pertinent information.
• The judges will be scoring 1 to 10 in each category, with 10 being the highest score.
The following are the areas that will be reviewed by the judges: Overall Craftsmanship, Head/Facial Anatomy, Overall Anatomy/Proportion, Clothing/Accessories, Painting Craftsmanship, Originality/Gesture/ Movement, Marketability/Emotional Appeal, Wigging/ Hairstyle, Mastering of Technique
• Winners will be announced live at the Artist Doll & Teddy Bear Convention in Philadelphia PA, May 4-6, 2017, and will be announced via YouTube on May 9th.
• Winners not at the show will have their awards shipped to them.
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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2017 PDMAG Gold Award Contest
These are our members award winning entries from last year,
they are presented in no particular order.
Once you make your payment an email will come to you with the form to fill out for each of your entries. Please fill out one form for each entry and email it back.
This is a mock up of the new Award the actual award may vary
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The Professional Doll Makers Art Guild (PDMAG) Gold Awards is an annual competition that recognizes and encourages our members to excel in the design and creation of Art Dolls. It is the Guild’s biggest and most prestigious award based on the high-quality standards for excellence in doll making set forth by our founder Jack Johnston. Photos of all the entries are reviewed by our panel of master artist Judges, who evaluate each submission on overall emotional appeal, excellence in concept, quality of material and workmanship, head/facial anatomy, overall anatomy and overall mastery of technique. This is an opportunity for our members to showcase their talent by entering the contest.
The deadline has past. Thank you to all who participated.
Be sure to read all the rules before entering.