No purchase necessary. One valid entry per contestant.
The Quilt Design Star™ competition is open to Quilt Designers whose original work has not previously been published for profit in any quilting magazine, book, or other quilting publication (with the exception of self-publication). Contestants must be at least 18 years of age by 7/1/2010, and must be legal residents of the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec). Contestants must provide a working email address and agree to respond within 24 hours to any email sent to them by New Track Media LLC/Creative Crafts Group/McCall's Quilting magazine. Employees of New Track Media LLC/Creative Crafts Group/McCall's Quilting magazine, its respective parent, affiliate, subsidiary, advertising, sponsoring, and promotional companies and the immediate family members of each are not eligible. This contest is void where prohibited by law. McCall's Quilting reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change these official rules at any time.
All entered quilts must be original designs, or original interpretations of traditional designs, and must be the individual design work of the contestant. Quilts designed by a contestant, but made and/or quilted by others, are eligible, but proper credit must be given to all involved in the actual completion of quilts and/or quilt tops.
Finalists and winners will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, compliance with contest rules, and release of liability, as well as a confidentiality agreement. No finalist or winner will be allowed to release any information about the Quilt Design Star™ contest in any form without express permission of McCall's Quilting.
Entering the Qualifying Round
The entry period for the Quilt Design Star™ qualifying round is 5/24/2010 through 6/24/2010 inclusive. Entries must be made online at McCallsQuilting.com; limit one entry per Designer. Each entry will include 1 clear digital photographs of a single completed quilt (consisting of three layers and quilted by hand and/or machine), made using any technique(s). Contestants are encouraged to enter quilts that show who they are as designers, including their favorite techniques, color palettes, and styles. Each entry also requires a completed form, found on our website, McCallsQuilting.com. All contest quilts must be the original design work of the entering Designer. Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules and by the decisions of the contest commissioners, which are final on all matters pertaining to the contest. New Track Media is not responsible for internet crashes or slowdowns caused by network congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, phone line failures, electrical outages, natural disasters, or acts of man or God.
Judging and Timeline for Qualifying Round
Beginning 7/1/2010 and ending 8/2/2010, the public will be able to vote online for their favorite Quilt Design Star™ qualifying round quilts. Public votes will be considered in the selection of finalists by a panel of 3 quilting industry representatives who will serve as judges, scoring entries on the basis of overall appearance, originality, and design appeal. Up to fifteen Finalists will be selected and given the opportunity to compete in 3 quilt design challenges, beginning 8/13/2010 and ending 12/27/2010. Finalists will be notified of their selection by 8/6/2010. Decisions of the judges are final and binding, and not subject to challenge or appeal.
Display and Publication
All electronic entry materials become the property of New Track Media LLC/Creative Crafts Group/McCall's Quilting. Quilt photos and information on entry forms may be published in McCall's Quilting, at McCallsQuilting.com, or in any other format or publication owned or controlled by New Track Media. Designer email addresses and phone numbers will not be published or released in any format without express permission of the Designer.
Acceptance of Finalist status and/or a prize constitutes winners' permission to use their names, likenesses, cities and states, and to be photographed for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional compensation except where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
Challenge rounds will begin 8/13/2010 and end 12/27/2010. Complete rules and judging criteria will be sent to Finalists at the time of their selection (on or about 8/6/2010). There will be 3 challenge rounds. The first and second challenges will require contestants to submit digital photos of completed quilt tops to McCallsQuilting.com for public voting and scoring by the panel of judges. Some contestants may be eliminated after each round. The first challenge round is scheduled for 8/13/2010 to 9/13/2010. Second challenge round is scheduled for 10/8/2010 to 11/8/2010. The Grand Finale Challenge will require contestants to send a completed quilt to the McCall's Quilting offices for photography and judging. Finale Challenge round is scheduled for 11/29/2010 to 12/27/2010. The winner of the Quilt Design Star™ contest will be featured in an issue of McCall's Quilting magazine. Additional prizes will be awarded following the Grand Finale Challenge.
The Contest and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright, UPICKEM, Inc., and/or Creative Crafts Group. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
All results posted are unofficial until winners respond to e-mail notification.
Each winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and will be required to complete an IRS form W-9. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold prizes until completed form W-9 is received.
This contest is not intended for gambling. If it is determined that a contestant is using the contest for gambling purposes they will be disqualified and reported to authorities.
Creative Crafts Group reserves the right to change the rules at any time.
This contest is officially sponsored by Creative Crafts Group.