• Showcase 2016 - Members' Originals Non Jewellery

Showcase 2016 - Members' Originals Non Jewellery

  • 01 Jul 2016
  • 12:00 AM
  • 07 Oct 2016
  • 11:59 PM
  • Melbourne Bead Expo 2016
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Registration is closed

Showcase 2016 - Members' Original Non Jewellery 

A prize of $300 will be awarded to the winning entry

All entries will be on display at the 2016 Melbourne Bead Expo and the winners announced at an Expo presentation at the end of the day, Friday 4th November 2016. 

Registrations open Friday 1st July 2016  

Closing date Friday 7th October 2016

All entries in this section must be the member’s original work, made since the last Expo in 2015.  Entries may include any type of non-jewellery bead related item using, but not made exclusively from wirework, polymer clay, PMC or handmade glass beads.

Items which have appeared in other competitions, whether in Australia or overseas are not eligible. Posting of entry images on public media prior to the competition is not permitted.

“Members’ Originals – Non Jewellery” section, objects must be beautifully finished and show attention to detail as well as an interesting and eye catching design, excellent use of colour and originality. 

  •  Members may offer these pieces for sale at any price (the BSV will apply a 10% commission). 
  •  Buyers will have their purchase mailed to them after the Expo.
  •  A limit of three entries per member will be accepted.
  •  Due to exhibition space limitations, dimensions of each piece must not exceed 300 mm Height x 500mm Width x 500mm Depth

The technical stuff:

  • Entry to any of the six Showcase categories is for financial members of the BSV only.
  • Please use your original invoice number received in an email as the identification number of your exhibit. Ensure that the number appears on all packaging as well as tagged on your entry along with your name and address.
  • Registration of entries must be completed online by Friday 7th October 2016.  Registered entries may be delivered in person at the BSV Geelong Branch Meeting on Sunday 2nd October 2016, or at the Melbourne Branch Meeting on Sunday 9th October, 2016.
  • Posted items must reach the Post Office box by Friday, 7th October 2016. If you wish your items to be posted back, you MUST INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED PRE-PAID POST PACK.
  • Each item should be properly packaged to avoid damage.  We cannot accept any loose items at the meeting. See tips on Packaging your Entries.
  • No items will be available for collection at the Expo.  They must either be returned by mail or collected at a BSV Geelong or Melbourne meeting.  Exhibitors must specify which they prefer.  This is to reduce the risk of items being misplaced. 
  • There will also be a Melbourne meeting this year at Carnegie on 13th November. Any item not collected at the Melbourne Branch Meeting on 11th December 2016 will be returned COD.
  • Members are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the BSV.


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