Monday, March 2, 2009

March's Monthly Team Challenge is Here!

You are cordially invited to play, get more involved with the team, get inspired, share your talent, take advantage of some free promotion... get ready for March's team creative challenge!

In honor of March's celebration of women's history and International Women's Day on March 8th, this month's challenge theme is "Women's History Month!" Let's celebrate women, from quilting grandmas to riotgrrls, from the lone woman who demands her rights to the vast armies who gather and march. We can't wait to see your entries inspired by the immeasurable depth, resilience, perseverance, strength, beauty, accomplishment, fearlessness, bravery, and faith that "herstory" represents! The challenge is very open to interpretation, so enter whatever handmade creations, vintage goods, or supplies, new or already listed in your shop, that fit the theme for you! ;)

The EtsyVeg monthly challenge is meant to inspire, recognize, and promote team members and our shops; to spread the word about vegan/vegetarian lifestyles; and to raise awareness about the rights of animals to live free of exploitation. Here's how to enter...

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*Challenge Guidelines*

~Participation is open to any EtsyVeg team member. Members of Cruelty-FreeEtsy and VeganEtsy are also invited to join (spread the word)!

~Entry involves simply posting applicable items in your shop with the tag "herstory" (one word, without the quotations). You must also have your entry tagged with the official team tag, "etsyveg team."

~Deadline for entry is March 31st.

~At least one entry per participant will be featured in the EtsyVeg blog at the very beginning of April.

~All team members (not just participants) are invited throughout the month to initiate forum threads about the challenge, make treasuries by doing a tag search for "etsyveg team" with "herstory" and putting only those items in the treasury, or to generate other types of promotion. (If you do any of these, please let everyone know so that we can all post or click to keep it going!)

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Members, we are now discussing team-challenge themes for April and May. Chime in with any ideas you have in our Google Group forum thread, "March Monthly Challenge".

~*Happy creating!*~

2 comments:

365 Letters said...

Great theme! I can't wait to get started on the challenge!

Crickets Creations: Handcrafted Fashion Accessory Scarves & "Fringies" Professional Photo Portrait Props said...

Here is a perfect fit for this month's challenge, this entry honors women in a very particular stage of their life which is sometimes difficult to acknowledge or talk about. I've tried to bring humor and a sympathetic view to an awkward time:

Minty Fresh Oxymoron - Pastel Noir Handknit Scarf in Pink, Mint, Aqua, Baby Blue, White and, uh, Black - Black's Just Plain Wrong, Isn't It?!

You'll definitely want to read the description on this one. :)

Can't wait to see the other challenge entries!

Celeste (Crickets)
Crickets Creations: Fringies Photo Portrait Props & Fashion Scarves
http://cricketscreations.etsy.com/
Check out Page 62 of Jan '09 Vegetarian Times: They've pictured one of my scarves!