Monday, August 3, 2009

August's "Dog Days" Creative Challenge- Brand New Format Takes Things to a Whole New Level!

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 August's team creative challenge!

Exciting News

The ongoing EtsyVeg Monthly Creative Challenge is moving to a brand new format- we're bumping it up a notch, becoming a competition! We have made some changes that will create more of an incentive to enter every month, reward talent and team participation, and bring more traffic to the blog. Yay! :)

Taking the example of other Etsy teams, we will now allow only challenge entry per participant, and entries for each month will be listed on the blog and put up for public vote (members included)! The veggie with the highest vote will win an ad for their shop placed at the top of the blog sidebar for the entire month following. :)

Every 6 months, all 6 winners from the last series of challenges will be put up for a vote together. The winner of this vote will win a grand prize, as yet to be determined (but hopefully a basket of items from generous teamies *hint*). We hope those of you who have been participating will love the new format and those of you who haven't yet played will now want to come and join the fun!

Kicking It Off in August

August's challenge theme is "Dog Days!", as we move into one of the hottest, most uncomfortable month of the year for many of us. Get into the mindset of the canine persuasion, and let your imaginations go wild. Enter any one item that meets your interpretation of what the the "dog days" theme represents, i.e., colors, images, scents, themes, materials. The challenge theme is very subjective, so enter whatever handmade creation, vintage item, or supply, new or already listed in your shop, that fits 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 living consciously; and to raise awareness about the ease of eco-friendly living and the rights of animals to live free of exploitation. Here's how to enter...


*Challenge Guidelines*

~Participation is open to any EtsyVeg team member.

~Each member may enter one item. Entry involves simply posting an applicable item in your shop with the tag "veggiedogs" (one word, without the quotations). You must also have your entry tagged with the official team tag, "etsyveg team." Challenge tags may be removed after the first full week of September ends.

~Deadline for entry is August 31st.

~All entries will be featured in a treasury on the EtsyVeg blog at the beginning of next month, to be voted on by the public (EtsyVeg members can vote, too). The top vote-getter will be awarded with an ad for their Etsy shop on the top of the blog sidebar for the entire month until the next winner is chosen. At the end of six months, all winners from the past six months will be up for vote on the blog again, this time eligible to win a grand prize gift, as yet to be determined (but hopefully items donated from member shops)!

~All EtsyVeg members (not just participants) are encouraged throughout the month to initiate forum threads about the challenge, make treasuries by doing a tag search for "etsyveg team" with "veggiedogs" 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!)

~Please direct concerns or questions to silentlotus or aktie9, or send an email to


~*Happy creating, and good luck!*~


Jewel said...

Alright, that sounds pretty exciting!

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