Thursday, September 3, 2009

September's Creative Challenge- Scholastic Fantastic!

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 September's team creative challenge!

The September's Challenge

This month's challenge theme is "Scholastic Fantastic", with this month taking many of us back to school after a not-long-enough summer. Enter any one item that meets your interpretation of what the the "scholastic fantastic" 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! ;)

You might remember from last month that the EtsyVeg Monthly Creative Challenge recently changed to a brand new format, becoming a competition! Each month's challenge entries for each month will be listed on the blog and put up for public vote, the winner receiving an ad for their shop on the team 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 top vote getter winning a grand prize! Yay!

Please join in the craftin' fun for this month! 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 "schooliscool" (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 September 30th.

~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 "schooliscool" 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


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 ecofriendly living and the rights of animals to live free of exploitation.

~*Happy creating!*~

Next month's challenge theme is "Spooky Halloween Bask"- get your ideas on for creepy creations!

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