This month's "Spirit of the Earth" challenge is inspired by our majestic Mother Earth, "going green", Earth Day (April ), doing all we can to protect the earth and preserve her beauty and natural balance, and respecting all life on the planet. The challenge theme is very subjective, so enter whatever handmade creation, vintage item, or supply, new or already listed in your shop, that you think fits the theme! ;)
Each month's challenge entries 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 our creative celebration for this month! Here's how to enter...
~Participation is open to any EtsyVeg team member.
~Each member may enter one item. Members with more than one shop may not enter more than once.
~Entry involves simply posting the link to an applicable item in your Etsy shop in September's monthly challenge forum thread and tagging that item with the tag "spiritoftheearth" (all one word, without the quotations). You must also have your entry tagged with the official team tag, "etsyveg team."
~If an item entered in the challenge sells before the end of the month, please send a convo to Heather of thebluewindmill, including the link to the sold item, so that it can still be included.
~Deadline for entry is Saturday, April 30th.
~All entries will be featured in a treasury on the EtsyVeg blog 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!
~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 "spiritoftheearth" 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!)
Looking forward to seeing what amazing creations you enter! :)