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WHAT DO I GET IF I WIN?
If you are our grand prize winner - and let's face it, why wouldn't you be? - you'll receive $500 cash (OK it's a check, but you get the idea) and a vendor contract at UncommonGoods. You'll work with our Children & Leisure buyer, Melissa, to decide how your product will be sold based on your production capacity. Your design will be shown on UncommonGoods.com, in our marketing emails, and possibly in the catalog. You also reserve the right for a judgment-free victory dance.

WHAT IF I DON'T WIN?
This question bums us out, but all runners-up will receive a critique of their work from the guest judges, will receive tips for marketing and growing their businesses from the UncommonGoods marketing team, and may still be considered for entrance into our collection.

WHAT CAN I SUBMIT?
The dictionary defines ceramics as "an inorganic, nonmetallic solid prepared by the action of heat and subsequent cooling" - but you already knew that. We are looking for almost anything: jewelry, pottery, sculptures, clocks, birdhouses, dishware, and vases. Really, the sky is the limit, so it might be easier to tell you what you shouldn't submit: as a company that is animal-friendly, designs made of leather, suede, bones, and antlers won't be sold on our site.

WHAT ARE BUYERS LOOKING FOR?
Our buyers especially love games and toys that help build experiences-whether they are sentimental or educational. We take the term "uncommon" pretty seriously around here and are on the hunt for truly unique products. Our buyers love anything that has an exciting story so tell us about it in your entry. Where does your inspiration come from? What hurdles have you jumped to get to your beautiful finished product? Lastly, we love a product made from unique, unexpected materials, and we love it even more if those materials are reclaimed. Not a requirement, but it would make us smile.

I STILL HAVE A QUESTION!
Drop us a line at ceramics-contest@uncommongoods.com

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GUEST JUDGES
JOANNA HAWLEY
In 2012, Joanna created Jojotastic, a place to spotlight everything from runway-fresh fashion to home-porn interiors - with the occasional catstagram tossed in for good measure. Designer by day. Blogger by night. Joanna spends her spare time indulging in wanderlust, climbing rocks, and questing for the perfect apple pie. Joanna has designed for Serena and Lily, Anthropologie, and Nordstrom. Also, she has contributed to Oh Joy! and Design for Mankind. Oh, and don't forget Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!
HANNAH WEBER
Hannah is the Assistant Buyer for Children, Desktop, and Leisure at UncommonGoods. She has a passion for the unexpected and the innovative - which comes in handy when she's searching for unique new items. Whether scouring a craft fair or repurposing clothes her mother sewed for herself in the sixties, she appreciates originality in all its forms.

Bummer! The deadline for this contest has passed. Check out the other design challenges we have coming up!



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