Brrr! Temperatures are dropping and it's time to bundle up!


Ok, it isn't, but it's time for our buyers to start thinking about what our hottest winter accessory will be this year. They're looking for designs that are knitted, crocheted, sewn, and woven - anything to keep our customers warm this winter. Warm and in style!


GRAND PRIZE: $500 + an UncommonGoods vendor contract

RUNNERS UP: Judges will provide all runner up with a critique of their work, as well as tips for marketing and growing your business. Additionally, the UncommonGoods buying team will be happy to review your full portfolio in consideration for future work.

DEADLINE: Sunday August 11, 2013 11:59 PM ET

What does it take to be an uncommon artist?
Your designs should tell a story, be intelligent, show your individuality and be responsibly produced. We love to see accessories that are original and uncommon!

What kinds of mediums can I use? We accept all sorts of materials as long as they are safe and animal-friendly -- so no lead, leather, feathers, or pearls -- but we love unique materials that tell an interesting story. Don't forget to share that story with us with your product description and with alternate images.

Got a Question?
Browse through the rules, or send us an email at winter-accessory@uncommongoods.com. If you have trouble with the form, make sure you've filled out your contact info-especially a valid email address!-before you upload your images.

GUEST JUDGES

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MEREDITH CRAWFORD
Meredith is the blogger behind the popular knitting and crochet blog called One Sheepish Girl. She uses her love of yarn and color to create unique yarn projects that stand out in the craft world. When designing new patterns, she draws inspiration from classic designs, simple details, and bright colors.

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JIM MARTIN
Jim Martin is the owner of Green 3, a longtime UncommonGoods vendor. Jim's company focuses on environmentally friendly products made in the USA. Green 3 is proud to have established a reputation for finding domestic manufacturing solutions for new and creative products. Jim is located in Oshkosh, WI, the original home of one of America's most iconic brands, and is the proud father of a new puppy, Bella.

sharon

SHARON HITCHCOCK
Sharon is the Associate Buyer for Jewelry and Accessories at UncommonGoods. She has a huge fondness for vintage and thrifting, and can often be found at a flea market or an estate sale, searching for treasures. As a little girl, she used to raid her mother's jewelry box to play dress up (and still does, but only sometimes!).



The deadline for this contest has passed. You can vote for your favorite design on our Community Voting App , August 21-27. Check our design challenge calendar to find out about upcoming contests.



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