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Art Clay World

First Place Prize

Gift Certificate

Second Place Prize

Gift Certificate

Viewer's Choice Prize

Gift Certificate


Ornament My Dear (not jewelry)
Sponsored by Art Clay World

  • Official Rules
  • Selection Process
  • Submit

Entry into Ornamental My Dear Juried Challenge is FREE and open to all Metal Clay Today registered subscribers.

Ready to enter? Click here to submit your entry.

  • Entries must contain metal clay, any brand, any type.
  • Entries MUST NOT be able to be worn as jewelry.
  • Should be the artists original design, but if submitting a piece made using another artists' design, be sure to give that artist credit for the design and have their permission.
  • In 250 characters or less description of how your piece fits this challenge.
  • Include materials used and dimensions of the piece.
  • Only 2 entries per subscriber with a limit of 3 photos per entry, be sure to include a photo of the back of the piece.
  • All entries must be "G" rated (general audience) as determined by the staff of Metal Clay Today.
  • By entering this Challenge you are agreeing to allow the sponsors to include photographs of your work in their promotional materials.

Entries will be accepted between October 15 - November 15, 2012.

Voting for the Viewer's Choice Award begins November 22 and runs through December 5, 2012.

Winners announced December 10, 2012.

How the contest works:

First and Second Place Prizes will awarded after careful review by a panel of well-known Metal Clay Artists Judges.

This is blind contest, all entries will be assigned a number instead of including the artists name.

Judging Criteria:

  1. How well the theme is represented by the piece.
  2. Design/Originality
  3. Construction
  4. How well the piece fits the theme
  5. Finishes
  6. Overall Creativity

Submit your entries via this form.


  • Photos must be a minimum of (4" x 6", between 150 & 300 ppi) or (10.16 cm x 15.24 cm, between 150 & 300 ppi) in .jpg, .tiff or .pdf format.
  • Lable each photograph with the Title and your name.
  • Please include the photographers name if applicable.
  • Brief paragraph (250 characters or less) about your piece and it relates to the challenge.
  • Include your contact information including a day-time or skype number for us to be able to contact you with questions. Phone numbers will not be published in the contest or online.