Designer Style 2012 Winners Announced

Designer Style Trophies

Designer Style Trophies

Congratulations to our winners and runners up…

 Beading & Jewellery Design
(1st)- Chippy Ezer (Toronto, ON) Dream of Africa Necklace
(2nd) Dorothy Kake (Mississauga, ON) Three Egg Surprise
(3rd) Jo-Ann Woolverton (Weston, ON) Iris Twist Vase

Fashion Sewing
(1stElena Losseva (Maple, ON) Charming Shepherdess Felted Coat
(2nd) LuEllen Anderson (Sturgeon County, AB) Sarah’s Coat
(3rd) Rhichard Devrieze (Holland Centre, ON) Handwoven Vest

Fibre Art / Surface Design
(1st
Joyce Gill (Cornwall, PEI) Big Al & the Heart Felts
(2ndSue Thomas (Lakefield, ON) Foiled Again Clutch Purse
(3rd) Heike Blohm (Newmarket, ON) Full Moon Cloth Figure

Knitting & Crochet
(1stAnna Stoklosa (Maple, ON) Ocean Sweater
(2nd) Barbara Irving (Ottawa, ON) Let’s Party Knitted Dress
(3rd) Nadine McLeod (Burlington, ON) Starry Nights Double Lampshade

Needle Art
(1st
Justine Phillepe (Toronto, ON) The Nude Wall Hanging
(2nd Coralia Correia-Reid (Sherbrooke, QC) Cool Framed cotton and metallic floss on linen
(3rd) Kim Beamish (Severn Bridge, ON) Celebration Fan

Paper Art
(1stShirley Wood (Burlington, ON) Creative Festival 25th Silver Anniversary Framed Wall Art with hidden letters
(2nd) Stacy Blair (Westport, ON) Sunshine & Shade Bouquet of Flowers
(3rd) Maricar Nacario (Toronto, ON) Elegant Paper - Paper Dress

Quilting
(1st) Cynthia Frenette (Mission, BC) Celebrating at Mr. Crow’s Tea Party
(2ndKarole Kay Suttie (Waubaushene, ON) Illumination for Celebration
(3rd) Nancy McNab (Rockwood, ON) Bubble Fruit

Upcycling
(1st) Sonya Elliott (Etobicoke, ON) The Hidden Story - Typewriter to Sculpture
(2nd) Bonnie Glass (Georgetown, ON) A Woman’s Heart Lace Dress
(3rd) Angela Termarsch (Courtenay, BC) Belle of the Ball Garden Sculpture

Special Recognition Awards
Andria Knowles-Muller (Toronto, ON) Inspiration… Creation… Celebration! Sculptural Beadwork
Marie-Renée Otis (Bai St. Paul, QC) The Weight of Wealth Framed Jewelled & Embroidered Face

Find out more about this year’s competition and see photos from our winners and other entries received.

Designer Style Challenge: People’s Choice Voting Gallery

It’s Time For You to Vote

SWAROVSKI Crystal TrophyIt’s now time for “The People” to start making their selections for which Designer Style Challenge Submission is the best. Our judges were given a list of 10 factors when making this decision for each submission. Those factors included:

  • Responsiveness to the Theme
  • Inspiration and Creativity
  • Intricacy and Complexity of the Design
  • Technical Skill
  • How Much Work went into the Project
  • Innovative Use and Diversity of Materials (as this was a mixed media challenge)
  • Craftsmanship and Quality of Construction
  • Finishing
  • Fit (applies only to garments)
  • Overall Finished Look

Rules:

  • All contestants have signed a CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT and may not reveal who they are and/or reveal which project is theirs.
  • Each picture below is assigned a number under the photograph to hide the identify of the designer to keep voting balanced and fair. 
  • You may only vote once. Multiple voting will disqualify all votes submitted by the same person. 

How To Vote:

  • Review the below pictures and then leave a comment on this blog entry by giving us the number of the photograph you liked the most. Give us a reason why you selected your final selection as well.
  • Comment form is at the bottom of this blog post. 
  • Pictures are also in no particular order and assigned a number randomly.

At the Festival:

  • The voting continues, as we select the top picks in each of the 8 categories with the winners announced on our blog after the Festival.
Review the below photographs carefully and vote by leaving your comments at the bottom of the blog:
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1641 – Celebration Bowl
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1800 – Hexagon Frenzy Quilt
Creativ Festival Designer Showcase
1679 – A Woman’s Heart Lace Dress Upcycled From Doilies and Assorted Lace Panels
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1703 – Aquatic Splendor Wall Art
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1685 – Ocean Knitted Sweater
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1718 – Pop Tabs in the Spring Crochet Purse
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1705 – Elegant Line Silver Jacket
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1646 – Alien Couch Pillow
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1650 – Big Al & The Heart Felts Band Felted Characters
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1524 – Yalda Skirt
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1659 – Veneto Hills Paper Quilt
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1602 – Charming Shepherdess Felted Coat
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1600 – Don Cherry, Eat Your Heart Out Knitted Sculpture
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1822 – Bubble Fruit Quilt
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1569 – Corset & Skirt from Upcycled from a Sari Silk Scarf
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1726 – The Hidden Story Upcycled Typewriter
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1613 – Iris Twist Beaded Vase
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1504 – Mermaid Style Gown
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1796 – The Nude Large Needlework Wall Hanging
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1674 – Belle of the Ball Upcycled Materials
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1601 – Ash Boar Dress with Wire Embroidery & Chiffon Flowing Side Skirt
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1721 – Celebration Fibre Art Through Volcanic Artistry Wall Art
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge
1720 – Let’s Party Knitted Dress
Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge 1759 – The Weight of Wealth Needlework Wall Art

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge1762 – Celebration Needlework Wall Art

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge1764 – The Crystal Grotto Necklace

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge1814 – Celebrating at Mr. Crow’s Tea Party Quilt

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge1777 – Flower Power Stitch Work Stocking

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1663 – Hexagon Triangle Vase of Paper Irises

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge1616 – Three Egg Crystal Surprise

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge1828 – Illumination for Celebration Quilt

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge1651 – Azalea Scarflette

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge1655 – Creativ Festival Silver Anniversary Wall Art

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge1661 – Elegant Paper Dress

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge1636 – Fantasy Wall Art

Designer Style Challenge

1671 – Button Collar Upcycled Wearable Art

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge1639 – Full Moon Cloth Fibre Figure

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge1693 – Meeting the Cupid Fibre Sculpture

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1768 – Cool Needlework Wall Art

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1762 – Christening Gown Upcycled from Adult Wedding Dress

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1625 – Moonlight Celebration Hand stitched Beadwork Necklace

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1677 – It Bag Upcycled from a Leather Jacket

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1765 – Inspiration, Creation & Celebration Beaded Sculpture

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1574 – Twice Woven Large Carpet Upcycled by Random Fibres

Creativ Festival Design Challenge

1682 – Forbori Upcycled Blouse that was redyed and reconstructed

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1642 – Tinsel Fairy to the Rescue Fibre Sculpture

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1804 – Celebration Rainbows Quilt

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1773 – Snowflake Christmas Tree Needlework Wall Art

1808 – The Flowers Are Ready Quilt

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1714 – Handwoven Silver Vest

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1717 – Starry Nights Lamp Shade Knitted Covering

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1512 – Celebrating the Everyday Wearable Art Quilted Coat

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1816 – The Flower Quilt

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1618 – Dream of Africa Necklace Crocheted with Wire Twisting Effects

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1743 – 2 Piece Corset with Matching Skirt

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1782 – Black Duppioni Evening Silk Purse with Stitch Work Art Deco

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1611 – Chain Queen Body Jewellery (Overlaid Accessory)

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1836 – Tango Quilt

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1516 – Sarah’s Coat with Panels

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1620 – A Gift For You with Hammered Bow Ties

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1839 – Celebration of Romance & Time Corset

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1689 – Winter Garden Costume

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1657 – The Dove constructed with Paper

Designer Style Challenge

1664 – Sunshine & Shade Paper Flowers

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge

1637 – Foiled Again Purse using Candy Wrapping & other Types of Foil.

Designer Style Challenge + Awards: Now Judging

The Designer Style Challenge + Awards is now in full swing as the judging for this prestigious Canadian challenge is now narrowed down to the top 3 contenders in each category. But it’s a secret until Saturday night, October 13th, 2012 when the awards will be presented. We had several judges that represented each area of specialty within our challenge to go through the top 10 awards.

We received over 400 entries for this prestigious challenge as there is $1000 in cash awards and a gorgeous SWAROVSKI™ Crystal Trophy to be presented to 8 individuals.

Initial judging took place the first week of August. Judges narrowed down each category to the top ten of each category. Photography was used with accompanying artist statements to make this decision. It was imparitive that the contestants took excellent photographs and spoke about their submission. Contestants were allowed to submit up to three entries. From this the top 10 finalists for each category were notified and they had to submit their final piece so judging could be done to narrow down the competition even more.

The Challenge

The theme is celebration and because it’s Creativ Festival’s SILVER anniversary, a touch of silver (from minimal to maximum) is required as a continuous thread throughout all entries. Otherwise open ended to encourage creativity. 

8 Challenge Categories

Contestants had to pick one category for each of their designs. Those categories were as follows:

  1. Quilting: Sponsored by Janome
  2. Beadwork & Jewellery Design: Sponsored by CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI™ ELEMENTS™
  3. Needle Arts: Sponsored by A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine
  4. Knitting / Crochet: Sponsored by Red Heart
  5. Fashion Sewing & Design: Sponsored by Husqvarna Viking®
  6. Fibre Art / Surface Design: Sponsored by H.A. Kidd and Company Limited
  7. Paper Arts: Sponsored by Westcott
  8. Upcycling: Sponsored by Brother Canada

The Judging Criteria

  • Inspiration and creativity
  • craftsmanship and quality
  • intricacy and complexity of the design
  • innovative use and diversity of materials
  • finishing

 The Awards

  • 1st Place will win $1000 Cash Award and a gorgeous SWAROVSKI™ Crystal Trophy
  • 2nd Runners Up for each category will each receive $250 gift package from the category sponsor.
  • All Top 3 Winners from each category will get a $350 Silver Conference Package for Creativ Festival and a Gala Ticket for the Awards Ceremony on Saturday Night, October 13th, 2012.
  • We are having a people’s choice award with all 10 Top Finalists for each category. The winner of the people’s choice will receive an award certificate.

For further information on this challenge, you can visit our Designer Style Challenge + Awards section on our website.

Final Call: Designer Style Entry Closes Tomorrow

Final Call: Designer Style Closes Tomorrow. See our video for further information.

You can also visit our Creativ Festival’s Website for further information. It’s still anyone’s game to win. Good Luck.

Designer Style Challenge + Awards Registration

Dear Friends,  Students, Instructors & Business Owners; 
Designer Style Challenge at Creativ Festival

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge & Awards

Canada’s search for the best original mixed media works of art. There’s an incredible array of talent out there, some known some yet undiscovered. We’re excited to invite you, your friends or your customers which may include students, graduates and instructors to showcase their expression of creativity in this 1st annual challenge. See poster and flyer attached.

Prestigious Designer Style Awards will give recognition to those who excel in the arts of fashion sewing/design, beadwork/jewellery design, fibre art/surface design, needle art, knitting/crochet, paper art, quilting and the hot trend of upcycling.
Over $20,000 in cash & prizes include 8 – $1000 cash awards, Swarovski Crystal trophies and more. Plus, exhibits throughout the 25th anniversary Creativ Festival, October 12 to 14, 2012 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will showcase the top 10 entries from each of the 8 categories. Register NOW, entry deadline July 31, 2012. www.csnf.com
We’d be pleased to send you printed versions. Just let us know what you require. We also have available…
  •  8 ½” x 11” posters
  •  flyers
We appreciate you helping us spread the word about our exciting new challenge.
Warm Regards,
Michael Sellick
Creativ Festival Social Media Director
For further information email me at CreativFestivalSocialMedia@hotmail.com

A Huge Creativ Success… Thank You For Supporting Artists & Crafting Retailers

Designer Style Challenge at Creativ Festival

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge & Awards

“On behalf of all the vendors, artists and behind the scenes support for Creativ Festival, we thank you for making this Spring’s Creativ Festival a huge triumph of creative success.”

Nearly 6 months of heavy planning goes on behind-the-scenes to bring Creativ Festival together. We had a number of volunteers donate their time in exchange for Volunteer Rewards for future Creativ Festivals. Though we should never admit we are exhausted, two days of heavy duty interactivity takes a lot of work to pull off. Vendors and volunteers are in need of a day of rest today.

We have been actively planning October 2012′s 25th Anniversary Festival since November 2011. To help celebrate this magnificent year, we are presenting the first ever Designer Style Challenge + Awards. This is open only to Canadians, who are looking to be recognized as a designer, to submit their best projects to be named the top designer awards for Canada. Recognition, cash prizes and Swarovski Crystal trophies are being awarded.

The Designer Style Challenge + Awards submissions are already open to apply. Entries must be received by July 31, 2012. There is media coverage and more associated with these awards. If you have never been recognized for your artistic abilities and would like to submit your work for consideration, this is your opportunity to the get the recognition you deserve. This may give you the platform to be noticed by companies and the media for your skills. This could open the doorway to future opportunities that you can only dream about now.

Whether you are a new ambitious artist or a well seasoned artist looking for a challenge, this challenge is open to all. See our website for more details.

Good luck and we hope to get the entries in as soon as possible to begin the social media aspect of this first ever challenge.

Designer Style Challenge & Awards – Creativ Festival Exclusive

Canadian Designer Search

Creativ Festival Designer Style Challenge & Awards

Designer Style Challenge & Awards 

Canada’s search for outstanding original designs.
A mixed media challenge with awards of distinction.

  • Over $20,000 in cash & prizes
  • 8 – $1,000 Cash Awards
  • Swarovski Crystal Trophies & more!

The Challenge

Create an original mixed media work of art — we’re searching for the best in Canada! There’s an incredible array of talent out there, some known and some yet undiscovered. We’re excited to invite you to showcase your expression of creativity.

The Theme is “Celebration ” with a Touch of Silver

The theme is celebration and because it’s Creativ Festival’s 25th SILVER anniversary a touch of silver (from minimal to maximum) is required as the continuous thread throughout all entries. Otherwise open ended to encourage creativity. See the 8 category definitions to decide which category to enter.

The Awards & 8 Categories

As part of Creativ Festival’s on-going evolution and one of its many new 25th SILVER anniversary initiatives, Designer Style Awards will give recognition to those who excel in the arts of quilting, beadwork & jewellery design, needle art, knitting/crochet, fashion sewing & design, fibre art/surface design, paper art and the hot trend of upcycling.

The Judging Criteria

>inspiration and creativity
>craftsmanship and quality
>intricacy and complexity of the design
>innovative use and diversity of materials
>finishing

For more details and to download the Rules & Regulations or Registration form go to the Designer Style Section of the Creativ Festival Website.

Good luck – we can’t wait to see and share your expression of Creativity!