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    January Competition

    To commemorate the Forum continuing we are having a competition. The theme is any kind of pen or pencil as long as it has a Segmented blank. The segmented part can be using any material you want paper, wood, plastic, metal, leather or any other material you can think of. as long as it has two or more materials joined together it is segmented, it can even be a bought blank.

    I believe Vic is a bit the worse for wear today, so if you are wise you can steal a march on him and prepare your blanks before he realises the game is on.

    For newbies the usual rule is that you must have made 25 posts by the time you enter the competition, it is easily achievable, just ask a few question and you will be up there before you know it, get on with the competition in the meant time.

    The start time is now and the finish time will be announced, but will be before the end of the month.

    The prize or prizes will be varied, depending on how many entrants we get, if we get 20 or more entrants there could even be 1st. 2nd. and 3rd. places, so get your skates on and get started, you will soon be out of time.

    Any questions, please ask away.

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    How many entries per person are allowed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Q View Post
    How many entries per person are allowed?
    Good question. Normally it is one entry per person, so for this competition we will stick with that.

    If anyone has views on this point please let us know here and it will be considered for future competitions.

    I have also been toying with the idea of points allocated to a person for entering the monthly competitions and we all know what points mean. The points could be totalled at the end of the year and appropriate prizes awarded, so the more competitions you enter the great the chance of winning, again if you have any thoughts about this, let us know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Right I had better get busy then
    lol, I think that might be a couple of hours work for you at the most, even if you made your own blank.

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    Competition Rules

    The pen you enter into the competition must not have appeared anywhere online or in any other competition before, it must also not have been shown to any other forum member.

    The competition is open to all Forum members with at least 25 posts by the time the pen is entered into the competition.

    Every forum member can vote for the pen they like best, entrants may not vote for their own pen.

    If there is a tie in the votes I will break the tie with my vote.



    Photographs

    The pen should be photographed on a piece of white photocopy paper or similar white paper without a texture. There should be no props in the photograph.

    You should take two photographs of the pen, one to be horizontal with the cap on, the other with the cap off and the nib end of the pen resting on the cap similar to the sample photos below. If it is a pen without a cap then just 1 horizontal photograph will do, but you can take 3 if you feel it will show your blank better.

    The photos should be 800 pixels wide and your pen should be almost as wide. If you need help with this, either PM me or ask here.

    If there are any special features in your pen you can also include a close up of the feature if you wish.

    PM your photographs to me and also include the make of kit and materials use in the segmented blank.

    When will the vote be.

    TBA

    If I have left something out please post it in this thread.

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    What is the minimum amount of segments required
    "The only people who never fail are those that never try"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalboy View Post
    What is the minimum amount of segments required
    Two. I have tried to find a pen that Jim did recently using aluminium or brass, think he only had two materials, but I can't find it at the moment.

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    So do you have to use two different types of material or can it be two different woods

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellringer View Post
    So do you have to use two different types of material or can it be two different woods
    It could be two different woods or two different types of corian. I would like to see it as any number of materials or different coloured woods, metals, plastics etc as long as there is at least two pieces involved.

    It will be the members who vote on the pens so if you know how the members will vote then use the winning materials and the number of segments that is optimum for the members to vote for you If you do know how they will vote, can you give me the winning lottery numbers for Friday Euromillions

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