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    May Competition 2016

    The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things of shoes and ships and fountain pens of cabbages and kings and why the sea is boiling hot and whether pigs have wings. Okay that's enough philosophy for today.

    Yesterday I received the first pen entry into May's Competition, so come on, get your fingers out and start getting your Competition Entry ready or if you have already finished it, get it over to me.

    If you are new to the forum you can enter the Competition if you have a post count of 25, which is easily and quickly achievable, just introduce yourself and ask a few question. Here is what the competition is all about.

    Your mission, if you decide to accept it, is to produce a pen or pencil from any material, but must include metal other than the kit parts. You could segment the blank using metal and other materials, make watch part blanks or the whole blank could be metal. The Oyster is yours, to decide what the pen or pencil will look like, be as innovative as you wish.

    The competition will end on 31st. May 2016 which means I must have your photos before midnight on the 31st. May 2016. If I get them even 1 minute into June 1st. 2016 then your entry will not be included in the competition.

    I will upload all the images on the 1st. June 2016, and all members will have 5 days to vote for the pen or pencil they think should win the competition, you may not vote for your own creation and you must not show your pen/pencil to any other member, it must not be shown on any other website before the end of the competition.

    If you have any questions please ask.


    You can use up to 3 images of your creation if you think they show it off more fully, but you must stick to the rules below.

    The Prizes

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    The Rules for the Competition.


    1. You must have made 25 posts by the time you enter the competition.
    2. You may enter 1 pen or pencil into the competition and it must be your own work and at least part of it must be turned on a lathe.
    3. Your photographs must be taken on a clean piece of white plain paper which does not have a texture or creases, photocopy paper is ideal.
    4. You must not use any props in the photographs.
    5. Your photographs must show the pen in a horizontal position as shown below.
    6. Your images must be 800 pixels wide.
    7. I must have your final photographs before midnight on the 31st. May 2016



    If you PM me your images to enter the competition and later make a better pen you can PM me the photos of the new pen or pencil and I will discard the original images, that way you can be sure that you are in the competition with your first pen and if you have time to make another which you think is better you can use that one as long as I have it before the deadline.

    Make sure that you keep a hi res photograph of your entry as the winner will also receive a penturners.co.uk Awards Certificate with an image of your pen. The Awards certificate is A4 and can be printed out, if you wish to use it on your craft stall, by the likes of snapmad.com or photobox.co.uk, snapmad.com would be the cheaper option if you spend 2.99 as the postage will be free, photo box will charge a minimum of 2.99 postage.

    I will tweak colour, density and white balance of your images, if you request it, when you PM them to me.



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    But it's not even May yet
    Disqualification for jumping the gun

     
     
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    May the best person win.

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    Made me blank today Peter hope to turn it tomorrow

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_41_uk View Post
    But it's not even May yet
    Disqualification for jumping the gun
    Should get an award for getting his finger out and beating Woody for a change.
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_41_uk View Post
    But it's not even May yet
    Disqualification for jumping the gun
    I was asked if it was too soon and I accepted it into the competition

    Quote Originally Posted by Penpal View Post
    May the best person win.
    I think you mean may the best pen win

    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Made me blank today Peter hope to turn it tomorrow
    Only one, I look forward to it but you are not first in this time, someone has usurped you, now who can that bugger be

    Quote Originally Posted by Lons View Post
    Should get an award for getting his finger out and beating Woody for a change.
    That's not a bad idea, some kind of award for being first in with an entry, I will have a think about that for the next competition. Thanks for the idea

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    Well mine is made but I dont like it so I may have to make another one

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Well mine is made but I dont like it so I may have to make another one
    If you really don't like it, you have enough time to turn a thousand or so You could always put it up for auction to those who don't have time to make their own, obviously you can't show it to them first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Well mine is made but I dont like it so I may have to make another one
    I used that excuse once for being late Woody
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    Sorry what I mean is clear May the best Person win it takes a person to qualify for the entry and the making. All in fun.

    Peter.
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