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    July 2016 Competition

    Okay, that time is here again the July 2016 Competition which is for a Closed End Pen. One end or both, kit or kitless it's your choice. Start Date: 1st. July 2016

    This Competition should sort the men from the boys and not to be sexist the women from the girls.

    The prize on offer for this competition is to be one of Aussieburls box of Pen Blank Shorts delivered to you directly. I have one of these boxes and there are some incredible burr blanks so get your thinking caps on and your design pencils out and get to it, you know that time will run away if you procrastinate. Good luck

    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, that is Closed End, one end or both, kit or kitless it's your choice.

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

    I will upload all the images on the 1st. August 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 and you can submit up to 3 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. July 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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    Cant wait I have a dream.

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    Okay, the July Competition has started and if you have not begun your pen/pencil then you have the perfect opportunity, as it is the weekend tomorrow.

    If you don't know how to make a closed end pen, there is a tutorial in the Tutorials or you could ask on the forum for other links. It is not difficult and even if you are a beginner you will be able to make one, only those without faith in themselves will not bother.

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    Heaps of bother so far enjoying it though.

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    The weekend is here and you should all be in the workshop developing your pen/pencil for the competition. If you are new to the Forums, you need to make 25 posts by the 31st. July, so make your pen and get posting it won't take long to get 25 posts especially if you introduce yourself and ask a few questions.

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    Bugger I am too faR FROM MY SHED.

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    I like the subtle additions to the rules from time to time. I also have seen many winners in pens being made lately that conform so well. Should be an outstanding competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penpal View Post
    I like the subtle additions to the rules from time to time..

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    What changes?

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    Got to cut the grass and put a gazebo up LOL excuses excuses well I thought I'd get the compo of to a good start

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Got to cut the grass and put a gazebo up LOL excuses excuses well I thought I'd get the compo of to a good start
    Is that a hint you are using grass in your pen.

    COOPER 01/08/1998-31/01/2012

     
     

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