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    September 2016 Competition

    The day has dawned and the September Competition is underway, so dust off your thinking cap, tools and materials and get to it.

    The theme is a working pen/pencil made into something that has a function not related to the pen/pencil itself or made to look like something else other than a pen/pencil.

    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.

    The competition will end on 30th. Sept 2016 which means I must have your photos before midnight on the 30th. Sept 2016. If I get them even 1 minute into Oct. 1st. 2016 then your entry will not be included in the competition.

    I will upload all the images on the 1st. October 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 Prize

    A Choice of 40.00 to your paypal account or these Blanks

    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 30th. Sept 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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    Under way as we speak

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    In the last competition the voting was by PM and it worked quite well so I will keep it that way for this competition also, just to give Jim time to get back on his feet.

    Also I have been toying with the idea of multiple votes from each member, so that you can nominate up to 3 pens/pencils. If you PM me your nominations so that the numbers appear in the subject line i.e. something like No. 2 / No. 5 / No. 12 then I can collate them all. The way I foresee it is that the total votes for each numbered pen/pencil will be added together and the one with the highest count is the winner, does anyone see any problems with that approach? Please discuss it to iron out any potential problems and then a decision can be made.

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    So if from the above example, if most chose No.5 as there second choice and were split on there first choice then No.5 would win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macaronytony View Post
    So if from the above example, if most chose No.5 as there second choice and were split on there first choice then No.5 would win?

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    In that example yes. I have no idea how to do it differently unless we stick to only 1 vote each, but if you had 3 votes not 1st. 2nd. and 3rd. just the 3 pens you would pick as a winner then it would still be a good vote as there would be more nominations. If you have any suggestions throw them in.

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    Leave it where it is any changes now would seem after the commence creating uncertainty,that way it gives continuity. by the way even on the IAP with their huge membership participation is minimal. With such a wide open comp there is such room for unusual entries.

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    24 days left in the competition and I have received the first creation, I am so looking forward to this competition there will be some great entries.

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    Too far from my shed.

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    There's just 3 weeks left for you to get your competition pen in.

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    Spoke to Mark about it he is not back home until next month.

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