Bead Expo Competition and Exhibition categories
The annual November 2017 Melbourne Bead Expo is on again, run by the Bead Society of Victoria - lock in the dates we would love to see you all there.

Melbourne Bead Expo - 10th to 12th November 2017

Members are able to enter each of the following categories, all the judged competitions with fabulous monetary prizes awarded.

 

Over the years the Bead Society has received many positive comments on the skills and creativity of our members in all mediums. Whether you are just beginning to develop your skill or are more advanced, the showcase is open to all levels.  We encourage all members to register and be proud of their efforts on display.

 

Details and conditions for each category are available through their individual event sections below.

 

There is no charge for registering, however this must be done if you wish to enter. After filling in all your entry details and reviewing them, you must then click on INVOICE ME, but DO NOT try to pay the actual invoice. 

 

The invoice produced is simply to create a registration number for each item entered and to streamline the process for entrants and the administrators of each event. Attach this information or note this invoice number on each entry.

If you haven't done this before see these Step by Step instructions on how to register in the Members' Exhibition.  

Each event may have slightly different details, but the process is basically the same.


Please ensure that you read and observe all the regulations for each event to ensure your creative efforts receive the best possible recognition.  


REGISTRATIONS OPEN: Friday 1st July 2017 - REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Friday 6th October 2017 

Upcoming events

    • 01 Jul 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • 06 Oct 2017
    • 11:59 PM
    • Melbourne Bead Expo 2017

    Showcase 2017 - Want it, Take it


     

    This section is ONLY for use by members who have already submitted at least one entry to one or all of the four Members' Originals sections of the Showcase.  It is only open until 11.59 pm on 6th October 2017. Please read all conditions of entry before registering.  Thank you.


    Registrations open Saturday 1st July 2017  

    Closing date Friday 6th October 2017

     
    Do you like making small jewellery pieces? If you want to sell some of your work to raise money for more beads, then this section is for you.     
    • The ‘Want it, take it’ sale booth will have members work available for purchase and immediate take away.  
    • Suggestions include rings, bracelets and strung necklaces.
    • All items offered for sale must be original designs.
    • A maximum price limit of $100.00 applies, with a 10% commission retained by the BSV to help cover administration costs.  
    • Members may enter a total of five pieces only for sale. 

    Proceeds from sales will be forwarded as soon as practicable after the close of the Bead Expo.

     

    The technical stuff:

    • Entry to any of the six Showcase categories is for financial members of the BSV only.
    • Registering: Follow the prompts to register. On the Review and Confirm page, tick the Invoice me option to ensure an invoice is emailed to you. DO NOT pay this invoice, we will settle it for you.
    • Please use the invoice number listed on your first Invoice email as the identification number of your exhibit. Ensure that this number appears on all packaging as well as tagged on your entry along with your name and address.
    • Registration of entries must be completed online by Friday 6th October 2017.  
    • Registered entries are to be delivered in person at the BSV Melbourne Branch Meeting on Sunday 8th October, 2017.
    • Posted items must reach the Post Office box by Friday, 6th October 2017. If you wish your items to be posted back, you MUST INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED PRE-PAID POST PACK.
    • Each item should be properly packaged to avoid damage.  We cannot accept any loose items at the meeting. See tips on Packaging your Entries.
    • No unsold items will be available for collection at the Expo.  They must either be returned by mail or collected at a Melbourne BSV meeting. 
    • There will be a Melbourne meeting this year at Carnegie on 10th December 2017.  Any unsold item not collected at the Melbourne Branch Meeting on 10th December 2017 will be returned COD.
    • Members are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the B.S.V.
    • 01 Jul 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • 06 Oct 2017
    • 11:59 PM
    • Melbourne Bead Expo 2017

    Showcase 2017 - "Inspired By"

     

    The "Inspired By" Section gives everyone a chance to display their creative BSV work. This includes any beading, wire, metal, or Polymer work produced during the year.

     

    Registrations open Saturday 1st July 2017  

    Closing date Friday 6th October 2017

       

    Members are encouraged to display projects that they have made from kits, books, magazines or downloaded from the internet. Examples could also include pieces taught in workshops at the Expo, Retreat or with International tutors. This is a great opportunity to show off your technical skills. These pieces cannot be offered for sale, as the member does not own the copyright.

     

    A limit of three entries per member will be accepted. 

      

    Names of members who enter this section will be entered into a draw for a prize to be announced at the Bead Expo.     

     

    The technical stuff:

    • Entry to any of the six Showcase categories is for financial members of the BSV only.
    • Registering: Follow the prompts to register. On the Review and Confirm page, tick the Invoice me option to ensure an invoice is emailed to you. DO NOT pay this invoice, we will settle it for you.
    • Please use the invoice number listed on your first Invoice email as the identification number of your exhibit. Ensure that this number appears on all packaging as well as tagged on your entry along with your name and address.
    • Collection of items will take place at the October Melbourne meeting.
    • Registration of entries must be completed online by Friday 6th October 2017.  Registered entries may be delivered in person at the BSV Melbourne Branch Meeting on Sunday 8th October, 2017.
    • Posted items must reach the Post Office box by Friday, 6th October 2017. If you wish your items to be posted back, you MUST INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED PRE-PAID POST PACK.
    • Each item should be properly packaged to avoid damage. WE WILL NOT accept any loose items at the meeting. See tips on Packaging your Entries.
    • No items will be available for collection at the Expo.  They must either be returned by mail or collected at the BSV Melbourne meeting at Carnegie.  This is to reduce the risk of items being misplaced. 
    • The Melbourne meeting this year at Carnegie is on the 10th December 2017. Any item not collected at the Melbourne Meeting on 10th December 2017 will be returned COD.
    • Members are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the BSV. 

                   

    • 01 Jul 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • 06 Oct 2017
    • 11:59 PM
    • Melbourne Bead Expo 2017
    • 93

    2017 Showcase - Members' Original Jewellery

     

    Entries in this section will be eligible for judging in the Elly Feldman Award. A perpetual trophy is awarded to the winner as well as beaded goodies.

     

    Registrations open Saturday 1st July 2017  

    Closing date Friday 6th October 2017

       

    Limit of three entries per member. 

    First Prize: $500, Elly Feldman Perpetual Trophy, and a hand crafted bead by Jan Cahill.

    Second Prize: $300, 

    Third Prize: $150.

     

    All entries will be on display at the 2017 Melbourne Bead Expo and the winners announced at an Expo presentation at the end of the day on the Friday 10th November 2017. 

     

    Consideration will be given to the following:

    • Wow factor – immediately catches the eye.
    • Colour and design – not obviously derivative of another artist’s work.
    • Quality of the finish, including secure clasp and no obvious loose threads.
    • Appropriateness of the design/wearability of jewellery pieces. 

    All entries in this section must be the member’s original work, made since the last Expo in 2016.  They can include any type of bead work, as long as it is an item of jewellery. Items which have appeared in other competitions, whether in Australia or overseas are not eligible. Posting of entry images on public media prior to the competition is not permitted. 

    Due to exhibition space limitations, dimensions of each piece must not exceed

    300 mm Height x 500 mm Width x 500 mm Depth.

    Each entry must fit onto a shelf 50 D x 50 W cm.  

     

    Members may offer these pieces for sale at any price (the BSV will apply a 10% commission).  

      

    Judging the competition:

    This competition is judged by Elly Feldman as an original founding member of the BSV.

     

    The technical stuff:

    • Entry to any of the six Showcase categories is for financial members of the BSV only.
    • Registering: Follow the prompts to register. On the Review and Confirm page, tick the Invoice me option to ensure an invoice is emailed to you. DO NOT pay this invoice, we will settle it for you.
    • Please use your original invoice number received in an email as the identification number of your exhibit. Ensure that this number appears on all packaging as well as tagged on your exhibit.
    • Registration of entries must be completed online by Friday 6th October 2017.  
    • Registered entries may be delivered in person at the BSV Melbourne Branch Meeting on Sunday 8th October, 2017.
    • Posted items must reach the Post Office box by Friday, 6th October 2017.  If you wish your items to be posted back, you MUST INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED PRE-PAID POST PACK.
    • Please ensure that each item is clearly labelled with your name and price if applicable and properly packaged to avoid damage (Please label your packaging with your name and address). 
    • WE WILL NOT accept any loose items at the meeting. See tips on Packaging your Entries.
    • No items will be available for collection at the Expo.  They must either be returned by mail or collected at the Melbourne BSV meeting.  This is to reduce the risk of items being misplaced. 
    • There will be a Melbourne meeting this year at Carnegie on 10th December 2017. Any item not collected at the Melbourne Branch Meeting on Sunday 10th December 2017 will be returned COD.
    • Members are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the BSV.
    • 01 Jul 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • 06 Oct 2017
    • 11:59 PM
    • Melbourne Bead Expo 2017
    • 50

    Showcase 2017 - Members' Original Non Jewellery 

     

    A prize of $300 will be awarded to the winning entry


    All entries will be on display at the 2017 Melbourne Bead Expo and the winners announced at an Expo presentation at the end of the day, Friday 10th November 2017. 

     

    Registrations open Saturday 1st July 2017  

    Closing date Friday 6th October 2017

     

    All entries in this section must be the member’s original work, made since the last Expo in 2016.  Entries may include any type of non-jewellery bead related item using, but not made exclusively from wirework, polymer clay, PMC or handmade glass beads.

    Items which have appeared in other competitions, whether in Australia or overseas are not eligible. Posting of entry images on public media prior to the competition is not permitted.

    “Members’ Originals – Non Jewellery” section, objects must be beautifully finished and show attention to detail as well as an interesting and eye catching design, excellent use of colour and originality. 

    •  Members may offer these pieces for sale at any price (the BSV will apply a 10% commission). 
    •  Buyers will have their purchase mailed to them after the Expo.
    •  A limit of three entries per member will be accepted.
    •  Due to exhibition space limitations, dimensions of each piece must not exceed 300 mm Height x 500mm Width x 500mm Depth

    The technical stuff:

    • Entry to any of the six Showcase categories is for financial members of the BSV only.
    • Registering: Follow the prompts to register. On the Review and Confirm page, tick the Invoice me option to ensure an invoice is emailed to you. DO NOT pay this invoice, we will settle it for you.
    • Please use the invoice number listed on your first Invoice email as the identification number of your exhibit. Ensure that this invoice number appears on all packaging, as well as tagged on your entry.
    • Please note no entry is to have a name identifying the artist of the piece.  INVOICE NUMBER ONLY.
    • Registration of entries must be completed online by Friday 6th October 2017.  Registered entries may be delivered in person at the BSV Melbourne Branch Meeting on Sunday 8th October, 2017.
    • Posted items must reach the Post Office box by Friday, 6th October 2017. If you wish your items to be posted back, you MUST INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED PRE-PAID POST PACK.
    • Each item should be properly packaged to avoid damage.  WE WILL NOT accept any loose items at the meeting. See tips on Packaging your Entries.
    • No items will be available for collection at the Expo.  They must either be returned by mail or collected at the BSV Melbourne meeting.  Exhibitors must specify which they prefer.  This is to reduce the risk of items being misplaced. 
    • There will also be a Melbourne meeting this year at Carnegie on 10th December 2017. Any item not collected at the Melbourne Branch Meeting on 10th December 2017 will be returned COD.
    • Members are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the BSV.
    • 01 Jul 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • 06 Oct 2017
    • 11:59 PM
    • Melbourne Bead Expo 2017
    • 50

    Showcase 2017 - Individual Handmade Bead Competition

     

    "Summer Dreaming" is the competition theme this year

    First prize - $300

    Registrations open Saturday 1st July 2017  

    Closing date Friday 6th October 2017

     

    Entries must be identifiable as beads, with the ability to be strung using a hole that is integral in their design. Cabochons will not be accepted, even if adapted for stringing. Each bead must be no larger than 8 cm in any dimension. The beads must be the member’s original design and work, made since the 2016 Expo.

     

    Items which have appeared in other competitions, whether in Australia or overseas are not eligible. Posting of entry images on public media prior to the competition is not permitted.

     

    The beads can be in any one or combination of media, for example glass, metal, polymer clay, felt, clay, wood, beaded etc.

    Judging will be by an independent judge who will focus on design appeal and effective interpretation of the theme, rather than technical excellence alone.

    BSV glass bead makers are also invited to enter.

     

    The technical stuff:

    • Entry to any of the six Showcase categories is for financial members of the Bead Society of Victoria only.
    • Registering: Follow the prompts to register. On the Review and Confirm page, tick the Invoice me option to ensure an invoice is emailed to you. DO NOT pay this invoice, we will settle it for you.
    • Please use the invoice number listed on your first Invoice email as the identification number of your exhibit. Ensure that this invoice number appears on all packaging, as well as tagged on your entry.
    • Please note no entry is to have a name identifying the artist of the piece.  INVOICE NUMBER ONLY.
    • Registration of entries must be completed online by Friday 6th October 2017.  Entries may be delivered in person at the BSV at the Melbourne Branch Meeting on Sunday 8th October, 2017.
    • Posted items must reach the Post Office box by Friday, 6th October 2017. If you wish your items to be posted back, you MUST INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED PRE-PAID POST PACK.
    • Each item should be properly packaged to avoid damage.  We cannot accept any loose items at the meeting. See tips on Packaging your Entries.
    • No items will be available for collection at the Expo.  They must either be returned by mail or collected at the BSV Melbourne meeting.  Exhibitors must specify which they prefer.  This is to reduce the risk of items being misplaced. 
    • There will also be a Melbourne meeting this year at Carnegie on 10th December 2017 Any item not collected at the Melbourne Branch Meeting on 10th December 2017 will be returned COD.
    • Members are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the BSV
    • 01 Jul 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • 06 Oct 2017
    • 11:59 PM
    • Melbourne Bead Expo 2017
    • 50

    Showcase 2017 - Set of Five Non - Identical Handmade Beads

     

    “Australian Wildflowers" is this year's competition theme

    First prize - $300


    Registrations open Saturday 1st July 2017  

    Closing date Friday 6th October 2017


    Entries must be identifiable as beads, with the ability to be strung using a hole that is integral in their design. Cabochons will not be accepted, even if adapted for stringing. Each bead must be no larger than 8 cm in any dimension. The beads must be the member’s original design and work, made since the 2016 Expo.

     

    Items which have appeared in other competitions, whether in Australia or overseas are not eligible. Posting of entry images on public media prior to the competition is not permitted.

     

    The beads can be in any one or combination of media, for example glass, metal, polymer clay, felt, clay, wood, beaded etc. The non-identical beads can vary in media used if desired, but must have some unifying factor so that they are clearly a set. 

    Bead Society of Victoria Bead makers are invited to enter. 

     

    Judging will be by an independent judge who will focus on design appeal and effective interpretation of the theme, rather than technical excellence alone.

     

    The set of five non-identical beads should be numbered to show the order in which they are to be exhibited if this is important to you. They could be strung on a temporary thread, placed in numbered packets, or have an easily removable label on each one. They will be exhibited unstrung and unnumbered.

     

    The technical stuff:

    • Entry to this Showcase category is for financial members of the BSV only.
    • Registering: Follow the prompts to register. On the Review and Confirm page, tick the Invoice me option to ensure an invoice is emailed to you. DO NOT pay this invoice, we will settle it for you.
    • Please use the invoice number listed on your first Invoice email as the identification number of your exhibit. Ensure that this invoice number appears on all packaging, as well as tagged on your entry.
    • Please note no entry is to have a name identifying the artist of the piece.  INVOICE NUMBER ONLY.
    • Registration of entries must be completed online by Friday 6th October 2017.  Registered entries may then be delivered in person at the BSV Melbourne Branch Meeting on Sunday 8th October, 2017.
    • Posted items must reach the Post Office box by Friday, 6th October 2017. If you wish your items to be posted back, you MUST INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED PRE-PAID POST PACK.
    • Each item should be properly packaged to avoid damage.  We cannot accept any loose items at the meeting. See tips on Packaging your Entries.
    • No items will be available for collection at the Expo. They must either be returned by mail or collected at the BSV Melbourne meeting. Exhibitors must specify which they prefer. This is to reduce the risk of items being misplaced. 
    • There will also be a Melbourne meeting this year at Carnegie on 10th December 2017. Any item not collected at the Melbourne Branch Meeting on 10th December 2017 will be returned COD.
    • Members are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the B.S.V.

 

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