Bead Expo Competition and Exhibition categories
The annual November 2018 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 - 9th to 11th November 2018

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 2018 - REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Friday 5th October 2018 

Upcoming events

    • 01 Jul 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • 05 Oct 2018
    • 11:59 PM
    • Melbourne Bead Expo 2018
    Register

    Showcase 2018 - "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 Sunday 1st July 2018  

    Closing date Friday 5th October 2018

       

    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 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 5th October 2018.  Registered entries may be delivered in person at the BSV Melbourne Meeting on Sunday 7th October, 2018.
    • Posted items must reach the BSV Post Office box by Friday, 5th October 2018.  PO BOX 5312, PINEWOOD, VIC 3149
    •  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.
    • Items cannot be collected at the Expo this is so we can check and confirm pieces have been photographed.  They must either be returned by mail or collected at the BSV Melbourne meeting at Carnegie.  This is also to reduce the risk of items being misplaced. 
    • The Melbourne meeting this year at Carnegie is on the 9th December 2018. Any item not collected at the Melbourne Meeting on 9th December 2018 will be returned COD.
    • Members are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the BSV. 

                   

    • 01 Jul 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • 05 Oct 2018
    • 11:59 PM
    • Melbourne Bead Expo 2018
    • 100
    Register

    2018 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 Sunday 1st July 2018  

    Closing date Friday 5th October 2018

       

    Limit of three entries per member. 


     

    All entries will be on display at the 2018 Melbourne Bead Expo and the winners announced at an Expo presentation at the end of the day on the Friday 9th November 2018. 

     

    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 2017.  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 in two (2) sections:


    Judged by Elly Feldman (founding member of the BSV)

    Prize $300

    Elly Feldman Perpetual Trophy,

    Hand crafted bead by Wendy Bergamin

    Award Certificate


    Independently Judged

    First Prize:  $250

    Second Prize: $150

    Third Prize: $75

     

    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 5th October 2018.  
    • Registered entries may be delivered in person at the BSV Melbourne Branch Meeting on Sunday 7th October, 2018.
    • Posted items must reach the BSV P.O. BOX 5312, PINEWOOD, VIC 3149 by Friday, 5th October 2018.  
    • 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 9th December 2018. Any item not collected at the Melbourne Branch Meeting on Sunday 9th December 2018 will be returned COD.
    • Members are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the BSV.
    • 01 Jul 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • 05 Oct 2018
    • 11:59 PM
    • Melbourne Bead Expo 2017
    • 50
    Register

    Showcase 2018 - Individual Handmade Bead Competition

     

    "Love is in the air" is the competition theme this year

    First prize - $150

    Registrations open Sunday 1st July 2018  

    Closing date Friday 5th October 2018

     

    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 2017 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 5th October 2018.  Entries may be delivered in person at the BSV at the Melbourne Branch Meeting on Sunday 7th October, 2018.
    • Posted items must reach the BSV P.O. BOX 5312, PINEWOOD, VIC 3149 by Friday, 5th October 2018.
    • 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 9th December 2018 Any item not collected at the Melbourne Branch Meeting on 9th December 2018 will be returned COD.
    • Members are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the BSV
    • 01 Jul 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • 05 Oct 2018
    • 11:59 PM
    • Melbourne Bead Expo 2017
    Register

    Showcase 2018 - 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 Members' Originals sections of the Showcase.  It is only open until 11.59 pm on 5th October 2018. Please read all conditions of entry before registering.  Thank you.


    Registrations open Sunday 1st July 2018  

    Closing date Friday 5th October 2018

     
    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 5th October 2018.  
    • Registered entries may be delivered in person at the BSV Melbourne Branch Meeting on Sunday 7th October, 2018.
    • Posted items must reach the BSV, P.O BOX 5312 PINEWOOD, VIC 3149 by Friday, 5th October 2018
    • 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 9th December 2018.  Any unsold item not collected at the Melbourne Branch Meeting on 9th December 2018 will be returned COD.
    • Members are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the B.S.V.

        

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