May 15, 2010

Team News: Canadian Banner Contest

The Oh Canada Team Blog needs a spiffy new banner. We need an image that captures the essence of the team: Canadian handmade goodness! So we’re going to invite all of our team members who create to make us a mascot for our blog. Vintage sellers are welcome to join in, too, with a distinctly Canadian vintage find.

Here’s how it works:

1. Create an item for your shop that features a distinctly Canadian image or pattern. Think beavers, dogwoods, maple leaves, red and white…you get the idea!

The deadline for listing your entries is June 15th. You may enter an item that is already in your shop. Voting will take place from June 17th to June 28th.

2. List the item in your shop, and include the tag “OhCanadaTeam BBC”. This will allow us to locate your entry for the voting process, and can be removed when the contest closes.

In the description, let us know what inspired your Canadian creation. Include a paragraph in your listing about the Oh Canada Team banner contest, with a link to our blog and the voting dates. This can also be removed after the contest closes.

3. Upload one image of your item to the Oh Canada Team Flickr Group, with the tag “OhCanadaTeam BBC”.

Your main image should have a neutral background - light for light items and dark for dark items. This will help ensure that our blog title will be legible if your item is chosen for the banner.

Your image should be at least 1000 pixels wide so that there is plenty of room to shape a suitable banner from the picture.

Once the entries are complete, everyone will get a chance to vote for their favorite items and pictures here on the team blog, from June 17th to June 28th.

The items with the top 4 votes will be featured in the Oh Canada Team blog banner, and the shop’s Etsy Mini will be displayed in the sidebar. The banners and featured shops will rotate every 2 months.

If you have any questions or comments about the Oh Canada Banner Contest, visit the threads in the team Flickr group discussion and Oh Canada Yahoo Forum where we can chat about the challenge.

Good luck and happy crafting!

Etsy Picks: Canadian Pride
Canadian Pride by Tres Belle Knits

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team



5 comments:

bstudio said...

Great idea! I look forward to participating and seeing all the entries!

Littlebearsmom said...

Glad to have a challenge to work towards! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with :)

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Love this idea....look forward to all the great enteries!

ennadoolf said...

What a fun idea!

The Back Yard Bear said...

What a great challenge!

On another note...I've just started blogging. Its all new to me but I wanted to share what I love to do.

Check out my blog and tell me what you think!

http://thebackyardbear.blogspot.com/

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