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The 2nd Annual BT Puppet Building Contest

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by Buck-Beaver, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    ...it's baaack!

    Yup, it's time for the 2nd Annual BT Community Puppet Building Contest. This grew out of discussions here in the MC Forum last year and it's hosted over at my site because, well, I got stuck organizing it. It's alot of fun with people building puppets and sharing pictures and last year was a big success with about 12 twelve entries and 500 people viewing and voting for them. I wanted to get the ball rolling early this year in the hopes of a bigger than ever turn out.

    So in case you weren't around when this was happening last year, here's how it works:

    1. Build a puppet, or alternately go get a puppet that you built sometime during the last year.

    2. Take a few photos of it (try to make them nice and purdy, put your puppet in silly/zany/funny poses!)

    3. Email two or more photos to me at contest@bear-town.com before October 8th.

    4. Vote for your favourites at http://forum.bear-town.com October 9-22.

    The winner of the contest (the one who gets the most votes) gets a small prize package of Puppet Building Stuff (I don't have the complete list of prizes finalized yet - but it will be worth $200 US or more).

    Also, though they don't know it yet, the puppeteers and builders who help me do my web series Bear Town will be judging the entries independently and awarding an especially spiffy "Mystery Prize" to someone. We're not going to tell anyone what our judging is based on, but it's fair to say that the less Muppet-like it is better!

    The puppet you enter can be any style (hand rod, marionette, sock puppet, etc.) but it must be original. For legal reasons no Muppet replicas or puppets based on famous charcters will be accepted (sorry!!).

    You have to be registered at my forum (http://forum.bear-town.com) to enter or participate, but it's easy and painless to sign up.

    Full details are available at http://www.bear-town.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=101

    *Oh, those of you who entered last year may recall that I promised everyone who entered a Bear Town T-Shirt once they are available. I haven't forgotten and I'm happy to report that after umpteen delays my online store is going up later this week so I'll email everyone involved instructions to get their free shirt. Thanks for your infinate paitience! :)
  2. Puppetplanet

    Puppetplanet Well-Known Member

    I don't know about you guys, but I'm in it for the T-shirt! :excited: :p

    Can't wait.... but can't beleive it's already been a year! Wow! :eek: Hey Buck, if you have a button then go ahead and e-mail it to me and I'll put it up on my "Build Your Own Page" to help advertise the contest.
  3. PaulyPuppets

    PaulyPuppets Well-Known Member

    Are puppets, whose mouths are "er,...sloppy" allowed, Buck?
  4. puppetpackpepe

    puppetpackpepe Well-Known Member

    your puppets mouth's aren't sloppy! they're just square. I love the paintball game box inside my puppets mouth ;)

    Im entering my first puppet. It stinks, but it may get somewhere. :p

    vote for "Mr. Brimley" everybody!
  5. PaulyPuppets

    PaulyPuppets Well-Known Member

    LOL. Thanks, Cody. I'm just kidding with BUCKY anyway.

    Square mouth made by a square dude like me. ...Pauly :)
  6. thatonekid

    thatonekid Active Member

    is there an age limit? :confused:
  7. ToasterBoy

    ToasterBoy Well-Known Member

    Is there a limit on the number of puppets we can enter? I built two in the past year.


  8. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Not in any practical sense, although legally if you live in a state or country that prohibits people under the age of majority from entering a contest you would be disqualified but since this is a judged contest and not a random draw thing I can't think of a place in North America where that is the case.

    Except, oh, maybe Nebraska. :p (kidding!)

    Nope, although in theory the more entries you have the more you're splitting the number of potential votes you can get. Last year someone else I think technically had as many or more votes than Ryan, but they were split between two different entries. I personally would suggest not submitting more than two.
  9. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Just to clarify because there was some confusion on the Bear Town forum, the T-shirt thing is something from last year. After the contest I indicated I wanted to send those who participated (last year) shirts as a thank you, but it was delayed because it took forever to get my web store up and running.

    Unfortunately it would be very, very expense to do that again this year, much as I'd like to. If there are just 20 entries it would be cost me over $500 to send out shirts :eek: so it's just not possible.
  10. Puppetplanet

    Puppetplanet Well-Known Member

    Okay, thats it! I'm not playin! :mad:

    Just kidding Buck..... just kidding. :D I like the idea of submitting more than one photo of our puppets in real life situations, it makes viewing all the entries even more fun! Terry Angus is so good at telling a story with photos, I always enjoy his Ebay auctions and the personality he reveals in the description.

    So, YAY! Can't wait to see what people come up with!

  11. Beebers

    Beebers Well-Known Member

    Utah. Isn't everything illegal in Utah?? JUST KIDDING lol.

  12. ToasterBoy

    ToasterBoy Well-Known Member

    I sent in my entry and it bounced back. Here's the headers just so you know:

    Delivery failed 1 attempts: beartown@bear-town.com

    Original message follows.

    Received: from pintail.mail.pas.earthlink.net [] by dpmail14.doteasy.com with ESMTP
    (SMTPD32-8.05) id A33733FB00AA; Sat, 28 Aug 2004 10:39:03 -0700
    Received: from h-67-101-175-62.lsanca54.dynamic.covad.net ([] helo=[])
    by pintail.mail.pas.earthlink.net with esmtp (Exim 3.33 #1)
    id 1C16sz-0002Dj-00
    for contest@bear-town.com; Sat, 28 Aug 2004 10:21:05 -0700
    Mime-Version: 1.0 (Apple Message framework v619)
    To: contest@bear-town.com
    Message-Id: <AEFAA5BC-F916-11D8-9391-000A956CA4F6@throwingtoasters.com>
    Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary=Apple-Mail-3--557633879
    From: Throwing Toasters <grant@throwingtoasters.com>
    Subject: Contest Entry
    Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 10:21:22 -0700
    X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.619)

  13. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...that's odd. I just tested contest@bear-town.com and it seems to be working properly. Can you try resending? If it fails again message me privately and I'll figure something out.
  14. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Just to let everyone know, the deadline for the contest has been extended two weeks to October 22nd.
  15. Puppetplanet

    Puppetplanet Well-Known Member

    Thank Goodness! :excited:

    I'm still not finished with the one I was going to enter..... darn customers. ;)
  16. leliebel

    leliebel Well-Known Member

    yay since I hadn't notice this topic before I can still enter! :D
  17. BorkBork

    BorkBork Well-Known Member

    Ooooh....extended? Cool! Then i can enter!!! Yaaay...
  18. robinthecrow

    robinthecrow Well-Known Member

    Oooh give me chance to enter as well! YAY!
  19. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Just a reminder to everyone that the contest closes tomorrow night at midnight (eastern time) so if you're sending something in you've got about 36 hours left!
  20. Iokitek

    Iokitek Well-Known Member

    Too early for me :( I'm not done yet. Oh well... Good luck to everyone else!

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