Registration for the April, May and June challenges will open Monday, April 3. Click HERE to sign up to be notified as soon it opens.
NEW for April, May and June:
These three challenges will be divided into two brand new categories: JURIED and VOTED. Winners in the voted category will be chosen by the votes of the members of the Club that month. Winners in the juried category will be chosen by a panel of five jury members, one of whom will be the sponsor of that category. The other four jury members will be Tatiana Serko of Creative Soap by Steso, Jelena Vasiljeva of Soap Techniques, Kenna Cote of Modern Soapmaking, and myself.
April Challenge – Rustic Soaps & Packaging – Difficulty Level Moderate
Create beautiful rustic looking soaps with minimal packaging for this challenge. The video tutorial will show you how to do hot process in a microwave as well as how to rebatch in a crockpot.
Prizes for the juried category, sponsored by Symphony Scents:
Grand prize: $100 gift certificate
2nd place: $75 gift certificate
3rd place: $50 gift certificate
(No sponsor’s choice prize will be awarded in this category since our sponsor will help determine the top three prize winners.)
Prizes for the voted category, sponsored by Rustic Escentuals:
Grand prize: $100 gift certificate, plus 6 1-oz. fragrance & 6 mica samples
2nd place: $75 gift certificate, plus 6 1-oz. fragrance & 6 mica samples
3rd place: $50 gift certificate, plus 6 1-oz. fragrance & 6 mica samples
Sponsor’s Choice: 6 1-oz. fragrance & 6 mica samples
Supplies Needed: Basic soapmaking supplies and natural packaging supplies. Optional: Microwave and/or crockpot.
Deadlines: Registration Apr 3-10, blind link-up* Apr 10-19, visual link-up** Apr 19-22, voting (voted category only) Apr 23-26, winners announced Apr 27
May Challenge – Soap Dough Techniques – Difficulty Level Moderate
(inspired by B. Iyata of Sorcery Soap)
Deadlines: Registration May 1-8, blind link-up* May 8-17, visual link-up** May 17-20, voting (voted category only) May 21-24, winners announced May 25
June Challenge – Ombre Soap – Difficulty Level Moderate/Advanced
Deadlines: Registration May 29-Jun 5, blind link-up* Jun 5-14, visual link-up** Jun 14-17, voting Jun 18-21, winners announced Jun 22
Even if you don’t end up participating, you will still receive the tutorials – and you still get to vote in the voted category!
*blind link-up = you can submit your entry, but you won’t be able to see it or any of the other entries.
**visual link-up = the entries will be visible in the order they were submitted, and you will be able to see your entry as soon as you submit it.