Registration Now Open until Monday, November 1st at 2pm CDT!
Register for November only for $12.95 or both November and December for $22. First time members, start by creating an account. Returning members can log in to purchase. Once paid, just look inside the Members Only section for immediate access to the tutorial!
November – Mantra Swirls – Intermediate
Mantra Swirl soap example by Amy Warden
For the November challenge, we will be doing Mantra swirls! This was the second challenge we did in July 2013. We also did the Mantra Marbles in August 2015, so it’s time to bring them back!
We have a brand new sponsor for the November challenge: Artisan Master Label. They offer label design services for all types of artisans! They will be providing the following prizes for the Mantra and Mantra Marble categories:
Grand Prize: Design service “with multiple designs and 100 labels included” ($100 value)
Second Place: Design service “with multiple designs” ($85 value)
Third Place: Design service for one design ($35 value)
Sponsor’s Choice: Design service for one design ($35 value)
They will give out an additional design service for one design ($35 value) to the winner of the Sponsor’s Choice award in the non-competitive bonus category.
Deadlines: Registration October 25 – November 1, blind* entry forms open November 1-16, voting November 17-20, winners announced November 21
December – Inspiration Photo Challenge – All Levels
For the December challenge, I will provide the inspiration photo that everyone will use to make their soaps inside the tutorial. This will be a completely BLIND challenge – no one will be able to post anything about their entries anywhere on the internet until after the winners are announced. There will be THREE competitive categories (no bonus category!) Beginner, Experienced, and *Winners* – anyone who has placed in the top three in the 2021 challenges from January through November will be invited to participate in the Winners category. Their registration fee for December will be refunded and there will be one overall winner who will receive free registration for all the challenges in 2022!
The sponsor for the Beginner and Experienced categories will be Majestic Mountain Sage! They will be providing the following prizes (and probably a few extras since they are known for playing Santa):
Grand Prize: $50 gift certificate
2nd Place: $35 gift certificate
3rd Place: $25 gift certificate
Sponsor’s Choice: $20 gift certificate
Deadlines: Registration November 29 – December 6, completely blind** entry forms open December 6-17 (4 days less than normal to get done before Christmas), voting December 18-21, winners announced December 22
Even if you don’t end up participating, you will still receive the tutorials – and you still get to vote in both categories!
*submissions are blind during the entire process so you won’t be able to see your entry or any of the other entries on the submission pages until after the submission deadline.
**no names will be attached to the entries during voting, and no one will be able to post anything about their entries anywhere on the internet until after the winners are announced
Registration fee includes:
- Instructional Videos
- Downloadable Written Instructions
- Enter Your Own Project to Qualify for Prizes
- Enter Your Soap in a Bonus Non-Competitive Category Just for Fun!
- Ability to Vote for the Winners
- Interact with Other Members and Receive Feedback
- Support via private Facebook community