Soap Challenge Club

learn. make. share. repeat.

Registration is currently closed.

It will re-open for the June through August challenges on Monday, May 30.  Registration fee for one month is $14.95, or $40.50 for all three.  Sign up to be notified as soon as it opens HERE.

May – Oasis Swirl (Intermediate)

Our guest teacher for May is Edgar Kameraki.  He is teaching a new technique that he developed called the Oasis Swirl!  This is the soap he made for the tutorial.  (The video is in Spanish with English subtitles.)  We have a new sponsor: Micas and More!  Stephanie has an amazing collection of soap colorants, fragrance oils, and my favorite spoonulas.

Micas and More will be providing the following prizes for both competitive categories:

Grand Prize: $50 gift certificate
2nd Place: $35 gift certificate
3rd Place: $25 gift certificate
Sponsor’s Choice: $20 gift certificate

They will also choose a Sponsor’s Choice winner from the bonus category!

Deadlines: Registration May 2-9, *entry forms open May 17-24, voting May 25-28, winners announced May 29.

June – Wood Grain (Beginner)

We will be doing Wood Grain techniques for June! It’s been six years since we’ve done this design in the Challenge Club, and I’m excited to bring it back!  Custom Craft Tools is returning as our sponsor with the following generous prizes for both competitive categories:

Grand Prize: $150 gift certificate
2nd Place: $100 gift certificate
3rd Place: $75 gift certificate
Sponsor’s Choice: $125 gift certificate

They will also choose a Sponsor’s Choice winner from the bonus category!

Deadlines: Registration May 30-June 6, *entry forms open June 14-21, voting June 22-25, winners announced June 26.

July – Ruffles (Intermediate)

Our guest teacher for the July challenge is Whitney Schneider of Cheeky Goat Soapery in Florida!  She will be sharing how to make her fabulous ruffle technique that she came up with for the July 2021 Abstract Art challenge and won 2nd place! ⁠ ⁠We have a new sponsor: Farmer’s Defense.  They create amazing protective sleeves that are comfortable and stylish.  They are providing the following gift certificates to their site PLUS custom Soap Challenge Club sleeves to our winners!  (This will be a COMPLETELY blind challenge – no names attached to entries)

Grand Prize: $75 gift certificate
2nd Place: $50 gift certificate
3rd Place: $25 gift certificate
Sponsor’s Choice: $25 gift certificate

They will also choose a Sponsor’s Choice winner from the bonus category!

Deadlines: Registration July 4-11, **entry forms open July 19-26, voting July 27-30, winners announced July 31.

August – Modified Peacock Swirls (Intermediate)

For August, we are doing Modified Peacock Swirls!  Believe it or not, peacock swirls were the very first technique that the Soap Challenge Club started with in June 2013. As you might imagine, processes have evolved quite a bit since that time! This is an example of a modified version that I created. Our sponsor for August is Making Soap Magazine, inspiring soapmakers since 1998 with original formulas, along with step-by-step instructions, full-color photos, tips and inspiration in each issue.

They will be providing the following prizes for both competitive categories:

Grand Prize: 3-year digital subscription to their publication
2nd Place: 2-year digital subscription
3rd Place: 1-year digital subscription
Sponsor’s Choice: 1-year digital subscription

They will also choose a Sponsor’s Choice winner from the bonus category!

Deadlines: Registration August 1-8, *entry forms open August 16-23, voting August 24-27, winners announced August 28.

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.

**this is a COMPLETELY blind challenge – no names attached to entries, and no one will be able to post anything about their soaps anywhere on the internet until after the winners are announced.