Current Challenge

Registration is NOW CLOSED for the September challenge.  It will re-open for the October through December challenges on Monday, September 30.  Sign up HERE if you would like to be notified as soon as it opens.

September – Pipe Divider Swirl – Difficulty Intermediate

Pipe Divider Swirl by Amy Warden

The technique for September is the Pipe Divider Swirl, based on the technique created by Tania of Soapish. The equipment needed for this challenge is located HERE. Regular and advanced categories are sponsored by Rustic Escentuals with the following prizes in each category:

Grand Prize: $50 gift certificate
Second Place: $35 gift certificate
Third Place: $25 gift certificate
Sponsor’s Choice: $20 gift certificate

Deadlines: Registration September 2-9, submissions open September 9-22*, voting September 23-27, winners announced September 28.

October – Slanted Layers – Difficulty Beginner to Advanced

Example Chevron soap by guest teacher Hélène Glémet

In October, guest teacher Hélène Glémet of ChezHélène will show us how to create a chevron design for the advanced category, as well as other slanted designs for the regular category.  Both categories are sponsored by Muddy Soap Co with the following prizes in each category:

Grand Prize: $50 gift certificate
Second Place: $35 gift certificate
Third Place: $25 gift certificate
Sponsor’s Choice: $20 gift certificate

Deadlines: Registration Sept 30 – Oct 7, submissions open October 7-20*, voting October 21-25, winners announced October 26.

November – Soap Curl Designs – Difficulty Beginner to Intermediate

Example Soap Curl Designs by Amy Warden

November’s challenge is using soap curls for designs.  There will be a variety of ideas and techniques to help you master this skill.  The equipment need for this challenge is located HERE. The sponsor for November is Custom Craft Tools with the following generous prizes in each category:

Grand Prize: $100 gift certificate
Second Place: $75 gift certificate
Third Place: $50 gift certificate
Sponsor’s Choice: $100 gift certificate

Deadlines: Registration Oct 28 – Nov 4, submissions open November 4-17*, voting November 18-22, winners announced November 23.

December – Black Tie Affair – Difficulty Beginner to Advanced

Example Black Tie Affair soap by Amy Warden

For December, we will have a theme challenge called “Black Tie Affair” where you will create soaps that are just black and white with one accent color.  Majestic Mountain Sage is our sponsor with the following prizes in each category (and there will also be a few extra surprise gifts as well!):

Grand Prize: $50 gift certificate
Second Place: $35 gift certificate
Third Place: $25 gift certificate
Sponsor’s Choice: $20 gift certificate

Deadlines: Registration Nov 25 – Dec 2, submissions open December 2-15*, voting December 16-20, winners announced December 21.

Even if you don’t end up participating, you will still receive the tutorials – and you still get to vote in both categories!

*the link-up will be blind during the entire submission process! (You won’t be able to see any of the entries.)

One Month Registration $9.95

Soap Challenge Club Subscription

  • Access Instructional Videos
  • Review Written Instructions
  • Enter Your Own Project to Qualify for Prizes
  • Interact with Other Members and Receive Feedback

Three-Month Registration $24

Soap Challenge Club Subscription

  • Access Instructional Videos
  • Review Written Instructions
  • Enter Your Own Project to Qualify for Prizes
  • Interact with Other Members and Receive Feedback