Soap Challenge Club

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Registration for the June challenge is now closed.

It will re-open for the July and August challenges on Monday, July 5.  Sign up for  notifications HERE.

June – Hybrid Stained Glass Designs – Intermediate

Hybrid Stained Glass soap by Sharon Czekala

Our guest teacher for the June challenge is Sharon Czekala of Great Lakes Natural Soap Company.   She will demonstrate how to make custom stained glass style soaps with cold process and melt and pour soap base!  You will need a slab or tray style mold for this challenge also and some crystal clear melt and pour,  which is available from our sponsor, Voyageur Soap and Candle Co.  (Handcrafted transparent soap will also be allowed.)  They 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 give out an additional $20 gift certificate to the winner of the Sponsor’s Choice in the non-competitive bonus category.

Deadlines: Registration May 31-June 7, blind* entry forms open June 7-22, voting June 23-26, winners announced June 27

July – Abstract Art Designs – All skill levels

Abstract Art soap by Amy Warden

The July challenge is inspired by palette knife art designs, which yield a beautiful array of textured results.  This will be a truly blind challenge – no names attached to the entries during voting, and no posting anything about your entry anywhere on the internet until the winners are announced!  The two competitive categories will be “synthetic” and “natural.”  You choose your category based on the ingredients you use to color and scent your soap.  Japan Design Soap Association will sponsor the synthetic category.  They offer a wide array of beautiful micas! Soap Stamps for You will sponsor the natural category.  They specialize in soap stamps and other soap related tools.  Each sponsor will provide the following gift certificate prizes for their category:

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

Each sponsor will also give out an additional $20 gift certificate to a winner of the Sponsor’s Choice in the non-competitive bonus category (total of 2 winners).

Deadlines: Registration July 5-12, completely blind* entry forms open July 12-27, voting July 28-31, winners announced August 1

August – Sqwiggle Pour – Intermediate

Sqwiggle Pour soap by Lisa Cunningham

Our guest teacher for the August challenge is Lisa Cunningham of I Dream in Soap.  She will be sharing how to make beautiful designs with this technique she has been working on!  You will need squeeze bottles for this challenge.  Wide mouth bottles like these are easy to clean out.

The sponsor for this challenge will be confirmed soon!

Deadlines: Registration August 2-9, blind* entry forms open August 9-24, voting August 25-28, winners announced August 29

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 until after the submission deadline.

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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