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Announcement of Winners (2013 Taiwan Teddy Bear Creative Awards)


(A)迷你熊 A. Single miniature bear 創作者 Artist 國別 Nation
1st Place
Irene Goh 新加坡 Singapore
2nd Place
Natascha Sabo 德國 GERMANY
3rd Place
Emi Etchu
日本 JAPAN

(B)衣飾熊 B. Single dressed bear 入圍創作者 Artist 國別 Nation
1st Place
陳淑敏 台灣 TAIWAN
2nd Place
蕭薇庭 台灣 TAIWAN
3rd Place
Irene Goh 新加坡 Singapore

(C)裸熊 C. Single undressed bear 創作者 Artist 國別 Nation
1st Place
Linda Down 澳洲 AUSTRALIA
2nd Place
Liudmila Govorova 俄羅斯 Russia
3rd Place
蕭薇庭 台灣 TAIWAN

(D)組合熊 D. Tableaux, a group 創作者 Artist 國別 Nation
1st Place
崔永雋 台灣 TAIWAN
2nd Place
薛至宜 台灣 TAIWAN
3rd Place
邱俐絜 台灣 TAIWAN

(E)複合媒材熊 E. Mix materials 創作者 Artist 國別 Nation
1st Place
林育儀 台灣 TAIWAN
2nd Place
Inga Permyalvo 俄羅斯 Russia
3rd Place
楊忠穎 台灣 TAIWAN

(F)動物 F. Animal 創作者 Artist 國別 Nation
1st Place
范芷羚 台灣 TAIWAN
2nd Place
Esther Lee 新加坡 Singapore
3rd Place
Liudmila Govorova 俄羅斯 Russia


最佳人氣熊

創作者 Artist 國別 Nation
Best Popularity Award
崔永雋 台灣 TAIWAN




 

Competition for 2013 Taiwan Teddy Bear Creative Awards

 

CONTEST RULES
There are 6 categories for all participators to enter, as well as categories for overseas artists and manufactures. No artist's name/tag on any bear entered into the competition.
Process (1) Simply go to TWTBA web site at www.twtba.org.tw , and submit the Competition Entry Form within size 4x6 inches of 3 photos (Face, full frontal and back of bear). Or, use Email: service@twtba.org.tw / Email: lck@mweb.co.za , to send the entry form. Photos must be plain background and they will not be returned. All Competition Entry Form and PHOTOS must be received by October 15th, 2013.
Process (2) The TWTBA Int'l judges will rule in all disputes. The committee's final decision will be the final score for this competition. Nominees will be announced on Novermber 1st, 2013 at TWTBA web site and will be notified by E-mail or our overseas coordinator Ms. Lynette Kennedy.
Process (3) Three nominees in each category and three nominated bears will be exhibited at TWTBA web site in November 1~November 20th for public online voting.
Process (4) All nominee's teddy bears submit and viewing by the TWTBA Int'l judges for second time judging on December 1st, 2013. The winners will be announced at 4PM. (Note: public online voting in 10% and TWTBA Int'l Committee 90%).

The winners will be announced at a show on December 1st, 2013, and all the award-winning bears will be displayed in the next issue of the Taiwan Teddy Bear Association's web site and magazine "Bear Focus". We are well aware of the fact that joining a competition is a wonderful means to promote your work. Nominee's submitting teddy bears for the contest at the show must hand in all bear/s between 09:30AM~10:00AM (Sunday) (December 1st, 2013). The winners will be announced at 4PM.【Annex 2】Competition Entry Form.

Contest bear must be the original artist's own design and all fees, both for table display and competition are non-refundable. Artists agree that the TWTBA can use these photographs on TWTBA web site and TWTBA "Bear Focus" magazine.

All Competition Entry Form must be received by October 15th, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact our international representative/overseas coordinator, Ms. Lynette Kennedy at : Email:lck@mweb.co.za .


◆ Special 10 years "Winner Project"~
This year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Taiwan Teddy Bear Organization, we are offering a FREE table to first place winners who won in any of the teddy bear competition. Please check the【Annex 3】form for detail.

To qualify:
_________1. Your entry must have received a first place, between the years 1993-2012.
_________2. Proof of winning certificate or photo of trophy must be submitted.


THE SIX CONTEST CATEGORIES DEFINITION OF TERMS

  • A. Single miniature bear under 15 cm/5.9" (15cm), undressed or dressed, artist bears or teddy bears in their original form, material selection is your choice.
  • B. Single dressed bear more than 15 cm/5.9" and above, dressed, artist bears/teddy bears in their original form, material selection is your choice.
  • C. Single undressed bear more than 15 cm/5.9" and above, undressed, artist bears /teddy bears in their original form, material selection is your choice. No bow, collar, and decoration.
  • D. Tableaux, a group of two (a pair) or more bears dressed or undressed, within a set background or props, small furniture. The overall size of the completed piece must not exceed 55 W x 55L x 55 H (Unit in cm).
  • E. Mix materials (single bear or a pair) under 55 cm /22" undressed or dressed, Not made by traditional Mohair/Alpaca materials. Can be made from cotton cloth, plush, knitting wool, paper, wood, metal, pottery, glass, plastics, or other mix materials.
  • F. Animal (single animal) under 55 cm /22" undressed or dressed, Made by the traditional Mohair/Alpaca material. Can be made from cotton cloth, plush, knitting wool as well.

MEASUREMENTS
Measurements: Measure the bear standing. Measure in a straight line from the top of the head to the surface on which the bear is standing. Bent leg bears should be measured in the sitting position. Bears on all fours should be measured from the tip of the nose to the bottom of the extended hind leg. (A standing position)




ELIGIBLITY
- This contest is open to teddy bear artists from any country.
- You may submit as many entries as you wish in each category, but only one entry from any one artist or manufacturer can be nominated in any one category. However, an artist may receive nominations for both an individual entry and collaboration within the same category. Any substantial changes in design, costume, materials, or retail price from the original entry are grounds for disqualification of the entry.
- Contest bear must remain on exhibit until 4PM on December 1st, 2013.
- Nominated bears will be posted back to contestants within two weeks after the show and will be advised when this is done.

JUDGING CRITERIA
- A panel of TWTBA Int'l judges will award entries points based on: Originality; Innovation; Skills; Quality of Construction; Overall Anatomical Appearance and Collectability
- Prize: 1 Grand, 1 Sliver and 1 Bronze prize for each category.
- Special Award: Public Vote (visitors/audience/exhibitors) for : Best Teddy Bear In The Show on display: December 1st, 2013.

For more info or any questions please contact...
International Representative
Ms Lynette Kennedy
Email :lck@mweb.co.za or accounts@ergomax.co.za
Fax number: 0027 11 672 4008
Mobile: +27 (0) 83 250 0378
URL: www.fred-i-bear.co.za
Address: P O Box 6502, Westgate 1734, GAUTENG, South Africa


Timetable :

TIME
CONTENTS
May 10th, 2013 Call for Entries posted to TWTBA web site
October 15th, 2013 All Entries must be received
October 15th~31st Fist pre-judging for nominee (TTBCA)
November 1st, 2013 Announcement of Nominee's (TTBCA)
November 1st~20th Public online voting (TTBCA)
November 30th Welcome Tea Party (The Lounge)
December 1st, 2013 Second -judging for winners (TTBCA)
December 1st, 2013 @ 10AM~16:30PM Taiwan Teddy Bear Show will be presented
9:00AM~10:00AM Check-In : Table setup or Submit nominated bears for the contest
10:00AM Opening Ceremony
10:10AM Event Summary
13:00PM Teddy Bear Making Demonstration
16:00PM Award Prizes
16:30PM End Of event/Clean up. Check-Out: Contest teddy bears return

 
Taiwan Teddy Bear Association
Taiwan Teddy Bear Association
Add: 1F, No.14, Alley 27, Lane 90, Desing E. Rd., Shihlin District, Taipei City 11147, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Phone: +886-2-2833-7982
Fax: +886-2-2832-2605
E-Mail: service@twtba.org.tw
URL: www.twtba.org.tw