Wednesday, August 25, 2010

JoAnn contest again

I went back to look again at the rules for the contest and the submission portion of the actual rules is different from what they have abbreviated on the blog - which is fine as the essentials are the same. The rules give more information.

All entries MUST include all of the following to be eligible:
1. Completed official entry form, available online at, including entrantʼs contact information and
a short description of how the hand-made item meets a specific need of the selected charitable organization or otherwise assists that organization.

2. Scanned image of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store or receipt(s) showing proof of purchase of materials used to make the item.

3. Three color photographs (one of entire item and one each of the front and back showing detail) of the item. Digital photographs should be in .jpg format; however, .tif, .gif and .png formats are also acceptable. Files should be no larger than 2MB. No professional photography allowed.

4. Each entrant must sign the Liability and Publicity Release and Consent (“Release”) at the bottom of the entry form and, if the entrant is a minor, the entrantʼs parent or guardian must also sign. Online signatures must be typed between / marks (example: /Jane Smith/) and have the same binding effect as handwritten signatures.

5. After completing all required portions of the entry form and properly uploading the images of the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store or receipt(s) and photographs, click the “Submit” button to enter. Any other method of entry is void. Incomplete or illegible entries will be disqualified. Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, or garbled
electronic transmissions.

Also, the entrant form says it must be a "nonprofit organization" which I assume means it must be a 501(c)(3) organization.  IOW the Bridge and Beyond would not qualify but Crafting for a Cause would because it is legally a nonprofit.

There is a list of charities from which you can choose, but you can also write in a different one. I have a few tax exempt organizations in my Charity section, but that is but a very small sampling.

I will keep you posted as I learn more about this.

Happy crocheting!

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