Northwest Handbag Contest: Open Division

Northwest Handbag Contest: Open Division

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What is a Handbag?  A purse or other carrier made of at least 75% leather, to be worn on the body or carried in the hand, with or without straps, designed to carry/hold personal articles or money.  

That means a Handbag can be used by men or women—a briefcase would qualify as a Handbag for the purposes of the contest. We admire the diversity of makers & styles we see at leather shows—and we are encouraging ALL styles of handbag entries in the Northwest Handbag Contest.

We are giving away some amazing awards for the top three contestants:

  • First place—$1000 in prizes/awards

  • Second place—$500 prizes/awards

  • Third place—$200 prizes/awards

  • People’s Choice Award—$200 award

  • Social Media Award—$50 award

Judging & Scoring: we will announce our three person judging panel soon; they will be creative & talented artists who can competently evaluate entries. The three judges will independently evaluate and score each entry for the most accurate and impartial contest possible.

The People’s Choice Award will be collected during the Show, November 1 & 2 and the winning will have the most votes from all Show participants.

The Social Media Award will be counted from votes online during the Show. The entry with the most votes from FaceBook/Instagram will will the award. Contestants are encouraged to submit photos to us for this purpose, but is not required.

If you are not attending in person, we welcome entries shipped to the Show. Entries must arrive by October 30, 2019 to be eligible for judging. A return services label should be included with your entry; we will use the original packaging for each entry & the pre-paid return services label (UPS, FedEx, USPS) to promptly return entries after the show.

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Rules:

  • Constructed of at least 75% leather, not including the lining, if any.

  • Collaborations of two makers is acceptable.

  • Entries must meet our definition of a handbag:  purse or other carrier to be worn on the body or carried in the hand, with or without straps, designed to carry/hold personal articles or money.  

  • Items made in a learning situation, or under the instruction of a teacher or other mentor will not be eligible for entry.

  • Contestants can submit more than one entry.

  • Participants are encouraged to provide a stand or other display for their entry.

  • If you are not attending in person, we welcome entries shipped to the Show. Entries must arrive by October 30, 2019 to be eligible for judging. A return services label should be included with your entry; we will use the original packaging for each entry & return services label to promptly return entries after the show. Ship to: PENDLETON LEATHER SHOW, attn: NWHC entry, 1601 Westgate, Pendleton OR 97801.