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Summer Reading for all ages starts June 1 through Beanstack
Register at www.pvaz.beanstack.com
or download the free app, Beanstack Tracker (for iphone or android)
Future Participants, please read
Official Rules, fill Out Google form, & register here.
How it will work
Teens are invited to register for this in-person event.
Registration deadline is midnight, Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
This year, contestants will show off their fashion designs during a
live in-person show at the library auditorium on Friday, April 21, 2023, from 5:15 PM to 7 PM.
Supplies & Materials
There are many places you can gather materials and supplies. Here are some ideas of possible places to gather materials: Stepping Stones Thrift Store or other local thrift shops, yard sales, recycling bin, your personal closet, and family or friends' unwanted clothing (Please get permission first before you start cutting up yours or other people's clothing!). Materials will not be provided by the library.
Create Your Design
Materials and supplies used to create your fashion design must consist of at least 75% post-consumer used materials. When using recyclable materials, make sure they are clean and safe to use. For re-purposed fabric and old clothing, the new garments must be distinctly different than the originally used items. For example, the fabric of a used shirt can be re-purposed to create a new type of garment element other than a shirt; a ruffled skirt fabric from a dress must be used for something other than a skirt.
All garments must be secure and durable in construction.
The Fashion Show Participant may choose to be their own model, or they can arrange to have someone else be their model. If the designer chooses someone else to be their model for their designs, that model must also be between ages 11-18 years old.
In addition to the design submission, the participant is responsible for providing a brief personal introduction, title (if any) of their project, and description of their design. The description of the project can include information such as where the materials used were sourced from, what was the process in creating the design, favorite part(s) of the design, or specific challenges in the creation process. Any other aspects of the process you would like to share are also welcome. You can speak for yourself, or you can choose to have the host read submitted information. Please email this introduction to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
Judges and Prizes
Each contestant's submission, will be judged on the originality of use of materials, quality of construction, function of design, and the general aesthetic or theme of the design created. A panel of three judges will be responsible to make decisions for our top 3 winners. In addition, they may choose some "Honorable Mention" designs for specifically appealing features.
All judges' decisions are final and will be announced at the end of the competition. Prizes are to be announced.
Fashion Show Live Audience
Are you interested in being an audience member? To view the show as an audience member only, registration is recommended as a guest through the Yavapai Events Calendar. Make sure to sign up as a family and show your support!
Final Submission Checklist
Complete Participant Google Form by Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
Complete Participant Registration Form by Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
Gather all materials and assemble all design elements including "environment" before the day of the show.
Submit a personal introduction with a brief description of your project for use in the show by the registration deadline (April 18, 2023). See the last paragraph under "Create Your Design" for more details on this write-up. Email description to email@example.com.
for more information and further details for this program.
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