Fourth Annual The Ugly Necklace Contest: A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist
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Land of Odds :
Fifth Annual, 2007

The Ugly Necklace Contest
A Jewelry Design Competition
With A Twist
 
The 10 Semi-Finalists' Page

VOTING ENDS 7/15/07

How well do you think the jewelry-making artist achieves "Ugly"? The "Ugliest Necklace", of course,
will be by the artist with the most
jewelry-making design talent.

Winner will receive $992.93 shopping spree at www.landofodds.com
Runner Up will receive $399.07 shopping spree at www.landofodds.com

 



The 2007 Fifth Annual The Ugly Necklace Contest

Final Scores, representing the combined
Judges (75%) and on-line (25%) voting tallies

Artist       Mean Score
Choose the UGLIEST!

1=Thumbs Fully Up
(REALLY UGLY!!!)

7=Thumbs Fully Down
(NOT UGLY AT ALL!)

7/16/07


Tamara Allison
"Ill Intent"

2.096
(91 votes)

Nancy Barnes
"A Beachin' Bead Tale"

2.364
(158
votes)

Lynn Margaret Davy
"Candy Girl"

1.962
(276 votes)
Sarah Feingold
"News?"

1.807
(362 votes)
Cyndi Lavin
"Queasy"

2.535
(456 votes)

Paula Papp Martini
"Nurses are Curses......."

1.667
(580 votes)
Maggie Ollove
"Art Student"


1.701
(163 votes)
Emily Perillo
"FIASCO"

2.025
(93 votes)
Hillary Schmeichel
"Break Up"

RUNNER-UP

1.400
(239 votes)

Julia Vogl and Maggie Ollove
"To Do List"
WINNER

0.859
(359 votes)


6th Annual 2008 The Ugly Necklace Contest
Click here for contest rules 
 





#1 byJulia Vogl and Maggie Ollove

Oberlin, OH
via Washington, DC
and Baltimore, MD



To Do List



"1. Pass classes
2. Eat Food
3. Get sleep Sometime
4. Stay away from the booze
5. Submit ugly necklace
6. Graduate on time
7. Figure out future
8. Learn not to be stressed out"




#2 by
Nancy Barnes
Warren, OH

A Beachin' Bead Tale




"As I walked along the beach,
My lover hopped beyond my reach.
Perhaps a stolen kiss was greed,
That cowboy prince became a bead!"







#3 by Emily Perillo

Buffalo, NY

FIASCO



"A girl with big dreams is born.
She learns to love everything that comes her way,
She wants to be a star on the stage,
She loves to dance and make "decent" beads.
She has a fetish for shoes but you probably can't see,
She is an animal lover and has a warmth towards the sea,
But her fears make it hard to find what to be."

 





#4 by
Hillary Schmeichel
Long Beach, CA

Break Up




"Break Up Haiku


you're driving me nuts

at one time you had me hooked"
shame, your crusty butt!"







#5 by
Paula Papp Martini, RN
West Hempstead, NY

Nurses are Curses.......




"Nurses are curses, they often appear from a pain in the head, to a pain in the rear.
We come when you call, as fast as we can-- scurrying down the hallway with needle in hand."






#6 by
Tamara Allison
Primm Srpings, TN

Ill Intent



"She must have been a beauty,
He a ruthless man."


 







#7 by
Sarah Feingold
Rochester, NY

News?




"There once was a girl in a play.
With dreams of getting famous one day.
As the curtain came down,
A film crew came 'round.
And followed her family at bay.

There once was a girl on TV.
All the world wanted to see.
Her loves, clothes, and hair,
The world seemed to care.
From the grasp she could never get free."







#8 by
Lynn Margaret Davy
Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset, United Kingdom

Candy Girl




"There once was an Ugly Necklace,
A portrait in pretty pale pink,
But in ev'ry place, attached to her face
Was stuff that made you think:
'Girl -- You're fat -- your diet's crap-- you're gross -- you suck -- you stink!'
How she tries, how she cries, as another button flies
Off and makes the poor girl's heart sink!"







#9 by
Cyndi Lavin
Ayer, MA

Queasy




"There once was an old beader chick
Whose designs just never did click.
She glanced down and heaved
In a voice most bereaved, said,
" I told you my work makes me sick!" "



 



Fifth Annual, 2007
The Ugly Necklace Contest
A Jewelry Design Competition
With A Twist
 

When voting closes, voting logs will be reviewed
for any duplicate or otherwise illegitimate votes
(for example, those from the same IP or email address), and these will be deleted. The on-line votes will be tallied and used to adjust the original votes of the Panel of Judges at CBJA, in the selection of a winner. The public's votes will weigh towards 25% of the final tally in selecting the Winner and Runner-Up.

And consider submitting an entry to next year's
The Sixth Annual Ugly Necklace Contest
!
Entries accepted beginning Sept 1, 2007,
with the final entry submission date of Mar 15, 2008.

Now entries open to both US and International submissions as well. There are talented Ugly-Necklace Jewelry Designers everywhere!

JOIN our On-Line Forum
Share your reactions, opinions and thoughts about our Ugly Necklace entries,
or about the Contest as a whole.

ABOUT THE JEWELRY DESIGN CRITERIA USED TO EVALUATE THE ENTRIES IN THE UGLY NECKLACE CONTEST - It Ain't Easy Doing Ugly, or as my momma says, "Ugly is as Ugly does."

Summary of Adjusted Judges Scoring Criteria

ABOUT GOOD JEWELRY DESIGN
- Principles of Composition

by Warren Feld


If you would like us to forward your comments
to any of our semi-finalists, we will be happy to do so.
You can send your comments to:

oddsian@landofodds.com

To add your name to our email list
associated with The Ugly Necklace Contest, send an email to:
oddsian@landofodds.com
and Write "Ugly Necklace Email List" in the subject line.







#10 by
Maggie Ollove
Oberlin, OH
via Baltimore, MD
,
and Julia Vogl
Oberlin, OH
via Washington, DC

Art Student




"Crackle, crackle, spray spray,
Shake and oozee that paint
Wrap it up and squeeze it out

Protect your skin, and lungs
Engage in the process
Deadlines, screw them, have fun!"





   


 


It's not easy to do Ugly!

Our 5 distinguished judges associated with
The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts reviewed
37 Ugly Necklace submissions to our contest,
and selected 10 semi-finalists.
They rated each necklace using
10 jewelry design criteria. They examined the

overall hideousness of the necklace,

how clever were the materials used,

how the design of the necklace violated
good jewelry design rules associated with color, form,
balance, distribution of the elements, and focus
.

They also looked at issues of
how the necklace was constructed
and its wearability
, and

how well the accompanying poem
elaborated on the necklace and its ugliness
.

MORE ABOUT THE JEWELRY DESIGN CRITERIA
USED TO EVALUATE THE ENTRIES


 


E
nter the 2008 6th Annual The Ugly Necklace Contest!

Entries due between 9/1/07 and 3/15/08

Click here for contest rules

JOIN our On-Line Forum
Share your reactions, opinions and thoughts about our Ugly Necklace entries,
or about the Contest as a whole.


To add your name to our email list
associated with The Ugly Necklace Contest, send an email to:
oddsian@landofodds.com
and Write "Ugly Necklace Email List" in the subject line.


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