Marion, they are truly lovely bears. You never know what the "judges" will choose...and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
My Chocolate Thunder did not get in but he won judged in person, a first place British Bear Award..... so judging is very subjective to say the least. You never know what will stike an emotion or reaction from a judge.
Here's my Chocolate Thunder who didn't get in...along with King Tut. I am thrilled that Happy and Snow Bear were chosen...you you just never know.
Marion, just enjoy your TOBY from last year and never give up trying. You're a winner!
Wow, these are ALL just so fabulous - I feel like I am looking at the list of winners - well truly they are all winners, even if they didn't get the nod this time around. Must have been pretty fierce competition is all I can say for these ones not to have made the nominations.
I really hope the other non-nominees will post their pics here as well - it is nice for them to have their moment in the spotlight too and we sure appreciate getting the chance to admire them and all the hard work that has gone into them. Well done all!
Penney, hon - you are too kind - THANKS!!!!!!!!! :hug: :hug: :hug:
But honestly - these brilliant entries really DO prove how completely unpredictable the competition results are.
I think that if you create something you are REALLY pleased with , you should try more than one competition.
Like Judi, I've had bears that sink without trace in one comp, and then take "best in show " for the next - you just never can tell how the judging will go.
And as for the nerves and stress..........the occasional reward makes it worth while............and, hey - if you have entered a competition, there is always something to look forward to.......
These creations are all wonderful as well!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: You just don't know from one year to the next to what they are looking for. Don't give up. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: Some day when I get up the nerve I will try and enter. My hats off to you allfor giving it a go. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
OH WOW these are amazing, What super enteries this year! You are all winners in my eyes!
THESE DID'NT GET IN? Remind me to send the judges a reminder for their next eye exminations before the judging starts. joke
JUDY: King Tut did'nt qualify? Well i'll go to the bottom of our stairs (as we say here in the UK), i just do not believe it!
I think all the unsuccessful entries are fabulouso and i shall be sending out reminders for eye examinations asap........but then, i'm biased
Here's my entries that didn't make it. I don't feel quite so badly about none of my pieces making it now.....the sting has lessened quite a bit and fingers are crossed for the Golden Teddy.
Honestly, all the entries I've seen here are so wonderful ......I am just stunned that they weren't chosen! Well done everyone, chosen or not!! :hug: