Dates for the 2015/2016 dollhouse contest:
The dollhouse contest will open on Monday, September 7th at 10am and finish on Monday, February 8th, 2016 at 8 pm. The winners will be announced by Tuesday, Feb 16th right here at the Undersized Urbanite site.
There will be two categories to enter in this year: experienced and newbie.
Experienced: If you have built or decorated a dollhouse or miniature anything since you have been an adult, you belong in the “Experienced” category.
Newbie: If you have never (as an adult) designed a miniature space, you may enter in the “Newbie” category.
Read more of the rules here.
Any complete space that is designed in miniature, whether it is a single room, a garden, a park, a loft made from a shoebox or a completed official three-story wooden dollhouse. Start with an empty space on September 7th and finish it however your heart desires.
Please, again, read the rules, they are important and anyone breaking the rules is subject to being removed from the competition without notice.
How do you participate?
Get yourself a miniature space. I recommend Craigslist or a thrift store for nice solid wooden pre-made houses, or you could buy and build a kit, or make one out of a shoe box, wine crate or foam core, get creative!
Have a place on the internet to share your progress with us. The best way to share would be a blog, they are free and easy to set up with Blogger, WordPress or Tumblr (the easiest in my opinion). If you’d rather not start a blog, you can share with on social media like Twitter, Flickr or Instagram. (Sorry, Facebook won’t work.)
Then, head on over to the Join page and follow the instructions.
Determination of winners:
Winners will be determined by vote again. So once your mini space is complete on Feb 8th, you’ll have one week (until Feb 15th) to send all of your friends to vote for their favorite dollhouses. Each voter will get three votes, one per dollhouse. The dollhouses with the most votes in each category will win the grand prize. The second highest voted miniatures will receive the runner-up prizes.
Again, please refer to the rules page for more details.