Design-A-Bag Contest Winners
Title: May Your Creative Soul Take Flight by Susan Faye Carr
“I believe each of us has the seeds of creativity within one’s own heart and soul. My wish is that each of us will nurture those seeds and experience the joy of watching them grow into something beautiful and fulfilling.”
Title: Women Create: Inspire – Encourage – Share by Judy Pimperl
“I used three antique images that I found online at www.thegraphics fairy.com, following their rules for use. These elements could be cut out and used in a project if printed on paper, so it felt right for a bag design. The word ‘CREATE’ takes center stage along with a few more related words.”
Title: Unleashing and Inspiring by Heather LaCoppola
“There’s a resemblance…Each queen has her own unique, internal creative process to unleash and create her craft and skill. Each queen has her own hive, she works hard to provide for and protect it. But most importantly, the queens also work together, supporting each other and their art, lifting each other up, being happy for their fellow queen’s progress, yet being comfortable and confident in their own. This is how they are their best creative self. This is how they inspire. This is what makes them and the garden flourish. Where Women Create is like this garden and its artisans are like those queens, unleashing their craft and inspiring other women.”
Frequently asked questions and official rules
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered here, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Question: Who may enter?
Contest is open to individuals age 18 and older- and residents of the U.S. and Canada, excluding Quebec.
Question: How do I enter?
Click “Submit Your Images.” You’ll need to be logged in to your Women Create account to enter. If you don’t have an account, click here to register for your free account.
Question: In what format should I submit my photos?
Each file must be submitted in .JPG / .PNG / .TIF format and cannot exceed 5 MB in size. Also, make sure your design is in the CMYK color space, or else your image may look discolored.
Question: I'm having trouble uploading my image?
If you’re having difficulty uploading your file, please try a different browser. If you still have difficulties, please contact us at email@example.com. Please include your phone number in your message so we can respond with assistance.
Question: How many photos may I enter?
There is no limit to the number of designs you may enter.
Question: How much does it cost to enter?
Entry fees during the Contest Period are $20 for each submission. All submissions are final. Refunds will not be provided.
Question: Is my credit card information secure?
Absolutely! The payment form is hosted on our secure payment processor’s site and your credit card information (including your physical address) is submitted directly to the applicable credit card company through 256-bit encrypted pages. The header graphic is the only non-secure item on the payment page and only your email and the success/failure message of the transaction are submitted back to our site.
Question: I want to enter your contest but I’m confused about how entering works. It’s asking me to pay before uploading my image(s). Is this right?
In order to enter our contests, you first pay for your submission package. Once you do this, you will be redirected to submit your entry. You can submit your entry any time before the contest deadline.
Question: Can I pass the word on this competition to my friends, classmates, Facebook/Twitter/Instagram followers, etc.?
Yes, please! The link to the contest portal is https://womencreate.com/contests/design-a-bag
Question: Do I have to print or mail in my photos?
No. Please only upload entries using the online entry form. Mailed submissions will not be accepted.
Question: When will the winners be notified?
By May 1, 2023.
Question: When will the winners be announced?
The winners’ design will be published in a special multi-spread feature in a future issue of What Women Create magazine. The exact issue month and year will be communicated to the winners. All winners will be announced online by May 1, 2023.
Question: What are the prizes?
See the contest landing page or the official rules for a complete list of contest prizes.
Question: When I try to enter online, I get an error message. What's going on?
If your attempts at entering online aren’t successful, our system might be struggling. Try waiting a few minutes, then clear your browser’s cache and cookies—you might even try restarting your computer—and go to the online entry page again.
Additionally, title your photos with alphanumeric characters only. Please don’t use apostrophes, ampersands or any other character symbol, as doing so may cause errors during uploading.
Question: I've tried clearing my cache and cookies, and I even bought a new computer. The online entry form just isn't working for me.
Double-check that the size of your images meets our requirements. If all else fails, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please indicate:
- The name of the contest (2023 Women Create Design-A-Bag Contest)
- Your username
- The image ID # (if applicable)
- The exact nature of your problem
Women Create Design-A-Bag Official Rules
Women Create’s 2023 Design-A-Bag Contest (“Contest”) is open only to individuals who are 18 years of age or older and who are residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec). Employees of Madavor Media, LLC, (“Sponsors”), and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and/or those living in same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate or win. Sponsors reserve the right to verify all eligibility requirements. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
The Contest will begin on January 24, 2023 at 10:00 AM EST, and end on March 21, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST (the “Contest Period”).
HOW TO ENTER:
Click the submit your images button above to submit. All entries must be received by March 21, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PST to be eligible. Each design must be submitted in .JPG and cannot exceed 4 MB in size. Enter from January 24, 2023 until March 21, 2023, at 11:59 PM PST at $20 for one (1) design.
Entry must be the original work of the entrant and the entrant must be the sole owner of the copyright of such entry. Entry must be in keeping with the Sponsors’ image and may not be inappropriate or offensive, as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or property rights or any other third-party rights. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entry they deem to be offensive, inappropriate, that is not in keeping with Sponsors’ image or that is otherwise not in compliance with the terms of these Official Rules. Entrant must have obtained express written consent to submit any entry that contains persons other than entrant or third-party elements not owned by entrant and, if requested to do so, produce such written consent from appropriate parties in a form and manner acceptable to the Sponsors.
By submitting an Entry, entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsors may obtain many Entries in connection with this Contest and/or other contests staged and/or promoted by the Sponsors, and that such Entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to other Entries submitted in connection with this Contest and/or other contests sponsored by the Sponsors or submitted for other reasons or other materials developed by the Sponsors. Entrant waives any and all claims entrant may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any Entry and/or other works accepted, reviewed and/or used by the entrant may be similar to his/her Entry, or that any compensation is due to entrant in connection with such Entry or other works used by Sponsors.
GRAND PLACE PRIZE JUDGING:
One (1) potential Grand Place Prize winner will be determined from among all eligible entries received by a panel of qualified judges, based equally on the following criteria: Adherence to Theme, Composition and Creativity/Originality (“Judging Criteria”). The entrants who submitted the entry receiving the highest scores, as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion, will be the potential winners and finalists respectively.
In the event of a tie for any prize, an additional “tie-breaking” judge will determine the applicable winner or finalists from among those tied using the Criteria. The Sponsors reserve the right to not award any prize if, in their sole discretion, an insufficient number of eligible and qualified entries are received. Decisions of the Sponsors and judges are final and binding.
Potential winners will be notified by telephone, mail and/or e-mail by May 1, 2023 and will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and, unless prohibited, a Publicity Release, a W-9 Form and any additional documents that may be required by prize provider within fourteen (14) days of date of issuance. If any potential winner is an eligible minor in his or her jurisdiction of residence, prize may, at the Sponsors’ discretion, be awarded in the name of the parent or legal guardian, and such parent or legal guardian will be required to fulfill all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein. Noncompliance with this time period or with these Official Rules, or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable, may result in disqualification and, at the Sponsors’ discretion, the prize will be awarded to an applicable runner-up.
Grand Place Prize: $500 (U.S.) cash prize;
One (1) One-Year Women Create All-Access Insider Membership (ARV $173.88); Etsy Gift Card (ARV $100.00); Winning Canvas Tote Bag (ARV $10.00); Publication in an issue of WHAT Women Create (ARV priceless); Total First Place ARV: Approximately $900
Second Place Prize: $250 (U.S.) cash prize;
One (1) One-Year Women Create All-Access Insider Membership (ARV $173.88); Etsy Gift Card (ARV $50.00); Winning Canvas Tote Bag (ARV $10.00); Total Second Place ARV: Approximately $600
Third Place Prize: $100 (U.S.) cash prize;
One (1) One-Year Women Create All-Access Insider Membership (ARV $173.88); Etsy Gift Card (ARV $25.00); Winning Canvas Tote Bag (ARV $10.00); Total Third Place ARV: Approximately $400
Current total ARV of all prizes: Approximately $2000
If, for any reason, the Sponsors do not feature any of the winning entries in Women Create magazine, no compensation or substitution will be provided; however, the remainder of prize package will be awarded and the Sponsors will have no further obligation to winners. All prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. No substitution, cash equivalent or transfer of prizes permitted by winners. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, in their sole discretion. All federal, state and local taxes as well as any costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being awarded are the sole responsibility of each winner. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied by the Sponsors. Limit one (1) prize per household.
USE OF ENTRY:
By submitting an entry, entrant grants the Sponsors and their designees an irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, worldwide perpetual license to use the entry and his/her name, city and state of residence for credit purposes in Sponsors’ online galleries, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. In addition, each winner grants to the Sponsors and their designees an irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, worldwide perpetual license to use and distribute the entry (as submitted, or as cropped by the Sponsors), and his/her name, city and state of residence for credit purposes, in any and all media now or hereafter known, including without limitation in Women Create and any Madavor Media magazines for purposes of promotion of this Contest except as otherwise stated herein, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:
MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for late, lost, garbled, damaged, incomplete, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected entries or photographs or for computer, technical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, inability to access any website associated with the Contest, errors which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials. If for any reason the Contest (or any portion thereof) is not capable of running as planned, including infection by tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion, determine winners from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of such action using judging procedure described above. By participating, entrant agrees (i) to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors and judges, which are final and binding in all respects, and (ii) to hold the Sponsors and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize suppliers and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing (collectively, the “Released Parties”), harmless against any and all claims and liability arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of or in connection with participation in this Contest, acceptance and use of any prize or Released Parties’ use of any of the rights granted herein. Sponsors may disqualify (and void all associated entries) anyone from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsors’ representatives or who is otherwise not in compliance with the terms of these rules. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
WINNERS’ LIST: For the list of winners (available after May 2023), send a separate, stamped, self-addressed envelope to: WWC 2023 Design-A-Bag Contest Winners’ List, Attn: Marketing Department, 35 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 101, Braintree, MA 02184, to be received by July 31, 2022.
Madavor Media, 35 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 101, Braintree, MA 02184