It’s back! Paper Crafts is proud to announce that its fan-favorite Gallery Idol competition is back for season seven. Last year after some fierce weeks of competition, we named Joscelyne Cutchens our season six winner. But now we’re almost ready to induct the next paper crafter extraordinaire! Maybe even you!
Based on Fox’s hit TV show American Idol, our version will have readers submitting themed projects every week in hopes of becoming the grand prize winner. And just like our TV counterpart, online viewers will vote each week with only the best contestants with the best submissions moving forward in the competition to the next round.
The best part? The perks! Every time a contestant makes it through to the next round, they will each receive a fabulous prize package! Details on our exclusive sponsors and prizes will come at a later date. I promise, it’s worth the wait!
Will you be our next Gallery Idol?
Starting Monday, we’ll be holding Open Auditions for season seven. To see last year’s Top 20 cards, click here.
We’d like to make you aware that season seven is open to U.S. residents only. Contestants from previous Gallery Idol competitions are free to enter, except for last year’s grand prize winner. Come back on Monday for all the details (timeline, full rules, prizes, and gallery link). And let’s not forget our amazing grand prize! It’s going to be awesome, but you’ll have to come back and see us Monday to find out what it is!
Thanks for checking in, and we’ll be seeing you again real soon!
Edit added 5/4/2013:
In response to questions raised about the only U.S. participants for this contest, please see below.
Rising shipping costs in the U.S. as well as internationally affects everyone – the magazine, the recipient, and the manufacturers. The cost of shipping contest prizes outside the U.S. can triple or quadruple the cost/value of the prize. Because of this, we made the change to our contests with the exception that if you have a U.S. address, you are more than welcome to participate, knowing it is your responsibility to get the prize from the U.S. address to your physical home.
This change also protects the winner as we have had several past winners that had to pay large sums to receive their prizes, which makes winning an unpleasant experience.
The following is from the official rules regarding the Gallery Idol prize packages and explains the exceptions for International participants:
“The 2013 Gallery Idol Contest (“Contest”) is open to participants living worldwide, including contributors to Paper Crafts magazine and winners of previous contests sponsored by Paper Crafts magazine, except the previous grand prize winner of the 2012 Gallery Idol Contest. Winners in any round who do not have a U.S. shipping address for prize shipments will not receive the prize(s), however will continue to advance to subsequent rounds of the Contest. A grand prize Winner living outside the U.S. is responsible for the airfare and transfer costs to a U.S. city if the grand prize is claimed. Entrants under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian’s permission to enter this Contest.”
We hope you’ll understand and choose to participate in this contest as well as future contests.