Contest Q&A

How do I participate?

Participants must create a jewellery piece made largely from TOHO seed beads and inspired by the Celestial Night theme. Entries should draw from the magnificent expanse of the night sky and the mystical appeal of the cosmos. We will be looking for stellar pieces of creative beadwork.

Design pieces must be made from a majority of TOHO seed beads and submitted to the I-Beads contest website before the 16th October 2016 at midnight.

How long will the contest run for?

Entries for the contest will be accepted until the 16th October 2016 at midnight. The 20 best designs, as selected by I-Beads HQ will make the final and will be announced on October 27th. The 20 finalists will have to send their design piece to I-Beads HQ before the 27th November 2016 to be judged by the Jury Panel. The three winners will be announced on December 7th.

Who can enter?

The contest is open to all designers from around the world, including professionals and non-professionals (entrants need to be 18 years or over).

What do I win?

The winner will receive 10KG of TOHO seed beads and beadalon products worth 1,500/€2,000. The winner will also be invited to become an I-Beads ambassador. The second and third prizes will receive 3KG and 2KG of TOHO seed beads respectively as well as a fabulous selection of Beadalon products. The 17 finalists will also receive £25/€30 I-Beads gift vouchers.

How do I submit my entry?

To enter the contest, participants are required to submit on the I-Beads contest website: 2-4 photos of their creation highlighting its most important elements, a title and short description, and a list of materials used, prior to the entry deadline of 16th October 2016 at midnight. The entry form can be found here

The 20 finalists announced on 27th October will need to send their finished design pieces to the I-Beads HQ by the 27th November.

How will the winners be chosen?

Designs will be judged on a combination of technique, skill, passion and individuality and how well the designers interpreted the specified theme. A panel of jurors will select the final three winners. The 20 finalists will be chosen by the I-Beads HQ team. Entries with the most likes on our Facebook competition page will be taken into special consideration when selecting the 20 finalists.

How do I contact the organisers?

This is the sixth worldwide competition organised by I-Beads. This year, I-Beads is organising the Celestial Night Beading Contest in partnership with TOHO and Beadalon. For any information on the contest please contact I-Beads via phone or email.

I-Beads contact details:

Tel: +44 207 367 62 17

50A Maltings Place,
169 Tower Bridge Road,
London SE1 3LJ
United Kingdom

Key dates

Oct 16: Deadline to submit your entry
Oct 27: Announcement of 20 finalists
Dec 7: Announcement of winners