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BreyerFest Best Customs Contest

5/15/15

Showcasing Model Horse Artistry!

This contest will honor the best of the best in customizing - re-making and re-sculpting the model itself, awesome finishwork, and even possibly mohair and superb tack (not required). All scales acceptable. Prizes include Exclusive Special Breyer model and Rosettes for Winners in each division, and Rosettes to all Finalists. Top 6 customs in each division to be showcased at BreyerFest in the Artisans' Gallery for final judging.

Divisions:

  • Excellence in Finish Work

Excellence in final paint decoration, including a high level of detail work, smoothness of paint, and a glowing, flawless finish.

  • Most Creative

Evaluated on both customizing and finish work and uniqueness of entry. Does not need to be extreme, but should carry that ‘wow' factor. Could be an unexpected successful enhancement of a Breyer model such as Khemosabi, for example. Judged 60% on creative concept and 40% on execution. Perfect for the artist with great ideas who is still honing their detail work.

  • Most Extreme Custom

Extensive custom with little evidence of original model or models used underneath. To be judged on the quality of the extensive re-working, conformation and finishwork.

  • Best Custom for Performance Excellence (shown with Tack and Rider)

Judged on creating that winning performance entry. Judged 80% on the customization of the horse, and 20% on the tack and rider presentation. Include a small card detailing the discipline and class being performed.

Prizes:

  • One (1) Special Edition BreyerFest Best Customs model (Estimated Retail Value $1,000) to Winner of each division (5 models to be created; 1 to go in Benefit Auction)
  • One (1) Rosette to each Finalist and One (1) additional Rosette to each Winner

How to Enter

  • Submit a photo of your custom to [email protected] for initial judging no later than Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 11:59 pm EST.

               • Customizing and finish work must be original to entrant. For Performance entry, tack and/or rider does not have to be entrant-crafted.
               • You must include digital photograph, the name of the original Breyer model used, the name of the single division you would like your custom to be judged in   (no multiple divisions are allowed), name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address .
               •  Include up to 4 images only.
               • Customs must fit within 24" x 24" or 18"x30" footprint on a table; no exceptions.

  • Top 6 potential finalists to be chosen on or about July 1, 2015.
  • Top 6 Finalists in each division to be displayed at BreyerFest for final judging.

              • Potential finalist is responsible for organizing delivery and pick up of their model, if chosen, at BreyerFest Artisans' Gallery. (You do not need to attend BreyerFest, but your model does.) If you are unable to comply with this requirement, you will forfeit your opportunity for consideration and an alternate potential finalist will be chosen.

             •  Custom must be delivered by you or your proxy by Thursday, July 16, 2015 between 12 and 4 pm; Customs to stay on display until 10:30 pm Saturday night,        July 18, 2015.

             •  Judging will be completed and ribbons displayed Friday, July 17, 2015 at 5 pm.

             • Prizes awarded at 10 pm on Saturday night when models are available for pick up. Customs and/or prizes not picked up at this time will not be returned and will become the property of Breyer Animal Creations.

  • Judges: Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig, Sommer Prosser, Morgen Kilbourn

Official Rules

  1. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of the winner.
  2. Contest is open to all legal U.S. residents ages 14 and up. Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.
  3. Custom model must be original and entirely created by the entrant, and must not violate any applicable local, national, and/or international laws or regulations.
  4. Contest entry period begins Wednesday, 5/13/15 at 12:01am EDT and ends 6/17/15 at 11:59pm EDT. All entries must be received via email at [email protected] by 11:59pm EDT, 6/17/15. No other method of entry will be accepted.
  5. To enter, email no more than four (4) digital photographs of your custom to [email protected] All entries must be in digital form, JPEG format (PFD, PSD, BMP, etc. will be rejected), no larger than 2MB in size. Only emailed entries will be eligible.
  6. Your email must include digital photograph, the name of the original Breyer model used, the name of the division you would like your custom to be judged in, name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address . Any entries missing the above requirements will be immediately disqualified.
  7. Limit one (1) entry per person.
  8. Customs will be judged by Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig, Sommer Prosser, and Morgen Kilbourn as follows: Excellence in Finish Work - 100%; Most Creative - 60% on creative concept and 40% on execution; Most Extreme Custom - 100% of quality of extensive re-working, conformation and finishwork; and Best Custom for Performance Excellence (shown with Tack and Rider) - 80% on the customization of the horse, and 20% on the tack and rider presentation (include a small card detailing the discipline and class being performed). Six (6) potential finalists will be chosen in each division, and one (1) Winner will be chosen in each division, as determined by the judges in their sole discretion. The decisions of the judges will be final and binding in all respects.
  9. We will contact the potential finalists by email on or about 7/1/15. Selected potential finalists must confirm receipt of email, verify valid contact information, and confirm their custom will be at BreyerFest on Thursday, 7/16/15 between 12 and 4pm EDT and on display for final judging and until 10:30 pm EDT Saturday, 7/18/15, to Sponsor by email (email address will be provided to potential finalist in notification email) within five (5) business days or he/she will forfeit their position as a potential finalist and an alternate potential finalist will be selected.
  10. The first name, city and state of the Finalists and Winners may be listed on the website (www.BreyerHorses.com) on or after 7/18/15.
  11. Prizes will be awarded at 10 pm EDT on Saturday, 7/18/15, when models are available for pick up. Customs and/or prizes not picked up at this time will not be returned and will become the property of Breyer Animal Creations.
  12. Prize: One (1) Special Edition BreyerFest Best Customs model (Estimated Retail Value $1,000) to one (1) Winner in each of the four (4) categories. One (1) Rosette to each Finalist and One (1) additional Rosette to each Winner. Winner is responsible for all taxes on Prize.
  13. Noncompliance or return of potential finalist notification as undeliverable, whether by email or telephone, may result in disqualification and selection of an alternative potential finalist.
  14. Sponsor may substitute prizes of equal or greater value. In the event of insufficient entries for a division, a winner may not be chosen for that division.
  15. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  16. Sponsor employees, retailers, and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.
  17. All digital photographs submitted become the property of Breyer Animal Creations a division of Reeves International, Inc. ("Sponsor") and may be used or reproduced in any manner and for any purpose by Sponsor without additional consent or compensation, including without limitation for commercial purposes, and will not be acknowledged or returned.
    Various digital photographs of custom entries may be periodically posted on Sponsor's website (www.BreyerHorses.com). This does not guarantee that they are or will be winners.
  18. By participating, Contest entrants: (1) represent that they have complied with these Official Contest Rules; (2) grant Sponsor the right to use his or her name, city, state, and likeness, (3) release Sponsor from all and all liability in connection with this Contest, and (4) agree to execute an affidavit of eligibility/prize acceptance form and publicity release if requested to do so, all without further compensation.
  19. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete/incorrect or misdirected entries.
  20. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify anyone who attempts to tamper or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of this contest and/or its email server and/or website.
  21. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Contest in the event of a malfunction beyond Sponsor's control.
  22. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  23. The Sponsor is: Breyer Animal Creations, a division of Reeves International, Inc. located at 14 Industrial Rd, Pequannock, NJ 07440.
  24. For a copy of these Official Rules or the Winners List, send a stamped, self addressed envelope to Sponsor at the above-address; Attn: BreyerFest Customs Contest. Please specify which item you are requesting.

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Comments

BreyerLover2222 Says:
05/20/2016 at 12:09 pm

Those people must be really good at customizing! WOW!!

tiki2 Says:
06/06/2015 at 8:09 pm

same here!

breyerbui Says:
05/30/2015 at 10:31 pm

me too puffy pillow, me too

puffy pillow Says:
05/19/2015 at 1:53 pm

i wish that i was good at customizing!

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