Bustle Dress Contest Official Entry Form First, please carefully view the full rules/ regulations for entering the costume contest here: Bustle Gown Contest Rules
4. How to Enter contest:Enter and email your completed entry to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No Purchase Necessary. Only one contest entry per person, per day. 2 Photos of gown entry compressed 300DPI (300 Pixels across in size, any length tall) with 1 or 2 small inspiration fashion plates, etc. All entry winners must be 18 years of age or older (with valid I.D.). Any photographer or model's credits must be given (make sure you have permission granted), and please make sure you have any photographer's express permission to use their photos before sending them!
Write your original paragraph to Bustledress.com in 50 words (or less) about wear you enjoy wearing your bustle gown and any pertinent info about making it. (Pattern? Fabric, how long it took to make, etc.)
If you know the name of the seamstress or the business who made the Victorian Costume (no authentic orginal Victorian gowns) you are entering (or if you made your Victorian dress yourself) please add the dressmaker's name (if desired) and we will properly give credit due the dressmaker whenever possible. Also, if there are any photographer's credits to be given, we will gladly do so. (Please note that by entering the contest, you are giving Bustledress.com full permission to use your entered content, the original photos/ and original, written paragraph (no full names or email addresses will be listed for your privacy) for purposes relating to/ about/ for the contest, Bustledress.com web page/ promotion/ publicity, and/or future Bustledress.com contests/ promotions/ giveaways. Models will be required to fill out a model release if you are the winner.State categories you wish to enter, and/or prize you would like to win. (If this is not clearly stated, we will choose a category for you that is deemed by Lisa Schnapp to be appropriate for your costume entry. Lisa Schnapp is not held responsible if your entry is not placed in a category that you wish to be placed in or, win a prize from that category.)
Your information:Your name (first/ last name)
Age (must be over 18 with I.D)
Telephone number with area code
Current shipping address
Your e-mail address
Entries must be received not later than midnight, Pacific Daylight Time, on July 15th, 2010, the final day of the entry portion of the contest. Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. An "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
One single contest entry per person per day. Each entry must be transmitted separately. No multiple transmissions of entries permitted.
Good luck!Bustle Gown Contest Rules
Victorian Dress Contest Prizes
Victorian Costume Contest Entries
Entry Example: 2009 Most Beautiful Bustle Dress in the World WINNER2 photos of bustle gown allowed to be submitted into Costume Contest. Small photos of Fashion plates/ gown design/ dress drawings can also be added to entry. All photos submitted in the Victorian costume Contest are to be 300 pixels wide each or less, but any length tall.
Include entrant's Name (only your initals will be used unless you have a nickname, etc.) email address, and home address/ contact information (see Contest Rules) along with age, and entrant's country of origin (see Contest Rules). Also, please write 50 words or less describing your bustle gown Costume entry, and how you made it, where it is intended to be worn. Please include your website, and any model or photo credits to be added. Don't forget to include the 2 categories choices to enter your bustle gown. (Any categories not chosen will be left to the choice of Lisa Schnapp. You can also leave this option open for Lisa to choose if you wish, too.)
Example: 1.) 2009 Most Beautiful Bustle Gown in the World WINNER
Category 1: Most Beautiful Bustle Dress in the World
Category 2: Best Victorian Ball Gown
Seamstress: MH, USA
"This is a late 1870's ball gown that started with 2 pieces of fabric. About 3.5 yards total of a beautiful, beaded panel and an amazing, silk velvet in a midnight purple. All the other fabrics and accessories had to be dyed to match this rich hue. Though this gown is several years old, it is still one of my favorites, and I still feel like the belle of the ball whenever I wear it.... MH"