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Find your favorite art form in education format by either browsing the galleries on the right or visiting #projecteducate's 2013 Roundup. To find out what's coming up in 2015 check out the schedule.

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Artisan Crafts Week

If you're reading this it means you're alive, and if you're alive you have to eat. Eating is more than just filling your stomach with food, the experience starts from the moment you step in the kitchen and plan your next master piece -and yes, food is art! Preparing food is one of the most common crafts, so we want you to see it as an opportunity to be artistic. And hopefully, you'll see this as an opportunity to experience the world of the Artisan Crafts.

The Contest

We want you to bake, cook, prepare, mix, or toss whatever inspires you. No limits: salads, cakes, sandwiches, smoothies, candy, cocktails... if it's humanly possible to eat it, we want to see it! Try to get a bit creative with the ingredients and the presentation, try to think of your plate as a blank canvas and food as your medium. Before you eat it all, take a photo and upload it to DA. And have fun!

The Rules

  1. The contest will run from February 8th to March 8th.
  2. Everything must be made by you! It's ok if someone takes the photograph for you, but the cooking or baking must be made entirely by you. Please don't try to enter what you ate at a restaurant last night, or what your mom cooked for dinner.
  3. You have to submit your entry to Artisan Crafts > Culinary Arts and the appropriate folder in CRArtisanCrafts.
  4. In the description box write a few lines about your inspiration, your process and the ingredients you used. This will help us understand your work and judge it fairly, and some ingredients are not always obvious.
  5. If you use someone else's recipe (book, blog, pinterest, cooking show, etc) you need to credit it properly and add a link (if possible).
  6. You have to say that the entry was made for this contest and add a link to this journal. You can't submit your entry to other contests.
  7. You can submit ONE entry per week, and up to four entries for the entire contest. If you miss a week you can't submit two entries next week.
  8. Each participant can only win once.

The Judges

Judging will be decided by the current Artisan Crafts CV (Talty) and two of our past CVs: cakecrumbs and maytel, who are experts in everything foody. We will take into consideration the creativity, execution, the artistic qualities of your submission and the quality of the photograph. The price or rarity of the ingredients won't be taken into consideration. Photography doesn't need to be professional, but try to keep the background clutter free, get a good illumination and a good focus. A few things can go a long way! We recommend these tutorials:

The Prizes

We will pick 3 winners, each will receive:

First place: 6 months core and 1000 points.
Second place: 3 months core and 500 points.
Third place: 1 month core and 300 points.

*Prizes are courtesy of the Community Relations Team.

If you have any questions please contact Talty or leave a comment below. Happy crafting!

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Want to get involved?

There are many ways in which you can get involved with projecteducate and if you'd like to write an article we would love to hear from you!

Community Weeks

We have an upcoming Community Week which you can read more about here. Community Weeks are designed to get the Community involved in Project Educate. We want YOUR articles, whatever the topic, as long as the focus is educational.

Art History

Art History weeks are all about the history of art! You can pick the topic you want to write about and post it during one of our Art History Weeks. For the latest sign up information and to get involved visit here.

Handy Hints and Tips

We also have a a series of Handy Hints and Tips which you can get involved in by reading this article here. This series aims to deliver shorter articles focusing brief tips with visual examples to aid you with many areas of your art.

Artists' Toolbox

Artists' toolbox weeks include a series of Art Tool themed articles intended to update you on what's out there, what the best tools are for the trade (in our humble opinions) and how to use them. Find out how to get involved here!

Community Volunteer Weeks

Our Community Volunteers regularly run weeks here at projecteducate and if you feel like you could help them out then check out the schedule here to see what's coming up and note the CV!

Suggestions, Feedback and Ideas?

We actively encourage all of the above and invite you to note the group with your thoughts and feedback. Look forward to hearing from you!


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Tanner28 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
Dearest DA staff member,

I only have one question.

Why doesn't Deviantart let the site users know what changes will be made BEFORE they are made?
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