Are you the next big thing?

In the last week two different sets of super fun friends have asked me to help spread the word about some amazing crafty awesomeness they are working on. Do you want to win a contest or host a TV show? I’ve done both and it is pretty fun stuff trust me so you might want to read on.

My DIY Network cohorts Cathie and Steve from Creative Juice emailed to let me know they were casting for a brand spanking new TV show. Cathie and Steve not only make awesome hosts they also make awesome TV producers. If you are under 28 and love to craft then you should apply for the gig. Here are the details…

We are seeking crafty guests from all over the USA and will begin the process with DVD submissions. The DVD’s are not for air on TV they are for casting purposes. Fear not if you don’t have access to a video camera. Just send a photo of yourself (big smile) holding or showing off your handmade items.

Here are a few guidelines:

You should have high energy and great style. Show off your style – flaunt it!

Your crafts should be current, hip, cutting edge – think Urban Outfitters, Anthropology, Gossip Girl, Project Runway, MTV!

You can make anything from room decor, jewelry, clothing, soap making, knitted and crochet goods, lip balm, art, etc. The most important thing is that you know your stuff and can explain how you make it in a clear and fun way.

The deadline is May 1st – 2008. Age range: Teens, Young Adults (28 and under)

Video Guidelines:

1.Have high energy and be yourself. State your name, where you are from, how long you have been crafting and what your craft project is. Try to hold your project in your hand or have it next to you and briefly explain to us how you made it. You can show a step or two on how you made it you want.

2.Try to keep the camera as smooth as possible (using a tripod helps) and make sure you have lots of light so we can see you.

3.Fashion tips for the camera: Please don’t wear prints, all black (even if you are goth), white or red. Tattoos, elaborate hair dos, and punky attire are just fine.

4.Videos should be no longer than 3 minutes and should be submitted on DVD only. Tapes cannot be viewed. On the DVD please include your name, your craft, email, city, phone number and age if you are under 18.

Photo Guidelines:

1.Have a big smile in the photo. Try to hold your project in your hand or have it next to you. You can include a picture of you at a sewing machine or at your work station or in the process of making something.

2.Fashion tips for the camera: Please don’t wear prints, all black (even if you are goth), white or red. Tattoos, elaborate hair dos, and punky attire are just fine.

3.Photos should be digital, high resolution and should be submitted in print and on a CD. On the back of the photo and on the CD please include your name, your craft, email, city, phone number and age if you are under 18.

Please mail to:

Casting – Untitled Craft Show
c/o Cathie Filian
1531 Randall St
Glendale, CA 91201

www.twobeesandapea.com
www.cathieandsteve.com

So maybe the thought of making crafts on TV puts the fear of Jesus in you or perhaps you are not uner the age of 28. Well there is still something fun for you too. My friend Keith over at Fred Flare sent me a big fat stack of postcards about the 2008 Next Big Thing Contest and asked me to help spread the word. My charm bracelet kit was one of the winners last year to give you an idea of the kinds of things they are looking for. You only have until May 2 to whip up something amazing so go get crafty and enter to win!

3 Responses to “Are you the next big thing?”

  1. tammy

    Thanks for posting about these. My niece is going to send in a video for the tv show. That other contest looks pretty coowell too.

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  2. Anonymous

    28 and under?! Why? Wow, I don’t think I’ll be coming back here again, I am apparently too old at 41! I guess us 41 year olds can’t be urban, hip, edgy, phooey! Wow, this really burns me.

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  3. Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club

    Hey Anonymous if you read the post you would see that it is not my casting call therefor not my rules. I just reposted it vebatim for friends. If you ever watched Craft Lab you would see that I played with crafters of all ages. I’m sure the production people are just casting for what the networks are asking them for. It’s a show geared at and for teens.

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