Ugly Betty Dress Contest

You all know by now how much I *heart* Ugly Betty. More than Lucy, more than Raymond. Betty Suarez is the ultimate Crafty Chica in my book! I even made a necklace like the one Betty wears! Here are the directions, by the way

So anyway…there is a contest going on to design a dress for the show!

Forget Project Runway. If any of you have an inkling for design, sewing – or want to try – I highly encourage you to give this contest a shot! What the heck? Sometimes the things we think that are out of our reach, are actually easier to acheive than we think. Isn’t that what Betty is all about, and why we love her so much? So chop-chop – pull out the sketchpad, pen, measuring tape and pinking shears and get to work!

Here is the text from the official contest page.
Have you got the skills to design a fabulous couture dress? Do you have the creativity to blow past obstacles? Here’s your chance to prove it! Create a dress that will appear in an episode of ABC’s Golden Globe-winning series Ugly Betty!

Here’s the deal: Christina, Mode magazine’s resident keeper of “the closet,” is commissioned by a prominent celebrity to design a dress to be worn at a formal public event– but she’s snowed in at the office! With twelve hours to execute her design and no fabric to work with, Christina is forced to the use everyday office supplies to make her creation.

That’s where you come in. Help Christina make the formal dress!

Submit drawing(s) or sketch(es) of your Design, showing both the back and front of the garment, along with instructions on how to construct it (i.e. materials used, shape, form and color) only using office supplies such as tape, bubble wrap, shopping bags, calendars, shoe boxes, hole punchers, paper clips or newspaper, just to name a few. Also, submit an original Essay in 100 words or less, discussing the underlying concept for the Design.

A dress based on the winning design will appear in an upcoming episode of the show! The winning “designer” will receive a trip for two (2) to Los Angeles, CA for the taping of the Ugly Betty television show scheduled to take place on 02/02/2007, where a dress based upon the winner’s Design will be incorporated in the Show.

What are you waiting for?

It’s time to REALLY make it work!

Click here for the Official Rules & Grant of Rights for a full list of acceptable design materials, additional submission guidelines, rights granted, eligibility conditions and prize restrictions.

No Purchase Necessary To Enter or Win.Internet access and valid e-mail address required. Open only to legal U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older.Void where prohibited. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm ET on 01/28/2007.

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