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Re: [BKARTS] CANCELLED: Bookbinding Design Competition - MDE Innovation 2004

Hi Peter (and all),

I'm sorry to hear the competition had to be cancelled. However, it does
bring up an interesting set of questions, and one in particular that I have
also wondered about as far as fees.

I'm new to book art, so I've not really been sure about my take on this.
Maybe I'm just ignorant about the (book) art world, but it seems that just
about every competition has a fee, and while I realize that many of these
organizations that run competitions have to try to cover the costs, I've
wondered how other artist decide to enter or not to enter them.

I've only entered one of these locally and it did not require a fee to
enter. But, that doesn't mean it doesn't cost money for the artist. By the
time you make the piece(s) and mail it in, you've already spent some money,
so to add a fee on top of these other expenses IMHO seems to add enough to
cause any artist to seriously consider if it's worth it to him/her.

I'm not trying to judge or say it's right or wrong to charge a fee. I'm
seriously interested in what others think about this and how they handle
deciding to enter or not.

~ Tammy in FL

At 05:04 PM 5/26/04 -0400, you wrote:
This is to let you know that the response to the MDE Innovation 2004
bookbinding design competition has been far less than expected, and that
the organizers have been forced to cancel the competition. Any checks
enroute to me will be returned promptly.

Entries from the US totaled 6. Worldwide 2000 entries were required for the
competition to go forward.

Thank to for expressing an interest in and/or entering the competition. It
was worth the effort.

I would be very interested in hearing from those who might have been
interested as to what caused them in the end not to enter.

Was it the format, design vs. actual binding?
Was it the entry fee?
Anything other reason?

Best regards,
Peter Verheyen

Peter D. Verheyen
MDE - Meister der Einbandkunst


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