When applying for an Artiste Elite award, please would you be so kind as to post your application here on the forum. Then a member of staff will take on your application. It has been noted that some of you are PM'ing or emailing us with your applications. This is fine, but we need to have the information here on the forum for us all to keep track of..
Applications will be taken from now. A member of staff will advise you if your application has been successful or not. All judges are informed by email immediately an application is accepted for consideration by the panel.
Judging will take place over a period of one calendar month from the date the application is accepted. If your application is successful, you will be issued with a logo and certificate, which you can collect from this forum, either from the LOGOS thread or the Gallery above. If you cannot find your award, please contact Julie via PM.
When you submit your applications for a PRA*ISE Artiste Elite award, please leave you FULL name and Nursery name and whether you have a PRA*ISE Award so we can make your logo as soon as possible.
When sending in your photos please remember that we can only judge on what we see...there is no need to rush to fulfil the criteria here. A lot of people have done this and sent in photos of their old work, and failed because the work from the old photos is not up to standard. Remember....please send in the best photos of your best work.
PLEASE NOTE: The work must be 100% your own - if someone else does your rooting or painting, please do not apply.
Please supply photos from a of selection of reborns, not just one or two using the following criteria. No cluster photos please.
Photograph size preferably 1024x768 but not below 800x600.
Photos must be from a minimum of 5 different babies. Your application will be refused if there are any less than 5.
Painting techniques & method. Painting Method must be specified (genesis, air drys etc)
We require a minimum of 5 different photographs of the following
Nails, 3 must be a close up
Hands 3 must be a close up
Feet 3 must be a close up
Mouth/lips 3 must be a close up
Detailing ie veins, birthmarks, milia, freckles, scratches
Eyes for awake babies with 3 close ups of eyelashes and eyebrows
Eyelashes for sleeping babies with 3 close ups of eyelashes and eyebrows
Head, from each side and front view, also a view of the nape, from 3 different heads
Rooting of which 3 must be a detailed close up, from 3 different heads
Painted hair, of which 3 must be a detailed close up, from 3 different heads
Body types, size and fitting
Undressed reborn showing body and cable ties.
No Cluster photos
Reborn WITHOUT any props or paraphernalia in the shot (this means teddy bears, dummies, changing mats, toiletries etc...this does not mean the backgrounds you use to take the photos)
Overall doll (this means DIFFERENT DOLLS. How you would photograph your dolls to sell them)
Posed shots, showing presentation, realism
We must receive a MINIMUM of 5 different dolls, you can send us more if you wish. The more you send us, the better it will be for the judges to make their descision.
All pictures must be clear and unaltered and no cluster photos should be sent
Please include a link to your website if you have one
You will not need to send us further customers. If we need any more testimonials, we will contact you.
PLEASE BE SURE THAT YOU FOLLOW THE ABOVE CRITERIA TO THE LETTER. WE WILL REFUSE YOUR APPLICATION IF THE CRITERIA IS NOT MET.