This contest is made possible through contributions from the Washington Wool Growers’ Auxiliary, Pendleton Woolen Mills, and other kind sponsors.
Entering the Contest
Entries may be sewn, knit, crocheted, woven or felted and must contain a minimum of 60 percent wool fibers. (SEE TESTING FOR WOOL CONTENT AT RIGHT.)
Entries are judged 60 percent on how they appear and fit on the contestant and 40 percent on construction (off the contestant).
Age categories are Preteen (12 and under), Junior (13–16), Senior (17–24), Adult (25–49), and Adult (50 and over). Preteens compete at district level only and may make one article of clothing: e.g. vest, skirt, or shorts. Entries in all other categories should cover both top and bottom: e.g. dress, skirt and vest, or jacket and pants.
Make It for Others
In the Make It for Others (district-level only) contest, all regular Make It With Wool rules apply regarding content of wool and garment categories. However, the entrant does not have to model the garment himself/herself.
Instead, the garment must be modeled for the district competition judging and fashion show by the person for whom it was made. Information on the entry form should pertain to the person who constructed the garment, not the model.
Sending Your Entry
If a triplicate entry form does not accompany your pamphlet, contact your state or district director to receive one. Please send entry form, fee, and five-square-inch fabric samples to the national director and send forms and samples to district and state directors no later than one week before the district contest you plan to attend.
Entry fees must accompany all entries sent to the national director:
$10.00 Preteens, Juniors, Seniors, all Adults, and Make It for Others
A person may make multiple entries, but a separate entry fee and form must be sent to the national director for each outfit, including Make It for Others contest entries.
District Preteen winners will receive 1.5 yards of Pendleton wool fabric. Each district winner in the Junior, Senior, and both Adult categories will receive a trip to the state finals on October 26, 2013. Make It for Others winners will receive 2.5 yards of Pendleton wool fabric.
State Junior and Senior winners each will receive a trip to the national competition in Charleston, South Carolina, January 23–25, 2014. State Junior and Senior alternates will win sewing machines.
One overall Adult winner will be selected at state to receive a serger. The garment, a video, and photos of him/her in the garment will advance to the national Adult competition. One overall national Adult winner is chosen to model his/her garment at the national competition. The state Adult alternate wins $100 in cash.