Google+ The Art of Friendly Plastic: FRIENDLY PLASTIC OPEN DESIGN CHALLENGE - Winter CHA 2010

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Join our Friendly Plastic OPEN design challenge!!! This challenge is different than from years past because now we have opened it to everyone...that means YOU yes YOU yes Y-O-U!

Last evening we shared the details regarding this challenge on the Friendly Plastic Radio Show and they are as follows:


Butterflies - over age 15
Butterflies - under age 15

Mixed Media - OPEN - this means anything goes...well...almost anything...
Mixed Media - Jewelry


  • Each design must be made of 50% Friendly Plastic (sticks or pellets)
  • Butterflies should be two dimensional and no larger than 8 x 10 inches.
  • Please do not use glitter or anything perishable on butterflies (including macaroni)
  • Friendly Plastic CHA '09 winners are ineligible to win prizes this year, however they may enter a piece for display purposes
  • This is an open challenge - ANYONE may enter one or more pieces
  • Deadline for Entries: NOVEMBER 6, 2009
  • This is necessary to be able to have names etched into awards to be presented
  • Entries will not be returned to entrants. Butterflies will be donated to the Holocaust Museum Houston and other entries will be retained by AMACO or donated to charity

Display and Prizes:

  • All entries will be published in an on-line gallery at the website and will be displayed at AMACO's booth at CHA 2010 Aneheim
  • Winners will be presented with an etched crystal award at AMACO booth at CHA Winter 2010
  • Winners will receive $100 personal check from AMACO
  • Winners will receive a matching $100 check payable to favorite charity of choice
  • Winners will receive a gift basket including a variety of AMACO products and other suprize products (products subject to change)

Prizes will be given for the four categories mentioned above along with

  • Peoples Choice on-line voting
  • Best of CHA Show

For more information or questions regarding this challenge, please contact our challenge coordinator Helen Bradley at and please put "Friendly Plastic CHA challenge" in the subject line.

You can listen to an archived podcast of this show by clicking here

About the Butterfly Project:

The Butterfly Project at the Holocaust Museum Houston is seeking 1.5 million butterflies for an installation honoring the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2012, for all to remember. All Butterfly entries will be contributed to the museum.

Additionally, AMACO will be accepting butterflies made up of any medium and will forward them to the Butterfly Project for you, provided that they are brought to the CHA show.

Even if you have never entered a challenge like this...what have you got to lose? Your work will be on display for magazine editors, manufacturers and a host of others related to the craft industry. It is a great opportunity for you to get your work noticed and get some exposure...and it's free! So, please think seriously about his challenge. Everyone is a winner!


Pattyjo said...

Your butterfly for the challenge is so beautiful.
I am still trying to learn forming a bead from friendly plastic. I have watched your four videos. I guess this project would be over my head.
Pattyjo :+)

Plastic Card said...

The butterfly is pretty much beautiful.I like the blog.I also subscribed the email of The are of Friendly Plastic.


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