8th Annual Christmas Treasures
Online Bear & Gift Show
teddy bear artists!
Treasures show will feature a large selection of show exclusive teddy bears
and quality artfully made gifts by many of the industry's leading artists.
Bears and animals of all shapes and sizes and all price ranges are welcome
as well as bears and artful gifts under $75.
All artists who meet our minimum qualifications below are welcome to
Show Dates: Friday,
November 17 - Sunday, November 19
(Starts at 12pm noon and
ends at 8pm
New York time) Preview &
Voting Dates: Friday, November 3 - Thursday, November 16
(Starts and ends at
12pm New York time)
Participation Fee: $115 USD, payable via PayPal only.
TeddiesWorldwide.com is the main website all show visitors
go to. On the show page they'll see preview photos of one bear or animal by each
participating artist, all on one page. This photo will be a link to the artist's show
page featuring their bears for
sale, a short bio and purchase terms (forms of payment accepted,
shipping, refunds, layaway, etc). The link on the main page will be
the only way visitors get to the artist's show page. Each artist
will create their page through their Teddies Worldwide account using
our design program, Page Creator. Artists will handle all email
inquiries from perspective buyers as well as all sales. PayPal is
the preferred method of payment among most artists though you can
also have a collector contact you to make other arrangements.
· - Bear making and selling of
your own designs at shows or online for at least
- Online collector following and/or collector email
- Ability to take high quality photos (or a
professional to do it for you) - Knowledge of how to resize and upload photos to the
- Must take the time to read and comprehend all written communication
(which will be sent in English)
from coordinator including emails, and online
support/tutorials - Must meet all deadlines
as stated below
- A PayPal account is not mandatory but strongly recommended
so you can capture sales quickly and easily with PayPal
buttons. A complete photo tutorial on how to create PayPal
buttons will be provided Items
Required/Allowed in the Show
TEDDY BEARS AND/OR OTHER ANIMALS- MINIMUM of 5,
MAXIMUM of 10 items
allowed in show GIFTS & BEARS UNDER $75us
- Handmade, high quality, artistic gifts are welcome. They must have
a teddy bear theme and be made of high quality materials and
construction just as your bears are. Small bears in this price range
are also welcome in the gifts category. Minimum of 3, Maximum of 6
items. One photo will be allowed per item. - All teddy bears and animals must be made exclusively
for the show.
That means they cannot be shown or available for adoption anywhere prior to
the show. Collectors will be more determined to
come to the show if they know they are going to see brand new pieces
- All items
must be competitively priced.
No sale or discount pricing. All items must be for sale at start of
show. No advanced sales or reseravtions. Teddies
Worldwide Page Creator
All artists will create their show page with
TW PAGE CREATOR. Page Creator is an online template program, already designed
to meet the requirements for a show page. You pick the background
color/image, upload a header/logo and then upload your photos, enter
descriptions, PayPal code and much more to give your page a unique
feel. No design skills or html code knowledge necessary. You MUST know how to upload photos
to your computer from a digital camera and then how to edit/resize
photos and upload from your computer to our program. Page Creator is
the fast, easy way to create your show page while maintaining
control of the look and feel of your page. Artists love how easy it
is to use and how much time it saves (versus designing their own
page from scratch) so they can spend more time on
bear making. Complete instructions and support will be provide.
***NEW: You can now have FIVE photos per item! ***
We want to get our collectors involved and encourage
participating artists to create exceptional pieces for the preview
so the Collector's Choice Awards were introduced at the July 2011
show and it were a tremendous success, driving a record number of
visitors to the preview and show. During the preview all visitors
will be able to vote for the bear they like best in each category by
viewing your preview photo. The preview photo can be of a bear or
other animals and it must be available for adoption in the show. Winners will be announced at the very start of the show and
will receive a special digital award graphic they can proudly
display on their show page! Winners will also receive mention in
written show reviews submitted to industry magazines.
Marketing/Promotion TEDDIES WORLDWIDE:
We will be advertising
the show in US and international trade magazines, on various forums
and social networks online, through direct email and with postcards
and fliers at shows in the US and abroad. ARTISTS:
PLAY A KEY ROLE IN
PROMOTING THE SHOW! With 75 artists from more than
you collectively come in contact with thousands of collectors,
friends and family that I would never be able to contact on my own.
You must place a show banner on your website or blog and send emails to your collectors, friends and family about the
show. If you’d like postcards or a downloadable flyer you can print
and take to shows I will provide them for you. The more people you
tell about the show, the more successful it will be!
correspondence you must give the link to our website, not your
personal show page or the URL that appears in the browser when you
land on our page. Simply provide www.TeddiesWorldwide.com.
This will get them where they need to be for the show!
not allowed to show photos of their show bears prior to the show. That
includes snippets or collages. The suspense is what drives people to
the site when the show begins! No reservations or selling of
before the show.
Online Applications Accepted - Notification and
payment expected within 7 days
Preview Photo Due
- Uploaded to TW Account Profile Page by 11:59pm New
Preview & Voting
Begin 12pm New York time
show page must be completely finished by 11:59pm New York
Show Starts at
New York Time
Show Ends at
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH RULES
IN REMOVAL FROM SHOW WITHOUT REFUND
Your exhibitor fee goes towards advertising you and the show to help
make it a success. Promotion and paid advertising for the event
including your name listed on the website and in some print
advertising begins as soon as registration for the show is complete.
Therefore there is no refund if you cancel your participation in the
show for any reason or if you are removed from show for failure to
comply with rules or deadlines.
All applicants will receive an email notifying of acceptance
status within 7 days of applying.
Artists accepted into the show must pay the participation fee of
$115us within 7 days of acceptance email
Failure to pay on
time will result in forfeiture of spot.
All applications will be reviewed and
artist's work juried. On Application please upload
3 photos of current work or
provide a website address to
photos of your current work.
We'll be looking for quality and visual appeal
in your work and bright, crisp photos that show detail. The top 75
applicants who pass the jury process will be selected. Preference
will be given to those who have never done a Teddies Worldwide
online show. At least half of our artists have participated in our
shows in the past and are always welcome to apply
We strive to keep each show fresh and exciting with quality
and variety while
offering a balance of first time and previous TW artists.
Those artists who qualify but don't receive one of the first 75
spaces in the show will be placed on a wait list.
There are always
spots that become available as the show gets closer.
With over 1500
artists receiving notification of this show I can't possibly pick a
time that works for everyone.
To keep it fair for all
I will not
accept applications before or after the application period. I can not hold a spot for
you. But don't worry, there will be future TW shows for you to apply
If accepted you must pay the
participation fee WITHIN 7 DAYS OF NOTIFICATION.
If you can not pay by
the due date please do not apply.
Those accepted will have
7 days to complete the acceptance process
by paying the participation fee of $115
via the link to PayPal in their
We hope you'll
consider joining us for the Christmas Treasures online show!
Towers, Event Coordinator & Promoter
Frank Towle, Technical Specialist