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Homeless But Hopeful Online Orphan Show


COLLECTORS: Do you have handmade teddy bears in your collection that you'd like to find a new home for?

ARTISTS: Have bears still waiting to be adopted? Want to try a new design or make more of your collector's favorites?

If you answered YES then this is the show for YOU!

The requirements to sell in this show are simple:
1. Orphan bears from your collection must be handmade, in like new condition and priced at least 25% less than the original price. This will give them a better chance of being adopted
Collectors will be flocking to the show in hopes of getting a good deal.

2. New bears made and sold direct from the artist for this show can be bears or other animals and should be at regular price.

Participation fee: $105US
Payable via PayPal only.

Application Period Opens
May 1 - Apply Below

Preview Dates: Friday, September 8 - Friday, September 22 (Starts at 12pm New York time)
Show Dates: Friday, September 22 - Sunday, September 24 (Starts at 12pm and ends at 8pm New York time)

How the Online Show Works 

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 from each participant, all on one page. This photo will be a link to the participant's sales page featuring their orphan or new 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 participant's sales page. Each participant will create their page through their Teddies Worldwide account using our design program, Page Creator. Participants will handle all email inquiries from perspective buyers as well as all sales. PayPal is the preferred method of payment though you can also have a collector contact you to make other arrangements.

Minimum Qualifications for Participation

           - All bears & animals must be hand made and in like new or new condition
     - All bears & animals must come from a smoke-free environment and be free of dirt, dust and odors
     - Participants must have ability to take high quality photos (or a professional to do it for you)
     - Participants must have knowledge of how to resize and upload photos to the internet.
     - Participants 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
     - Participant 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 3, MAXIMUM of 12 items allowed in show
     - All bears/animals must be handmade,
no manufactured bears/animals.
     - All previously loved bears/animals from your collection must be priced a MINIMUM of 25% OFF the regular price. The higher your discount the more likely a bear is to sell.

Teddies Worldwide Page Creator

All participants will create their sales page with
TW PAGE CREATOR. Page Creator is an online template program, already designed to meet the requirements for a sales 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 or cell phone and then 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). Complete instructions and support will be provided.


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.

Participants PLAY A KEY ROLE IN PROMOTING THE SHOW! With up to 50 participants from all over the world 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 if you have one and send emails to your collectors, friends and family about the show. The more people you tell about, the more successful the show will be!

In all correspondence you must give the link to our website, not your personal sales 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!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants are not allowed to show photos of the bears/animals they will be selling 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 bears before the show.

Please add these banners to your website or blog! Be sure they link to www.TeddiesWorldwide.com


Show Schedule

May 1 - July 31 Online Application Period - applicants will be notified of acceptance within 7 days of applying & must pay participation fee within 7 days of acceptance.
September 7 Preview Photo Due - Uploaded to TW Account Profile Page by 11:59pm New York Time
September 8 Preview Begins @ 12pm New York time
September 20 Your show page must be finished 100% by 11:59pm New York Time
September 22 Show Starts at 12pm New York Time
September 24 Show Ends at 8pm New York Time


Refund Policy

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.


NOTE: On application you must provide 3 photos of different bears you will be offering in the show or if you are an artist selling new bears please provide a website address where your recent work can be seen.
Max photo size: 1000 x 800px

All applicants will receive an email within 7 days of applying to notify of acceptance status.
Those accepted into the show must pay the participation fee of $105us
within 7 days of acceptance to confirm spot in show.
Failure to pay in a timely manner will result in forfeiture of spot.

We hope you'll consider joining us for the Homeless but Hopeful Online Orphan Show!

Bear Hugs,

Daphne Towers, Event Coordinator & Promoter
Frank Towle, Technical Specialist


All contents copyright 2017 Teddies Worldwide ~ No text or image may be copied without written permission.
Website design by
Daphne Towers and Frank Towle.