Quilters are invited to participate in the Hancock Park District’s (HPD) “It’s Sew Spring Quilt Contest”. All quilt entries must be constructed of fabric and be submitted in two categories: 1) Bed Quilts with a perimeter of 200 inches or larger, and 2) Small Craft Quilts with a perimeter less than 200 inches. Examples of small craft quilts include table runners, pillows, and baby quilts. All entries are to be quilted by hand or machine and must have three layers. All quilts must be entered by the maker of the top layer.
Participants my submit up to five individual quilt entries per individual. Entries and a nonrefundable entry fee of $7 per quilt must be received by Monday, April 19, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST. Registrants will be instructed where to email three photos of each quilt entered. The three photos should reflect the front, back and a close-up of the quilt. Photos that are submitted without an entry fee made by the April 19 deadline will be considered invalid. All photographs must be submitted at a maximum file size of 5 MB and in .jpeg format. Employees of the HPD and members of their immediate families are not eligible to participate.
Quilts will be judged by a panel of up to five judges, led by HPD Program Specialist Chris Allen, an award-winning quilter. All quilts will be judged on: Visual Impact (design, color, pattern, appliqué if any); Workmanship (piecing accuracy and construction); Quilting that gives the appearance of a unified design on the back of the quilt; Borders/edge treatment and Binding.
Judges will evaluate all valid entries and pick the 12 best quilts. The entrants of the top 12 quilts will be notified of their status within 10 days of April 20, 2021. The top 12 quilts will be featured in an online gallery at HancockParks.com. All qualified entries will appear on HancockParks.com and the HPD Facebook page and Instagram profile where the public can vote for one People’s Choice winner from all qualified entries. The quilt that receives the most “Likes” on the HPD Facebook page between May 3-10, 2021 will be named the People’s Choice winner. The HPD will notify the People’s Choice winner via the email address used to enter the quilt at time of entry. The People’s Choice winner will receive a cash prize and will be featured in the online gallery.
Terms & Conditions
The HPD retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content and reserves the right to disqualify a quilt entry.
HPD park regulations apply and can be found at www.Hancock Parks.com.
By entering the HPD It’s Sew Spring Quilt Contest, each contestant consents to the use of their name and/or quilt in any HPD publication, advertisement, or promotion and on the website without further notice or compensation.
Any activities intended to disrupt or interfere with the proper execution of the HPD It’s Sew Spring Quilt Contest or defraud the HPD in any way will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Participants who engage in any of the foregoing activities will be disqualified and will forfeit any prizes. If the contest is not capable of running as planned due to causes beyond the control of the HPD that in the sole opinion of the HPD could affect the proper execution of the HPD It’s Sew Spring Quilt Contest, the Hancock Park District reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel or modify the HPD It’s Sew Spring Quilt Contest.
Photographed quilt entries must be submitted according to rules, guidelines, and terms and conditions as stated herein and will be disqualified if not followed. Submission of photographs certify your awareness of and agreement with rules, guidelines, and terms and conditions related to the HPD It’s Sew Spring Quilt Contest.
Assumption of Risk/ Liability Release/ Waiver of All Claims
By registering for the HPD It’s Sew Spring Quilt Contest, participants assume all risks associated with the activity, understand that all risks cannot be foreseen, waive all claims or causes of action arising from participation and the use of photographs by the HPD for promotional purposes, and release the HPD and its agents, employees, volunteers, and sponsors and their heirs, executors, and assigns from liability. Risks include but are not limited to personal property damage, bodily injury, loss of life, use or misuse of a prize, loss of photograph submissions due to human error or technical malfunction, cheating or fraud by a participant, typographical or other error in the printing of material and correspondence and communication as a whole associated with the administration of the HPD It’s Sew Spring Quilt Contest.