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Enter the 2017 DOLLS Awards of Excellence!
Written by Joyce Greenholdt   
Monday, 23 January 2017 15:50

2017 DAE fancyDOLLS magazine is please to announce that we're now accepting entries to this year's Dolls Awards of Excellence competition!

The Dolls Awards of Excellence (DAE, also known as the Diamond Awards) recognize and encourage excellence in the design and creation of dolls. Photos of all the entries are reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges, who evaluate each submission on overall aesthetic appeal, excellence in concept, design, and execution, and quality of material and workmanship

The highest-scoring creations in each category receive the DAE Industry's Choice Awards and become the nominees for that year's Public's Choice Awards. DOLLS readers then vote for their favorite nominee in each category to determine the Diamond Award winners. Show the doll world your talent — enter this year's competition!

To enter, first click here to read the complete rules.

Once you've read the rules and know which category or categories you wish to enter, use the link at the bottom of the rules or click here to go to the entry purchase page.

The deadline to enter this year's competition is April 17, 2017, so don't delay!

 
Cast your vote in the 2016 Dolls Awards of Excellence Public's Choice competition
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 16:12

2016 DAE Diamonds PCThe 2016 Dolls Awards of Excellence Industry's Choice winners (DAEs, also called the Diamond Awards) were announced at the International Doll & Teddy Bear Show in Asheville, N.C., in June. This year's Industry's Choice winners are now the nominees for the Public's Choice awards, and the winners will be chosen by you — the readers of DOLLS magazine!

Check out this year's nominees — the Industry's Choice winners. Then you can go to the DAE online ballot to vote for your favorite entry in each category, as well enter your choice for Artist of the Year, chosen from the artists whose entries won Industry's Choice Awards in this year's competition. The deadline to cast your vote is Sept. 30, 2016.

The winners will be announced on the website and in the January 2017 issue of DOLLS in late November.

 
2016 Dolls Awards of Excellence Industry's Choice winners
Written by Joyce Greenholdt   
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 21:25

2016 DAE DiamondsThis year's Industry's Choice winners in the Dolls Awards of Excellence competition were announced at the International Doll & Teddy Show in Asheville, N.C., June11. The Industry's Choice winners will go on to be the nominees for this year's Public's Choice Awards, voted on by the readers of DOLLS and Haute Doll magazines.

This year's Industry's Choice winners are:

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Entry deadline extended for 2016 DOLLS Awards of Excellence!
Monday, 22 February 2016 21:09

2016 DAE DiamondsThe deadine for entering the 2016 DOLLS Awards of Excellence (DAE) competition has been extended to Tuesday, May 10. The DAEs recognize and encourage excellence in the design and creation of dolls. Photos of all the entries are reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges, who evaluate each submission on overall aesthetic appeal, excellence in concept, design, and execution, and quality of material and workmanship; the highest-scoring creations in each category receive the DAE Industry’s Choice Awards and become the nominees for that year’s Diamond (Public’s Choice) Awards. DOLLS readers then vote for their favorite nominee in each category to determine the Diamond Award winners.

This year, we have completely revamped the categories, including adding several new categories, and changed the entry fee structure. Be sure to read the Complete DAE Rules before purchasing your entries. Once you have read the rules and decided which categories you wish to enter, go to the Official Entry Page to purchase your entries.

 

 

 
2017 DOLLS Awards of Excellence Complete Rules

The Dolls Awards of Excellence (DAE) competition (also known as the Diamond Awards) recognizes and encourages excellence in the design and creation of dolls. Photos of all the entries are reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges, who evaluate each submission on overall aesthetic appeal, excellence in concept, design, and execution, and quality of material and workmanship

The highest-scoring creations in each category receive the DAE Industry's Choice Awards and become the nominees for that year's Public's Choice Awards. DOLLS readers then vote for their favorite nominee in each category to determine the Diamond Award winners. Show the doll world your talent — enter this year's competition!

RULES
Entries that do not conform to the following rules will not be processed or seen by judges. Entry deadline is April 17, 2017. If you have questions not addressed here, please contact Joyce Greenholdt at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 715-445-5000 ext. 150.

2017 CATEGORIES & DEFINITIONS
For the purposes of this contest, dolls are defined as jointed or unjointed playthings or collectibles, produced from any materials, in a human image (anthropomorphic designs may be entered in one of the Fantasy categories).

STANDARD CATEGORIES (Categories 1-14)
Entries in categories 1 through 14 must be designed by the submitting artist or manufacturer from original sculpt to finished doll. Collaborations are permitted, provided contributing artists are credited, but dolls made from kits or altered versions of an existing doll must be entered in the appropriate Special Category.

Collectible, Custom, or OOAK? Limited- or open-editions in which the dolls were offered for sale with the same outfit and/or accessories must be entered in the appropriate Collectible Edition category — minor variations, such as ball-jointed dolls (BJDs) sold with a random pair or eyes or wig, are permitted in the Collectible categories. Dolls produced in a limited or open edition but given a unique costume and other finishing touches must be entered in the appropriate Custom Edition category. Dolls with an original, unique sculpt and given a unique costume and finishing details must be entered into the appropriate One-of-a-Kind (OOAK) category.

Play Dolls
1. Play Doll
Open editions primarily marketed to children 15 and under. Suggested Retail Price must be $150 or less.

Collectible Editions
Limited or open editions.
2. Collectible Fantasy Doll
3. Collectible Baby Doll
4. Collectible Child Doll
5. Collectible Teen/Adult Doll, less than $500
6. Collectible Teen/Adult Doll, $500 or more

Custom Editions
Limited or open-edition dolls given a unique costume and finish.
7. Custom Fantasy Doll
8. Custom Baby/Child Doll
9. Custom Teen/Adult Doll

One-of-a-Kind Dolls
Unique sculpt and finish.
10. OOAK Fantasy Doll
11. OOAK Baby Doll
12. OOAK Child Doll
13. OOAK Teen/Adult Doll, less than $1,000
14. OOAK Teen/Adult Doll, $1,000 or more

SPECIAL CATEGORIES (Categories 15-19)
Dolls entered in categories 15 and 16 can be made from kits or altered versions of an existing doll. In both cases, the original artist or manufacturer and doll or kit must be named in the Additional Credits portion of the entry form.

Dolls used to model entries in categories 17-19 should likewise be properly credited. Doll fashions, accessories, and furniture/props entered in the competition must have been offered for sale separately from any doll if released by an artist or manufacturer OR have been created by an third-party artist or designer not collaborating with the doll's designer.

Special Categories
15. Reborn Doll

16. Doll Repaint/Face-Up
Depending on the extent of the customization, you may choose to submit two close-up photos rather than one full-length and one close-up photo.

17. Doll Fashion
A single item of clothing or a complete outfit. You may submit two full-length photos showing the fashion from different angles or one full-length and one close-up showing detail.

18. Doll Accessory
Includes wigs, jewelry, shoes, miniature food or drink items, or other items intended to be worn or held by a doll.

19. Doll Furniture/Prop
Includes furniture, appliances, vehicles, or other items that a doll might be displayed in or with.

Notes
If there are insufficient entries in a category, DOLLS reserves the right to eliminate the category from this year's DAE competition and move entries for that category into another appropriate category.

In order to ensure that the awards reflect the diversity of the field and to encourage new artists, we reserve the right to restrict the number of awards an artist may win in a single category.

HOW TO ENTER
Once you have read the full rules, click on the DAE 2017 link at the bottom of this page or on the DOLLS home page to purchase your entries. Once you have purchased your entry or entries, you will be able to access the online entry form.

Entry fees
Entries in the Standard Categories (see 2017 Categories below) cost $79 for the first entry; additional entries are $49 each. For the Special Categories, the first entry is $39 and additional entries are $19 each. Payment must be made by credit card or a PayPal account. These fees are nonrefundable. Fees are applied to the contest's administrative and publicity costs. Entries must be purchased by April 17, 2017.

The cost of the first entry in the 2017 DAE Awards, regardless of category, includes the offer of a discount on your next ad in DOLLS magazine as well as a free one-year subscription (or renewal) to DOLLS (print and digital editions for addresses in the United States; digital-only for foreign addresses). Limit one discount and subscription per artist or company.

Eligibility
All entries for the 2017 DAEs must have been first introduced on or after Jan. 1, 2016, and made available for sale during 2016 or 2017, provided they were not entered in past DAE competitions. Dolls introduced and made available for sale in 2016 or 2017 which have already been sold are eligible to enter.

Each entry must be a new, original design and not a variation or re-costuming of a previous design. Any substantial changes made in costume, materials, or retail price from the original entry are grounds for disqualification of the entry.

You may submit as many entries as you wish in any category, but each doll can only be entered once.

For your protection, please do not submit entries in the image of or with the name of trademarked characters unless you hold a license to create the characters.

If a submission entered into a category is deemed inappropriate by the staff of DOLLS, the magazine reserves the right to disqualify the entry or move it to a different category.

Entry Information
When preparing to enter online, have the following information ready for each entry:
• Name of doll
• Height (in inches)
• Edition size (examples: Open, LE35, OOAK)
• Retail price (in U.S. dollars)
• Body material
• Eye color and material
• Costume materials and description
• Special features (including credits for any collaborating designers/artists)
• Two photos (see Photo Requirements)

Make sure the information entered into the online form is complete and accurate, and that you have uploaded both photos (see below), before submitting each entry. The information and photos will be used in the magazine and in promotional materials for nominated and winning entries. Any entry form that is not accompanied by photos and an entry fee will be invalid and not viewed by the judges. A separate online form must be filled out for each piece entered.

Photo Requirements
Each entry must include two clear color photographs. One must be a full-length photo showing the dressed doll. The second photo should be a close-up — or, if the doll is sold as nude or in basic undergarments, the second photo can show the undressed doll. See individual category listings for other exceptions. Each photo should be taken at a resolution setting of 1280 x 960 or higher or with a quality setting of at least "high." Please contact Joyce Greenholdt at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have questions regarding the photo requirements or if you have any problems uploading the photos to the entry form.

Entries must be photographed in front of a plain background. Each entry must be photographed separately. Only props or accessories sold with a doll are permitted in the photograph.

Entry photographs become the property of Jones Publishing, Inc., and may be used for promotional purposes or in DOLLS. Photos of award-winning entries will be published in DOLLS.

Judging Criteria
Entries must be received by April 17, 2017, to be considered. Judges will rate dolls based on the following criteria:
• Overall aesthetic appeal
• Excellence in concept, design and execution
• Quality of material and workmanship
• Value represented by the price and quality

KEY DATES
April 17 - Deadline for 2017 Dolls Awards of Excellence competition entries
June 23 - Dolls Awards of Excellence Industry's Choice winners announced at the International Doll & Teddy Show in Asheville, N.C.
Late July - Public's Choice nominees and ballot appear in DOLLS August/September 2017 issue
Sept. 25 - Deadline for Public's Choice voting
Late November - Diamond Award winners announced in DOLLS January 2018 issue

Click here to enter the 2017 Dolls Awards of Excellence!

 
2015 DOLLS Awards of Excellence Rules

The DOLLS Awards of Excellence (DAE), also known as the Diamond Awards, recognizes and encourages excellence in the design and creation of dolls. Photos of all the entries are reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges, who evaluate each submission on overall aesthetic appeal, excellence in concept, design, and execution, and quality of material and workmanship; the highest-scoring creations in each category receive the DAE Industry’s Choice Awards and become the nominees for that year’s DAE Public’s Choice Awards. DOLLS readers then vote for their favorite nominee in each category to determine the Public’s Choice winners. Show the doll world your talent — enter this year's DAE competition!

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How to Enter

1. Now through April 30, 2015, go to www.dollsmagazine.com and click on the DAE 2015 link to enter online.

2. Be sure to read all the rules before entering, and make sure the online form is complete and accurate before submitting your entry. The information submitted will be used in the magazine and in promotional materials for nominated and winning entries. Any entry form that is not accompanied by photos and an entry fee will be invalid and not viewed by the judges. A separate online form must be filled out for each piece entered.

3. The entry fee must be included. The first entry is $95. Additional entries are $45 each. Payment must be made by credit card. These fees are nonrefundable. Fees are applied to the contest’s administrative and publicity costs. Each entry must be accompanied by a paid entry fee or it will be disqualified.

4. Include two photos. See the full contest rules below.

5. Everyone who enters the 2015 DAE Awards will receive a discount coupon good toward the purchase of your next ad in DOLLS as well as a free one-year subscription (or renewal) to DOLLS (print edition for addesses in the United States; digital-only for foreign addresses). Limit one coupon and subscription per artist or company.

6. Entries must be received by April 30, 2015.

 

Key Dates

Feb. 3                      DAE 2015 entries open

April 30                  Deadline for entries

June 6                      Industry’s Choice winners announced at International Doll Show

Late June                 Public’s Choice nominees & ballot appear in DOLLS’ July/August 2015 issue

Aug. 31                   Deadline for Public’s Choice voting

Late October           Public’s Choice winners announced in DOLLS’ November/December 2015 issue

 

Rules

Entries that do not conform to the following rules will not be processed or seen by judges. If you have questions not addressed here, please contact Joyce Greenholdt at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 715-445-5000 ext. 150.

 

Definitions of terms and categories

For the purposes of this contest, the following definitions apply:

1. Dolls are jointed or unjointed playthings or collectibles, produced from any materials, in a human image.

2. Artist: An artist is defined as someone who makes fewer than 1,000 dolls annually. Submissions in the artist categories must be designed by the submitting artist and at least 50% of each doll, including the head, must be constructed by the artist. Collaborations are allowed, but all contributing artists must be acknowledged.

3. Manufacturer: A manufacturer is defined as producing a total of 1,000 or more dolls per year. Manufacturer entries must be produced by the manufacturer and not the designing artist.

4. One of a Kind: A doll entered in any of the One-of-a-Kind categories must have an original sculpt; a limited-edition sculpt with a unique face-up and/or costume should be entered in the appropriate Artist Doll category (categories 7 through 12).

 

Eligibility

5. All entries for the 2015 DAEs must have been first introduced on or after January 1, 2014, and made available for sale during 2014 or 2015, provided they were not entered in past DAE competitions. Dolls introduced and made available for sale in 2014 or 2015 which have already been sold are eligible.

6. The entry must be a new, original design and not a variation or re-costuming of a previous design.

7. Artists may submit entries which were created as collaborations. All participating artists must be identified, but it is not necessary to detail the contributions of each artist.

8. Entrants may submit as many entries as desired in each category, but each doll can only be entered once.

9. Any substantial changes made in costume, materials, or retail price from the original entry are grounds for disqualification of the entry.

10. For your protection, please do not submit entries in the image of or with the name of trademarked characters unless you hold a license to create the characters.

 

Entry Requirements

11. Each entry must be accompanies by a paid fee; a fully completed entry form, and two photographs as detailed in rules 15 and 16. Forms that are incomplete, missing photographs, or not accompanied by the entry fee will be ruled invalid.

12. You must submit a separate entry form and photos for each doll you enter.

13. All one-of-a-kind doll sculpts must be entered in one of the one-of-a-kind categories. Entries in the remaining artist categories must have an edition size for the sculpt of at least two. Entries in the manufacturer categories must have an edition size of at least 50.

14. If a submission entered into a category is deemed inappropriate by the staff of DOLLS, the magazine has the right to disqualify the entry or move it to a different category.

 

Photographs

15. Each entry must be accompanied by two clear color photographs (one full body and one close-up of the face), sized at least 900 by 1,200 pixels (3 inches x 4 inches at 300 dots per inch). No prints, disks, transparencies or slides will be accepted. These photographs become the property of Jones Publishing, Inc., and may be used for promotional purposes or in DOLLS. If nominated, your photo will be used in DOLLS.

16. Entries must be photographed against a plain, flat, solid-color background. Each entry must be photographed separately. Only props or accessories sold with the doll are permitted in the photograph.

 

General

17. The above instructions must be followed to be considered for nomination. Entries must be received by April 20, 2015, to be considered.

18. Judges will rate dolls based on the following criteria:

• Overall aesthetic appeal

• Excellence in concept, design and execution

• Quality of material and workmanship

• Value represented by the price and quality

19. When preparing to enter online, have the following information ready:

• Name of doll

• Height (in inches)

• Edition size (if limited)

• Retail price (in U.S. currency)

• Body material

• Eyes and color

• Costume materials and description

• Special features

• List both the sculpt designer and costume designer, if different.

• One full-length and one close-up photo (at least 1,200 by 900 pixels)

 

2015 DAE Categories

Manufacturer Categories

A doll created for sale by a manufacturing or importing company, not by the designing artist. The minimum edition size produced and offered for sale worldwide for dolls entered in any manufacturer category must equal or exceed 50.

1. Children’s Play Doll (Primarily marketed to children 12 and under. Suggested Retail Price must be $150 or less)

2. Collectible Baby Doll

3. Collectible Child Doll

4. Collectible Fashion Doll

5. Collectible Resin Ball-Jointed Doll

6. Collectible Licensed/Fantasy/Pop Culture Doll

 

Artist Categories

For categories 7 through 14, entries must have a minimum edition size of 2.

7. Artist Baby Doll

8. Reborn Doll (Dolls made from kits are eligible. The reborn artist must include the name of the sculptor and kit used to make the reborn in the Special Features portion of the entry form.)

9. Artist Child Doll

10. Artist Ball-Jointed Doll

11. Artist Fantasy-Themed Doll

12. Artist Doll, Less than $1,250

13. Artist Doll, More than $1,250

14. One of a Kind Baby Doll

15. One of a Kind Child Doll

16. One of a Kind Fantasy-Themed Doll

17. One of a Kind Doll, Less than $1,250

18. One of a Kind Doll, More than $1,250

 

 

Notes

If there are insufficient entries in a category, DOLLS reserves the right to eliminate the category from this year’s DAE competition and move entries for that category into another appropriate category.

In order to ensure that the awards reflect the diversity of the field and to encourage new artists, we reserve the right to restrict the number of awards an artist may win in a single category.

 

Please click here to visit the website and sign up now!

 
Cast your vote for the 2014 Public’s Choice DOLLS Awards of Excellence!
Thursday, 14 August 2014 13:57

The winners of the 2014 Industry’s Choice DOLLS Awards of Excellence (DAEs, also called the Diamond Awards) were announced at the International Doll Show in Asheville, N.C. in June. This year’s Industry’s Choice winners are now the nominees for the Public’s Choice awards, voted on by DOLLS readers!

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2014 DOLLS Awards of Excellence Industry’s Choice Winners
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 20:17

Here are your 2014 DOLLS Awards of Excellence Industry’s Choice Winners! 

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2014 DOLLS Awards of Excellence Rules

The DOLLS Awards of Excellence (DAE), also known as the Diamond Awards, recognizes and encourages excellence in the design and creation of dolls. Photos of all the entries are reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges, who evaluate each submission on overall aesthetic appeal, excellence in concept, design, and execution, and quality of material and workmanship; the highest-scoring creations in each category receive the DAE Industry’s Choice Awards and become the nominees for that year’s DAE Public’s Choice Awards. DOLLS readers then vote for their favorite nominee in each category to determine the Public’s Choice winners. Show the doll world your talent — enter this year's DAE competition!

 

How to Enter

1. Now through April 30, 2014, go to www.dollsmagazine.com and click on the DAE 2014 link to enter online.

2. Be sure to read all the rules before entering, and make sure the online form is complete and accurate before submitting your entry. The information submitted will be used in the magazine and in promotional materials for nominated and winning entries. Any entry form that is not accompanied by photos and an entry fee will be invalid and not viewed by the judges. A separate online form must be filled out for each piece entered.

3. The entry fee must be included. The first entry is $95. Additional entries are $45 each. Payment must be made by credit card. These fees are nonrefundable. Fees are applied to the contest’s administrative and publicity costs. Each entry must be accompanied by a paid entry fee or it will be disqualified.

4. Include two photos. See the full contest rules below.

5. Everyone who enters the 2014 DAE Awards will receive a discount coupon good toward the purchase of your next ad in DOLLS as well as a free one-year subscription (or renewal) to DOLLS (print edition for addesses in the United States; digital-only for foreign addresses). Limit one coupon and subscription per artist or company.

6. Entries must be received by April 30, 2014.

 

Key Dates

January 2014           DAE 2014 entries open

April 30, 2014        Deadline for entries

June 11-16, 2014     Industry’s Choice winners announced at International Doll Show

July 9, 2014             Public’s Choice nominees & ballot appear in DOLLS’ August 2014 issue

Sept. 15, 2014         Deadline for Public’s Choice voting

Nov. 12, 2014         Public’s Choice winners announced in DOLLS’ Dec 2014 issue

 

Rules

Entries that do not conform to the following rules will not be processed or seen by judges. If you have questions not addressed here, please contact Joyce Greenholdt at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 715-445-5000 ext. 150.

 

Definitions of terms and categories

For the purposes of this contest, the following definitions apply:

1. Dolls are jointed or unjointed playthings or collectibles, produced from any materials, in a human image.

2. Artist: An artist is defined as someone who makes fewer than 1,000 dolls annually. Submissions in the artist categories must be designed by the submitting artist and at least 50% of each doll, including the head, must be constructed by the artist. Collaborations are allowed, but all contributing artists must be acknowledged.

3. Manufacturer: A manufacturer is defined as producing a total of 1,000 or more dolls per year. Manufacturer entries must be produced by the manufacturer and not the designing artist.

4. One of a Kind: A doll entered in any of the One-of-a-Kind categories must have an original sculpt; a limited-edition sculpt with a unique face-up and/or costume should be entered in the appropriate Artist Doll category (categories 7 through 12).

 

Eligibility

5. All entries for the 2014 DAEs must have been first introduced on or after January 1, 2013, and made available for sale during 2013 or 2014, provided they were not entered in past DOTY or DAE competitions. Dolls introduced and made available for sale in 2013 or 2014 which have already been sold are eligible.

6. The entry must be a new, original design and not a variation or re-costuming of a previous design.

7. Artists may submit entries which were created as collaborations. All participating artists must be identified, but it is not necessary to detail the contributions of each artist.

8. Entrants may submit as many entries as desired in each category, but each doll can only be entered once.

9. Any substantial changes made in costume, materials, or retail price from the original entry are grounds for disqualification of the entry.

10. For your protection, please do not submit entries in the image of or with the name of trademarked characters unless you hold a license to create the characters.

 

Entry Requirements

11. Each entry must be accompanies by a paid fee; a fully completed entry form, and two photographs as detailed in rules 15 and 16. Forms that are incomplete, missing photographs, or not accompanied by the entry fee will be ruled invalid.

12. You must submit a separate entry form and photos for each doll you enter.

13. All one-of-a-kind doll sculpts must be entered in one of the one-of-a-kind categories. Entries in the remaining artist categories must have an edition size for the sculpt of at least two. Entries in the manufacturer categories must have an edition size of at least 50.

14. If a submission entered into a category is deemed inappropriate by the staff of DOLLS, the magazine has the right to disqualify the entry or move it to a different category.

 

Photographs

15. Each entry must be accompanied by two clear color photographs (one full body and one close-up of the face), sized at least 900 by 1,200 pixels (3 inches x 4 inches at 300 dots per inch). No prints, disks, transparencies or slides will be accepted. These photographs become the property of Jones Publishing, Inc., and may be used for promotional purposes or in DOLLS. If nominated, your photo will be used in DOLLS.

16. Entries must be photographed against a plain, flat, solid-color background. Each entry must be photographed separately. Only props or accessories sold with the doll are permitted in the photograph.

 

General

17. The above instructions must be followed to be considered for nomination. Entries must be received by April 30, 2014, to be considered.

18. Judges will rate dolls based on the following criteria:

• Overall aesthetic appeal

• Excellence in concept, design and execution

• Quality of material and workmanship

• Value represented by the price and quality

19. When preparing to enter online, have the following information ready:

• Name of doll

• Height (in inches)

• Edition size (if limited)

• Retail price (in U.S. currency)

• Body material

• Eyes and color

• Costume materials and description

• Special features

• List both the sculpt designer and costume designer, if different.

• One full-length and one close-up photo (at least 1,200 by 900 pixels)

 

2014 DAE Categories

Manufacturer Categories

A doll created for sale by a manufacturing or importing company, not by the designing artist. The minimum edition size produced and offered for sale worldwide for dolls entered in any manufacturer category must equal or exceed 50.

1. Children’s Play Doll (Primarily marketed to children 12 and under. Suggested Retail Price must be $150 or less)

2. Collectible Baby Doll

3. Collectible Child Doll

4. Collectible Fashion Doll (Additional outfits for the doll should be offered separately)

5. Collectible Ball-Jointed Doll

6. Collectible Licensed/Pop Culture Doll

 

Artist Categories

For categories 8 through 12, entries must have a minimum edition size of 2.

7. Artist Baby Doll

8. Artist Child Doll

9. Artist Ball-Jointed Doll

10. Artist Fantasy-Themed Doll

11. Artist Doll, Less than $1,250

12. Artist Doll, More than $1,250

13. One of a Kind Baby Doll

14. One of a Kind Child Doll

15. One of a Kind Fantasy-Themed Doll

16. One of a Kind Doll, Less than $1,250

17. One of a Kind Doll, More than $1,250

 

Special Categories

18. Reborn Doll (Dolls made from kits are eligible. The reborn artist must include the name of the sculptor and kit used to make the reborn in the Special Features portion of the entry form.)

19. Artist Face-up (Dolls made from kits or repaints of dolls from other artists or manufacturers are eligible. The face-up artist must include the name of the artist/manufacturer and original doll used in the Special Features portion of the entry form. For this category only, both photos submitted should be close-ups of the doll’s face.

20. Artist Original Fashion Design (This category is for artists who have created an original doll outfit, not the doll itself.) For this category only, both photos submitted should be full-length photos focusing on the outfit.

 

Notes

If there are insufficient entries in a category, DOLLS reserves the right to eliminate the category from this year’s DAE competition and move entries for that category into another appropriate category.

In order to ensure that the awards reflect the diversity of the field and to encourage new artists, we reserve the right to restrict the number of awards an artist may win in a single category.

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Cast your vote in the 2013 Diamond Awards Public's Choice competition
Written by Joyce Greenholdt   
Thursday, 13 June 2013 13:43

2013 DAE Diamonds logoThe winners of the 2013 DOLLS Awards of Excellence (DAE) Industry's Choice competition, popularly known as the Diamond Awards, were announced at April's IDEX show in Orlando, Fla. This year's Industry's Choice winners are now the nominees for the Public's Choice Awards, voted on by DOLLS readers - so now it's your turn to be the judge! You can vote for your favorite in each category by filling out and mailing in the ballot included in the July 2013 issue of DOLLS, or you can vote online. Limit one ballot (paper or digital) per household. The deadline for voting is Sept. 1, 2013.

The Public's Choice winners will be announced in the December 2013 issue of DOLLS and on our website.

Click here to see the nominees and cast your vote online!

 
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