How to Enter:
The DAE 2011 website can be reached by clicking on the following link:
1. Fill out each entry form completely. Please double-check the clarity and accuracy of the information, as it will be printed, both in our magazine and on any awards won, as you submit it. We have the right to disqualify submissions with incomplete or unclear information. Any entry form that is not accompanied by an entry fee will be invalid and not viewed by the judges. A separate contact/payment form and entry form must be completed for each doll entered. Participants may submit multiple entries per category, but nominations will be limited to one per company per category.
2. Entry fee must be included. The first doll is $75. Additional dolls are $50 each. Payment must be made by credit card only for online entries. These fees are non-refundable. Fees are applied to contest administrative costs and publicity. Each entry must be accompanied by a paid entry fee or it will be disqualified.
3. Include two photos of each doll entered. See contest rules below.
1. Each entry must be accompanied by two copies of a clear, color photograph (One full body and one close-up of face). Each photograph must be at least 1,200 by 900 pixels. No disks, transparencies, printed pages or slides will be accepted. These photographs become the property of Jones Publishing Inc., and may be used for promotional purposes. Photos must be good quality color prints. If nominated, your photo will be used in our magazine.
2. 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. Photographs should depict the entry completely (i.e., the full doll must be shown) and accurately.
3. All photos must be labeled with the name of the doll and its maker. List both the sculpt designer and costume designer, if different.
4. Any doll introduced after March 1, 2010, is eligible to be nominated for an award. The entry must be a new, original design. It must be commercially available in the United States in the year 2011 for sale at the retail price given on the entry.
5. All one-of-a kind dolls must be entered in the one-of-a kind category. Entries in the remaining categories must have an edition size of at least two.
6. Participants may submit multiple entries in each category, but nominations are limited to one nominee per company per category. Nominees will be notified by June 4, 2011.
7. The doll must be a posable representation of a human-like character. A design can be nominated for an Award of Excellence only once, regardless of changes made in size or medium.
8. If the doll is a prototype, it must be constructed of the same materials as the production dolls. If, in the opinion of DOLLS magazine, any nominated doll changes significantly from the photographed example, in appearance, costume or price, or if the doll is not available for sale to the public during the year 2011, the doll will be disqualified from the competition.
9. 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
10. The entrant will be advised of or contacted to review any category changes or disqualifications by the DAE Awards Coordinator. The above instructions must be followed to be considered for nomination. Entries must be received before March 1, 2011, to be considered.
OneOfAKind Baby Doll
OneOfAKind Representations of Children
OneOfAKind Adult/Fashion Dolls
Limited Edition Baby Dolls
Limited Edition Representations of Children
Limited Edition Adult/Fashion Dolls
Baby Dolls, $500 and under
Representations of Children, $500 and under
Representations of Adults, $500 and under
Fashion Dolls, $500 and under
Baby Dolls, over $500
Representations of Children, over $500
Representations of Adults, over $500
Fashion Dolls, over $500