Whether you’re a first time entrant or Contessa Award veteran, the process is the same for everyone. Double-checking, triple-checking and scrutiny is part of the course, but while you’re counting down to that early-bird entry deadline (July 21—don’t forget!), just remember you’re not alone.
1. Is it too much?
There’s a fine line between coherent and cliché, but the point is to stick to your guns with your initial vision. Keep it simple and maintain your theme without jeopardizing the integrity of the collection.
2. Have I missed anything with Photoshop?
Sometime double-checking and triple-checking your work cannot only give you pixel-paranoia, but you can start doubting yourself. Go with your gut and just click save!
3. Did I select the correct category on the entry form?
Those late night cold sweats worrying over every dotted line, checked box, and cheque can do some serious harm to your psyche. But don’t worry if you’re missing anything, the Salon Magazine team does our best to track everything down to ensure your collection makes it through to judging.
4. This package better not get lost in the mail!
Whether it’s that phone case from Etsy, or a postcard from overseas, we’ve all had the odd item go missing in the mail. Fight the system and enter online!
5. Who will I call first if I win?
Always remember, you’re not alone in your sprint to the Contessa finish line. Your loved ones and co-workers are just as much a part of this journey as you are. It’s never too early to say thanks!
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