I honestly don’t understand the hullabaloo about the CK HOF rule about having to create layouts using your own photographs…. quoting from their rules:
3. Entries, including photographs, must be the sole work of the entrant. Layouts cannot currently be or have ever been posted in any online forum, submitted to Creating Keepsakes or any other magazine, created for a specific manufacturer, or entered into any other contest.
There has been sooooo much argument over this, which is what I just don’t get… It’s a simple rule (I think). They are not saying that you shouldn’t scrap heritage photos, or that you shouldn’t scrap photos taken by your husband, but they are saying that if you are HOF material, you should have enough photos that you took yourself to be able to create 10 great layouts using photos you took…. I don’t understand all the hand wringing about it?????? I have some fantastic heritage photos…. I just didn’t include those LO’s in my entry… It’s their contest, and I think they are looking for people who have it all (including being able to take enough decent pics to create a 10 layout entry). It is called Hall of Fame after all…. I guess I just wonder why some people are so up in arms about a rule that was clearly stated in the official rules right from the get-go…
Anyway, Just my thought…. I entered, I read the rules BEFORE I started and I followed them…. DO I seriously think that I have it all??? Nope :) Is my phone going to ring on "call day" ???? Nope :) BUT you never know what they are looking for, and you never know what will catch their eye…. If nothing else, at least I entered, AND I have 10 layouts that I seriously LOVE. Maybe they will want to use a couple of them in future issues…. I hope so :) but either way, I’m not going to complain about their rules for their scrapbook contest!