Monday, June 7, 2010

the 2010 handmade world cup! ROUND A


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UPDATE: this round of voting is now CLOSED!
thanks so much!

please head over to the ROUND B post here to see which countries advanced
and VOTE for your faves!

yay!
and thanks!
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with the great success of the rikrak studio 2010 handmade olympics, i thought it was high-time we celebrated the amazing handmaking world again! so today, i launch ... the 2010 handmade WORLD CUP: a superfun & friendly celebration cheering on the world of handmade while our football/soccer counterparts thrill the world at that *other* world cup!

i hope it will increase exposure to ALL of the amazing handmaking nations out there! yay world!

ours will work like this: from june 7th to 25th, each of you will have the opportunity to CHEER on (i.e VOTE for!) your favourite handmaking countries!

there will be 5 rounds of voting.
each round (except the final!) will have various matches to cast your vote! the teams with the higher number of votes in each matchup will proceed to the next round!
the PRIZE is a $30 shopping spree in the Etsy shop of your choice, FROM the winning country! so for example: if south africa wins the 2010 handmade world cup voting, then the winning entry will spend their $30 prize in ANY south african-based Etsy shop! :) (donated by me, rikrak! :)

woohoo!! each ROUND will be open for voting for approx. 3-4 days. so be sure to get your votes in.

the total number of entries will be the cumulative ballots from round 1+ round 2 + round 3 + round 4 + round 5!

NOTE: you do NOT need to have voted for the winning team to win. it will be a random draw of all entries!

:: about the teams :: the teams were chosen based on the following criteria:
  • countries that are part of the 2010 world cup and/or
  • have an etsy team registered with more then 10 active shops
  • have a strong enough handmaking presence on etsy when *shop local* is searched
  • have a strong handmaking following online, as determined by me! :)
:: ROUNDS ::
* the country that receives the most votes each round will proceed to the next round! so be sure to VOTE each round to increases your chances!
ROUND A:
match 1
usa vs. malaysia

match 2
greece vs. lithuania

match 3
england vs. israel

match 4
canada vs. singapore

match 5
india vs. mexico

match 6
japan vs. thailand

match 7
austria vs. australia

match 8
germany vs. ireland

match 9
south africa vs. scotland

match 10
new zealand vs. peru

match 11
brazil vs. russia

match 12
chile vs. denmark

match 13
portugal vs. latvia

match 14
italy vs. south korea

match 15
spain vs. switzerland

match 16
turkey vs. holland

:: PLEASE MAKE EACH VOTE A DIFFERENT COMMENT BELOW! thanks! ::

you can earn a ballot for EACH match you VOTE on!
so... a sample vote for ROUND A


"comment 1: match a = i vote usa"
"comment 2: match b = i vote greece"

(you get the idea)

"comment 10: i tweeted (give link)
"
" comment 11: i did a facebook update (give link)"



---> this ROUND of matches CLOSES thursday june 10th @ 5pm EST
1. vote.
you can vote ONCE for each match. (i.e. this ROUND you can vote up to 16 times, once for each match!)


2. twitter, facebook, or blog about this event
& come here and tell us
= 1 entry for EACH


3. become a follower or subscriber to this blog! :)
& come here and tell us
= 1 entry

4. leave a forum comment in this etsy thread here

about a handmade item from another country (not your own!)
that you LOVE!

& come here and tell us
= 1 entry

** please make sure that each entry is it's own comment and links to an email, or has an email address attached, so that i can contact the winner! **

in 3 days the winners of each match from ROUND A will be posted, when the NEW round of matches/voting begins!

so come back then to earn more entries, too!

yay
and happy friendly competition, nicies!
yay handmaking around the world!
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629 comments:

  1. FUN!!!

    I'm in - Match 1
    USA :)

    THANKS!
    tryingtofly922@yahoo.com

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  2. Match 2
    Lithuania

    THANKS!
    tryingtofly922@yahoo.com

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  3. Match 3
    ENGLAND!

    THANKS!
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  4. Match 4

    CANADA!!!!!!!

    THANKS!
    tryingtofly922@yahoo.com

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  5. match 4
    canada

    GO CANADA GO!!!

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  6. match 5
    India


    THANKS!
    tryingtofly922@yahoo.com

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  7. match 6
    Thailand!!


    THANKS!
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  8. Match 7
    Australia

    THANKS!
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  9. Match 8
    Ireland

    THANKS!
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  10. Match 9
    South Africa

    THANKS!
    tryingtofly922@yahoo.com

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  11. Wow i wow! This is such a fun idea! How did you ever came up with it? :)
    Well - I adore it and here are my voting..

    Match 1

    Malausia

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  12. I am now fallowing your blog. ;)

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  13. Back again!

    Match 10
    New Zealand

    THANKS!
    tryingtofly922@yahoo.com

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  14. Match 11

    Brazil

    THANKS!
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  15. Match 12
    Denmark

    THANKS!
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  16. Match 13

    Portugal

    THANKS!
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  17. Match 14
    Italy

    THANKS!
    tryingtofly922@yahoo.com

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  18. Weee!
    Match 1
    USA

    nanoukedesigns (at) yahoo.com

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  19. Match 2
    Greece

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  20. Match 3
    Israel

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  21. Match 4
    Canada

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  22. Match 5
    Mexico
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  23. Match 6
    Thailand

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  24. Match 7
    Austria

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  25. Match 8
    germany

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  26. match 15
    switzerland

    antigonidesigns@hotmail.com

    THANKS :)

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  27. Match 9
    Scotland

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  28. Match 10
    New Zealand

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  29. Match 11
    Brazil

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  30. Match 12
    Denmark

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  31. Match 13
    PORTUGAL (Go, Go, Go!)

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  32. Match 14
    Italy

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  33. Match 15
    Spain

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  34. Match 16
    Turkey

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  35. OK... This is great!!!

    Match 2: Greece

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  36. Match 4: Singapore (hey, it rhymes!)

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  37. I tweeted!!!!!
    http://twitter.com/Amoronia

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  38. tweeted link: http://twitter.com/denizyildiz

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  39. hehe such fun game!
    I vote match 1 - Usa :)

    evelyn_m_s[at]hotmail.com

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  40. and finally...match 16-Turkey :)

    and I'm a follower
    and I tweeted too:http://twitter.com/creationsbyeve

    thanks :)
    evelyn_m_s[at]hotmail.com

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  41. Match 2 I vote for greece

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  42. Match 3 I vote for england

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  43. Match 4 I vote for canada

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  44. Match 5 I vote for mexico

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  45. Match 6 I vote for japan

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  46. Match 7 I vote for austria

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  47. Match 8 I vote for ireland

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  48. match 9 scotland

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  49. match 10
    peru

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  50. match 11
    russia

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  51. match 12
    chile

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  52. match 13
    portugal

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  53. match 14
    italy

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  54. match 15
    spain

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  55. match 16
    holland

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  56. I am in love with this:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45588650/linen-choker-with-spots-of-color

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  57. nikacollection07 June, 2010 17:35

    Match 16

    Turkey

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  59. This is such a fun idea! I'm in :)

    Match 1 - I vote USA

    harkapon(at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks...

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  60. Match 2 - I vote Lithuania

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    Thanks...

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  61. Match 3 - I vote England

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    Thanks...

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  62. Match 4 - I vote Canada

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    Thanks...

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  63. Match 5 - I vote India

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    Thanks...

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  64. Match 6 - I vote Japan

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    Thanks...

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  65. Match 7 - I vote Australia

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    Thanks...

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  66. Match 8 - I vote Ireland

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    Thanks...

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  67. Match 9 - I vote scotland

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    Thanks...

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  68. Match 10 - I vote New zealand

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    Thanks...

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  69. Match 11 - I vote Russia

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    Thanks...

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  70. Match 12 - I vote Denmark

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    Thanks...

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  71. Match 13 - I vote Portugal

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    Thanks...

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  72. Match 14 - I vote Italy

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    Thanks...

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  73. Match 15 - I vote Switzerland

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    Thanks...

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  74. Match 16 - I vote Turkey :)

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    Thanks...

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  75. Match 1 - MALAYSIA!!!!!!!!!!

    sengimm@gmail.com

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  76. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/Ayca_s/status/15667257370

    harkapon(at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks...

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  77. i did a facebook update

    http://www.facebook.com/ayca.etsy#!/ayca.etsy

    harkapon(at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks...

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  78. I am now following our blog

    harkapon (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks...

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  79. Here's the Etsy forum comment ;

    http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?page=2&thread_id=6541344

    harkapon (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks...

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  80. Match 9! SOUTH AFRICA :) very cool 'Cup:)' sarahg16@live.com

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  81. Match 1: Malayasia

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  82. Match 2: Greece

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  83. Match 3: England

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  84. Match 4: Canada!

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  85. Match 5: India

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  86. Match 6: Japan

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  87. Match 7: Australia

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  88. Match 8: Ireland

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  89. Match 9: South Africa

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  90. Match 10: Peru

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  91. Match 11: Russia

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  92. Match 12: Denmark

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  93. Match 13: Latvia

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  94. Match 14: South Korea

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  95. Match 15: Switzerland

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  96. Match 16: Holland

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  97. Some of those were hard choices! I'm following on google reader.

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!