Wednesday, May 11, 2011

the 2011 handmade WORLD CUP!


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UPDATE!

ROUND A is now closed!
thanks for playing.

thanks.


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oh dear! it seems that as with Blogger's mammoth site crash yesterday, almost ALL comments for this post (i.e. votes) were taken down with it! eek! so if you can, please RE-CAST your votes. so sorry nicies! technical glitches ... alas!

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with the great success of the rikrak studio 2011 handmade olympics, i thought it was high-time we celebrated the amazing handmaking world again! so today, i launch ... the 2nd annual 2011 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! {it's the women's turn this year in germany!}

i hope it will increase exposure to ALL of the amazing handmaking nations out there! yay world! it's great great exposure for your country's fabulous handmakers, so spread the word (ps: i'll be featuring examples of each nation's work for rounds D, E and F!) 



our world cup  will work like this: from may 11th to june 6th, each of you will have the opportunity to CHEER on (i.e VOTE for!) your favourite handmaking countries! 

last year's winning handmaking country was the formidable SOUTH AFRICA, defeating the fabulous SPAIN in a gruelingly wonderful final match! the random entry winner was able to choose from the plethora of gorgeous SOUTH AFRICAN handmade etsy shops in which to spend her fabulous winnings! {congrats to skinny laminx, the chosen south african shop!}

so who will WIN in 2011? 
there will be 5 rounds of voting.
each round (except the final!) will have various matches in which you can 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 2011 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. 4-5 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!

schedule

round A :: 32 teams :: voting may 11-15
round B :: 16 teams :: voting may 16-20
round C :: 8 teams :: voting may 21-25
round D :: 4 teams :: voting may 26- 30 
round E :: 2 teams :: voting may 31 - june 4
FINAL WINNING TEAM & lucky entry winner 
announced june 6th

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:: about the teams :: the teams were chosen based on the following criteria:
  • countries that are part of the 2011 women's 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. austria

match 2
england vs. malaysia

match 3
greece vs. singapore

match 4
canada vs. france

match 5
india vs. israel

match 6
japan vs. mexico

match 7
australia vs. thailand

match 8
ireland vs. germany

match 9
south africa vs. latvia

match 10
brazil vs. scotland

match 11
new zealand vs. russia

match 12
denmark vs. sweden

match 13
holland vs. belgium

match 14
portugal vs. turkey

match 15
italy vs. switzerland

match 16
spain vs. south korea

:: 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 england"

(you get the idea)

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


---> this ROUND of matches CLOSES sunday may 15th @ 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. do facebook update or do a blog post  about this event
& come here and tell us
= 1 entry for EACH


3. become a follower or subscriber to my blog! 

you can become a google friend connect *follower* by clicking "follow" on the top left of the blog home page OR subscribe via email or *reader* on the left hand column.
& come here and tell us
= 1 entry

4. tweet about this giveaway
= you can tweet about this giveaway ONCE PER DAY for the duration of the giveaway! (one  entry for each tweet!)
 and come back here and tell me about it. please include my twitter account in the update: i'm @therikrakshop on twitter!)

5. grab one of my rikrak studio buttons,
like this one for YOUR BLOG!


the rikrak studio



the rikrak studio

and add it to your blog!
{ ... just copy & paste the text in the box above  onto your blog sidebar! thanks! }

** 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! **

on may 16th,  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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RULES:


a) it is possible to have numerous entries total per person.
b) please make sure to leave each entry as it's own comment. thanks!
c) as always, this giveaway is open to all contestants, worldwide.
e) the winner of this giveaway will be chosen from random.org on
saturday, june 4th 2011 @ 5pm EST.
f) please be sure to leave me an email where i can reach you if your account 
doesn't link to one. thanks.
g) thanks so much everyone! and thanks for visiting the blog!

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232 comments:

  1. I have your blog button on my blog :)

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  2. Round A Match 2 I vote for England

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  3. Round A Match 3 I vote for Greece

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  4. Round A Match 4 I vote for France

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  5. Round A Match 5 I vote for India

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  6. Round A Match 6 I vote for Japan

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  7. Round A Match 7 I vote for Australia

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  8. Round A Match 8 I vote for Germany

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  9. Round A Match 9 I vote for Latvia

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  10. Round A Match 10 I vote for Scotland

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  11. Round A Match 11 I vote for Sweden

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  12. Round A Match 11 I vote for Russia

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  13. Round A Match 13 I vote for Holland

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  14. Round A Match 14 I vote for Turkey

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  15. Round A Match 15 I vote for Italy

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  16. Round A Match 16 I vote for Spain

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  17. Round A Match 1, I vote for USA

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  18. Match 4 - I of course vote Canada! :D

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  19. Match 13 - I vote Holland!

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  20. Match 9 - I vote South Africa

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  21. Match 7 - I vote Australia

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  22. Match 15 - I vote Switzerland

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  23. Match 11 - I vote New zealand

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  24. Match 10 - I vote scotland!

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  25. Already following you fab blog!

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  26. FUN!

    Match A: I vote Austria

    Thank you.
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  27. Match 3: I vote Greece

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  28. FUN!

    Match 2: I vote England

    Thank you.
    HannaBanana1191@yahoo.com

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  29. Round A match 11 I vote for New Zealand.

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  30. Match 5 - Israel

    (sorry for the mismatching numbers, didn't know how to count lol)

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  31. Sorry, to compensate for my last 2 deleted post, here is 3 votes in 1 post!

    11 - New Zealand
    12 - Denmark
    13 - Belgium

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  32. Round A Match 2 - Malaysia

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  33. Round A Match 3 - Singapore

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  34. Round A Match 4 - Canada

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  35. Round A Match 5 - India

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  36. Round A Match 11 - New Zealand

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  37. Round A Match 7 = Thailand

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  38. Round A Match 10 - Scotland

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  39. Round A Match 9 - South Africa

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  40. Round A Match 14 - Turkey

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  41. Round A Match 16 - South Korea

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  42. I am a blog follower through Google Friend Connect!
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    martaplayita [at] gmail dot com
    http://www.englishinbarna.blogspot.com/

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  43. match 2 = I vote England
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  44. match 1 = I vote usa
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  45. match 4 = I vote France
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  46. match 3 = I vote Greece
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  47. match 5 == I vote Israel
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  48. match 8 = = I vote Germany
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  49. match 6 = = I vote Mexico
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  50. match 9 = = I vote South Africa
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  51. match 7 = = I vote Australia
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  52. match 12 = = I vote Sweden
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  53. match 10 = = I vote Brazil
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  54. match 11 = = I vote Russia
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  55. match 16 = = I vote Spain
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  56. match 15 = = I vote Italy
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  57. match 14 = = I vote Portugal
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  58. match 13 = = I vote Belgium
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  59. Hi,

    Your blog button is on my blog !

    vioalasboutique@gmail.com

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  60. you are so creative and fun. thanks for bringing sunlight into the blogsphere!!!!!

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  61. ... in which I vote for Japan.

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  62. Match 8 I'll say Germany - just had a friend move there!

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  63. Match 2: I vote for England

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  64. Match 6: I vote for Japan

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  65. Match 4: I vote for Canada

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  66. Match 3: I vote for Greece

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  67. Match 10: Scotland (my best friend's Dad always proclaims, "If it's not Scottish, it's cr@p!"

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  68. Match 7: I vote for Australia

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  69. Match 9: I vote for South Africa

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  70. Match 13: I vote for Holland

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  71. Match 12: I vote for Sweden

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  72. Match 10: I vote for Brazil

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  73. Match 11: I vote for Russia

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  74. Match 15: Italy, for my husband's family!

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  75. match 15 - italy vs. switzerland = i vote italy!

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  76. Match 14: I vote for Turkey

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  77. Match 16: I vote for South Korea

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  78. Match 8: I vote for Germany

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  79. Match 15: I vote for Italy

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  80. Match 1 = I vote Austria

    simonka_t at hotmail dot com

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  81. Match 2 = I vote England

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  82. Match 3 = I vote Greece

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  83. Round A Match 1, we vote for Austia

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  84. Round A Match 2, we vote for England

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  85. Round A Match 3, we vote for Greece

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  86. Round A Match 4, we vote for France

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  87. Round A Match 5, we vote for Israel

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  88. Round A Match 6, we vote for Japan

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  89. Round A Match 7, we vote for Thailand

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  90. Round A Match 8, we vote for Germany

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  91. Round A Match 9, we vote for Latvia

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  92. Round A Match 10, we vote for Scottland

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  93. Round A Match 11, we vote for Russia

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  94. Round A Match 12, we vote for Sweden

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  95. Round A Match 13, we vote for Turkey

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  96. Round A Match 14, we vote for Switzerland

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  97. Round A Match 15, we vote for Spain

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  98. Match 1: I vote Austria

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  99. Match 2: England!

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  100. Match 3: Greece

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