May 1, 2012

The ULTIMATE “Creative Ideas” Contest

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We are on the HUNT for the best of the best ideas out there to keeping the SPARK alive in marriages!  There will be five different categories you can enter and we are offering amazing prizes {…remember our HUGE Valentine’s Day Giveaway?}!  I am telling you, the prizes are AH-MAZ-ING!!  You can see all of them at the end of this post!

 

The ULTIMATE “Creative Ideas” Contest Details:

FIVE super-duper LUCKY winners will be selected.  Winners take ALL!  {squeal}

Categories to Enter:

Participants can submit up to four ideas to each of the five categories for a total of 20 submissions!! It will need to be completely original and cannot be something we have already posted on our website. Click on the title of each category to browse through what we have previously come up with.

  • Creative Dates Date your mate!! Participants can submit a creative AND inexpensive date idea that they came up with. What is something you have been DYING to make a date out of?  We are looking for date ideas that can be done anywhere… no matter WHERE you live!  Try to think outside the box of something you and your spouse would enjoy, but that others could easily recreate.  If you create a darling printable to go along with your idea, we would love for you to send that in as well.
  • Craft Tutorial We show off fun DIY presents to give to our spouse all the time. Now it’s time for all of YOU to share your best ideas!  Submit a creative AND inexpensive DIY craft tutorial with details on how it can be recreated.  We would love to see a photo of the materials, maybe some of the steps you went through, and then – the final project, of course!  We can’t WAIT to see what you come up with!
  • Quick & Easy With how busy life gets, we don’t always have time to do big or elaborate dates or even gifts.  This category is for the most creative idea/way to show love to a spouse… in UNDER 15 minutes! That’s the key to this category!  Simple, creative, fast, and meaningful!!
  • Intimate Moments You just gotta keep the passion alive in a relationship! Participants can submit fun ideas that help keep the passion alive in their marriages.  Submissions must be tastefully done and presented in a way that is classy.
  • Long Distance With so many people having to be away from their spouses for long periods of time, we are just LOVING this category!  None of the divas are currently long distance and we have a group of readers who are desperately in need of such ideas!  We can’t WAIT to see what you can think up for this!  Any creative idea or FUN package that would help close the gap of distance in a relationship can be entered into this category. We would also LOVE to see creative date ideas that couples have used while being apart.


How To Enter:

Participants will be asked to submit the outline of their idea as well as 2-3 {or more!!} GORGEOUS pictures that feature the fun aspects of their idea. Read on for ALL of the details.  Please make sure to do EACH step for EACH submission.

  1. Send your submissions into Contest@thedatingdivas.com. Please send each submission in a different email.  Reminder – you can even submit four ideas to each of the five categories for a total of 20 submissions – BUT, they all need to be in separate emails.
  2. Please put “CONTEST – NAME OF CATEGORY YOU ARE ENTERING – TITLE OF YOUR IDEA-YOUR NAME” in the subject line of your email. For example, if I were going to enter the “Intimate Moments” Category with an fun idea about using homemade edible candles, I would type, “CONTEST-INTIMATE MOMENTS-HOMEMADE EDIBLE CANDLES-TARA CARSON” as my title.  Make sense?
  3. In order to share your fabulous ideas with everyone else, we need your permission!  Please copy & paste these FIVE “terms” into the beginning of your email.  This will give us permission to air your photos and/or idea however we choose.  
    • TERMS OF SUBMISSION:
    • 1.) I understand that The Dating Divas, LLC reserve the right to edit my submission to conform to their submission/editorial guidelines, and they are allowed to re-classify my submission to the category they deem appropriate.
    • 2.) I understand that The Dating Divas, LLC reserve the right to remove my published article if it is found republished elsewhere.
    • 3.) The idea I am submitting is my own work and is not plagiarized in any way. By submission and acceptance of these potential posts, I agree that TheDatingDivas.com is in no way liable in cases of complaints of copyright violations.
    • 4.) I give The Dating Divas, LLC full permission to publish my submission on their site and I understand that there will not be payment of any kind. {Although I would appreciate being one of the winners!}
    • 5.) By submitting an article to TheDatingDivas.com, I agree that I have read, understand, and consent to all of the guidelines set forth.
  4. Pretty please state somewhere in your email where your inspiration for the idea came from. :)
  5. Please write up the entire idea.  You can write up the idea & explain how you did it WITH your sweetheart OR if you don’t have time to actually do the idea at this time, you can explain to us how others can do it.
  6. Include 2-5+ GORGEOUS photos that demonstrate and/or show off your idea.  We are going to give you a HUGE hint right here.  READY? If your photos are dark, dingy, or has a scary background  {lol}, then you probably won’t win!!  Remember the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words”??  Well, that is SO true when it comes to this contest!  The more gorgeous your photos are, the more likely you are to walk away with one of these prize packages!!  Just be aware of the lighting, background, and if you need to – borrow a neighbor’s nice camera to take a couple pics!  These AMAZING prizes are soooo worth it!
  7. That is IT!!


Length of Contest:

Our Contest begins TODAY!!  Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 and ends on Monday, May 31st. The Divas will review all of the submitted ideas and vote on our absolute favorites in each category. The lucky winners will be revealed during June 4th -8th when we post a FULL week of the winning ideas!


THE PRIZES:

Ready to see the TEN amazing prizes?  The top winner from EACH category will receive a prize from EACH of these amazing vendors!!!  Oh – and these aren’t just ANY ‘ole companies!!  We have brought on our VERY FAVORITE vendors to do this contest with us and they are each donating FIVE  $50+ prizes so each winner will walk away with A PRIZE. FROM. EACH!!!!  {You are SO excited, huh!!}  Here they are…

It only takes wearing a Vintage Rose Wrap once and you’ll see why these fun and flirty headbands have become a must for anyone’s wardrobe. These shabby and chic headbands come in all colors of the rainbow, and add just the right flair to any outfit–to make you feel vintagy, yet fresh–hip, yet humble.

PRIZE:

Choose your own prize with a $50 gift certificate to Vintage Rose Wraps!

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK PAGE

 

The Modern Knot is the place to go when looking for fun and fresh frames. It’s like candy for your walls! So many styles and colors to choose from… there’s something for everyone!

PRIZE:

Choose your own prize with a $50 gift certificate to The Modern Knot!

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK PAGE

 

 

Life. A Bag Made For It. That is exactly what this handbag is for. It can hold A LOT. It’s funky, unique and extremely functional.

PRIZE:

A GORGEOUS handmade bag!!

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK PAGE

 

Agape Love Designs bird’s nest necklace are special and unique in that you can choose several colors for your egg pearls to represent your children. It has a “Momma Bird” Wing/Feather and if needed she will add Pearl(s) in the chain to represent “angel babies” from miscarriage/still born. Owner & creator, Maria wears her very own Bird’s nest necklace. Her necklace holds 3 eggs in the nest for the precious children God let her keep, and 2 eggs in the chain for her two angel babies God decided to keep with him in Heaven. “I never got to hold them in my arms, but I will always hold them in my heart.”

PRIZE:

A beautiful custom-made Bird’s Nest Necklace.  You can sport one just because OR put a little meaning into the selection.  See what that entails by clicking HERE!

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK PAGE

 

noVae Clothing specializes in modest clothing!  noVae Clothing was created with you in mind… A woman craving “Current Fashions with Modest Style!”

PRIZE:

Choose your own prize with a $50 gift certificate to noVae Clothing!

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK PAGE

 

Our Signature burlap tote is fabulous, fun and chic. Each bag is has interior designer fabric lining, three interior pockets, snap closure, and leather straps adorned with Swarovski crystals.

PRIZE:

A CHIC burlap tote!

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK PAGE

 

Winners receive a $50 gift certificate to the Luxey Leg Candy Etsy Shop to spend as they wish on the Luxe & Lace Leg Warmers/Boot Socks or the Just Lovely Collection Lace Knee socks.  Amp up your wardrobe with these cute and trendy leg warmers and knee socks!

PRIZE:

Choose your own prize with a $50 gift certificate to Luxey Leg Candy!

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK PAGE

 

We will be donating gift certificates to be used on any of the sterling silver jewelry pieces in our shop, including customized pieces! Simply email us after winning and let us help you create the perfect unique and custom piece for yourself or your loved one.

PRIZE:

Choose your own prize with a $50 gift certificate to The R House Couture!

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK PAGE

 

Whether you want to make something to add to the romance in your relationship, or something to make your home a more inviting place to spend time with those you love, it’s your choice! Say It On The Wall is your one stop shop for all your vinyl needs! (Custom orders welcome!)

PRIZE:

Choose your own prize with a $50 gift certificate to Say It On The Wall!

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK PAGE

 

We’ve gathered our BEST marriage tips – the secrets behind the success in our own marriages and compiled them into an ebook, The A to Z Guide: 26 Ways in 26 Days to a Happier, Healthier Marriage, to share with all of you!  A collaboration effort by us, the Divas, we share touching, enlightening, and humorous stories to demonstrate each marriage tip. THEN – We gathered all of our TOP dates plus fresh, never before seen or published date ideas…..and compiled them into The ULTIMATE Date Night Book!  This is the perfect book to have on hand for planning date nights!

PRIZE:

BOTH of our Brand-New Ebooks!  The A to Z Guide: 26 Ways in 26 Days to a Happier, Healthier Marriage AND The ULTIMATE Date Night Book

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK PAGE

 

SERIOUSLY!  Who else REWARDS you just for dating your spouse?  :)  Start wooing your spouse now… and taking GORGEOUS pictures to capture the memories.

Good LUCK & may the most creative readers win!!


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15 Responses to “The ULTIMATE “Creative Ideas” Contest”

  1. Stephanie says:

    Yay for such a fun contest!!! Can’t wait to work up a few submissions!!! Thanks for offering such a fun things!

  2. Lisa says:

    Are you planning on sharing everyone’s ideas? That would be awesome!

    • Tara Tara says:

      Hey Lisa!

      We will be featuring the winning ideas during the “Reveal” week and then we are hoping to air the other stunning entries throughout the next year as well. :) We can’t WAIT to see what everyone comes up with!

  3. Rachel says:

    I have several ideas to submit. My husband did something really creative for me one time. Can I submit that or does it have to be things I created for him? This is something any woman could recreate for we spouse.

    • Tara Tara says:

      Rachel – of course! We would love ANY idea you submit, whether you thought it up or your sweetheart thought it up. We have both husbands and wives entering their ideas into the contest. Just make sure you have gorgeous pics to go with it. :) Good luck!

  4. Barbara says:

    Help! I don’t know how to make printables! Is there a website/tutorial that can help me learn? Alternatively I can send you my less cool word processing/clip art creations in attachments. Thanks ladies!

    • Tara Tara says:

      Hey Barbara! Most of us use Photoshop to create our printables. We are all self-taught as well so I am not sure if there is a tutorial out there to create a printable. So sorry! You can definitely submit something using Word. Good luck! xoxo

  5. Jodee says:

    So ummm does it have to be a spouse? What if you aren’t married but have fun and fabulous dates with your boyfriend?

    • Tara Tara says:

      Hey Jodee! It doesn’t have to be a spouse. You can definitely submit ideas if you are dating! You don’t have to be married to enter the contest. xoxo

  6. sarah says:

    hi!
    do I have to be in the US to enter?
    Sarah

  7. Awnya Boam says:

    So the post above says the contest ends Monday, May 31st. Do you mean, Monday, May 28th or Thurs, May 31? :) Just trying to see if I have time to create/submit another idea :) Thanks!


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