International Society of Glass Beadmakers  (ISGB)

Seasonal Chapter Challenge - October, 2021



All International Society of Glass Beadworkers (I.S.G.B) Chapters are invited to enter the Autumn Battle of the Chapters. The entry can be from anyone within a chapter whether they are an I.S.G.B member or not.

What is it: It is war!!!

We are pitting the I.S.G.B. chapters against each other. Each battle is worth points. The points go towards a year end GRAND PRIZE. The 2021 Grand Prize is a beautiful Rosette Ribbon for your clubhouse and a free pass to the Molten Experience, a four (4) day glass working event held in BC, Canada, May 6-9, 2022. Value $450

How to enter: Send your high resolution (minimum 5mb) to

Rules: * only one entry per person * high resolution photos with no hands in the picture, * in focus photo * entrant’s name and Chapter affiliation * The entry can be from anyone within a chapter whether they are an I.S.G.B member or not.

Deadline: October 31, 2021

Battle Subject: GAMES any glass piece of work that relates to, or is equated with, Games.

How points are awarded: From the entrant’s photos three are drawn at random. 1st Place Entrant gets a 1st place ribbon and 3 points for their Chapter. 2nd Place Entrant gets a 2nd place ribbon and 2 points for their chapter. 3rd Place Entrant gets a 3rd place ribbon and 1 point for their chapter. However, every entry is a winner as each will be published in the upcoming Glass Bead Evolution Magazine (GBE) which is free advertising for the Entrant, with full accreditation to the artist and their photographer, and which is distributed to all paid I.S.G.B. members and subscribers.

Currently the standings are as follows: 1st place tied; Pacific Pyros (BC) & the Miami Valley Glass Beadworkers (OH)- 3 points each 2nd Place – Arizona Society for Glass Beadmaking (AZ) - 2 points 3rd Place – Glass Dragons (FL) – 1 point

At the end of the year the Chapter with the highest points accumulation will win the Grand Prize noted above, to do with as they wish. They may gift it, auction it, raffle it, draw for it; it is up to the Chapter.

So, Strike up your torch and get creative.

Send all entries to before the deadline October 31. Check out the grand prize at

Next Season: Winter – a new subject will be announced in the Bead Release and in an Email to all I.S.G.B members.


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