The Fiber Factor® Season 2!
We have made some great changes to the competition for Season 2, including:
- A more mobile-friendly website!
- Regular updates – NEW content will be added to the website every Friday at 4PM (Eastern time) beginning March 13th, when the Contestants and First Challenge are announced!
- Immediate access to the contestants’ patterns!
Here is an overview of Season 2! Please see the Complete Official Rules for more detailed information.
- 12 Contestants, ages 21 and over and from the Continental USA, will be selected to compete in Season 2 of The Fiber Factor® Contest.
- The Contest will consist of 6 Challenges, and after each Challenge at least 1 Contestant will be eliminated.
- The first Challenge will be announced March 13th, with subsequent challenges being announced May 15, July 3, August 14, October 9 and November 27.
- Challenges will last anywhere from 20 days to 50 days, depending on the complexity of the challenge.
- Specific requirements will be given for each challenge, including: materials to be used, size to be made, etc. as appropriate.
- For each Challenge, each Contestant will be required to:
- Video Conference with The Fiber Factor® mentor, Josh Bennett, two times: First, within 5 days of Challenge announcement, and second, one week prior to Challenge completion.
- Design and knit his or her project to meet the Challenge requirements.
- Fully and completely write and layout the pattern for his or her design, including charts, pictures and schematics.
- Have the pattern tech-edited to ensure it is correct.
- Photograph the design (or have it photographed).
- Submit 3 photos of the finished project – one main picture and two supporting pictures. These pictures will be used on The Fiber Factor® website and for the project page on Ravelry. (These may be the same photos included in the pattern, but Skacel needs the actual photo files.)
- Send the finished design to Skacel on or before the return ship date, using the prepaid label provided.
- Submit a .pdf of the finished pattern to Skacel via email on or before the pattern due date. The pattern should include pictures as well as schematics and charts, when appropriate.
- Submit a brief description of the pattern to be included on the Ravelry project page.
- The .pdf patterns submitted by the Contestants will be uploaded to Ravelry by Skacel Collection, where they will be offered for sale for at least one week before the judging of the challenge occurs. The first week’s Ravelry sales for each design will be made known to the judges and will be taken into consideration when deciding the winner of the Challenge.
- Each Contestant will receive 50% of the Ravelry sales of his or her pattern for the first 30 days after upload and 20% of sales from day 31 through the last day of the 18th month after the contest is officially over. Eighteen months after the contest is over (July 31, 2016), rights to the patterns submitted by the Contestants for The Fiber Factor® will be shared by the Contestant and Skacel, and the Contestant will be able to sell, use, or modify the pattern as he or she sees fit. Once the rights are shared, Skacel will retain the pattern on Ravelry and will no longer pay the Contestant any royalties. Checks for royalties from pattern sales will be written and sent quarterly to each Contestant if his or her royalties exceed $100.00 for the quarter. If a contestant’s royalties do not exceed $100.00 for a quarter, a check will be sent at the end of the following quarter for both quarters. The pay dates, shown in parenthesis, will be for sales through June 30 (July 8), September 30 (October 8), December 31(January 14), March 31 (April 9).
- For each Challenge, the Contestant that sells the most patterns in the first week after being published on Ravelry will receive a $100 bonus.
- The winner of each of the 6 Challenges will receive $500.
- The Overall Winner of The Fiber Factor® Competition will receive a Design Contract with Skacel worth $10,000 and Yarn for a Year valued at $2,400! The $10,000 will be paid out as follows: $500 per design for 20 agreed-upon designs, all of which must be knitted and written within 20 months after the winner is announced. Yarn for a Year will be given to the winner as follows: Winner’s choice of Skacel yarn ($200 retail value) per month for 12 months.
If you think you have what it takes to be the next Knitting Design Super Star, then fill out the application below and submit it along with all of the required items on or before February 28, 2015!
Download the Complete Official Rules by Clicking Here! (Revised 1/20/15)
The Fiber Factor® Season 2 Schedule:
Applications Accepted through February 28th, 2015!
FRIDAY, March 13 – Contestants Announced/1st Challenge Announced
April 21 – Contestants Must Ship Finished Designs
April 22 – Contestants Email Final Patterns to Skacel
April 24 – Patterns Uploaded to Ravelry by Skacel
April 24 – April 30 Patterns for sale on Ravelry (sales noted for judging)
May 8 – Challenge 1 Results posted online
FRIDAY, May 8 – 2nd Challenge announced to contestants
FRIDAY, May 15 – 2nd Challenge presented online
June 9 – Contestants Must Ship Finished Designs
June 10 – Contestants Email Final Patterns to Skacel
June 12 – Patterns Uploaded to Ravelry by Skacel
June 12-June 18 – Patterns for sale on Ravelry (sales noted for judging)
FRIDAY, June 26 – Challenge 2 Results posted online
FRIDAY, June 26 – 3rd Challenge announced to contestants
FRIDAY, July 3 – 3rd Challenge presented online
July 21 – Contestants Must Ship Finished Designs
July 22 – Contestants Email Final Patterns to Skacel
July 24 – Patterns Uploaded to Ravelry by Skacel
July 24-July 30 – Patterns for sale on Ravelry (sales noted for judging)
FRIDAY, August 7 – Challenge 3 Results posted online
FRIDAY, August 7 – 4th Challenge announced to contestants
FRIDAY, August 14 – 4th Challenge presented online
September 15 – Contestants Must Ship Finished Designs
September 16 – Contestants Email Final Patterns to Skacel
September 18 – Patterns Uploaded to Ravelry by Skacel
September 18-September 24 - Patterns for sale on Ravelry (sales noted for judging)
FRIDAY, October 2 – Challenge 4 Results posted online
FRIDAY, October 2 – 5th Challenge announced to contestants
FRIDAY, October 9 – 5th Challenge presented online
November 3 – Contestants Must Ship Finished Designs
November 4 – Contestants Email Final Patterns to Skacel
October 30 – Patterns Uploaded to Ravelry by Skacel
November 6-November 12 – Patterns for sale on Ravelry (sales noted for judging)
FRIDAY, November 20 – Challenge 5 Results posted online
FRIDAY, November 20 – 6th Challenge announced to contestants
FRIDAY, November 27 – 6th Challenge presented online
Final Design Collection for Final Challenge Due Mid-January 2016