Thursday, November 6, 2008

All of the glory, none of the entry fees

There's a possibility that one of my clients may decide to enter some direct mail pieces (on which I did the copy) in a competition. I think they stand a good chance of winning, because the pieces are really good and they've gotten positive feedback from recipients.

I don't typically enter my work in competitions because I just can't bring myself to spend what is usually several hundred dollars on the entry fee. If I'm paying you $300 to critique my work, you darn well better give me an award!

But if somebody else is footing the bill, heck yeah--I'm all for it. You cut the check, client of mine, and I'll do everything else--read the fine print in booklet, write the 2-5 page "work plan," fill out the entry form, and make sure it's in the mail before the deadline.

3 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Ooo, fingers crossed!

Barry said...

My wife is an artist (well alright, she's a school teacher who paints part time)and has just entered one of her paintings in a juried art show.

There was no entry fee, but if her painting sells, the gallery gets 25%.

So she jacked the value of her painting up 35% and entered.

Now I'm keeping my fingers crossed for both of you.

writtenexpressions said...

Thanks, both of you--and Barry, good luck to your wife!