What category should it be: beginner or intermediate? I have made the decision to go to ROSE. I am contemplating entering a baby. I have been reborning for a little over a year. I still have a lot to learn and a long way to go, but I am terribly unsure as to what level I would be considered. Here are some of my recent babies that showcase my style. You WILL NOT hurt my feelings, I legitimately want to know. THX!
I love them all but I tell you, this one is staggeringly beautiful! I think someone who has been to Rose and seen first hand what the entries for the categories look like would have the best advice as to which category. Your Darren awake is my next favorite!
Umm… these are beautiful!! I would def go intermediate and you’re well on your way to advanced!
Those babies are beautiful! I would definitely go intermediate.
I was wondering about the same - about criterias how they determine the level as I dream to put my baby to IDTS contest. I was planning for the beginner level, but time wize for me I just came to my 1st anniversary.
I hope show participators will shed the light on it.
Hi! Thanks Nikki! I have entered in the past 3 years in Intermediate. I have won 3rd place twice and last year won 2nd place.
How many dolls have you created? If you’ve only been creating a little over a year you may want to enter the beginner category. You could also do Intermediate. You can also choose another category like ethnic or RealBorns. It’s really up to you. But I don’t think you can enter separate dolls in Beginner and Intermediate.
I will tell you Intermediate is the largest category and the competition is fierce. But it is great fun and such an honor to be recognized.
Melanie @Blissfulbabiesmay be able to add more information since she has won 1st place and People’s Choice awards
I thought I saw somewhere on the ROSE site a list of criteria for the dolls in each category?
There is a list of criteria and I fit many of the points for intermediate, but I have not been doing this long. I also feel that my style is not strictly “realistic” and did not know if that would factor in.
I have made around 25 dolls. I have a definite style, which is high color. My rooting is directional and the temples are monorooted, but there are multiple fibers per follicle on most of the head. My creases are smooth and well blended. I am not sure if my veining has depth as I do it all in one layer. I am fine entering beginner, but I don’t want to feel like I am cheating by playing down.
Oh I agree!!! I go love this one, she’s amazing!!
My jaw about dropping while I was scrolling when I saw her @Peachtree we are in love
I love your work and would buy any of them.
Hi y’all!! Thank you @Nikkiroc The competitions are fun but I won’t lie…they’re nerve wracking for me. @Peachtree your babies could be in intermediate and win without a doubt. They’re just beautiful.
Be sure to go to the ROSE website and READ the competition guidelines completely. It’s extremely important cause you could easily get disqualified if you don’t follow the rules. I’ve seen it happen.
Each category has its own judging criteria.
The most important thing is that you MUST keep your entry confidential. For example…if you plan to enter the ones pictured above…you cannot since they’ve been displayed on a this forum.
One more thing…you’re display is also judged so put some thought into that as well.
BEST OF LUCK! See you there.
Thank you! If I do decide to enter, I will be painting itsoon. And thank you for the heads up about the display. Does it need to be themed or babyish?
@Peachtree themed is always good. Go back and look at YouTube videos of ROSE Competition babies.
Lol…keep your entry confidential. I’ll pretend I know nothing about you saying you might use Sunny. .
You never know who might be a judge
intermediate at least, I have never been but this is not beginner work for sure.