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Christmas 1902 Prize Competition

Christmas arts and crafts

Particulars will be given next month of the prizes for the competition described below. The prizes include several handsome nickel-plated Pokerwork Machines of the best pattern in handsome wooden cases. Also sets of Woodcarving Tools in cases. The first-rate quality of these prizes may be judged from the fact that they are by the well-known firm of Moeller and Condrup.

In order to make the competition as comprehensive as possible the prizes are offered for the best designs, drawings, or photographs of decorative work. Original designers may send in sketches. Those who can draw may send copies; and craftsmen, photographs of the work they have done. Line drawings in ink are the most acceptable form, and coloured drawings, wash pictures, and photographs are eligible.

[Editor's note: This is a historical article. Obviously the competition closed in 1902. Let's hope we find out what the results were?] The rules are as follows:—

1. The drawing or design must reach the Editor of The House, 8, Finsbury Square, not later than December 4th, 1902. The packet must be prepaid, and marked plainly on the outside "Prize Competition."
2. The design or drawing must have marked on it, or bear on a securely-attached label, a pseudonym. (The coupon may be used for this purpose; see Rule 6.) An envelope should be sent with the same pseudonym written outside, and enclosing a sheet stating the real name and address of the competitor, and how many stamps, if any, are forwarded for return postage.
3. The Editor has the right to use designs which gain prizes, without special payment, and others on payment of ten shillings to their artists.
4. Unsuccessful work will be returned within fifteen days from the last day of entry if sufficient stamps are enclosed and a proper return wrapper sent where necessary. Successful work will be returned within twenty days on the same conditions.
5. All entries must be accompanied by a coupon, which will be found among the advertisements. Competitors may send in any number of entries provided that one coupon is attached to each. A coupon will appear in each number till the competition is closed. Any one of these is available.
6. The coupon should be cut out and stuck on the back of the drawing. Space is provided on it for the pseudonym, and the source of the drawing, if not original, should be clearly stated.
7. The House, Editor's decision in all cases is final.
This competition closed in 1902.
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