Winners will be chosen from three categories. The Paragon kilns awarded as first prizes:
1) Best pottery / ceramics video: Caldera XL
2) Best warm glass video: Fusion-16
3) Best jewelry, glass beads, metal clay, enameling, or lampworking video: The winner may choose between the BlueBird XL or SC-2.
Second-place winners in each category will receive a $250 gift certificate toward the purchase of a Paragon kiln. Third-place winners in each category will receive a $100 gift certificate toward the purchase of a kiln.
The video contest is open to anyone--except Paragon distributors and dealers--who owns a Paragon kiln, fires a friend’s Paragon, or attends classes that use Paragon kilns. Any fired work shown in the videos must be made in a Paragon kiln. No kiln purchase is necessary to win. Individuals may submit up to two videos. There is no cost to enter. Submissions will be judged on level of interest and drama.
“The videos, of course, should show a Paragon kiln, but the kiln doesn’t have to be the main theme,” said John S. Hohenshelt, president of Paragon. “We want videos about interesting people who fire kilns and the things they make.”
You will find video contest rules, video content suggestions, and entry instructions at Paragon's website.