GLOBAL DOLL SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
For full rules please refer to your GDS members handbook.
The GDS International Competition must include multi national entries and judges and is only for GDS members attending the conventions. Judges will award Gold, silver, bronze, Dollmaking achievement and Costume awards. A popular choice award is voted for by delegates. Other major awards include the Mathias Wanke Memorial cup, The Coleman Trophy and the Carol Stanton Shield of Excellence.
An Original Artist Doll must be entirely the work and design of the dollmaker including head, hands & feet, clothing, body and accessories. Dolls or limbs taken from commercially available moulds will not be permitted in the Red Section. Originality is essential. Select an appropriate category for your doll according to the outer surface material used for the head. Any materials can be used such as Cernit, Sculpey, Paperclay, La Doll, Cloth, Papier Mache, Porcelain etc. Dolls entered may be unique one of a kind designs or one of a limited edition (made from your mould). Please provide photographs of the process/construction of your doll in progress.
1) Babies & children porcelain
2) Babies & children other materials (inc. cloth dolls)
3) Girls & Ladies porcelain
4) Girls & Ladies other materials (inc. cloth dolls)
5) Boys & Men porcelain
6) Boys & Men other materials (inc. cloth dolls)
7) Tableau porcelain
8) Tableau other materials (inc. cloth dolls)
9) Fairytale & fantasy porcelain
10) Fairytale & fantasy other materials (inc. cloth dolls)
11) Ethnic porcelain
12) Ethnic other materials (inc. cloth dolls)
14A) Traditional Artist Bears– undressed
14B) Traditional Artist Animals– undressed
14C) Traditional Artist Bears– dressed
14D) Traditional Artist Animals– dressed
14E) Artist Bears – Fantasy
14F) Artist Animals – Fantasy
14G) Miniature Bears & Animals all materials – including Fantasy
14H) Bears & Animals – Tableau