Start your year with CREATIVITY!
This is my personal 31 day challenge to kick off the New Year.
And I am inviting you to join me on the adventure of creativity.
Please invite others, the journey is better when shared.
Simple Challenge Rules:
Daily creativity. (yes, daily)
The goal is to do something creative EVERY day in the month of January.
You define your own creativity!
Pick a creative activity that brings you joy!
It could be painting, drawing, sewing, knitting, gluing, jewelry making, photography, writing, soldering, dancing, cooking, quilting, singing, sanding, journaling, designing, baking, blogging, glass fusing, stitching, sanding, organizing, fiber dying, card making, doodling, felting, procrastinating, hammering, cleaning and more!
Your creative period must be for a minimum of 15 minutes.
I challenge you to set aside 30 minutes or better yet an hour each day.
We are all busy people and some days it might be difficult for you to squeeze in 15 minutes, but give it a try.
Share your creative experience.
Post a quick photo of your creativity in our Hibernate & Create Facebook Group.
The group will cheer you on! I will cheer you on!
Go above and beyond and share your pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #hibernateandcreate You might win a special prizes! (hint! hint!)
To help inspire creativity, there will be a chance to win prizes from some talented & generous folks. Prizes will either be a finished item or some supplies to help inspire your next creative project. Prizes and timelines will be announced late December.
If you would like to donate a prize, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In donating a prize, you agree to mail your prize direct to the winner. I will connect the donor / winner via a Facebook private message for the address exchange.
Prizes are encouraged to be a minimum of $10 in value.
Prize winners are encouraged to post a picture of their fabulous prize in the group once received and to tag the prize sponsor! Show the love with a huge THANKS!
How you are entered:
Post your daily photos in the Hibernate & Create Facebook GROUP for a chance to win.
You MUST start your post with Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, etc. If you do not have the “Day” + “day of the month” you will not be considered entered for that day.
Only one entry per day.
Some prizes are for posts over multiple days which gives you more chances to win!
Example: Prize 2 is good for posts January 2-January 3rd. If you post on both days (Day 2 and Day 3), you will be entered twice in that prize drawing
2020 Prize Calendar
Prize 1 – Day 1 – Hibernate & Create
Prize 2 – Day 2 & 3 – Margie Ehlers
Prize 3 – Day 4 – Kelli Sweet
Prize 4 – Day 5 – Julie Paul
Prize 5 – Day 6 & 7 – Lori Skupa
Prize 6 – Day 8 & 9 – Marsha Gormley Swanson
Prize 7 – Day 10 – Steph Wolcott
Prize 8 – Day 11 & 12 – Hibernate & Create
Prize 9 – Day 13 – Joan Blunt Campisi
Prize 10 – Day 14 & 15 – Rebecca Jensen
Prize 11 – Day 16 – Michele Michaelsen
Prize 12 – Day 17 & 18 – Renee Besancon
Prize 13 – Day 19 – Nancy Peterson Buennemeyer
Prize 14 – Day 20 – Amy Moan
Prize 14B – Day 21 – Cindi Boudissa
Prize 15 – Day 22 – Hibernate & Create
Prize 16 – Day 23 – Jodie Marshall
Prize 16B – Day 24 – Amy Abbott
Prize 17 – Day 25 – Michelle Tucker
Prize 18 – Day 26 – Julie Geiger
Prize 19 – Day 27 – Ina Beckett Burmeister
Prize 20 – Day 28 – Maria Grace
Prize 21 – Day 29 – Annette Hansen
Prize 22 – Day 30 – Claire Morgan Caswell
Prize 23 – Day 31 – Hibernate & Create
How the drawing works:
The prize drawing takes place after the posted dates.
Generally, it is the day after the stated dates for each prize.
The prize winner will be announced in the Facebook group.
Prizes will be mailed direct to the winner from the donor.
It is always fun to get happy mail from our fellow creatives!
Don’t forget, prize winners are encourage to post a picture of their prize in the group and tag the donor – show some love!
If you’d like to donate a prize, there is always time to add BONUS prizes into the line-up.
Let’s get this Facebook party of creativity started!
Enjoy the challenge!
I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to create EVERYDAY?
No! You can participate as much or as little as you would like. Or, you can simply sit back and cheer others on. The intent of this challenge is simply to motivate you to be more creative in your daily life (and hopefully finish some projects!)
How do I win a prize?
You are entered into the drawing for each day that you post your creativity. You can post more than once a day or post with multiple pictures, but it is still only one entry for that day. Each prize has a stated time frame for the respective drawing. You must post on the day of the prize number for a chance to win. And, your post MUST start “Day 1,” “Day 2,” etc. The number is the day of the month.
How will I know if I won? And how will I get my prize?
I will make a post in Facebook group announcing the winners of each prize. I will send a private message via Facebook to the winner with the prize provider to connect them for the prize to be mailed / delivered.
I’m not on Facebook – can I still participate?
Unfortunately, for this year’s challenge, we are only accepting entries submitted in the Facebook group. It makes it easier to manage and it creates a better creativity community. BUT, if you post on Instagram utilizing the tag #hibernateandcreate . . . there are also a chance for a few surprise prizes. Keep in mind, the main focus of the challenge is the participation in the Facebook group.
What happens after the challenge is over?
The group continues on encouraging each other through out the year! Keep on posting your projects, ask questions or simply browse for inspiration.