Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dates Announced for the "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party

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Announcing the 4th Talent Scouting Party Theme:
"Autumn Décor"

The Talent Scouting Party @WhisperWood Cottage will be scouting for talented bloggers who would like to be published in Cottages & Bungalows magazine! These talented bloggers have had their projects featured by linking up their projects right here at WhisperWood Cottage:

1st Project of the Year Party Winner
Roeshel at The DIY Show-off
Published in Cottages & Bungalows May 2012
"Flea Market Transformations" Winners
Rita at This Sorta Old Life & Donna from Funky Junk Interiors
Published in Cottages & Bungalows July/August 2012
"Flea Market Transformations" Top Contender
Stacy of A Sort of Fairy Tale
Published in Cottages & Bungalows July/August 2012
"All Things Kitchen" Winner
Susan of Maple & Magnolia
Published in Cottages & Bungalows September 2012

Periodic party themes for upcoming issues of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine are announced here at WhisperWood Cottage. Bloggers can link up projects that relate to that theme during the availability period. After the availability period ends, a list of top contenders for the magazine feature will be announced. From the top contenders, a final project will be selected as the winner of an upcoming feature in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine.

So, what theme is up next?...

Autumn Décor! "Autumn Décor" means table top décor, entertaining, wreaths and door décor, fall mantels, etc.. Projects can be newly or previously completed. If you have linked up previous projects to the prior Talent Scouting Parties, you can link them up again as long as they fit with the current theme.

Availability dates to get your talent noticed: Please get your Autumn Décor projects ready to link up beginning on Monday, July 16. You'll have two weeks to finish up any projects and get those linked up, too! The availability party will end on Monday, July 30. Top contenders will be announced on Monday, August 6, and the winner of the magazine feature will be posted on Wednesday, August 8. The winning project will be featured in an upcoming issue of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine.

Judges will pick the contenders and the winner based on these qualities...
  1. Innovation
  2. Usefulness
  3. Adaptability to any cottage style
  4. Budget friendliness
  5. Quality of the project/craftsmanship
  6. Quality of the photos (great tips at Donna's workshop series on point & shoot cameras)
  7. Entrant follows all party rules
There are a few rules that participants will need to follow. You can review them now by going to the "GET SCOUTED!" page up under the blog header. 

Show that you want to be scouted! Get a head start on the event by grabbing the button below for your sidebar...

Linky opens on Monday, July 16!

Stay tuned to all the happenings:


  1. Oh- what fun- It will be great to see what everyone posts! Can't wait- xo Diana

  2. Can I ask if this means Halloween too or just Autumn?


    1. Great question, Debbie! It is autumn only. I appreciate you asking!

  3. How much fun! I've always found out too late to even enter! I have at least two weeks....LOADS of time....LOL (a lot)....

  4. Autumn I have been gathering every Fall and Halloween post I have. DRATS, that I will have to narrow down now. I love Fall, so I am sure I have lots of stuff to share in a post. Thanks.

  5. thanks for the mention and photo on my feature! it would not have happened if it wasn't for these parties...thank you!!!!

  6. What a great gathering! Thanks for hosting and allowing me to join the fun!


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