Ready, set, color! It's time for our annual celebration of color and we're looking for the most beautiful use of color in a kids' bedroom or playroom. Over the next few weeks we'll be showing off your colorful spaces and your fellow readers will weigh in with their votes. Three winners will be declared color champions, carried around on our virtual shoulders, and, best of all, receive shopping sprees from our prize partner, P'kolino. How to enter:
HOW TO ENTER:
Using the submission form below, send us five (5) photos of your colorful kids' room and tell us about your color inspiration, a tip for using color and the colors you used. Photo quality counts! Be sure to include a wide shot of the room as well as a few detailed shots of your favorite spots. Need tips for taking good interior shots? Find help here.
• One entry per household.
• The space (bedroom, playroom or space primarily used by a child) must be in a home which is lived in by the contest applicant--the home can be owned, rented or sublet.
• The space can be designed by a parent, professional, weekend hobbyist or design enthusiast.
• All readers age 18 and up are invited to enter the contest and share their room.
• Employees of Apartment Therapy or P'kolino may not enter.
• Entries may NOT include links to other webpages or Apartment Therapy/Ohdeedoh pages. Reader comments that include links will be deleted.
• Once submitted, no contest entry may be changed, altered or enhanced.
11/14 thru 12/4 -- Submit your entry (no entries will be accepted after 23:59:59 PST.
11/15 thru 12/9 -- Selected entries will be posted and voted upon by readers for 48 hours each.
12/12 -- Votes will be tallied and voting begins for nine U.S. finalists and 3 international finalists. Readers will have 24 hours to vote for their favorite colorful U.S. and international space.
12/13 -- Winners announced!
We are thrilled to partner with the most colorful kids company we know, P'kolino, as the Small Kids, Big Color 2011 prize sponsor!
P'kolino (pee-ko-lee-no) creators of playfully smart children's products is committed to providing beautiful and healthy environments where children learn and grow through play.
• Winners will be determined by reader votes. The room with the most number of votes will receive a $500 gift certificate to spend at P'kolino.com. Second and third prize winners will receive $300 and $200 gift certificates respectively to spend at P'kolino.com.
• Due to legal limitations, only U.S. residents are eligible to win the gift certificates. The international winner will receive a signed copy of Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I received confirmation that you received my entry, why wasn't my entry posted?
Our system does not automatically post entries as they are submitted. We select the best entries to post. All submissions may not be posted due to space limitations, and it is up to Ohdeedoh to post the strongest submissions.
I made a mistake in my submission, how do I change my contest entry?
Please re-submit your entry and email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your initial entry deleted.
How are winners chosen?
Winners are chosen by readers' votes. To vote, readers must be registered with Apartment Therapy (register here).
How do you handle voting fraud?
Evidence of excessive multiple votes from a single IP address will be deleted.
My room was previously featured on Apartment Therapy/Ohdeedoh -- am I still eligible to enter?
Yes, readers who previously shared their rooms with the community are eligible. However, you may only enter the room in one Apartment Therapy/Ohdeedoh contest.
I've already submitted my room for consideration for an Ohdeedoh Tour or My Room post, -- am I still eligible to enter?
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
If you need help or have more questions, please email email@example.com.