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    Are you ready to have some fun... be pushed out of your comfort zone ("challenged," if you will?)... and become inspired to scrap layouts and complete projects that you might not otherwise complete?

    WELCOME TO A NEW DECADE OF CHALLENGES AT THE DIGITAL PRESS!
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    GENERAL INFO ABOUT OUR SYSTEM

    Whereas in the past all challenges at TDP were site-hosted by the TDP creative team (and all prizes were therefore generic TDP discounts and FREEBIES)... in 2020, we're switching to a designer-hosted format. It is our hope that doing so will offer a greater range of prize possibilities, while also keeping our challenge offerings fresh, new, fun, and different each and every month!

    We also hope this new format will make it less stressful to participate in each month's offerings, because prizes will no longer be tied to "how many" challenges you complete... but instead, tied only to each individual challenge entry and the rules of that particular challenge (i.e. you can now enter just one challenge per month, if that's all you have time for, and you'll still be eligible to potentially win a prize in that challenge)!

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    HOW TO COMPLETE CHALLENGES
    • Each month, EVERY CHALLENGE WILL HAVE ITS OWN THREAD here in the forum. We will "sticky" all of each month's challenge threads to the top of "The Crossword Section" here in the forum, so as to make them easy to find.
    • Challenges will be posted by individual designers at the shop (with exception to a monthly TDP Designer Collaboration series challenge that we plan to run throughout the entirety of 2020)... and each one will be titled with the designer's brand name first, as well as the month the challenge pertains to. Rules, guidelines, requirements, and prizes will be at the discretion of each participating designer.
    • When you complete any challenge, you'll first (A) load your project image into the CHALLENGE GALLERY... and then (B) post that same project image into the applicable challenge thread (using the links you'll get from the gallery -- either/both the "large" image version URL, and/or the image's gallery page URL).
    • You'll NO LONGER find a MONTHLY CHALLENGE TRACKER THREAD here in the challenge forum. Instead, you'll enter each challenge in that individual challenge's particular thread... and you'll no longer need to take the extra time/effort to track all of your challenges each month.
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    FAQ AND OTHER HELPFUL INFO

    Q---How long do I have to complete each challenge?
    A---Unless otherwise noted in a particular challenge thread, you always have until 11:59pm ET on the last day of the month to complete any challenge. So for the month of January 2020, for example, you'd need to have all projects posted in the gallery... linked into each challenge thread... by 11:59pm ET on January 31st. Some types of challenges (such as Speed Scraps, Slow Scraps, Digi-Morph, etc. to name just a few examples) might have separate deadlines that replace the "end-of-month" guideline. Please read each challenge thread for the details of that particular challenge.

    Q---To meet the 100% TDP product requirement, what products am I allowed to use?
    A---First and foremost, you must follow the guidelines listed in any particular challenge (for example, if designer "Laura Passage" is running a challenge and her requirements are to use a certain product from her shop, you have to follow that requirement above all others). Beyond that, however, all challenges at TDP will require participants to use 100% TDP product. What does this mean? Each month, you can use any product that is currently for sale at The Digital Press (including products sold at TDP by our guest designers from that same month)... in addition to the following items:
    ..........(a) any freebie and/or retired item designed by our permanent resident designers (you can find the list of our designers in the left-hand sidebar of the SHOP), even if that freebie or retired item wasn't ever for sale at TDP
    ..........(b) any product that was sold at TDP by a guest designer from the previous month (e.g. if we have a guest in January, you may use the products you purchased from her during January AND February, giving you a total of 2 months to use those items for challenges -- unless the rules of a particular challenge prohibit using items other than those stated in the challenge rules)
    ..........(c) any product that was sold at TDP the previous month by a designer who retired and/or left the store (e.g. if someone retires at the end of January, you may still use her products during February).




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    Last edited by Laura Passage; 01-07-2020, 05:56 PM.
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