Seeing as the talent in the bead world is absolutely astounding, we are expecting another spectacular turnout this year. And there is still time to throw your hat in the ring. Applications are being accepted until Friday, March 24. After that, we get to start going through the entries, ooh-ing and aah-ing over clever design details, gorgeous color palettes, and jaw-dropping workmanship as we select the finalists for the exhibit. It is always a truly humbling experience to see the amazing creativity and dedication that goes into the submissions. Thanks to all the talented designers who take part in this friendly battle every year – you are an inspiration to beaders and jewelry-makers everywhere!