Undersized Urbanite Dollhouse Contest

Update: the contest now has its own website for 2014. Visit the Undersized Urbanite and join up to win prizes or check out fantastic miniature work!

Once upon a time (about a year ago), in Blogland, there was a challenge issued to design a little house. Lots of people were very excited about this challenge and went all out to create their own little dream space. That annual dollhouse challenge is back this year. Only with a new name, new host, on a new website and this time there are prizes!

Most of us have ideas and plans (and Pinterest boards) for the extravagant dream house we may or may not ever have.  That’s what is so fun about building your dream space from scratch.  Dreaming of a Smeg fridge?  You can have one in your dollhouse, for only a few dollars if you are up for the simple DIY.  An ultra modern house maybe?
But this dollhouse contest is not limited to actual houses, either.  You can make a little studio, bakery, clothing store (I’m tempted to try that!)…whatever you dream about doing.  How about a Japanese teahouse?
You don’t have to purchase an actual house or building either.  Here’s a contemporary loft made out of a $13 plastic box from IKEA.  Or you could make one out of a shoebox or foam core.
Here’s what will happen:

  1. Begin building your dream place in miniature.  Link up to the contest anytime between now and May 4, 2013.
  2. On Sunday, May 5th, you and anyone else who has access to a computer will be able to vote on their favorite mini creations. Each voter gets up to cast up to three votes (only one vote per dollhouse).
  3. One week later, on May 12th, you will have determined three winners. The first place winner will receive a $100 gift card, the second a $50 gift card and the third a $25 gift card. Read more about the prizes here.

So spread the word, especially if you are participating!

, and get your friends to join in and vote.

You do not need to have a blog to participate, click here for more details. Wondering if your idea qualifies? Read more here.
Entrants are welcome to display the Undersized Urbanite dollhouse challenge button (available here). While you are not required to display the button, a link back to Little Victorian would be greatly appreciated.

Go check out Modern Mini Houses page of all the awesome creations from last year.  There is a list of resources (shopping and tutorials) listed on this page.  And here, you can see my most current blog posts relating to the contest.

I will be posting highlights of everyone’s progress regularly as blog posts. I will also be pinning some of your best photos to the contests Pinterest board. This board will be collaborative, so if you would like to join in and pin any tutorials or resources you find helpful, send me an email at christina(at)littlevictorian(dot)com.

The official rules are important, please view them here


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