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Offline Josh

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Rules for Entering Bow of the Month
« on: August 31, 2010, 11:23:51 am »
Bow of the Month Contest Rules

Self Bow Category:

1. Any bow in which the bending portion of the limb is made of one piece of wood. Tip overlays and handle laminations count in the selfbow category as long as the bending portion of the limbs remain one piece of wood. The back of the bow must be only wood or snake skin. 

2.  Modern String materials are allowed (some examples: B-50 dacron and Fast Flight)

Laminate or Backed Bow Category:

1.  Any bow in which the bending portion of the limbs consist of more than one piece of material whether it be wood, horn, or bamboo shall be included in the Laminate category. 

2. Bows backed with soft materials:  Rawhide, Sinew, and Cloth backings all fall into the Backed Bow category.

3. Any use of fiberglass or phenolic in the bending portion of the limbs shall not be included in either category. Modern glues/epoxies and modern string materials for both categories are acceptable. 

 

Voting:

Voting takes place starting on the first few days of the following month.  All bows posted before 12 o'clock a.m. on the last day of the month shall be included in that month's contest.  Anything after 12 o'clock a.m. of the last day of the month will be included in the next month's contest.  However, if there are not enough entries for a good range of choices, the contest will be spread out over two months.

The polls will be open for approximately seven days.  Each member is allowed one vote, and the results of the poll will be posted after the polls close.  The winner will be announced at that time for each category.  The winner of that month will be featured in the upcoming magazine and will be awarded with a Bow of the Month Winner Hat from Primitive Archer Magazine.

Criteria for Bows in the Contest.

1. PM Tom (Stickhead) with the link of your bow post. Include your subscription number with your PM.  You DO have to have a subscription to Primitive Archer Magazine in order to enter a bow into BOM.

2.  All Bows that are to be included in the Bow of the Month Contest need to be posted in the "Bows" Forum. 

3.  Side View Full draw shot where the whole bow can be seen  from handle to each tip.   Tillering board/tree pics are acceptable.   

4.  Include draw weight and length in your post as well as length of your bow.

5.  Include type(s) of wood involved in making your bow.

6.  If you are declared the winner of either the Backed BOM contest or the Self BOM contest, you are required to give your name and location for the magazine article. 

7.  Please note that by entering this competition you automatically
    Give permission to “Bigger Than That Productions LLC” the
    owner of “PRIMITIVE ARCHER® magazine to utilize your
    photographs, digital images, name and address in the publication
    of the magazine and it’s online counterparts should you be
    selected as a winner of any category of BOW of the MONTH or
    BOW of the YEAR.

Helpful ideas: Bow should preferably be drawn as close to a right angle from the camera to give the best representation of the tiller of the bow. Make sure the background of your pic is something that will contrast with your bow limbs so the tiller of your bow can be seen in the pic as well.  I know most of us aren't photographers but you DID work hard on your bow try and show it off the best you can. Include a few pics of the handle, tips, braced and unbraced profiles. These pics are not required but ARE preferred because once again, you worked hard on your bow so show it off in its best light and to the best of your ability.



Good luck everyone!
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Offline John Lawson

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Re: Rules for Entering Bow of the Month
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 10:38:17 am »
I last entered a bow in BOM in 2010 and now have another bow I would like to enter.  Unfortunately I have a complete mental block on how to go about this.  Please can you help me?

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Re: Rules for Entering Bow of the Month
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 12:19:11 pm »
John as long as you have a magazine subscription in any form you can enter. Entering is a total breeze. Just post your bow in the Bows section and private message the link to that thread to "CRIVERAVILLE". He handles it all from there. 
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Offline bubby

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Re: Rules for Entering Bow of the Month
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 12:21:21 pm »
John you need your subscription # and send it and post your bow in the bows section, then send the sub# and a link of your bow post to cipriano
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Offline Lehtis

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Re: Rules for Entering Bow of the Month
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2014, 11:34:50 pm »
Hei!
I´d like to add my latest bow to next BOM but I can´t find the address to "cipriano" which is mentioned in the rules. Should "criveraville" be used instead?

Offline bubby

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Re: Rules for Entering Bow of the Month
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2014, 08:33:41 am »
Yeah that was my bad you can just click on his name and then his profile will come up, then click to send a pm and your golden
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Offline Takintazipa

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Re: Rules for Entering Bow of the Month
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2015, 04:54:21 am »
Hello,
please let me know what I have to do, to having my bows in BOM context. I wrote my complain a few times, and still have no answer. I posted my work two months ago and still I'm not in contest. Please let me know what I have to do. here is a link.
http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,49642.0.html

Thank you and I hope that it is just missunderstanding.

Takintazipa

Offline Mad Max

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Re: Rules for Entering Bow of the Month
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2015, 11:32:41 am »
cipriano name is not on the members list
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Offline JoJoDapyro

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Re: Rules for Entering Bow of the Month
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2015, 11:40:49 am »
John as long as you have a magazine subscription in any form you can enter. Entering is a total breeze. Just post your bow in the Bows section and private message the link to that thread to "CRIVERAVILLE". He handles it all from there.

It is in the thread.
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