FAQ - ChalkCon 2022

What is ChalkCon?
ChalkCon is our biggest event of the year! Designers of all titles and activity levels are encouraged to attend this 2-day convention full of inspiration, education, and celebration! We encourage you to party with us in whatever way works for you!

Where is ChalkCon 2022 being held?
Our live event will take place at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Denver, CO.

When is ChalkCon 2022?
The main event for all attendees will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9, 2022. Leader Premiere for Mentor+ will be held Thursday, July 7, from approximately 2 to 4 pm. Couturier Night (by invitation only) will be held Thursday, July 7, beginning at approximately 5 pm MT.

Leader Premiere attendees are encouraged to arrive by the morning of July 7, with leader check-in typically a few hours before Leader Premiere. For the most comfortable experience, we encourage all general attendees participating ChalkCon events in person to arrive at the host hotel on July 7 for registration, which begins in late afternoon, although last-minute registration will be available for late-arriving attendees on the morning of July 8 (registration typically closes by 8:30 am).

What are my ticket options when I register for ChalkCon?
ChalkCon 2022 will be unlike any other. We’re offering two participation options to meet the individual needs of you, our fearless and faithful Designers. Read on for details about each ticket type.

IN-PERSON TICKET: $249 USD

  • Join us in Denver, CO! Be there live and in person to take full advantage of the ChalkCon experience. Feel the chalky energy of Denver as you bump elbows with fellow Designers and Chalk Central staff. Perks, prizes, and potential abound with this experience!
  • Registration for In-Person tickets will open April 19 and will close May 23 or when sold out. (Limited quantities available.)

VIRTUAL TICKET: $49 USD

  • Get ready to participate from the comfort of your own home as you virtually join live ChalkCon sessions. Includes replay links sent the week following the live event, with access for one-week thereafter.
  • Registration for virtual tickets will open April 19 and will close June 30.

What is included in the In-Person ticket?
There are so many things included with In-Person tickets—it’s a value of approximately $475 USD for every attendee, even BEFORE individual prizes, awards, giveaways, and exclusive meals!

  • In-person attendance at all live sessions and on-site activities: General Sessions, Business Classes, Create & Take Session, Awards Gala, and entry to the Art Gallery, Art Contest voting, and photo op.
  • Attendance at Leader Premiere (Mentor+ only), Master Mentor Celebration (Master Mentors only), Couturier Night (Couturier+ only) by invitation.
  • Event swag! Registration backpack, notebook, pen, lanyard, name badge, ribbons earned, and 2 Watts of Love® Donation giveaway tickets ($91.97 USD retail value).
  • Eligibility to order swag add-ons, including Watts Of Love donation giveaway tickets (must be ordered by May 23). Swag items are available while supplies last and will be provided to attendees at the event. In-person attendees will not pay shipping for swag items. WOL donation giveaway tickets must be purchased in quantities of 5, but there are no limits. Each attendee will receive 2 free WOL tickets in their registration materials. Additional tickets may also be purchased at the event.
  • Exclusive event B-sized Transfer and jar of an exclusive color of Shimmer Chalkology® Paste ($32.98 USD retail value).
  • Exclusive Leader Premiere Transfer (Mentor+ only) ($9.99 USD retail value).
  • Eligibility for live prizes and giveaways throughout the event: we’ll be giving away more than $10,000 of products (USD retail value)!
  • Eligibility to enter and vote in the Art Contest and participate in the live WOL donation giveaway (more than $1,000 USD in prizes!).
  • Attendance at Master Mentor Celebration lunch, along with an exclusive event gift (Master Mentors only; by invitation).
  • Attendance at Couturier Night dinner, along with an exclusive event gift (Couturier+ only; by invitation).
  • Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, bar service Friday and Saturday night (over $190 value).
  • Eligibility for awards recognition at the annual Awards Gala.
  • Create & Take experience featuring new products (approximately $150 USD retail value).
  • Eligibility to receive all applicable pre-convention promotional incentive awards earned. (Value of prizes varies by earner.)

What is included in the virtual ticket?
Virtual attendance might just be the ticket for you! Great things are included: links to view live sessions, specifically General Sessions, Saturday Business Classes, and Awards Gala.

  • Link to view Leader Premiere (Mentor+ only).
  • Lanyard and name badge with ribbons earned (additional fee of $14.99 USD applies, plus shipping. Lanyard and name badge must be ordered on the registration site when selecting your virtual ticket).
  • Eligibility to order swag add-ons (must be ordered by May 23; shipping fees apply). Watts Of Love donation giveaway tickets excluded.
  • Replay links via email, sent July 11 and live through July 18, 11:59 pm MT.

If I am registered for a virtual ticket, how do I watch the sessions?
The sessions will be streamed live via Zoom. Registered virtual ticket holders will receive an email prior to the scheduled sessions with links to join and view the live broadcasts.

When will the live sessions be streamed for virtual ticket holders?
Denver, CO is in the MOUNTAIN time zone.
Pacific time = 1 hour earlier
Central time = 1 hour later
Eastern time = 2 hours later

All times are approximate and are subject to change prior to the final event schedule publication and participant email notification.

Friday opening general session: 9–11 am MT.
Friday Bonus Session: approx. 3–5 pm MT.
Friday Awards Gala and dinner: 7–9 pm MT. (Streaming begins after dinner service, approximately 7:30 pm.)
Saturday morning general session: 9–11 am MT.
Saturday business classes: 1–5 pm MT.
Saturday closing general session: approx. 7–9 pm MT.

If I am a virtual event ticket holder and can’t catch sessions live, will I be able to watch them at a later time?
We encourage virtual attendees to view the sessions live for maximum interaction, energy, and timeliness of information. Please be aware of the live broadcast schedule for your time zone when you register. Replay links will be provided to ticket holders via email early in the week of July 11, after the event, and will be available through July 18, 11:59 pm MT.

When will registration open for ChalkCon?
The registration site for ChalkCon will be available for viewing beginning Thursday, April 14. Registration is open for each ticket type as follows:

  • IN-PERSON TICKET: Opens April 19 at 9 am MT and closes May 23 or when sold out.
  • VIRTUAL TICKET: Opens April 19 at 9 am MT and closes June 30.

Where do I register for ChalkCon?
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and is online only. Register here: https://essentials.chalkcouture.com/chalkcon2022

What should I know about the venue?
Venture out into the grand atmosphere of the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Colorado!

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
6700 N. Gaylord Rockies Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80019
Room Reservations: 888.840.3143

Standing at the edge of the Front Range, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center showcases the state’s alpine charm and offers guests a welcome reprieve from the typical mountain resort stay. Guests can explore the beautiful Grand Lodge and its stunning mountain views, five delicious restaurants, bars, the world-class Relâche Spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Gaylord Rockies Resort is the place where you can enjoy more of everything you love.

How do I book my hotel room?
Hotel rooms are booked separately from ChalkCon registration and should be done directly with the host hotel. Reservations for our hotel room block open on April 19 and close May 23, 2022 (but may sell out beforehand).

Room reservations: 888.840.3143 (Reference group code “ChalkCon 2022”)
Booking Link

What is the rate for the hotel?
Single/Double Occupancy = $219/night
Triple/Quad Occupancy = $239/night

Resort fee is COMPLIMENTARY for the Chalk Couture™ room block. It includes the following:

  • High-speed wireless internet in guest rooms
  • Fitness center access and daily class offerings
  • 2 bottles of purified water
  • $10 per day credit toward dry cleaning
  • Complimentary use of hotel bicycles
  • Use of basketball and tennis courts and access to on-property water amenities

Note: If you book outside of the Chalk Couture room block, including from a “discount” website, your costs may be higher than shown on that website, as the resort fee may be added.

Does the hotel provide a shuttle to/from the airport?
The Gaylord Rockies Resort is approximately a 20-minute drive from the Denver International Airport. The hotel does not provide shuttle service to or from the airport.

What’s the cost of a rideshare from the hotel to the airport?
Estimated taxi fare from the airport to the hotel is $30-40 USD. Rideshare prices vary by provider.

Do I need to rent a car?
If you are staying at the Gaylord Rockies Resort, you will not need a car for ChalkCon events. If you choose not to use a taxi or rideshare, you might choose to get a rental car to travel from the airport to the Gaylord.

What is the cost of parking at the hotel?
On-site parking is $29 USD daily. Valet parking is $39 USD daily. Prices are subject to tax and should be confirmed with the hotel directly.

Can I stay at an alternate hotel in Denver?
Yes; however, we strongly encourage attendees to stay at our host hotel. It’s one of the ways we’re able to offer you affordable registration costs, and it also ensures you don’t miss any of the action. The room block available at the Gaylord is for convenience and affordability for those who are flying in or would like to stay at the same location the event is happening. Plus, it’s absolutely gorgeous! Also note that the Gaylord Rockies is on a large and exclusive property; there are no other hotels within walking distance or conveniently located near our host venue.

What is the theme of this year’s ChalkCon?
This year’s theme is Venture Out! Get ready to venture out to something new with ChalkCon 2022. Learn, grow, and celebrate with other Designers, attend business and creative training, experience new products, and have a blast venturing into the grand unknown!

Who can attend ChalkCon?
Both ticket types are open to all Designers—choose the option that works best for your needs. Guest tickets are also available; please see information below regarding guests.

What information should I be prepared to provide when I register for the event?
To access the registration form, you will need your Designer ID and sign-in credentials. You will need your name, preferred badge name if different, contact information, credit card number, rotation group you’d like to be included in, and whether you have any dietary preferences or mobility/vision/hearing support needs (if you require an ASL interpreter, please register for the Rainier group).

What are rotation groups?
For those attending the event in person, some classes and activities are best suited for smaller groups. Rotation groups are designed for convenience in scheduling business class rotations and more. It helps manage the flow of attendees in voting in the Art Contest, at the Photo Op, and in the Art Gallery, so you can experience these events at your leisure and with minimal crowding. We divide you up for portions of the convention by having you select a rotation group during the registration process. We’ve named the groups Teton, Everest, Denali, and Rainier—perfectly on point for the Venture Out theme. Any group will do, and they’re all great! ASL interpreters will be made available in the Rainier group. We encourage you to register in the same rotation group as friends if you’d like to be grouped together in the schedule of activities—or to register solo so you can meet new people!

What are the rotation group names?
This year’s choices are Teton, Everest, Denali, and Rainier.

Each rotation group has a limited capacity and you will be asked to select a different group if your first choice is full. Register early to secure your first choice! You may not swap groups with other Designers before or during the event.

If you require an ASL interpreter, please register for the Rainier group (and indicate so in the registration form).

What if I registered for the event and now I can’t go? Can I get a refund?
Refunds and cancellations are very limited. Please read the refund policy here in the FAQ prior to booking your ticket.

In-Person ticket refunds are only offered through the registration close date of May 23. Refunds are provided, less an $80 USD processing fee. After May 23, no refunds are possible.

As an example:
If you cancel an In-Person ticket before May 23, you will receive $249-$80 = $169 USD in refund. 

Virtual tickets are non-refundable.

I registered to attend in person, but now I want to change to a virtual ticket. Can I “downgrade” to a virtual option?
You may not downgrade your ticket, but you may cancel prior to May 23 with the $80 processing fee, applying a portion of your $169 refund to a virtual ticket. After May 23, there is no refund or cancellation available.

If I am registered for the in-person attendance, but am unable to come, will I receive links to watch the sessions live?
No, Zoom links are not automatically sent out to In-Person ticket holders. However, if you know you are unable to attend and notify Designer Services by June 30 that you are not attending, we will email you links to view the live sessions.

If I registered for the In-Person ticket but am unable to attend, will I get the registration materials, Create & Take products and supplies, or giveaways sent to me?
You will receive any purchased swag (shipping fees apply), but non-attendees may not receive registration materials or C&T, nor will they be eligible for giveaways.

If you are an in-person registrant, and prior to June 24, you notify Chalk Central that you are not attending, your purchased swag items will be shipped to you between July 11 and July 22.

If you do NOT notify Chalk Central prior to June 24 that you are not attending, then your swag will be on a truck to Denver, hoping to meet up with you. The items will take extra processing time to be trucked back to Utah, unloaded from the semis, sorted, and fulfilled before they can be shipped to you. This process will take several weeks after ChalkCon. If you know you cannot attend the event, please notify Chalk Central as early as possible to avoid shipping delays, AND to be added to the email list to receive links to view the sessions remotely.

Do virtual ticket holders receive registration materials?
Virtual tickets are not eligible for the registration materials (with the exception of lanyard, badge, and ribbons if those have been ordered as add-on items), Create & Take, or giveaways.

Will meals be provided?
Selected meals are included in the In-Person ticket, including Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, and 2 drink tickets that may be redeemed during your choice of the Friday and/or Saturday evening bar service.

Those eligible to attend the Master Mentor Celebration will also receive lunch on Friday. Couturiers eligible for the Couturier Night will receive dinner on Thursday evening.

What dining options are available at the hotel for attendees?
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center offers a variety of restaurant options for you to enjoy during your stay. Choose from fine dining, unique culinary experiences and special restaurant events. Toast family and friends with two local craft beers on tap, Pinyons Pale Ale and Grand Lodge Golden Ale, brewed by Dry Dock Brewing Company and exclusively available at the restaurants and bars in the resort. Schedules for on-site restaurants may vary. For the most up-to-date information, you are encouraged to talk to the front desk or visit https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/dengr-gaylord-rockies-resort-and-convention-center/dining/.

I have special dietary needs. Will the provided meals accomodate me?
You will be asked to identify a meal preference of vegetarian and/or gluten free at registration. However, this is only for hotel planning purposes and does NOT guarantee you this type of meal (the hotel will not know your name or have a meal set aside for you). The lunch will include vegetarian/gluten-free options you can choose from, and you may request a vegetarian/gluten-free meal selection from your server at the Awards Gala dinner. No other special requests can be accommodated, so if you have allergies or other dietary restrictions and needs, please prepare accordingly.

What is the dress code for ChalkCon?
ChalkCon dress can be casual like jeans, or as dressy as you deem fit! It’s all about flair, comfort, and fun! We do recommend quiet shoes (no flip flops, please) that are also comfy, as the resort is very large and you’ll be doing a lot of walking. Even though it’s summer outside, ballrooms and meeting rooms can be chilly—dress in layers, and keep a light sweater or jacket on hand just in case!

What are color days?
Color days are all part of the fun of ChalkCon! We select a palette of colors with a single color “emphasis” per day for everyone to wear. You can wear that color from head to toe, or just a “pop.” Choose a vibrant shade or a mellow hue, as long as it’s the day’s color and as long as it’s YOU! It’s a small but crazy fun way to unify us (and also makes for pretty fabulous photos)!

Here are the color days for Venture Out:

  • Thursday = Out-there greens (hunter, forest, evergreen, etc.)
  • Friday = Shades of deep/dark blue (navy, cobalt, royal, cerulean, etc.)
  • Friday night Awards Gala = “Dressed Up to Venture Out”. Fancy! Wear whatever color you want!
  • Saturday = Going gold (goldenrod, tan, taupe, dijon mustard, dark/mellow yellows to light brown)
  • Saturday night closing General Session = “Hippie Haven!” Think 70s, tie-dye, peace, signs, and “far out”.

Can I bring a guest to any of the activities?
Yes! Guest tickets can be purchased on the registration site. There are two guest ticket options available:

  • Event ticket is $399 USD and includes admission to the sessions, lunch on Saturday, and gala admission (including a plated dinner and 2 drink tickets). Guests will receive a name badge/lanyard. They may attend the Create & Take with their Designer, but will not receive Create & Take materials. A guest ticket does NOT include the following: registration backpack, notebook, pen, ribbons, Create & Take supplies. Guests will not have eligibility for prizes, drawings, or giveaways throughout the event. Guest tickets are attendance passes only.
  • Gala ticket is $150 USD and includes admission to the gala, a plated dinner, and 2 drink tickets.

Who can I bring as a guest?
If you choose to bring a guest, they must have the appropriate ticket(s). A Designer wishing to add a guest may do so during online registration. There will be no onsite guest registration. Your guest must be age 18+, not a current or former Designer, and there is a maximum of 1 guest per Designer. If you have any concerns or questions regarding your guest’s eligibility, please contact Designer Services.

Do I need to bring any supplies to ChalkCon?
All supplies for the Create & Take are provided. If you wish to bring an apron to cover your cuteness and protect your clothing, please bring one, or include one as part of your swag order!

What if I’ve won a contest, prize, or award related to ChalkCon? What do I need to do?
It depends on the prize or contest! If you are a finalist in the Art Contest (details about the Art Contest to be found below), you will be contacted about how and where to bring your entry to the event. If you are an award recipient, you will receive an award recipient ribbon in your registration materials, along with information about where to sit and what to do for the Awards Gala. If you have earned an incentive before ChalkCon in a monthly promotion, you’ll be informed of how and where to pick up your prize(s) at the event. If you win a prize during a general session, we have a “Swag Central” booth at the event for prize pickup with convenient hours to serve you.

What and when is Couturier Night?
Couturier Night is a celebration of achievement for Couturiers, Executive Couturiers, and Master Couturiers. This year’s event begins at 5 pm local time and concludes at approximately 9 pm local time, Thursday, July 7. Eligible Designers will be sent a mailed invitation with information on our venue, transportation, etc. Dress for this year’s event is evening casual.

To be eligible to attend Couturier Night, a Designer must be at the recognition title of Couturier as of June 1. This means existing Couturiers are required to have achieved paid-as title at least one time as of January, February, March, April, or May. If a first-time Couturier achieves the title between January and as late as June, they are also eligible to attend. We will accelerate the audit of a newly promoted-in-June Couturier to be eligible for Couturier Night, but this is only for new Couturiers. Existing Couturiers are required to hit paid-as at least one time between January and May.

Can I purchase additional drink tickets for the Awards Gala or Saturday evening closing General Session?
Bar service is provided before the show on Friday and Saturday evening for all attendees. Attendees receive 2 complimentary drink tickets to use on their choice of nights. Additional drinks can be purchased individually at the bar (typically $12–14 each), or Bar Packages of 5 drink tickets can be purchased for $50 USD either on the registration website between April 19 and May 23, 2022, or in person at the event.

WATTS OF LOVE

What is the Watts of Love donation giveaway?
It’s a fun and creative way to support Watts of Love, our charitable partner bringing light to areas of the world without electricity.

Every Designer attending in person will receive 2 tickets free in their registration materials. Registrants are also highly encouraged to buy additional tickets (5-packs are available for $10 USD to registered attendees). These tickets will be included in your registration materials, and you’ll be able to drop them into entry boxes next to artwork and prizes you hope to win. We’ll be drawing names for winners throughout the event for these awesome prizes—and 100% of the proceeds of ticket sales benefits Watts of Love!

How do I buy WOL tickets?
In-person registrants can purchase 5-packs of tickets (item WOLPRECC22) in their Designer Office prior to May 23. Note that this order AND the order confirmation uses a separate process than the other swag items.

Using the separate order allows us to add the donation amounts to your Designer Office Watts of Love tracker, which gets you closer to Lightmaker status! Do not order any additional products with your ticket purchase.

Do WOL tickets count toward my Lightmaker donation totals?
Yes! The 5-pack of tickets will generate a $10 donation added to your account. The date of the donation will be either April or May (depending on the month you place your order).

Will I be able to buy additional WOL tickets at ChalkCon?
Yes! It’s one of our top requests! Once you see the amazing array of art and prizes up for grabs, and fall in love (even more!) with Watts of Love’s work, you may wish to buy additional tickets for the giveaways. These will be available during the event before our closing session; you can order them in your Designer Office, then pick up your physical tickets at Swag Central onsite.

I’ve heard there will be Designers winning participation on the next WOL impact trip. How does that work?
From June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2022, Designers are encouraged to raise awareness and donations for Watts of Love. We love Lightmakers, who are Designers remitting a minimum of $250 USD in donations per event year. For those desiring to do more for Watts of Love, we offer the opportunity to travel with Watts of Love on a global impact trip.

This year at convention, we will randomly select FOUR Designers who have remitted a minimum of $2,000 USD in total WOL donations through the event year and who have indicated an interest in being part of a global impact trip. The winners of this trip will be announced live onstage at ChalkCon and will travel in September 2022.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

What kinds of achievements are recognized at the Awards Gala?
There are SO MANY achievements recognized at the Awards Gala! From sponsoring, to Personal Volume, to Chalk Site sales and building leaders, there really is something to spotlight every strength and standout. We also love recognizing Team performance—which means YOU! We recognize outstanding volume in seven different size categories in a variety of places, and encourage you to cheer and shout when your Team is named. Additionally, Chalk Couture offers two unique awards at ChalkCon, with winners who are nominated by Designers: Luminary Leader award and Start the Spark award. There is one Luminary Leader winner per year and three Start the Spark winners.

Who is invited to attend the Awards Gala?
All registered Designers and registered guests! This year’s event theme is “Dressed Up to Venture Out,” so wear your evening glam in whatever color speaks to you! We will offer a bar service, where you can use your drink tickets, at a social hour prior to the gala, with an award winner’s reception by invitation to follow afterward (with photo op included).

Can I bring a guest to the Awards Gala?
Yes. Guest tickets for the gala are available for $150 USD either on the event registration site, or in person at the event (subject to availability). The guest gala ticket will include admission to the gala, a plated dinner, plus 2 drink tickets. Every guest must have a ticket to attend the Awards Gala, limit one guest per Designer. The guest must be at least 18 years old, and not a current or former Designer.

What is the Luminary Leader award?
The Luminary Leader award winner is selected based on extraordinary positivity, heart, leadership, vision, and character that is evident to customers, Team members, and Chalk Central, particularly in their interactions with Designer Services. This individual demonstrates persistence with a smile, and radiates a light worthy of being called “luminary.”

What is the Start the Spark award?
The Start the Spark Award is given to 3 “firestarters” who glow and go within the first 2 years of their Designership—starting strong with recruiting, Personal Volume, and positive activity in the community. Winners are selected not only for business performance, but also for their support of others, their genuineness, and their excellence in being a brand ambassador of Chalk Couture values.

How do I nominate someone for an award?
You may nominate one or more Designers for these awards, regardless of whether you register for ChalkCon. Complete the form(s) on the registration site to nominate your favorite superstar today! Nomination deadline is May 23, 2022.

Luminary Leader

  • One award presented.
  • Winner must be registered and present at ChalkCon.
  • Winner must be a leader, recommended at Master Mentor or above.
  • Winner receives a $3,000 USD cash prize.

Selection criteria: Winner is selected based on extraordinary positivity, heart, leadership, vision, and character that is evident to customers, Team members, and Chalk Central, particularly in their interactions with Designer Services. This individual demonstrates persistence with a smile, and radiates a light worthy of being called “luminary.”

Start the Spark

  • Three awards presented.
  • Winners must be registered and present at ChalkCon.
  • Start the Spark nominees/winners must have enrolled as Designers no earlier than June 1, 2020. This award recognizes standout growth within a Designer’s first 2 years.
  • Winners receive a $500 USD cash prize.

Selection criteria: Given to 3 “firestarters” who glow and go within the first 2 years of their Designership: starting strong with recruiting, growth in Personal Volume, and positive activity in the community. Winners are selected not only for business performance, but for their support of others, their genuineness, and their excellence in being a brand ambassador of Chalk Couture values.

Should I dress up for the Awards Gala?
For the Friday night Awards Gala, the dress is more fancy and formal. More specifically, we’re recommending you’re “Dressed Up to Venture Out”. Go as fancy as you’d like. Put on your favorite gown, dress, fancy slacks, suit, tie, etc! This is an event where we recognize you and your accomplishments, so come and shine with us!

Will I know beforehand if I’m winning an award?
Yes! Designers winning an award will receive an “award recipient” ribbon with their registration materials if attending in person. Registration materials will also include instructions about what to do/where to sit to best participate in the Awards Gala presentation.

ART CONTEST

What is the ChalkCon Art Contest?
Participate in our Art Contest before the event, where 15 finalists (5 per category) will be asked to bring their art piece with them to display in Denver in our Art Contest room. Attendees will vote on their favorites and we’ll reveal the winners and prizes on Saturday!

How do I enter the Art Contest?
To enter, email artcontest@chalkcouture.com with two photos attached of the artwork entry. No name or other identifying information may be included in the photos, although Designer name and ID number must be included in the body of the email. Please use the subject line: “ChalkCon 2022 Art Contest entry.”

What dates should I remember for the Art Contest?
Entries open: April 19, 2022
Entries close: May 23, 2022
Finalists notified: June 20, 2022

What are the artwork categories?
Designers may suggest a category for their entry, but it is at the discretion of the Chalk Couture judges to assign final categories. The categories are as follows:

  1. “Halls & Walls”: A piece of art designed to hang on a wall. Artwork should be on a hard surface of any material or size, including found or created surfaces.
  2. “Accents & Accessories”: Home decor that is designed to sit on a mantel, tabletop, shelf, or be free-standing, including small items of furniture or patio décor. Surfaces may include found or heirloom objects.
  3. “Textiles & Apparel”: Any item made primarily of fabric, included but not limited to quilts, curtains, pillows, clothing items, bags/totes, etc.

What rules do I need to know about my submission?

  • Designers may suggest a category for their entry, but it is at the discretion of the Chalk Couture judges to assign final categories.
  • Entries must be submitted via email by the posted deadline.
  • One entry maximum per Designer.
  • Designers must be registered for the in-person attendance and must attend to participate.
  • Entries may not include more than THREE unique components. Please do not submit complex vignettes.
  • Entries may not include “staging” or props, and cannot have electrical or water requirements.
  • Entries with up to 3 components must have chalking or inking on all components of the entry (this helps avoid inclusion of props and staging, and keeps the focus on the artwork).
  • Artwork must be transportable. You will be required to bring it with you to ChalkCon.

How are finalists chosen?
Five finalists from each category will be chosen from all qualified entries for judging at ChalkCon. Finalists must bring or ship their entries to/from ChalkCon. All Designers attending ChalkCon live will be provided a ballot to vote for 1 entry in each of the 3 categories.

If I’m a finalist, when will I be notified?
June 20, 2022

How are winners determined?
Winners are chosen based either on the highest number of votes at the event, or by the Chalk Central judges panel.

What prizes are available?
The first place winner for each category (based on the highest number of votes) will win $300 USD cash. The Chalk Choice winner (based on Chalk Central judges’ panel votes) will win a selection of new products valued at $200 USD. All winners will receive on-stage recognition at ChalkCon.

SWAG

What swag items are available for ChalkCon 2022?
For a full list of swag items as well as pictures of each item, please view the ChalkCon 2022 registration site.

Can anyone order swag items?
Swag items may only be ordered by those who have purchased a ticket to the event (either In-Person or virtual tickets).

Are there order limits on swag items?
All swag items are non-commissionable, and will be available while supplies last, through May 23, 2022. On the registration/swag site, t-shirts are limited on the swag ordering page to 5 per Designer. However, you can contact Designer Services to order more if desired. Mini Squeegee 5-packs are limited to 5 packs per Designer. Watts of Love tickets have no maximum but may only be ordered by in-person event attendees.

WOL donation giveaway tickets are for in-person attendees only and must be purchased in your Designer Office (item WOLPRECC22) in quantities of 5, but there are no limits. Each event attendee will receive 2 free WOL tickets in their registration materials.

How/When do I order swag?
Swag items are to be ordered from the registration site any time after you have registered for your ticket. With your ticket registration, you can purchase swag items between April 19 and May 23, 2022.

All swag is non-commissionable and must be ordered by May 23, 2022. All items are available while supplies last and may sell out. Order early!

How do Watts of Love tickets vary from swag?
Watts of Love tickets must be purchased separately in your Designer Office so that the donation value of the tickets can be added to your donation tracker.

Where/When will I receive my swag items?
In-person attendees will pick up swag items at the event. Virtual attendee swag orders will be processed by Designer Services using the default credit card on your account, and will be shipped to the primary address on your account after July 11, 2022. Receipts will be sent via email.

Will there be an onsite store?
No. This event does not include an onsite store.



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