We're coming up on 'holiday season'... and what better way to entertain family and friends than with a beautiful charcuterie board!
Whether it's a board you hand-crafted yourself, or a creative spread that you put together on a board you bought, this challenge is for all of you who love to entertain in style 🤩
Need some inspiration to get you started? Keep an eye out for informational and inspirational content that will be published in the community over the coming weeks!
To participate in the challenge, you can build your very own charcuterie board, or use an existing one to craft up a mouth-watering spread that will make your guests drool in anticipation. Just be sure to use at least one Rust-Oleum product in either the construction of your board or on a decor piece that you use in staging your final charcuterie masterpiece!
Are you having trouble coming up with ideas or need some pointers? Feel free to drop a note in our Community Chat to ask other Creators for their help.
To choose our winner, we'll be putting all of the qualified submissions out to the community to vote on in order to narrow down our finalists. Our team of Rust-Oleum experts will then review the finalists to choose our overall winners! Our experts will judge projects on meeting all criteria, overall creativity, use of Rust-Oleum products, and most impressive finished product.
We'll be choosing winners in each of the following categories:
Charcuterie Champ - the main prize will go to the creator who hand-crafts the most impressive charcuterie board
Super Star Staging - the 2nd place prize will go to the charcuterie spread that is sure to steal the show at any social gathering (it can be on a hand-made or store bought board)
Most Creative - the 3rd place prize will go to the submission deemed 'most creative', which could be the board itself or the spread on top!
The following prizes will be up for grabs:
Main Prize / Charcuterie Champ - prize bundle including all three product options below
Second Place Prize / Super Star Staging - prize bundle including two of the three product options below
Third Place Prize / Most Creative - choose one of the three product options below
Once all of the submissions are collected, our Expert Reviewers will evaluate the projects to ensure all rules have been followed and Creator's Studio members will then be given the opportunity to vote for their favorite projects in order to narrow down the submissions to a list of finalists. We'll then pass it over to our Rust-Oleum judging panel to crown the ultimate champion.
Here are the answers to some common questions that seem to be common during our Challenges. If you have a question that is not on this list, please send Lisa L a PM or send an email to CreatorsStudioSupport@Chaordix.com
What's the deadline again? There’s nothing like a deadline for motivation, and we recommend that you pay close attention to the deadline of November 27th at 5:00 pm CST to get your project submitted. If you click the 'submit' button even a minute after this, you will be unable to submit, no matter what you do. In the interest of fairness to everyone who submits on time, we can’t extend the deadline for submissions to this challenge beyond this date/time. So we recommend that you leave yourself plenty of time to submit your project in case you need any technical support from our team.
I'm having trouble submitting my project. Please, help! Please don't hesitate to contact our moderator, Lisa L via PM or via our support email address if you need any help. You might also consider working on your submission text in a document until it’s just the way you want it and then copy and paste it into the submission form in Creator’s Studio. (We’ve had a few people whose wifi has cut out or their device crashed mid-submission and they’ve lost all their work and unfortunately, we can’t help with anything that’s not saved as a draft.)
How can I make sure that my project advances to the Crowd Vote phase of the challenge? When our panel of Expert Reviewers creates a shortlist of submissions, we are looking for things like:
How well you executed your project
Did you meet all of the criteria / follow the rules?
Your use of Rust-Oleum products
How much time and effort went into your project
How unique and creative your project is
Since we rely heavily on your photos and video to show us what you actually did, the quality of submitted visuals is very important to us. So we recommend that you showcase your project in optimal lighting, with a background that makes the piece pop. Need help with this? Check out this 'How to' blog for tips & tricks!
Who can vote for my project during the Crowd Vote phase? Anyone who is a Creator's Studio member can vote for your project. It is ok to encourage your friends and family online or in person to vote for you. However, it is not okay to spend an evening at your computer creating multiple fake accounts to vote for yourself (trust us, we know when this is happening and you will be disqualified when you are caught). We also prefer that you don't solicit other Creator's Studio members for votes.