Season 2019 Rules & Information

CraftOff Season 2019!

FIRST and foremost. This is a friendly competition that may or may not have underage participants. That means you need to keep it civil and pg-13.  This includes craft content, please be respectful. However, trash talking is encouraged. If you can’t take the heat, unplug the hot glue gun.

  1. This is a bracket style single elimination competition.  Each stage, participants will be randomly shuffled into the new bracket.  Winners move on to the next stage, while the losers will move on to the redemption bracket.

  2. The redemption bracket only has a single prize, but gives every entrant two chances for glory.  Once you lose the second time, you are out for good.

  3. Each pair for each stage will be assigned a random theme.  Themes will be on a table and randomly generated each time.  Some themes come with stipulations, such as limitations or special requirements.  This is meant to push you to better yourself and truly show your skills as a crafter.

  4. Prefab items such as molds or 3d prints are limited to 50% of the build and no more. If you are unsure, message a judge and they will tell you if its too much.

  5. Matches and themes will be made on the 1st of the 1st month of the competition, midnight of the second day for each month after.  Each contestant has until the end of each month to complete their vision of their assigned theme. There is NO limit on materials or size (unless specified by your theme). However, the project must be fully completed once the time is up. If your entry is not complete, you automatically lose and the win goes to your opponent. 

  6. You have until midnight on the last day of the month to submit final images for your entry.  If you fail to do this, you will automatically lose and the win goes to your opponent.

  7. You have 48 hours to vote for your favorite submission for each pair.  On midnight of the second day voting will be closed. This year, voting will be for bragging rights only and does not count toward moving on to the next round or winning any prizes.

  8. This year we will be introducing a panel of expert judges.  Due to people attempting to cheat the system and stack the votes last year, we felt this to be a necessary change.  There will be 5 judges to ensure no ties. The panel consists of sponsors, hobbyists and a star judge.

  9. Prizes will be handed out at the end of the competition.  If you did not finish or participate in the first round, you will not receive a participation prize.

  10. All countries are welcome to participate.  However, you will be responsible for any customs fees due for delivery.  Host and vendors are responsible for initial shipping fees only.

  11. Cheating is NOT acceptable.  You can not use a previously completed project or a project you found on the internet.  Each craft must be started AFTER the selection process. You can not use an in progress project to complete your craft.

  12. Finally, have FUN.  Don’t be intimidated by other entries and enjoy yourself.  Push yourself further and learn. The better you do, the better we all do as a community.