Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Round 4's theme!

Wow, Round 4 already? Crazy!

Sorry I took a while, but I have the new theme!

The theme is...


This is a pretty versatile theme, so be creative! Should you take a picture with the theme of the past or future? If you choose the past, what era in the past? It's all up to you! Ask me if you have any questions, I hope you have fun with this!

Like last time, I'll give you guys 2 weeks if that's alright. It IS a little longer than usual, but this is a busy time of year. It'll be the 4th of January.

Have fun and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Round 3's Pictures!

Wow, I was really surprised by all your creative entries this round! Here they all are:

Sonja with Adair:

NuttyNetti with Mia

Livvy with Nelly

Karalee with Ruthie:

Jasmine with Marisol:

Iona with Miley:
Anne with Rebecca:

Alisha with Jess:

Sara with Eve:
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Great job everyone!

I love them all, but here are some that really stood out to me-

Honorable Mentions:

Jasmine: Wow, very creative and detailed! I mean, look at it! It's really detailed and colorful. Great job!

Sonja: This one really stands out to me. It's so pretty, really well taken and I can tell you spent time it! Great job.

Karalee: It's so cute! The idea is so sweet and the Black and White gives it such an old-fashioned look.

And now I have to disqualify three people. :( Firstly, I have to eliminate Quinlyn because she didn't get her picture in by the 17th. I'm so sad to have to do that. Also - Alisha and Sara. So sorry - it was a hard decision :( You did a great job, I hope you had fun in the competition. Congrats on making it to Round 3!!

EDIT: I made a mistake - there's actually one more person who didn't get their pic in. It's Gabrielle with Alice. We'll miss you in the contest Gabrielle!

So, now we have 7 people in the contest. I'll post Round 4's theme very soon!


Friday, December 17, 2010


I just want to remind you that this is the VERY LAST DAY to get your pictures in!!! :O

Monday, December 13, 2010

Just a reminder..

Hi AG fans!

I just wanted to remind you guys that the 17th is the last day to get your pictures in. 4 of you already have them in, so just 7 more to go!



Friday, December 3, 2010

Round 3 Theme!!!

EDIT: Sorry that this post didn't work before! I have no idea why, please tell me if something weird happens again!

Hi again!

I've thought up a theme that I hope that you all will like and have fun with!

It's...."If I had one wish..."

If you (or...your doll I mean!) got the chance to make one wish, what would it be? Try to capture your idea in your picture. Whether it be silly or serious, be creative!

Since this is a very busy time for us all, I'm giving you 2 weeks - a little longer than last time. That will be the 17th of December! And I'll try to post them up soon after that.

I hope you have fun and I can't wait to see your pictures!

If you have any questions you can comment, email me at americangirlcontest@gmail.com, or PM me at "AGCcontesthost".


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Round 2 Pictures!

Hey everyone!

You all did awesomely, GOOD JOB TO YOU ALL! Especially since we are all pretty busy this time of year - Thanksgiving, visiting family, Christmas shopping, etc.

Here are all your pics!












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They were all great ideas - snow, hot chocolate, thanksgiving and thanksgiving break, beautiful leaves, NaNaWriMo, Peanut Butter Lover's month, pie-baking, and paper-snowflake making!

Here's 3 honorable mentions. Please note that I love them all, but these are just some that really stuck out to me:

1. Alisha! - I love it because everything is so pretty and detailed and you posed Jess really well, she looks so real! It looks like something you'd see in a real doll catalog or website. Good job!

2. Livvy - everything looks perfect! I can tell you put work into it.

3. Karalee - because it was such a creative idea. No one else had anything like it! I really like that about it

But like I said, I love them all! Unfortunately I have to disqualify 3 of you :( Like I said last time, this is the hardest part for me! Well...

I have to eliminate Shelby and Britts for not getting their pictures in on time, and Libby. I'll miss you all in the contest!!

I'll post the theme for round 3 soon!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Round 2 finished! Pictures to come soon

Hey everyone!

I know everyone is super busy this time of year - so thank you for getting your pictures in on time!

I'll hopefully be posting them tomorrow. Good job everyone!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Change in Due Date!

A few of you have agreed that it would be a good idea to have more time for this round. Please get them in by November 30th - the last day of November. That works out great since this theme is November :)


Monday, November 22, 2010

Honorable Mentions

Starting from next time, I'll be doing honorable mentions. Like Karalee said in a comment, it's helpful to hear what the host thinks and likes about certain pictures - I know it helped me last season!

Also, what do you think about me giving you a few extra days this round since we're all a little busy around this time of year? Tell me what you think.


Friday, November 19, 2010

Round 2 theme!

Sorry I wasn't able to do this earlier! I thought I'd answer some of your questions that you asked me in comments first:

1. Yeah, the pictures were kind of blurry, I apologize! I did it differently that time, I won't do it like that again.

2. I am still thinking whether to do honorable mentions or not. If you all want them, I could do them. For some reason I never really liked them, though.

3. Also, some of you wanted me to let Carolyn stay in. I would if I could, but I can't break the rules. :( For one thing, it wouldn't be fair for the other people who got eliminated for not getting it in. I was really sad to have to eliminate her :(

So, now:

This round's theme is "Why I love November". In this picture, try to capture what it is you like about this month. When you think of November, what's the first thing that pops into your head? Whether it be Thanksgiving, the first snowfall, or something else - try to capture it in this picture.

I hope you have fun with this! You all did amazing last time.

You have til the 27th, which will be a Saturday.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Round 1 Pictures!

Hey everyone! Almost everyone got there pictures in, thanks! And thanks to all of you who got them in early, it was a great help!

I just want to say that I'm really amazed with all your pictures. You all were really creative! Here they are:

Sonja with Adair:

Quinlyn with Kirsten:

Nutty Netti with Mia:

Livvy with Nelly:

Libby with Becky

Karalee with Ruthie:

Jasmine with Marisol:

Iona with Miley:

Gabrielle with Alice:

Emily with Elizabeth:

Britts with Rose:

Anne with Rebecca:

Alisha with Jess:

Sara with Eve:
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Btw, Shelby did get her picture in and everything, but it just didn't work. I'll post it up as soon as I can, I think she'll just need to send it a different way is all.

Now comes the very hardest part of judging...having to eliminate people. :( First, I have to eliminate Carolyn and Danielle because they didn't get their pictures in. :( And also (this was a hard decision!) Emily. I'm very sorry, you three! Like I said, it's very hard to decide - especially on the first round! I hope you all had fun while you were in it, you were great contestants! Remember that Season 6 isn't so far away!

I'll post the new theme soon (hopefully tomorrow)!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just a Reminder...

...that this is the very last day to have your pictures in! I'll post all the pics tomorrow. I love all of them so far, and I can't wait for you to see them :)


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

PMing Info

Oh dear, sorry I keep updating! :)

I just had to let you know that on the message board, I made a special contest host account. It's just for getting PMs from the people who can't email me their pics. It was very confusing last time using my own account, and I think this will make it more organized.

So, please PM me at "AGCcontesthost" instead of mine for the pics if you can't email me. Thanks!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Round 1!

Hi! I have almost everyones pics up! Again, you all did a great job! I'm sorry I didn't get the link thing working yet. I'll try to fix that soon.

Now, the moment you've all been waiting for....ROUND 1!

Now, before I reveal the theme, I want to say a few things. For this theme, let your imagination run wild :) Be as creative as you can! It's a versatile theme, so you can make it turn out how you want it.

The theme is...Fairy-Tale.

There is MANY different ways you can bring this theme into your picture, firstly because there's many different kinds of fairytales. There's the magical disney-like princessy fairytales, there's the cute and funny fairytales, and then there's what I call the "Grimm" fairytale - which are dark and mysterious.

Btw, I don't mind how you bring the fairytale theme into it - you could make a theme by acting out a fairy-tale story (click HERE to get ideas!), or you could have your doll reading a fairytale, or whatever you'd can think of!

I'm going to give you 8 days, which will be the 16th. I'll try to get them up the next day! Please don't wait til the last minute! Unfortunatly, this time I'll have to eliminate people :(

I hope you have fun with this theme! Remember - be creative!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Headshots are up!

Hey guys!

As you can see, I have the pictures up on the side! I love them all, GOOD JOB!

Those of you who haven't got them in yet, please do so soon :( But like I said, no one gets eliminated this time or anything.

And sorry about the links on the pics, I'll try and fix the problem soon!

I'll post the new round's theme soon!

UPDATE: You may be wondering "what on earth is going on with the blog's design!?!". Well, because I posted the pics at the side, it didn't look right with the last design. It had borders around the pics, and it didn't look great that way. I hope the changes are all right!


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Just A Quick Update...

...about the special assignment! I'm gonna give you, like I said, til the 7th instead of the 5th. So if you haven't sent them in, please do so soon! I have 9 photos so far. I can't wait to put them up, they are all great! :)

Also, Gabrielle gave me the idea of linking the pictures up with peoples blogs - so if you have a blog, I could make it so people could get to your blog by clicking on the headshot. Comment your blog URL if you'd like me to do that for you.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Contestant List and Special Assignment!

Hey everyone! I want to thank you all for entering this Season of AGC! I hope you'll all have lots of fun :)

First, here's the list of contestants! If you signed up already, but I missed you on the list, please contact me and I'll fix it!

Jasmine with Marisol
Karalee with Ruthie
Iona with Miley
Libby with Becky
Sonja with Adair
Carolyn with Julie
Quinlyn with Kirsten
Nutti Netti with Mia
Sara with Eve
Anne with Rebecca
Danielle with Ali
Livvy with Nelly
Alisha with Jess
Gabrielle with Alice
Shelby with Savannah
Britts with Rose
Emily with Elizabeth

Wow, that's seventeen people!

And now...I have to tell you about a really pre-assignment!

Karalee came up with this cool idea (thanks again Karalee, for telling me about it!). Let me explain:

This is not included in the regular rounds, this is a special assignment. Nobody will get eliminated or anything, it's just for fun! All you have to do is email me a headshot of the doll that you're using for this contest. Then, on the side of this blog, I will put up all the pictures and the names of the dolls. That will let everyone get to know all the "contestants" that will be in this Season! Here's an example of what I mean, it's at the right hand side of the blog beneath the "meet my dolls" button: http://agdollprincess.blogspot.com

If you are not sure what I mean, you can comment, email (americangirlcontest@gmail.com), or PM me with any questions you might have.

As I said, nobody will get eliminated in this round, but please try to get the picture in by November 5th! (that gives you today and 4 more days, I hope that's enough!) UPDATE: I decided to give you guys a little more time, since only 6 out of the 17 people have gotten it in so far. Is two more days okay? That will be the 7th. Please get them in soon! :)

Have a great day,

Your Contest Host, Hannah

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Season 5 - Rules and Sign up!

**AGC Season 5 is filled up, thanks everyone for entering! If you missed it this time, stay tuned for Season 6!**

Girl Contest - Season 5

hosted by hannah

Hi Everyone! I'm Hannah, and I'm the host for this season's AGC.

I know that most of you already now, but I thought it would be best to explain what AGC - American Girl Contest - is all about.

AGC is a fun photo contest that started on the message board, and now has this blog of it's own. AGC is made up of several rounds, and each round will have a theme. After you send in your pictures, I'll judge them by:

Creativity - how creative and imaginative they are. Make sure you are really creative with your pictures! Really think about the theme.
Appearance - how well the photo is set up, details in the picture, how your doll looks, the quality, etc.

After each round, I will have to eliminate 2 people. The contest will continue like this until there's two people left in the contest for the final round. I'll judge the pictures, and the winner will be the host of the next Season of AGC!

Here are the rules, there's only a few, so please read them to make sure you understand everything!

1. Sign up with one american girl doll, who is to be that main doll in ALL of your photos. You may have other dolls in your picture, just make sure that the doll you entered is always the main character.

2. Only enter one picture per round.

3. There will be a due date, so please make sure you have your pictures in on time! Unfortunately I will have to eliminate/disqualify anyone who doesn't send their pics in on time.

4. Editing and watermarking your pictures is allowed and encouraged.

5. Please send me the pictures through email, it's just more organized that way. You can send me the picture by attaching it to the email, or sending me a link to the picture on your picasa web album, etc. Here's the email address you should use: americangirlcontest@gmail.com

6. Anyone who can't email me can PM me through the message board.

7. Do your best, have fun, and be creative!

I hope that explains everything, if not feel free to PM me or email me at americangirlcontest@gmail.com or leave a comment!

Okay, sorry that was long! Here's what you do to sign up!

All you need to do is comment below with your name and the name of the doll you are going to use. For instance "Hannah with Katyanna".

There can be between 10 to 15 people, so if you want to enter, hurry! :)

Soon I'll make a post with a list of everyone who signed up, and the first round's theme!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

AGC Season 4 Champion Announced!!

Karalee & Rebecca

Hannie & Katyanna

First I would like to say that when I first got the pics from this round, I was like "AAAAH!! Which one am I going to choose?" but then I went back and looked at all of Karalee and Hannie's pictures from this season. In my usual unnecessarily complicated way, I gave up to five points for each picture....and it was very hard!!! But eventually I figured it all out...and the difference was by 3 points.

The Grand Champion of Season 4 is.....................................................


CONGRATS!! I'll email you more about hosting Season 5, and add your photos to the winner gallery! Also, I'll send the top 3 people your awards soon! Great job and thanks to everyone for participating. :) Hopefully we'll get the next season underway soon!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Round 8 results: Top 2 announced

Quinlyn & Leah (SORRY!! click on it to see the whole thing.)
Karalee & Rebecca

Hannie & Katyanna

First I would like to say great job to you three...and sorry I took so long to judge. :P thanks for sticking with this thing through the end!!
I have to eliminate one more person (who gets third place overall) as much as I don't want to... :( I'm really really sorry, but I have to eliminate....................................................................................................................
......................Quinlyn. :'( I'm really sorry! Great job!

Karalee & Hannie, you are the top 2 competitors in AGC Season 4!!! Congrats!
For the last round, the subject will be.....

My Favorite Place in Nature.

Keep the professional photo shoot look, but you don't have to watermark anything about fashion or clothes this time.

Next time I post, it will be to announce the grand champion of AGC Season 4!! If you win, you will get to host Season 5 and have kind of big bragging rights ;P
Since there's only two of you I know you can get this done quickly...send me your pics as soon as you have them finished, which is hopefully around a week from now, or SOONER!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Round 7 results

Quinlyn & Leah

Iona & Julie

Hannie & Katyanna
Karalee & Rebecca

I'd like to say great job to everyone for this round! I'm really sorry but I have to eliminate................Iona. :( Great job getting 4th, and congrats to Karalee, Hannie, and Quinlyn, our top 3!!

For this round I'm only going to give 1 Honorable Mention because there are only 3 people left.
and it goes toooooo....
HANNIE! You did such a great job!

I'd like to announce the final round's theme after judging round 8-- by then there will only be two people left and I'll probably give them more time to prepare their pictures.
Meanwhile, please get me your "School Fashion" pictures by this weekend! Thanks!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Round 6 Results

Anne & Charlotte

Quinlyn & Leah

Iona & Julie

Karalee & Rebecca

Hannie & Katyanna

Honorable Mentions- I'm only going to do two this round because there are only 5 people left:
2nd: Quinlyn, your picture was really creative!
1st: Iona, I was really impressed with your picture for this round! Keep it up!

I have to eliminate.....Anne. :( It was really hard to choose! Technically, you've gotten 5th place in the most competitive season of AGC that there has been yet. You did great!

Thanks to those of you who've gotten in your Fall fashion pics. For Round 8, I'd like to continue with the fashion theme but instead I'd like to see some fashionable school outfit shots. :) Sort of like this--- http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitarastarlight/4490097982/in/set-72157623365723401/
For the two of you who haven't sent me your round 7 pic. yet, I'll need it by next Saturday, the 25th. And then for round 8, let's try to get them judged by October 2nd or sooner. :)
Again if you have any questions, please email me!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Round 5 Results

Quinlyn & Leah

Karalee & Rebecca

Hannie & Katyanna

Anne & Charlotte

Iona & Julie

Jasmine & Emily

Honorable mentions for this round:
3rd: Anne & Charlotte, very cute :)
2nd: Quinlyn & Leah, your picture cracked me up!!
1st: Karalee & Rebecca, great quality picture, very original, and the watermarking is great too.

Gabrielle dropped out of the competition, and I have to eliminate...............................Jasmine. Sorry!!! :(

Round 6 is "Creativity," and the next few subjects will be sort of on Fashion-- the point is, I want it to look like THIS. (Sitara's photos on Flickr.) That means great lighting, backgrounds, and maybe some editing to make the doll look as realistic as possible. So round 7 will be "Autumn"-- in that style. I hope everybody gets this :S If you don't just email me.
Edit: In regards to when you should get me your picture, let's try to get all of round 6's pics in by next Saturday, the 18th. This time I will be very strict about the deadline, I'm warning one of you especially who I have to push to get your picture to me. :S Thanks to those of you who have already sent me your pics for round 6!! You can start taking your round 7 pics, and I'll get the deadline for that up when I judge Round 6.