​​​​​Schedule Monday July 22 2019

​8:45 Announcements (In Bel Air 1)/Reg Desk Open/Jam room Open

​9-10:30 AM Will Balloon Magic Class (In Bel-Air-1)/Patrick Jam room Intro to twisting (In Bel-Air 2)/Vincenzo-Lovely Hearts (Pine Valley)

​10:30-11:45 AM Gergo Twisting Class Space Rocket 1-(Bel-Air 1)/Jan Decor Class Balloon Chandeliers (Pine Valley)

11:45-1:00 PM Lunch

​1-2:15 PM Patricia twisting (Fast and Fabulous) (Bel-Air-1)

2:15-3:30 PM Nao Twisting (Jack Skellington) (Bel-Air-1)

​3:30-5 PM Brian Twisting  (Men in Black Balloon Line) (Bel-Air 1)

​5:30-6:30 PM Head Band Competition and Voting (Bel Air 1-Voting Registration desk area) (Judges in Pine Valley)

​6:30-8 PM Dinner

​8-9:30 PM Jam/Wakaya -(Sound the Alarm) (Bel-Air-1)

​10 PM Entertaining with Balloons "Magic Theme" & Voting (Bel Air 1- Voting in Registration desk area/judges in (Pine Valley)


​11 PM Jam room closed- Unless Folks want to keep it open!



















Tuesday Schedule July 23, 2019


9-10:30 AM Arla Marketing Class (Bel-Air-1)Pat Begging twisting jam room(Bel-Air-2)/Vincenzo Decor Class Gender reveal arch (Pine Valley)

10:30-11:45 AM Noon Gergo Twisting (Ninja) (Bel-Air) Class/Mark (Techniques Decor Class (Pine Valley)

11:45 AM-1 PM Lunch

1-2:15 Patricia Twisting Class wearables (Bel-Air-1)/Jan Decor Class Oh Baby Gender Reveal (Pine Valley)

2:15-3:30 Brian Twisting Class Foodie-(Bel-Air-1)/Gergo/Vincenzo Decor Build Class at Zappos

3:30-4:15 Nao (Pigeon) (Bel-Air-1)

4:15-5:30 PM Rob Magic with Balloons (Bel-Air-1)

3-5:30- Large Bling Entries all due in Hallway

6-7 Voting Large Bling (Hallway/Judged Pine Valley)

7-8:00 Dinner/Small and Medium Entries (Registration Desk to be placed/Numbered)

8-9:30 Wakaya Paradise CBD Party (Pine Valley)

10 PM Small and Medium Bling Voting (Hallway/Judged Pine Valley)


11 PM Jam room closed-


Bling Bling
COMPETITIONS 


Competition categories are:

1.     Small Inflated Balloon Sculpture Competition

2.     Medium Inflated Balloon Sculpture Competition

3.     Large Inflated Balloon Sculpture Competition

4.     Hairband Inflated Balloon Competition

5.     Dress Inflated Balloon Competition

6.     Costume Inflated Balloon Competition

7.     Stage Competition

8.     TOP DOG COMPETITION   (overall top convention competition winner) 

$5,500 Cash Prizes Awarded To:

$1500.00 --- TOP DOG COMPETITION (Plus Teaching Opportunity)

$1000.00 --- 1st Place in Large Inflated Balloon Sculpture Competition

$1000.00 --- 1st Place in Dress Competition

$500.00  ---- Peoples Choice in Dress Competition

$1000.00 --- 1st Place in Costume Competition

$500.00   --- Peoples Choice in Costume Competition​

Wednesday Schedule July 24, 2019


​9-10:30 AM Arla Face Painting (Pine Valley)/Jan Decor Hoop De do Decor (Bel Air-1)

10:30-12 Noon Rob Twisting Line Work Balloons (Bel-Air-1)/Mark -Foam Board Fantastic (Pine Valley)

12-1 Lunch/You may start over to Zappos /Truck

1-2 Patricia Twisting (Wrist Critters) (Bel-Air-1)

2 PM Jam room closed/Zappos 

2:15 Zappos Truck to Pick up Balloons for Competitions (Balloons only not people due to Liability) No video/Pics unless part of Crew of Bling! (We are not responsible for balloons breaking during transportation etc. It's your responsibility to get there. As you can not travel with your dress due to liability with the Van.

Everyone's on their own to walk or take an Uber

3:00 Dry Run Walk Zappos

5:30 Balloon Couture/Costume show and contest/Voting

Dinner than Back to Nugget

9-10:30 Brian (War Zone) (Bel-Air-1)Jam room open 

10:30-12 AM Rob (How to Twist your Dragon) (Bel-Air-1)

Jam room opened and closed at 12 AM


​Thursday Schedule July 25, 2019


​9-10:30 AM Will Magic for Family Entertainers(Bel-Air-1)/Patrick Into to balloon twisting Jam room(Bel-Air-2)/Vincenzo Decor Class Half Vibrant Organic Arch (Pine Valley)

​10:30-12 Noon Brian Twisting War Journal (Bel-Air-1)/Jan Decor Class F.A.S.T. (Pine Valley)

​12 Noon-1 PM Quick Lunch

1-2:15 Rob Twisting Ships and how to sail them (Bel-Air-1)

2:15-3:30 Gergo Space Rocket-2 (Bel-Air-1)

3:30-4:45 Balloon Diva (Animal Bracelets) (Bel-Air-1)

4:45-5 PM Break

5-6:15 PM Patricia Unique Line Work -(Bel-Air-1)/Jam Room Closes

6:15-8 Dinner

8 PM Raffles, Awards, (Bel-Air-1)

More Raffles/Clean u​p/Surprise! 

​Private classes-Everyone Must find their own location/clean up if needed!




 

GERGO Classes Sponsored by GEMAR and Funny Balloons

Class 1- Decoration -Blue Backdrop- Inspire in the Blue Sky and the Infinity.

Class 2-Space Rocket Twisting-Hot Space Rocket Inspire in from the GEMAR'S new Intergalactic Collection.

Class 3- Comic Ninja Sculpture -Will bring to LIFE-Your-Inner Spirit Balloon Twisting Warrior 

Class 4- Space Rocket- Ready to launch and be ready of the aliens in outer -Space 


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Vincenzo Musto Classes Sponsored by GEMAR And Funny Balloons


Class 1 Space Man Twisting


Class 2 Decor- Lovely Heart Shining Wall


Class 3-Decor Pop Gender Reveal Link Arch


Class 4 Decor Half Vibrant Organic Arch 



​Top Dog Award
RULES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR TOP DOG AWARD:

You must register in advance to compete for Top Dog Competition.


·        
MANDATORY entry into ALL of the following competitions is required:

1.     Small Inflated Balloon Sculpture Competition

2.     Medium Inflated Balloon Sculpture Competition

3.     Stage Competition

4.     Hairband Competition

·        AS WELL AS A MANDATORY entry into ONE of the following competitions:

1.     Dress Competition

2.     Costume Competition

3.     Large Inflated Balloon Sculpture Competition

·        Even though it is mandatory to enter into only one of the following competitions:  Dress, Costume, Large Sculpture.  You may enter into all of them, increasing your chances to win the Top Dog Award.

·        You must register to compete for Top Dog Competition.  (When you arrive and are checking in/registering for the convention, please notify the Registration Desk that you would also like to register for the Top Dog Competition.)

·        If you are not registered for the Top Dog Competition in advance you will not be considered for the award.

·        To qualify and receive award and prizes for Top Dog Competition, you MUST attend the entire Awards Ceremony on Thursday. 

·        Top Dog Award Winner maybe considered for a teaching spot at the 2020 Bling Bling Jam.

·        Award for TOP DOG (overall top convention competition winner) score to be tallied by Bling Bling Jam official Judges.

 

Top Dog Award Calculations

Top dog is calculated on a point system.

 
CATEGORY      FIRST     SECOND   THIRD


SMALL   3 Points    2 Points    1 Point


Medium  3 Points  2 Points   1 Point 


Hair Band   3 Points  2 Points  1 Point


Talent   3 Points   2 Points   1 Point  


Large   5 Points   4 Points   3 Points


Dress   5 Points  4 Points   3 Points


Costume  5 Points  4 Points  3 Points

 

·        In the case of a tie, Judges will determine one official winner for Top Dog.

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General Competition Rules (Rules Apply for all Competitions):

 

·        The one person entering the competition piece or show must be registered for the entire convention.

·        Competition pieces can be made anytime, anywhere. (Does not apply to hairband competition.)

·        More than one person can create the competition piece but only one name is entered (Does not apply to hairband competition.)

·        Competitors must submit only one entry per competition/category.  You CANNOT submit multiple entries in any category.   (This is a change from last year’s rules.)

·        You may submit one entry in every competition/category.

·        All entries must be appropriate for the audience.  (G-rated, determined by Bling Bling Jam Staff.)

·        All competition pieces must have a minimum of 80% inflated balloons.   (Does not apply to Stage Competition.)


BLING (Small, Medium and Large)

·        Only Small, Medium and Large competitions MUST INCLUDE BLING (MANDATORY)

·         Bling is only a requirement to enter the competition. Judging will be on:  techniques, overall appearance, proportions, scale, style, and originality of your competition piece.

·        To qualify your competition piece it must contain BLING:  Make the Bling visible and obvious for the judges and others to see.   We want your competition piece to shine, but don’t go overboard.  Keep it tasteful, yet shiny.

·        DEFINITION OF BLING:  Anything that is…. shiny, reflective, glimmers, glitters, sparkles, twinkles, shimmers, stars, jewels, gems, etc.  You may also have non-balloon items with Bling on it. Ex: feathers, material, stickers, eyes, lights, etc.  (All these items must contain some form of Bling on it) 


 ·  Mechanical/electrical/lighting devices and un-inflated balloons are allowed.      

·        BLING is NOT mandatory for Hairband, Stage, Dress and Costume competitions.

·        Bling Bling Jam Staff will verify eligibility prior to competition entry. (Size, Percentage of inflated balloons, insuring piece is appropriate for audience, etc.) This does not include the Stage and Hairband Competition.

·        Judging will be based on overall appearance, techniques, proportions, scale, style, and originality. (As well as Bling for Small, Medium and Large Competitions.)

·        For each competition category there will be awards for First, Second, Third and Peoples Choice.

·        Awards for First, Second and Third placements in each category will be determined by Bling Bling Jam official Judges.

·        Awards for People’s Choice in each category will be determined by registered convention attendees. (Vote system)

·        Award for TOP DOG (overall top convention competition winner) Score will be tallied by Bling Bling Jam official Judges.

·        If the rules for each entry are not met, the piece will not be allowed into the competition.

Schedule Sunday July 21, 2019 

9 AM Set up Decor Builds Back drop with Jan IIMS (Like a hands on class) (IN Bel-Air-1)Set up Vendors/Sponsors 

10:30 AM Teacher/Vendor Meeting Private Meeting (In Bel Air -1)

11:30 AM Registration Desk Open/Set up

12 Noon- 1 Pm Jam Class with Top Dog Winner from 2018 Eric Weinstein/Set up (In jam room Bel-Air-2)

1-2 PM Opening Ceremony "21K Magic in the Air" Theme for 2019/Meet your Teachers/Vendors (In Bel-Air-1)

Presentation Chrystal (In Bel Air-1)

2:00-3:15 PM Vincenzo Twisting Class (Space Man) (Held in Bel-Air-1)

3:15-4:30 PM Gergo- Decor (Blue Backdrop) (Held in Bel Air-1)

4:30-7:30 PM Master Class Balloon Dresses -Balloon Diva (Bel-Air 1) & Master Class Marketing Mark (Held in Pine Valley)


Jam room shut down till Monday Morning/7:30-9:00 Dinner 

Dirty Balloon Competition at The Nerd 9:15 PM . Everyone is Welcome! (Subject to Change) 

Rob Driscoll How to Twist your Dragon class 3



Rob is well known for his movie themed balloons and in this session Rob will share one of his most requested designs, Toothless the Dragon from the ‘How to Train your Dragon’ movies.

You will first learn the unique head design and see how it can be applied to create various different animals including snakes and frogs. Rob will then show how the head design can be used to make several different versions of Toothless the Dragon, starting with the simple version and then moving on to the sitting, standing and flying designs.


Patricia Bunnell Sponsored by Betallic Balloons Class 1


Fast and Fabulous
Line work can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be! These quick designs are a crowd pleaser but better than that…the event organizer will LoVe you for them! 
1. Reindeer
2.Horse/Unicorn
3.Zebra
4. Turtle
5. Dinosaur



Patricia Bunnell Wrist Critters Advnaced Class 3


More fast wearables that kids and parents LoVe! These creations are a spinoff from the Wrist Critters class. A little more advanced but not too much! Easy and fast enough for LINE WORK!
1. Cat
Lion
2. Pig
3. Frog
4. Koi
5. Dolphin
5. Plane
6. Peekachoo



Will Brandshaw Classes



Magic with Balloons Class !

Learn Magic routines that involve the tools of your trade. Every routine taught in the workshop involves balloons in its presentation and are great additions to the entertainer who solely wishes to work with Balloons


Magic for Family Entertainers Class 2

Adding magic to your skill set can greatly increase the potential income for bookings.​
Learn Magic that will astound the entire family (both kids and adults alike) that is easy to perform and will leave them asking for more.

​Brian Potvin Sponsored by Qualatex Balloons Classes



Class 1- "Men in Black Balloon Line"- Squid, Crab, Lobster, Cow Boy hat, Sombrero, Foot Ball Helmet, Knight Mask



Class 2- "Foodie" Banana, Pine Apple, PB &J, Taco, Pizza, 


Class 3- "War Zone" Balloonshioner- MP5, .45 With Silencer, Magnum, Maz 10, VZ1, AK49, M4 Skeletal 


Class 4 "Balloonshioner War Journal" Bombs, Dynamite, Avocado Granade , RPG Mushroom Cloud

Rob Driscoll Class 2


Rob Driscoll Line Work Balloons

Rob has been twisting balloons for over 25 years and a large portion of his twisting is of the line work variety. Rob is also a resident balloon artist at several tourist attractions in his home town and regularly busks locally too.

Rob shares his 26 years of balloon twisting experience, both in line work and balloon busking with a combination of simple quick and easy designs and some more difficult ones too.

In this session you will learn many of Robs hit designs, learn how to develop them into alternative designs using various tips and tricks, and then see how Rob finishes them off to make them wearable on a wrist or headband.

With everything from Dinosaurs, Dragons, Bats, Reindeer, Paw Patrol characters, trains. rabbits, rabbits in hats, Flamingos, plus Rob will share his simple method of creating ANY breed of dog, there will be something here to please everyone.

Rob also shares his method for creating the mini caricatures which were made popular during Robs 2018 photo project “It’s a Balloon World After All”. Learn to create any person from anywhere in the world, any character from the movies and maybe even create a caricature of someone at an event of party you are working at.

Arla Alvers Fairfax, Va Sponsored by Bling Bling Jam 2019



Class 1 Marketing.


​So you want to make more money doing what you love?

 

Practical tips to boost your confidence, raise your prices without losing money.  We’ll talk about donating services and how to not “lose the farm”.  We’ll also talk about websites.  And then about how to get more gigs. 

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RISING STAR AWARDS


Our Rising Stars are emerging balloon artists who show qualities of exceptional growth and potential.  The Rising Star Award is intended to recognize these individuals who are starting to stand out in our growing community.  From beginner to intermediate, everyone has something new to offer.  Often our greatest creations come from new and fresh ideas.  So we welcome new competitors to join any of our competitions, allowing you the opportunity to shine as a Rising Star.


Balloon Couture Master Class Balloon Diva Sponsored by Bling Bling Jam


This is an intensive workshop for intermediate to advanced twisters who have never designed or made a dress before.  We will begin learning and perfecting the basic weave, transforming that weave onto a dress form. Learning how to make your dress unique and stand out from other designs.  All while learning tips and techniques to make designing your dress easier.


As a group we will design and make a dress in the class.  You will have hands on training as you get you started on the road to balloon dress design.


Balloon dresses can be made for more than fashion shows, Balloon Diva will give you ideas as to how balloon dresses can increase your business.  Balloon dresses offer that WOW Factor for clients that are looking something new and exciting.






Balloon Diva Class 2 Sponsored by The Bling Bling Jam 2019


Animal Bracelets that adults and children love!!!


These adorable animal bracelets are so cute not only will the children want them, but the adults will want them for themselves too. So whether you are performing at a corporate adult event or a children’s event, these designs will impress them all.  After all bracelets are perfect for children cause they won’t drag them on the ground and adults love them cause they are small, adorable and make them feel like a kid again!!!




Rob Driscoll Sponsored by The Bling Bling Jam 2019 -Magic with Balloons Class 1

Rob has performed as a magician for over 25 years and has created several magic effects that feature balloons. In this talk rob will share 2 of these magic effects.

Once in a Minion is a magic effect that has been around 10 years in the making, Rob will run through the effect, then Rob will explain everything that is involved in making this effect happen, the secret to make the trick work and how to make the balloons involved. Rob will also share some tips and tricks to make the effect work better AND he will share some alternative versions.

The second effect is Called Animal Spaghetti, this is an animal based magic effect which appears to go wrong and everything becomes a big mess, however it all works out at the conclusion of the trick with a very whacky ending and some very strange and unusual animals. Rob will share the secret of the effect and run through the balloon animals involved.

Rob will also provide everyone with access to ALL the printable artwork involved in making these effects work.


Patricia Bunnell Precious Class 4
So CuTe and…Precious are the things that people have said about these designs. Another crowd pleaser for Line Work! If you have struggled to make a quick and easy Panda…this one will make you shine! You will get asked for DOZENS of them! 
1. Bare Naked Baby
Ginger Bread man
Snow man/ woman
2. Teddy Bear
Panda
3. Fox
4. Bunny
5. Penguin



​Hairband Competition Rules:  

30-Minute Timed Competition

Location:  Bel-Air-1

 
·        Only ONE person can make the sculpture (their name is entered)

·        Competitors are required to bring their own supplies for the competition.

·        Sculpture to be inflated and built only during the prescribed 30-minute timeframe.

·        When the time is complete, all competitors must put their hairband on their heads immediately. (No adjustments or additions allowed after the 30-minute timeframe.)

·        Hairband competitors must wear their hairband creations and stay in the area until judging is complete.

·        * ALL GENERAL COMPETITION RULES APPLY.

·        ** Refer to TOP DOG rules for eligibility.​

Patricia Bunnel Class 2

Wrist Critters  Class 3 Parents AND kids love these bracelets! Kids let their imagination soar with these wearables and parents are happy its one LESS thing they have to haul around! These bracelets are adorable and super fast!
1. Bunny
2. Hello Kitten
3. TMN Turtle
4. E.L.M.O
5. Reindeer
6.Pug
7. Hippo


2019 Classes All Posted under balloon lists, scroll down and (Subject to change)

​​Jan IIAMS Decor Classes



Charming Balloon Chandeliers Class 1

Learn how to increase your opportunities to make MORE MONEY with Betallatex décor concepts that are 100% air-filled, easy and impressive. Jan will show you how to create stunning ceiling décor with no framing ― no kidding! If you want to delve into décor that’s heads above the rest, this class is for you!


OH BABY! Gender Reveal Decor Class 2

Join Jan to learn step-by-step décor concepts for one of the most popular trends today ― Gender Reveal! Jan will share cute, clever and full-of-fun designs guaranteed to please the impending parents and partygoers with adorable accents, fabulous Betallatex colors and even a surprise ending!  This class delivers BIG!



  Hoop-de-do Décor! Class 3

Your customers will LOVE these upscale, air-filled, hoop-framed décor designs and so will you! Jan will teach you how to recreate an array of trendy hoop décor concepts, which are perfect for every occasion, season and theme, and only require a hula-hoop as framework.  Add more creativity ― and cash ― to your work with quick-and-easy hoops décor!


F.A.S.T. Fabulous Adaptable Speedy Tricks for Balloon Decorators Class 4​

Get ready for a fast and fun time learning techniques that will simplify labor and make your balloon decor wonderfully consistent. Jan will share her favorite techniques and shortcuts, Betallatex color concepts, tools and techniques. If you want to be more efficient with professional results, don’t miss Jan’s clever class.

Rob Driscoll Class 4 -Ships, and how to sail them

Rob lives and works in one of the UKs most important and historic harbour cities, as you can imagine ships are a major influence on Robs work, whether he is working on or near a historic ship, entertaining passengers boarding a cruise ship, or even heading out to sea on one of the Royal Navy’s ships to entertain the families and crew.

In this session Rob will firstly share his classic Pirate ship design, showing the basic 3-minute model, then showing how a few extra balloons can really make it look amazing.

Next Rob will share his collection of smaller line work ships including another pirate ship, a cruise ship and the Titanic.

Rob will then show how he makes a classic sailing yacht and show how you can adapt all of the ships so they can sail on water, it sounds easy to make a balloon boat float but with the addition of real wind and waves they will usually capsize or blow away. Rob will show you easy ways to make your balloons remain upright and stay sailing, or as we Brits might say, keep it Shipshape and Bristol fashion


Arla Alvers Class 2 Face Painting​​


How to make this face better -  This class is a non-painting class, but will have even the intermediate face painter going “oh, why didn’t I think of that myself”.  Arla will go through a series of “facial rules”, etc. that will show ordinary faces, then concentrate on how to make those usual faces that you do at a regular job better and more appealing to all.  At the end of class we’ll discuss phenomenal faces and why those are appealing as well.  Something for every level painter. 

Mark Zettler Classes


Class 1- ​From Beginnings to the BIG Time, A “Dollars & Sense” Approach to Running A Balloon Business – Let this nearly 40 year veteran of the balloon and event industry take you through the important steps of running a small business focused on balloons and events. Come prepared with an open mind and a willingness to try new ways of creating and managing your business. You will learn:No Frou-Frou Without Due Due (Due Diligence that is!) - Sure, you can create great balloons, but how do you sell these items over and over? How do you market your business in the 21st Century? Do you really understand the power of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram and promote within them correctly? Do you have a Web site and truly use it to its fullest potential? If any of this sounds confusing, let Mark help you sort it all out in this fast paced class of what you need to know to organize and energize the business and online sides of your company.

Class 2- Techniques – Unique takes on tying, arch and column construction, organics and centerpieces.
Time-Saving – learn how saving time saves product, patience and profits.
Touch – Reaching your customers (and your competition!) distinctively through the Internet, phone and face to face to stand out in a crowd.

Class 3- Foamboard Fantastic - Everything you ever wanted to know about foamboard but were afraid to ask. Let Andrea and Mark show you how to make the best use of this versatile art product. You will learn cutting techniques, painting, glittering, stenciling, simple mitering techniques, scoring, what tools to buy and lots more. If you ever wanted to work with foamboard, this is your best chance to learn how.

Stage Competition Rules:

THEME: MAGIC

Location:  Bel-Air-1

·        Your performance must include balloons.

·        The theme for the convention this year is Magic, therefore a magical element must be included in your performance.

·        Competitors are responsible for supplying their own music.

·        All entries must be G-rated. (Determined by Bling Bling Staff.)

·        One or more performers are allowed in the act, however only one name is entered.

·        Your performance must not exceed 7 minutes.  If the performance exceeds this timeframe, your act will be removed from the competition.

·        You are responsible for your own set-up and tear down. (one minute each) Assistants are recommended.

·        Judging will be based on creativity, entertainment factor, presentation, originality, performance skill and use of balloons.

·        Although there is no maximum of balloons required in this competition… this is a balloon convention and as such, judges will also consider how balloons are incorporated into the performance.  As well as a balance of balloon use.

·        * ALL GENERAL COMPETITION RULES APPLY.

** Refer to TOP DOG rules for eligibility.


Balloon Dress and Costume Competition Rules (Inflated):


Location: Zappos: 400 E. Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101


·        The competitions will be two separate competitions, one exclusively for dresses and the other one for costumes.

·        All entries must be G-rated. (Determined by Bling Bling Staff.)

·        All competitors must fill out in advance an entry form for the Fashion/Costume Show.  (Entry forms will be available at the Registration Desk.)

·        Be ready at 2:15 PM Wednesday to load your piece onto the Zappos truck.   When it is your turn, you must load the dress or costume onto the Zappos truck.

·         You must meet the truck immediately afterwards at Zappos to unload your dress or costume.

·        Bling Bling Jam and Zappos are not responsible for the condition of the competition pieces (pops, deflations) during transportation.

·        All entries are responsible for supplying their own models.

·        You are responsible to get yourself and your model to and from Zappos.

·        All competitors and their models must be at Zappos for a dry run walk at 3:00 PM Wednesday.

·        All competitors must have their models dressed and ready at Zappos prior to competition/show time at 5:30 PM Wednesday.

·        Face /Body Paint and other accents for the competition piece is allowed but will not be considered during the voting process. (Dress competition only.)

·        Judging will be based on overall appearance, proportions, scale, style, originality, wear ability…easy to walk and move.

·        Judges will be from the art, fashion and balloon industry.

·        Please check with Bling Bling Staff regarding filming at Zappos.

·        * ALL GENERAL COMPETITION RULES APPLY.

·        ** Refer to TOP DOG rules for eligibility.

​​​​Registration/Entry for Small, Medium and Large Sculpture Competitions:

·        Bring you competition piece to the registration desk at the designated timeframe, where you will receive a tag for your competition piece. 

·        The competition piece will then be measured and verified for eligibility. (size, bling, percentage of inflated balloons)

·        You will place your competition piece where directed and a Bling Bling Staff will place the tag on or in front of the sculpture.


Small Sculpture Competition Rules (Inflated): 

BLING is Mandatory

Location:  Competition Room/Area

·        All small competition entries must be brought to the competition area between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Tuesday.

·        All sculpture pieces must fit into a maximum area of 12 in X 12 in X 12 in.  (No squeezing allowed.)

·        Any entry piece that has balloons outside the size area will not be entered into the competition.

·        All pieces of the competition entry must be attached with an inflated balloon.

·        Once competition piece is entered, it cannot be touched.  (Any alterations, additions, or repairs after entry will result in the competition piece being removed from the competition.)

·        Only Bling Bling Jam staff can touch or move the competition piece after it has been entered.

·        You will be given 2 minutes prior to judging, to turn on any mechanical/electrical/lighting device for your entry.

·        * ALL GENERAL COMPETITION RULES APPLY.

·        ** Refer to TOP DOG rules for eligibility.

·        *** BLING must be included in your entry, check General Competition Rules.


Medium Sculpture Competition Rules (Inflated):

BLING is Mandatory

Location:  Competition Room/Area


·        All medium competition entries must be brought to the competition area between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Tuesday.

·        All sculpture pieces must fit into a maximum area of 36 in X 36 in X 36 in.  (No squeezing allowed.)

·        Any entry piece that has balloons outside the size area will not be entered into the competition.

·        All pieces of the competition entry must be attached with an inflated balloon

·        Once competition piece is entered, it cannot be touched.  (Any alterations, additions, or repairs after entry will result in the competition piece being removed from the competition.)

·        Only Bling Bling Jam staff can touch or move the competition piece after it has been entered.

·        You will be given 2 minutes prior to judging, to turn on any mechanical/electrical/lighting device for your entry.

·        * ALL GENERAL COMPETITION RULES APPLY.

·        ** Refer to TOP DOG rules for eligibility.

·        *** BLING must be included in your entry, check General Competition Rules.
 

Large Sculpture Competition Rules (Inflated):

BLING is Mandatory

Location:  Competition Room/Area

 
·        All large competition entries must be brought to the competition area between 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM on Tuesday.

·        All sculpture pieces must fit into a maximum area of 10 ft X 10 ft X 10 ft, but requires a minimum size of 4 ft X 4 ft X 5 ft (No squeezing allowed.)

·        Any entry piece that has balloons outside the maximum size area will not be entered into the competition.

·        Any entry piece that does not meet the minimum size area will not be entered into the competition.

·        All pieces of the competition entry must be attached with an inflated balloon.

·        Large competition pieces may be made in the competition area once the room is prepared and set up for the convention.

·        Once competition piece is entered, it cannot be touched.  (Any alterations, additions, or repairs after entry will result in the competition piece being removed from the competition.)

·        Only Bling Bling Jam staff can touch or move the competition piece after it has been entered.

·        You will be given 2 minutes prior to judging, to turn on any mechanical/electrical/lighting device for your entry.

·        * ALL GENERAL COMPETITION RULES APPLY.

·        ** Refer to TOP DOG rules for eligibility .

·        *** BLING must be included in your entry, check General Competition Rules.