A difficult post to write but one which is necessary due to certain Social Media comments and accusations which have been made with regard to how the challenge is run.
The aim of the challenge since March 2010 has always been to provide a forum for crafters to share their artwork along with the opportunity to win prizes provided by a wide range of generous sponsors.
The Design Team, many of whom are long standing members give their time on a voluntary basis, do not receive any form of inducement and each month provide artwork as inspiration for our entrants and take time to comment on those entries.
I and in turn my team will not be intimidated by gossip or false claims about how the challenge is run. If any crafter has an issue about how the challenge is run then they are welcome to send me a personal e.mail from the link on the challenge blog sidebar. Social Media and closed formats are not the appropriate place and I on behalf of the challenge, my team and sponsors will report to the appropriate body, taking into account GDPR regulations, any such dialogue of which I/we have or may become aware.
Our aim is to provide a friendly environment for crafters and to this end we will not tolerate inappropriate behaviour or comments and regularly review those and our rules to ensure all remain in the best interest of our entrants as a whole.