America's cup is one of the oldest competitive sports of our time, even older than the Olympics of our modern era, that already is 152 years old. In the next 4 years a number of qualifying regattas will take place to determine the participants for the final races in 2007. 
The Valencia coast is considered one of the best locations in Europe for sailing with almost guaranteed wind most of the year. 
We will be able to enjoy from shorelines and beaches. Boats from 12 to 50 meters will participate.
So let your imagination go and get started early on this great contest. You can create almost anything related to the sea and sailing, boating, or just about anything related to Valencia. Happy sailing and go for it!! 
General Information
The judging will be based on interpretation, technique, work, and general appearance. The lace pieces will be returned by registered mail. Winners will be published in a future issue of La Encajera. La Encajera reserves the right to publish photos of any piece submitted in any future publication. All participants will receive a gift. There is no entry fee.
Contest Rules
1rst. Any type of lace technique is accepted: bobbin lace, needle lace, tatting, etc. 
2nd Two artists can present one entry (i.e. one designer and one lace maker) but only one prize will be given per entry. 
3rd There is a limit of three entries per person or group. 
4th. Entrant must specify: name/s, address, telephone, technique used and details of the work (e.g. thread used, number of bobbins, stitches used, pattern, etc. 
5th. Entries must reach the address below before October 15th, 2006. 
6th.The pattern and instructions must be written on plain white paper with black ink. (no graph paper or other lines allowed). 
1 - 6 issues of La Encajera magazine.

2 - Basket with threads

3- Book of lace Stitches

For more information and ideas , you can consult Le 23

Send the work with the pattern and instructions to:

Lace Contest America's Cup 2007
Street: La Senyera, 17 
E-46006 Valencia 
Tph: 34 96 333 2697 - Fax: 34 96 334 7701
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