Do you remember Potty Time? A kitten is playing in the "potty."
Another kitten on top is curious and as he leans forward to watch,
he accidentally flushes the toilet. This was the winning entry
submitted by Robin Davis in the first Design A Jest Contest. She
won her very own Potty Time prototype!
Once again we are looking for all of those great ideas you have for
a Harmony Kingdom Box Figurine. Do you have something you would
like to suggest to the artist? Here's your second chance! At the
same time, you can enter HOP's January Raffle with a chance to win
the prototype Planet Paradise. The House of Peers and Harmony
Kingdom are sponsoring a Design A Jest Contest and a Raffle to
benefit NAMI (National
Alliance for the Mentally Ill). Both
contests are open to all Royal Watch members (except for employees
of HBC, HI or HK).
You don't have to be an artist to enter the Design A Jest Contest - all you need to do is describe your idea. The more details you
give, the better your chances. You then send in as many designs as
you like. Eighty seven creative designs were submitted by 49 people in the
last contest. One inspired person sent in nine box ideas! Let's see
if we can top those numbers in this new Design A Jest Contest. Put
your creative thinking caps on now and start formulating those
The entry fee of $5 US (£3 UK or $7 CAN) is required for each
design submission. To enter the Design A Jest Contest, view
the complete official [Contest Rules] and
[Entry Form]. The HK House
of Peers must
receive your mailed entries by March 31, 2004.
The winner of the Design A Jest Contest will be announced
at the Let Freedom Ring! event in October 2004. Judging of the Contest will be "blind"
(i.e. the judges will not know who submitted which entry) and will
be done in two stages. First, a panel of HOP Delegates and
Alternates will select 12 semi-finalists. Then, the artistic team
of HBC/HI/HK will select the winner from among the semi-finalists.
There is no guarantee that the winning idea will be made into a
box that is actually produced, but you never know! The winner of
the Design A Jest Contest will receive either a prototype Treasure
Jest - one based on the winning idea or an alternate prototype
selected by HBC/HI/HK. (Please note: all entries become the
property of Harmony Kingdom Worldwide.)
For each design entry, you will also receive a ticket for the
Raffle. If your design does not meet the requirements, it will not
be considered for production, but you will still be entered into
Everyone may enter the Raffle. Tickets are the same price as the Design A Jest entries ($5 US or £3 UK or $7 CAN each) and there is no
limit to the number of tickets you may purchase. The winner of the
Raffle will be drawn at the Harmony Ball Company office by April
15, 2004. The lucky winner
will receive a prototype of Planet Paradise with three lids of
different colors (pink, red and blue).
Planet Paradise Prototype
To enter the Raffle only, make your check payable to NAMI and mail
HK House of Peers
PO Box 2718
Dearborn, MI 48123-2718
(Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want your
ticket stubs returned.)
To obtain a copy of the official [Design A Jest Contest Rules] and
[Entry Form], send a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to the HK House of Peers address
Once again the collectors have an opportunity to let their ideas
be known. Best of Luck!
Design A Jest Contest & HOP Raffle Results