The contest is on!
The knot games 2020 have begun! Since there is a bit of information here or there, I have decided to compile the information into a single page to make things easier. I like to support activity in the community and this contest sure fits the bill!
The author of this article accepts diddly squat responsibility for the accuracy of the article. But I do double check everything! Information comes directly from the main organizer Mathias Kruger. If you find an error or something missing- contact me asap!
The Knot games are 3 years old now. Done once a year, the contest allows you to showcase your work alongside others enjoying knot craft. And if you are among the top 9 winners (3 per round), you can even walk away with some beautiful and useful prizes! For some, just the challenge itself may be enough. Others may be tempted by the prizes, the swag, the loot, the booty.
The contest is run by Kruger EDC (you can find more on the company on Facebook or Instagram). The contest is sponsored by quite a few different companies and individuals.
You can follow most of the contest on Instagram searching for the hashtag #knotgames2020.
This year the contest runs in three rounds. Each round presents a specific theme or challenge.
Each round is independent of each other, meaning you can enter one, two or three.
Here are the rules for the contest:
On March 15th, the organizing committee will announce the challenge for the first of the three rounds.
For example, the first challenge could be ‘SANCTIFIED BRACELET’ (just an example). You would then have two weeks to produce your best and most creative paracord bracelet using the well known sanctified weave, snap some good pictures from different angles and post it to your Instagram account, and include the phrase ‘This is my contribution to the #knotgames2020’ in the text. That’s it! It’s free and you can make as many contributions as you wish as long as it’s within the time frame of each round.
Once the two weeks are up, the judges will decide which is the best and second best contribution using criteria like creativity, execution, use of colors etc. This year, we have reserved a third prize in each round for a notable ‘runner up’. This is not necessarily the third best contribution, but rather a contribution which deserves special attention. We have decided on this to promote a broader participation in the games. It makes it possible to win even if you are not that experienced but still has made something great.
There are five judges to the competition. These are the following:
- @_cetus_550 from Russia
- @valhalla_paracord from USA
- one of last year’s winners @cordipity from Indonesia
- Knot games organizer @straightupparacord from Canada
- Knot games [email protected] from Sweden
Each round features an unique challenge and a select set of prizes. Let’s take a look!
From 15th to 29th of March 2020. The winners of the round are announced in the week following the 29th.
The challenge for round one is Cobra knot. So creations including the cobra knot. Since this is one of the classic knots not only in the paracord crafts, but also macrame (known as the Square knot) this one should not be too hard.
First round prizes
Here you can take a look at the prizes for round one.
First place prizes
Besides the 1st place beads from Covenant gears in the image above the winner will receive a 150€ gift certificate from Paracord EU. Plus free shipping.
Second place prizes
Besides the 2nd place beads from Covenant gears in the image above the winner will receive a 50€ gift certificate from Paracord EU. Plus free shipping.
Third place prizes
Besides the 3rd place beads from Covenant gears in the image above the winner will receive a 50€ gift certificate from Paracord EU. Plus free shipping.
Winners of round one
The winners of the first round are the following:
From 5th to 19th of April 2020. The winners of the round are announced in the week following the 19th.
In the second round you are challenged to create using only one strand of paracord. It has to be one unbroken length of paracord and nothing more. No hardware allowed!
Please note: In this round it is recommended that you to take pictures of your tying process, in case you need to explain how your project was done.
Prizes TBA (to be announced).
From 26th of April to the 10th of May 2020. The winners of the round are announced in the week following the 10th.
Prizes TBA (to be announced).