Art, Love, and Competition

Our Art, Love, and Competition Room is a must-enter and a must-see event at the 2016 National Barbie® Doll Collectors Convention. In this year’s Competition Room we’ll showcase stunning vintage and contemporary dolls in amazing condition and unique and creative entries from your fellow conventioneers. We've added new categories to pique your interest and entice new Competition Room participants.

No two convention themes are the same and this year is no exception. Our pop art theme offers unique colorful and textural concepts to draw upon in the categories presented. All conventioneers will definitely want to visit the Competition Room to marvel at the amazing vintage, contemporary and creative entries.

Our judges’ panel will review the entries and award excellence in each category. The ever popular People’s Choice Awards will be voted on by all our conventioneers in the Vintage, Mix and Match, and Creative categories. All conventioneers are encouraged to view the Competition Room and vote for their favorite entries.

People’s Choice Awards will be announced at the closing banquet.

Details on Entering Competition

Competition Categories

Competition Entry Form

We will have a security guard on duty from the time the competition entries are placed in the competition room, throughout the viewing hours, until pick-up at the end of the competition schedule.

*** During competition viewing, no purses or tote bags will be permitted inside the competition room. We recommend you leave your purses and tote bags in your hotel room or with a trusted friend while you are viewing the entries. ***.

We are looking forward to a record number of entries this year and hope that everyone will take the opportunity to enter competition as well as be a viewer. We would love to hear from those conventioneers who want to volunteer as a judge, apprentice judge, or helper.

Our Competition Chair, Madison Plendl, is ready to answer the questions you may have about the Competition Room. Whether you are a Competition veteran or are going to take the plunge and enter for the first time, Madison is a wealth of knowledge and can help with any questions or concern.

Madison can be contacted at meplendl@talstar.com.

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