On the Avenue with Barbie®

2018 National Barbie® Doll
Collectors Convention

 

Museum District Competition Room

Competition Categories

I. Mattel History and Rarities - Vintage and Mod Dolls, Outfits, & Accessories

A.Vintage 1959-1966 MIB, MIP, and/or NRFB
1. #1 & #2 Barbie® doll.
2. Vintage Barbie® doll.
3. Vintage Female Family and Friends doll.
4. Vintage Male Family and Friends doll.
5. Vintage Child doll. (This category includes Skipper®, Scooter®, Ricky, Tutti, or Todd.)
6. Vintage Gift Sets.
7. Vintage Fashions.

B. Mods 1967-1975 MIB and/or NRFB
1. Mod Barbie® doll.
2. Mod Family and Friends doll. (You may enter any Mod Mattel doll other than Barbie® doll in this category.)

C. Vintage and Mod Out of Box Dolls
(all in Mattel manufactured outfits)
1. Vintage Barbie® doll in a vintage outfit appropriate to the doll (1959 – 1966).
2. Mod Barbie® doll in a mod outfit appropriate to the doll (1967-1976).
3. Vintage Family of Barbie® doll in a vintage outfit appropriate to the doll (1959-1966).
4. Mod Family of Barbie® doll in a mod outfit appropriate to the doll (1967-1976).
5. Licensed Friends of Barbie® doll in an outfit from the same era as the doll (1959-1976).

D. Foreign Issue 1961-1979
1. NRFB Barbie®, Friend, or Family doll wearing a foreign issue outfit appropriate to the era.
2. Out of Box Barbie®, Friend, or Family doll wearing a foreign issue outfit appropriate to the era.

E. Licensed Products
1. Vintage or early Mod Mattel Product (1959- 1972).
2. Modern Mattel Product (1973-Present).

II. Creative Categories

A. Single Doll
1. LBD - Audrey Hepburn made the little black dress famous in "Breakfast at Tiffany's", and now no fashion icon would be without one. Create Barbie® doll's perfect little black dress.
2. Pet Parade - Sure, anybody can have a dog, but Barbie® doll has more exotic tastes than that. Let's see what kind of animal companion she has. Make sure your favorite doll is accompanying her friend.
3. Let's Play Dress-Up! - Skipper® doll dreams of being able to wear the same glamorous ensembles her big sister wears, even if she is a little small to fit into her clothes. Dress Skipper® doll in an over-sized outfit that looks like it was pulled directly from Barbie® doll's closet.
4. The Met Gala - Known for its over-the-top fashions, the Met Gala is THE event of the season. What should Barbie® doll wear?

B. Dioramas
1. On The Avenue - Barbie® doll and her friends are strolling along the boulevard, window shopping. Are they looking for high fashion? Trendy boutiques? You decide.
2. High Tea - Barbie® doll has been shopping all morning and is exhausted. No simple snack for our fashion maven - she's having High Tea. Create your tea shoppe.
3. At the Museum - Who doesn't love wandering through the museum? Our favorite doll is spending the day absorbing all the museum has to offer - art, sculpture, textiles, natural history. Which museum is she visiting?
4. Amazing Arizona - The state of Arizona has so many wonderful places to visit. See the ancient ruins of Native American civilizations, the beauty of the Painted Desert, the modern city of Phoenix. Where will Barbie® visit during her stay in this amazing state?

C. Creative Textiles
1. Handmade Craft Item with Barbie® doll theme. This is an opportunity for everyone who expresses their love of Barbie® doll with materials to show off their work. Examples of items appropriate to enter in this category include quilts, pot holders, hats, placemats, totes, handbags, etc. If you can make it with a textile it belongs in this competition category!

D. Artistry Categories
1. Paper doll with 3-4 outfits. Design Barbie® doll as a paper doll complete with a wardrobe of three to four outfits. (Don't forget the shoes…Barbie® doll never would).
2. Artist Drawing of any Barbie® doll. Draw, paint, sketch or otherwise depict an image of Barbie® doll in one her fashions or in a fashion of your own imagination.
3. Picture Perfect - Show off your photography skills with Barbie® doll. Is she ready for her close-up, or just strolling down the avenue? Photo must be no larger than 8 x 10, and no glass, please.

III. Mix N' Match

Traditional Mix N' Match is where you pick a complete outfit from a time era (vintage or contemporary) and put the doll in an outfit from the opposite time era.

New Wild and Crazy Mix N' Match is where you create a whole new outfit from pieces of Mattel produced products. Clothing can be mixed from any time era and placed on any Mattel doll.

Vintage are dolls and outfits from 1959-1966.

Mod are dolls and outfits from 1967-1975.

Contemporary are dolls and outfits from 1976 - the Present. (This can include Fashion Avenue™, Barbie® Basics, Barbie® Millicent Roberts, BFC™ Fashions, etc.)

A. Traditional Mix N' Match Single Doll
1. Vintage or Mod Barbie® doll in Contemporary Outfit
2. Vintage or Mod Ken® doll in Contemporary Outfit
3. Contemporary Ken® doll in Vintage or Mod Outfit.
4. Contemporary Barbie® doll in Vintage or Mod Outfit.

B. Wild and Crazy Mix N' Match
1. Vintage Barbie® doll.
2. Mod Barbie® doll.
3. Contemporary Barbie® doll.
4. Ken® doll of any era.

First Timers
One who has never entered competition (no matter how many times they have attended Convention).

I. F.T. Mattel History
A. My Favorite Vintage Barbie® doll (1959-1966).
B. My Favorite Mod Barbie® doll (1967-1975).
Were you lucky enough to keep one of your dolls in good shape from childhood? Or have you been able to add to your collection a great doll that brings back your fondest childhood memories? Either way, enter that doll in competition here. Whether your favorite doll is Barbie® doll, Ken® doll, or any of their friends and family, if you have never entered competition before this is the place to show off your favorite.

II. F.T. Mix N' Match
A. Traditional Mix N' Match.
B. New Wild n Crazy Mix N' Match.
Time to get your feet wet in one of Convention's most exciting and creative competition categories. Mix N' Match the old with the old or the old with the new in these categories. (See description above for a full explanation of the categories). First timers may choose dolls and outfits from any era for these categories.

III. F.T. Creative Categories
A. LBD - Audrey Hepburn made the little black dress famous in "Breakfast at Tiffany's", and now no fashion icon would be without one. Create Barbie® doll's perfect little black dress.
B. Let's Play Dress-Up! - Skipper® dreams of being able to wear the same glamorous ensembles her big sister wears, even if she is a little small to fit into her clothes. Dress Skipper® in an over-sized outfit that looks like it was pulled directly from Barbie® doll's closet.

IV. F.T. Dioramas
A. On The Avenue - Barbie® doll and her friends are strolling along the boulevard, window shopping. Are they looking for high fashion? Trendy boutiques? You decide.
Exhibition
Would you like to participate in the excitement of the competition room, but you don't want to compete? Show us what you've got! This category will be an exhibit of Barbie® and friends dolls that just want to show off. Display your favorite or most unusual doll in the exhibit for all to see and enjoy.

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