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2017 National Barbie® Doll
Collectors Convention!

To be held at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Downtown Houston
July 19 - 22, 2017

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Galaxy of Stars 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. Avant-Garde Barbie® doll. The avant-garde are people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics. Dress your favorite Barbie® doll from any era in her most innovative outfit made by you.
2. Barbie® doll in an Outer Space related outfit. Space is vast, use your imagination and dress Barbie® doll in an outfit that represents Outer Space.
3. Barbie® doll at the Galactic Ball. Dress your Barbie® doll in an outfit designed to impress the galaxy as she makes a grand entrance into the Galactic Ball.
4. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Queen Barbie® doll on Horseback. It is Texas, so cowgirl up! Dress your favorite Barbie® doll, and her horse, in her best western wear so she will shine at the Rodeo.

B. Dioramas

1. Barbie® doll Getting Ready for Her Space Adventure. So many adventures to prepare for and so many shoes to pack! Create a diorama that shows Barbie® doll preparing for her space travels.
2. Barbie® doll in Space. Now that liftoff went smoothly, what adventures will Barbie® doll have? Create a diorama that shows everyone an experience you imagine Barbie® doll will be having in space.
3. Barbie® doll in the Year 2525. Will our space exploration discover a new planet that sustains life? Will new inventions allow us to live on the moon? How will Earth evolve in 500 years? Create a diorama that imagines Barbie® doll in the year 2525.

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. (Perhaps she will be in an outfit she would wear on one of her space adventures?)

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 Barbie® doll in Mod Outfit.
2. Mod Barbie® doll in Vintage Outfit.
3. Vintage Ken® doll in Mod Outfit.
4. Mod Ken® doll in Vintage Outfit.
5. Contemporary Barbie® doll in Vintage Outfit.
6. Vintage Ken® doll in Contemporary Outfit.

B. New 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).

A. F.T. Mattel History

1. My Favorite Vintage Barbie® doll (1959-1966).
2. 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.

B. F.T. Mix N' Match

1. Traditional Mix N' Match.
2. 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.

C. F.T. Creative Categories

1. Avant Garde Barbie® doll. The avant-garde are people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics. Dress your favorite Barbie® doll from any era in her most innovative outfit made by you.
2. Barbie® doll in a Space related outfit. Space is vast, use your imagination and dress Barbie® doll in an outfit that represents Outer Space.

D. F.T. Dioramas

1. Barbie® doll's Space Adventure. Now that liftoff went smoothly, what adventures will Barbie® doll have? Create a diorama that shows everyone an experience you imagine Barbie® doll will be having in space.

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