Contest Info & Rules

Information & Rules for DAOTY 2015/2016

For DAOTY 2015/2016, we will be accepting ANY doll kit to be entered into the Reborn Doll Division. We have also added some additional Divisions for this year in order to ensure the growth of the Competition.
We initially decided on more divisions, but I think we need to take baby steps and incorporate just a few of these divisions each year.
DOATY 2014/2015 was a huge operation with a lot of work and I want to be sure that we can handle the workload and not fall behind:o)
I would, once again, like to urge every artist to register on the site and become part of the biggest contest in years to come. This way we can keep you updated on our latest developments and our plans for this contest and all future contest.
We are looking forward in serving the industry every year with an honest, transparent contest with some amazing prizes for our winners :o)))

Reborn Dolls:

Beginner:

Best Reborn Baby Doll

Best Reborn Toddler Doll

Best Fantasy Doll

Intermediate:

Best Reborn Baby Doll

Best Reborn Toddler Doll

Best Fantasy Doll

Master:

Best Reborn Baby Doll

Best Reborn Toddler Doll

Best Fantasy Doll

OOAK Dolls

Best OOAK for Non-Reproduction

Best OOAK for Kit Reproduction

Best OOAK for Finished Doll Reproduction

Best OOAK for Silicone Reproduction

Silicone Dolls

Best Silicone Reborn

Best Company/Individual for Silicone Reproduction

General Competition Rules:

The Rules of the Contest are as follows:
1. ANY artist from ANY country can enter the contest.
2. ANY doll kit from ANY sculptor can be entered into the contest
3. You may enter up to 3 dolls per category. Should you like to enter more than 1 doll, all you need to do, is to complete the registration process for each doll you would like to enter.
4. The entry fees are $35.00 per entry and are NOT REFUNDABLE
5. Registrations start on November, 16, 2015 at 07:00pam CST and will close on March, 31, 2016 at 11:59pm CST.
6. Late registrations will be accepted from April, 1, 2016 @ 12.00am CST to May, 31, 2016.
7. An additional fee of $15.00 will be payable for late entries.
8. The doll has to be made ENTIRELY by you. From painting, rooting/painted hair, assembly.
9. Clothing can be your choice of hand made or bought from a store. It may have been made by a professional seamstress and not necessarily made by yourself.
10. Photography should be done by you and not taken by a professional photographer.
11. Should it be brought to the attention of DAOTY that you are not the sole artist behind the creation of your doll entered, your entry will be disqualified and NO REFUND will be issued for your entry fee.
12. No names or nursery names will be allowed on your pictures that you submit.
13. No identifying props may be used in your photo shoot.
14. Pictures must be sent in their original state and size as taken by your camera. NO alterations are to be made.
15. Photos need to be in its original size (full resolution) and not reduced or resized in any way.
16. REBORN DOLL SECTION:  Your contest doll may NOT be shown on any Website, eBay, Facebook, Forums or any other online or written media whatsoever. If DAOTY are made aware of your doll being shown in any form, whether internet or in print, you will be disqualified with immediate effect and NO REFUND will be issued for your entry fee.

17.  The Category BEST SILICONE DOLL is exempted from Rule No. 16 due to the high cost involved in producing silicone dolls and buying silicone kits to paint, rule 16 will not apply to any silicone entered into the competition.  It is impossible for these dolls to be kept for such a long amount of time and not sell them.  Manufacturers also has no control over the sculpt artists and when they show their kits for sale or finished silicone dolls for sale.

18. The Category SILICONE DOLLS - BEST COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL FOR SILICONE REPRODUCTION is exempted from Rule No. 16 due to the fact that the doll is not their property and are purely judged on workmanship.

19. Photographs should reach us NO LATER THAN May, 31, 2016. NO LATE PHOTOGRAPHS will be accepted and no refund will be issued. This is the absolute LATEST date - NO EXTENTIONS
20. Upon acceptance of our terms and rules during the registration process, you hereby declare that the doll you will enter, to be your property and created by you.
21. Upon acceptance of our terms and rules during the registration process, you hereby declare that all photographs entered for the competition, becomes the property of DAOTY to be used as they see fit, online and in print with no legal implications against DAOTY or its sponsors, and that no monetary reimbursement will be due by DAOTY.

PHOTOGRAPHS REQUIRED:


21. The following photographs will be required for the REBORN DOLL Category:

FACIAL CLOSE UPS
Close up of Face
Close up of Eyes
Close up of Lips
Close up of Nose


ROOTING
Close up of overall look of Rooted/Painted Head
Close up of Crown Rooting/Painted Head
Close up of both Sides of Rooting/Painted Head
Close up of Front Rooting/Painted Head
Close up of Back Rooting/Painted Head


OTHER
Head to Shoulders
Full Body (with clothing and not the Cloth Body)
4 Photos of your own choice


22. The following photographs will be required for the OOAK DOLL Category:

FACIAL CLOSE UPS
Close up of Face
Close up of Eyes
Close up of Lips
Close up of Nose
Close up of Ears

LIMBS
Close up of Hands
Close up of Feet

OTHER
Head to Shoulders (To show the doll's face from a short distance)
Full Body (with clothing and not the Cloth Body) (To Show the overall proportion of the sculpt)
4 Photos of your own choice

23. The following photographs will be required for the SILICONE DOLL Category:

FACIAL CLOSE UPS
Close up of Face
Close up of Eyes
Close up of Lips
Close up of Nose


ROOTING
Close up of overall look of Rooted/Painted Head
Close up of Crown Rooting/Painted Crown
Close up of both Sides of Rooting/Painted Head
Close up of Front Rooting/Painted Head
Close up of Back Rooting/Painted Head


OTHER
Head to Shoulders
Full Body (with clothing and not the Cloth Body)
4 Photos of your own choice

24. The following photographs will be required for the BEST COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL FOR SILICONE REPRODUCTION Category:

FACIAL CLOSE UPS (UNPAINTED)
Close up of Face
Close up of Eyes
Close up of Lips
Close up of Nose

LIMBS (UNPAINTED)
Close up of Hands
Close up of Feet

OTHER
Head to Shoulders
Full Body (without clothing - full silicone body or cloth body ONLY)
4 Photos of your own choice

25. Photographs should be emailed, TOGETHER with your registration form, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please add your Registration Number on the subject line.

Should any information with regards to the competition rules be unclear, feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PLEASE NOTE: The above rules can be changed and adjusted as DAOTY deems necessary.