There are two big competitions running during July in the lead up to Sherlock Holmes Week;
Sherlock Holmes Fashion Awards 2012
Have you got what it takes to design an outfit for Sherlock Holmes? Whether you are a fan or an emerging or established fashion designer, this is your chance to let the Sherlock Holmes world see your work. You can choose to submit a design for six characters from BBC Sherlock Series 1 and 2:
Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch)
Doctor Watson (Martin Freeman)
Irene Adler (Lara Pulver)
Mycroft Holmes (Mark Gatiss)
Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs)
Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey)
The best three from each character will be selected by a leading blog that covers all manners of craft including costume design (Crafty Crafty) and entered into the Sherlock Holmes Week Fashion Awards - with some very special judges and wonderful prizes. High quality entries will be submitted for coverage on Crafty Crafty and their sister site Dollymix.
To enter, simply email your entry to email@example.com with the subject line the character you want to enter for and attach your design as a jpeg of no larger than 1MB in size. Closing date has been extended to midnight UK time on 5th August.
Steampunk Holmes - Artwork Competition
Steampunk Holmes is the most eagerly awaited interactive book in history. Several years in the making, this stunning Steampunk version of Sherlock Holmes will have a series of books in all formats, but most stunning on the iPad. This exclusive competition for Holmes fans gives them the chance to be a part of publishing history and have their artwork included in the first interactive book - Steampunk Holmes - The Legacy of The Nautilus.
To enter, simply create a Steampunk Holmes drawing featuring Arthur Conan Doyle's home Undershaw. How you include Undershaw is up to you, but remember, this is Steampunk so you may want to include fascinating devices or technology. Visit Save Undershaw for ideas.
To enter, send your design to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, Steampunk Holmes Competition and attach your jpeg of up to 1MB. Closing date is extended to midnight 5th August UK time.....