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Mandalafest 2016

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Mandalafest 2016 is an event to celebrate the joys of creating and coloring mandalas. Participants are encouraged to share their love for mandalas by hosting a mandala party for their friends and families. Gather with mandala enthusiasts from around the world online and enter in one or more of the seven contests for a chance to win 20+ prizes!

What is a mandala? Mandala is a Sanskrit word that loosely translates as “circle” or “center.” The circular designs often have shapes and colors repeating around the center. While mandalas have been around throughout the ages and in many cultures, they have reached a new popularity in coloring books. Learn More

“Creating and coloring mandalas is a deeply relaxing and satisfying activity. It is exciting to see a mandala come to life as you build the design, one stroke at a time, and fill it with color. In this weary world, we need more places of peaceful refuge. The mandala is one such refuge accessible to everyone of all ages and backgrounds.” ~ Kathryn Costa, host of Mandalafest and author of “The Mandala Guidebook.”

Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Mandalafest Kickoff!
11 AM, EST
Live Video on Facebook
Join Kathryn Costa, host of Mandalafest 2016 and author of, “The Mandala Guidebook” for the kick-off event. Learn about contests and prizes #1-3.
www.facebook.com/100mandalas

Mystery Contest and Prize Revealed
2 PM, EST
Live Video on Facebook
Kathryn Costa returns to reveal the mystery contest and prize #4.
www.facebook.com/100mandalas

Slumber Party
Midnight, EST
Live Video on Facebook
Join Kathryn Costa for a slumber party (Kathryn’s bedtime is usually 9 PM) where she’ll talk about the contests and prizes #5-7 and tell you a bedtime story.
www.facebook.com/100mandalas

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Deadline to enter all of the contests
2 PM, EST

Mandalafest Finale
3 PM, EST
Live Video on Facebook
Kathryn Costa announces the winners and closes Mandalafest with a dance party.
www.facebook.com/100mandalas

Party Planner

Download the official Mandalafest 2016 Party Planner to get the party planning ideas, worksheets, Mandalafest 2016 coloring page, contest rules and more!

RSVP

Swing by the Mandalafest 2016 event page on Facebook to RSVP. Let us know that you are joining the party. Everyone who says “I’m going” by October 1st has a chance to win the FIRST prize!

Let’s Spread Mandala Fever

You know you have Mandala Fever when you stay up into the wee hours of the night creating and coloring mandalas, you see mandalas every where, or when you are not creating mandalas you are thinking about when you’ll create your next one. Awakening your creativity and discovering the joy of creating mandalas is an amazing feeling. Let’s spread mandala fever so others can experience the highs and joys of creating mandalas.

Hashtag – #mandalafest

Mandalafest 2016 Flyer – Download and print this flyer. Take it around to be posted at your local coffee shops, libraries, art groups, and independent bookstores and art shops. (Download Now!)

Host a Mandala Party – Download the Mandalafest 2016 Party Planner for ideas on hosting a party for your family and friends.

Subscribe to the Newsletter – Get weekly updates filled with ideas for not only Mandalafest but your mandala practice. Subscription includes a mandala coloring book filled with 50 mandalas designed by the 100 Mandalas Community.

Invite your Peeps on Facebook – Use the invite feature on the Mandalafest 2016 event page on Facebook to tell 500 of your friends about this incredible event.

Be sure to like, comment, share, and tag friends on the promotional posts found on the 100 Mandalas page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/100mandalas).

Pin it! – Swing by the official Mandalafest 2016 Pinterest board. pin. pin. pin.

Instagram & Tweet! – Where are you social? Post it!

Thanks to the 100 Mandalas Community for these great ideas! 

Let’s make this event epic!

Contests & Prizes

Contest 8: RSVP to Win! – Deadline to enter is October 1, 2016

Contest 1: Vote for Your Favorite T-Shirt

Contest 2: Put Your Mandala Party on the Map!

Contest 3: Create a Mandala Inspired by “The Mandala Guidebook.”

Contest 4: Mystery Contest!

Contest 5: Post your Mandala Party Photos

Contest 6: Play with Your Food: Create Edible Mandalas

Contest 7: Color to Win!

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RSVP Contest

For every 100 people who say “yes, I’m going!” on the Mandalafest 2016 event page on Facebook (aka the Party Wall) I will randomly draw a winner to receive a spot in the 2017 Inspired Year Mandala Retreat. ($57 value)

Go Here to RSVP: http://bit.ly/mandalafest2016-fb

The “RSVP Contest” will run from September 18 – October 1, 2016. Winners will be announced on the party wall on Facebook and in the 100 Mandalas newsletter.

TIP: Invite your friends to the party to increase your chances of winning! The more people who say “yes, I’m going!”, the more winners will be selected.

Note: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. For complete contest rules, click here.

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Vote for Your Favorite Color T-shirt to Win!

Enter to win one of six gorgeous t-shirts from CowCow.

How to Enter:

Contest runs from Saturday, October 15th at 11:00 a.m., EST until Sunday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m., EST.

Step 1: Like the t-shirt contest post on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/100mandalas.

Step 2: Leave a comment about which color you like best.

Step 3: By entering this contest, you agree that if you win, you’ll post a photo of you with the t-shirt.

About the Prizes:

radiantmandala-100The gorgeous mandala on these t-shirts is one of the many collaborative projects hosted by the 100 Mandalas Community. 34 artists from seven countries and 16 states from across the US were given a piece of this mandala and assigned a color. Each artist was asked to consider what they desire more of in their lives to radiate and be their best.

Confidence, happiness, love, creativity, divine energy, strength, connection, time, patience, joy, inner peace, and acceptance were some of the intentions worked into this design.

CLICK HERE for a closer look at this gorgeous mandala.

JOIN the 100 Mandalas Sharing Circle if you would like to participate in future collaborative mandala projects.

About the Sponsor:

CowCow is an on demand print company where you can design custom t-shirts, leggings, and 300 other personalized gifts.

Note: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. For complete contest rules, click here.

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Put Your Party on the Map and Win!

Swing by the Mandalafest 2016 World Map to add your party to the map. Whether you are a party of one or a party of twenty, tell us where you are and post a photo with your entry. The photo can be of you and your party guests with your mandalas, the Mandalafest 2016 logo, a copy of “The Mandala Guidebook”, or a picture with your mandala food…Well, you get the idea. Get creative and have fun!

How to Enter:

Contest runs from Saturday, October 15th at 11:00 a.m., EST until Sunday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m., EST.

Step 1: Go to the Mandalafest 2016 Map and add a marker. Be sure to post a photo too! We want to see your party!

To add a marker, you’ll need to have a Google account. After you sign in, you’ll see the following options at the top of the map.

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Step 2: Head on over to www.facebook.com/100mandalas to let us know that you’re on the map. In the comments tell us your location on the map.

About the Prizes:

Two winners will be selected. One to receive the Tibetan Mandala Ring and one to receive the Crystal Beaded Mandala Pendant.

Tibetan Mandala Ring – This silver-plated ring is a gift from Kathryn Costa, author of “The Mandala Guidebook.”

Crystal Beaded Mandala Pendant – This stunning hand beaded pendant was created and and donated by Susan Kolovson, a member of the 100 Mandalas Sharing Circle.

Note: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. For complete contest rules, click here.

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Create Mandalas based on “The Mandala Guidebook” by Kathryn Costa

Create a mandala based on the book, “The Mandala Guidebook” for a chance to win both a signed copy of “The Mandala Guidebook” by Kathryn Costa and “Pattern Play A Zentangle Creativity Booster.”

How to Enter:

Contest runs from Saturday, October 15th at 11:00 a.m., EST until Sunday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m., EST.

Step 1: Create a mandala based on one of the projects in “The Mandala Guidebook.” Don’t have a copy of the book? Download the first chapter for free.

Step 2: Post a photo of your mandala along with a comment on which project in the book inspired you over on the contest post on Facebook: www.facebook.com/100mandalas.

Note: One entry per person.

About the Prizes:

Two winners will be selected to get both books!

The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Mandala Art is the first mandala book to show you how to draw mandalas step-by-step covering more techniques, styles, and mediums than any other book on the market.

This prize also makes a great Christmas gift!

The Best Mandala Book Available

The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art“…I’ve been drawing mandalas for about 8 years now and this is the first book that delves into a variety of ways of creating mandalas along with the artistic, geometric, historical and spiritual information that helps the user move more deeply into mandala making as a meaningful pursuit.

…Plus – the book is just plain beautiful! Printed on thick, glossy paper, with full color artwork on nearly every page, it just makes the user feel good to open. Even though I consider myself an experienced mandala artist, I plan to work my way through the book with a beginner’s mind and heart.” ~ Ellen Rosewell, 5-Star Amazon Review

Pattern Play: A Zentangle Creativity Booster by Cris Letourneau includes

  • 21 meditative Patterns
  • 125 Tangleations (variations)
  • Over 50 beautiful pieces of art
  • 75 idea starters

About the Sponsor:

North Light Books is the foremost publisher of fine art instructional resources in print, video and online. Visit: www.northlightshop.com and www.artistsnetwork.com.

Note: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. For complete contest rules, click here.

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Mystery Contest & Prize!

Tammy Murdock and Deborah Hall, members of the 100 Mandalas Community have developed a new mandala product that will debut at Mandalafest 2016.

How to Enter:

Tune in to the live Facebook video on October 15, 2016 at 2 p.m., EST to learn about the mystery contest and prize.

Contest runs from Saturday, October 15th at 2:00 p.m., EST until Sunday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m., EST.

Watch the video and enter the contest at: www.facebook.com/100mandalas

Note: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. For complete contest rules, click here.

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Host a Mandala Party & Post Your Party Photos

We want to see your mandala party! Snap photos of you and your party guests creating mandalas, with the Mandalafest logo, eating mandala food, or anything that shows us your mandala party. Have fun!

How to Enter:

Contest runs from Saturday, October 15th at midnight, EST until Sunday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m., EST.

Step 1: Host a Mandala Party on October 15 or 16! Download the Party Planner for ideas.

Step 2: Take Photos of your event.

Step 3: Post your photos on the contest post over on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/100mandalas

About the Prizes:

Two winners will be selected to get both books!

Collage Paint Draw: Explore Mixed Media Techniques and Materials by Sue Pelletier features:

  • Over 40 diverse materials featured
  • More than 30 projects with simple, meaningful techniques
  • Learn techniques for collage, drawing, painting, adding texture and more

Art Journal Kickstarter: Pages and Prompts to Energize Your Art Journals edited by Kristy Conlin features:

  • 151 original art journal pages
  • Dozens of journaling prompts
  • Time-tested advice
  • Unbelievable inspiration
  • Mixed-media secrets
  • Funky materials
  • Astounding layering techniques

About the Sponsor:

North Light Books is the foremost publisher of fine art instructional resources in print, video and online. Visit: www.northlightshop.com and www.artistsnetwork.com. For complete contest rules, click here.

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Play with Your Food! Create and Edible Mandala

Cakes, cookies, fruit,  pancakes or waffles are among the many delectable possibilities for this contest.

How to Enter:

Contest runs from Saturday, October 15th at midnight, EST until Sunday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m., EST.

Step 1: Play with your food! Create an edible mandala. Looking for some inspiration? Check out this post where I share over 200 ideas for creating mandalas good enough to eat.

Step 2: Post a photo of your edible mandala creation over on Facebook at www.facebook.com/100mandalas

About the Prizes:

Two people will be selected to win this prize.

Confident Color: An Artist’s Guide to Harmony, Contrast and Unity by Nita Leland

Color is what you make it: sensitive, explosive, dreamlike, atmospheric, somber, cheerful…Nita Leland brings logic and intuition together to create a foundation for color selections that allow you to be more inventive, break out of old habits and experiment with new colors. Her approach eliminates time-wasting trial and error while giving you the freedom to use color in personal, meaningful and exciting ways.

About the Sponsor:

North Light Books is the foremost publisher of fine art instructional resources in print, video and online. Visit: www.northlightshop.com and www.artistsnetwork.com.

Note: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. For complete contest rules, click here.

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Color to Win!

Do you love to color mandalas? We’ll this contest and prizes are for you!

How to Enter:

Step 1: Download the Mandalafest 2016 Coloring Page that’s found in the Mandalafest 2016 Party Planner.

Step 2: Print and Color! Get creative with how you fill in the shapes. There’s even room for you to add to the mandala design. Feel free to go wild embellishing the coloring page using your favorite colors.

Step 3: Post a photo of your coloring page on the contest post over on Facebook at www.facebook.com/100mandalas.

Only 1 entry per person.

About the Prizes:

Three people will win the book and each winner will get one of the art supplies listed here.

The Big Book of Mandalas Coloring Book, Volume 2 – More Than 200 Mandala Coloring Pages for Peace and Relaxation by Adams Media

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, 24-Pack, Assorted Colors

40 Gel Pens in Glitter, Neon, Metallic, Pastel, and Classic Colors from Art-n-Fly

12 Water Brush Marker Pen Set from Art-n-Fly

About the Sponsor:

North Light Books is the foremost publisher of fine art instructional resources in print, video and online. Visit: www.northlightshop.com and www.artistsnetwork.com.

Art-N-Fly is a premier supplier of arts and crafts products. Visit: www.artnfly.com

Note: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. For complete contest rules, click here.

Official Contest Rules

Mandalafest 2016 Official Contest Rules If you have any questions about Mandalafest 2016, please contact the organizer, Kathryn Costa at kathryn@100mandalas.com

Mandalafest 2016, Mandalafest Party Planner and Worksheets are the copyright of Kathryn Costa ©2016.

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