Thursday, February 16, 2012

Get your Engines Started And Those Thinking Clocks Ticking Because The ‘Upon A Star’ Contest Has Begun!

What is the ‘Upon A Star’ Contest you ask; Well, it’s an annual contest where designer Jorge Manuel and one of his retailers team up to gather brides from close and far to compete for a chance to win a couture one-of-a-kind wedding gown and matching veil by the designer exclusively made for the contest. (Total value of almost $5200). Last year the Upon A Star contest drew 252 entries from all over the U.S. where 5 finalists made the cut. 
This second season is bigger, better and easier to participate! If you or any friend you know is getting married and hasn’t found that special dress or simply does not have a budget that permits it, then let them know we are in the industry of making dreams and would love to hear from them. The gown up for grabs has already been posted in a sketch on earlier entries of our blog. (Click this link to see what it looks like.) The official Unveiling party is happening today at HITCHED, our official retailer sponsor, in Washington D.C. Pictures of the actual gown post here real soon so keep checking back with us for details. In the meantime you can go on our website and start applying. Applying for the contest is easy!

Apply online on the designer’s website at You will find all contest details under the Contest tab or by clicking on the contest ‘UPON A STAR’ picture of the designer’s homepage. Applications must be submitted with a photo of you and your fiancé and a 600 word essay answering three basic, but very important questions:

1.      What is your definition of love?
2.      Let us in on the wedding and décor details?
3.      Tell us why this dress would make your wedding day even more special!   

Then once you have submitted your entry wait till the contest entry window comes to a close for all applicants on March 17, 2012. A pre-selected panel of six judges will read all your entries then and pick their favorites! It won’t be easy, but they will have no choice but to narrow all the fabulous stories down to just six (6) finalists.

The six (6) finalists will post and be featured on the designer’s website open for public voting soon after! How exciting that all your friends around the world will be able to get to know your interesting wedding plans and your creative essay about love.

Find us on Facebook at and twitter at for important updates and announcements that will be posting throughout the contest.

Campaign! Make sure you get as many friends as possible to go on our site and vote for you! 50% of the final score depend on it. The other half of points will come from the panel of judges. But, not to worry! All finalists are already winners! For the first time in the contest history the ‘UPON A STAR’ contest will give each finalist any custom Jorge Manuel veil or accessory valued at $450.

The Grand Prize winner will be announced at the big UPON A STAR CELEBRATION PARTY at HITCHED, where they will also be giving a free night stay at the gorgeous Fairmont Hotel in Washington D.C.! Imagine that! You could be at the brink of applying and be in the running for a stunning gown and veil, a free night stay at the gorgeous Fairmont hotel, meet and greet with the wonderful Hitched staff and the Designer of your wedding gown and a celebration party celebrating you!

We look forward to crowning our next ‘Upon A Star’ contest winner soon! In the meantime get those thinking clocks ticking and apply! You have from now till March 17, 2012 for the chance to win your wish “Upon A Star!”

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