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It’s Sew Easy, the new television program to be broadcast nationally (in the United States) on Public Television, is looking for a BurdaStyle member to star in a 10 minute television spot instructing a national audience on a BurdaStyle sewing project!

We are holding auditions via video submissions. This talent search is open to all BurdaStyle members!
One lucky winner will be representing the BurdaStyle community on national television and must be available for the taping held the week of March 7, 2011 on location in Ohio, USA. Travel and accommodation will be provided by BurdaStyle.

How to Enter:

1. Create a short submission video (3 minutes or less). Please use this script for your video submission. We want to see your personality shine through our script.

2. Email submissions[at]BurdaStyle[dot]com with the subject “BurdaStyle Talent Search” and include the following:
- Link to your submission video (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
- Current resume listing related work experience and education
- Link your online portfolio, blog, and/or BurdaStyle profile
- Current high resolution photo of yourself.

Submissions deadline is Monday, January 24th, at 10AM EST.

The BurdaStyle team and It’s Sew Easy show producers will be choosing a winner based on the following qualities:

-Mediagenic
-Good energy
-Fearlessness
-Proficient on a sewing machine
-A bright and shining personality
-Strong teaching and communication skills
-Clear and easy to understand speaking voice (Must be in English, accents are ok!)

The winner will be contacted via email by BurdaStyle on or before February 7, 2011. The community will have to wait until the episode airs in July to see the winner!

This contest is open to all BurdaStyle members. See official rules here. Good Luck!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 05.38 PMby alicolette

    How exciting!!! Now to find someone to video tape all of this for me!! Keeping my finger crossed

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    Jan 14, 2011, 04.09 PMby Kristina Snook-Kohr

    Super dooper interested! Hopefully the little one will find something to occupy himself while I create my prop and practice my lines.

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    Jan 12, 2011, 06.58 PMby zandungo

    Anyone who’s ever done live theatre will tell you GO FOR THE AUDITION! It can’t hurt, you might get in, and you always learn something in the process of the audition. The more auditions you have under your belt, the more relaxed and confident you’ll be. If you have any interest at all, then do it!

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    Jan 12, 2011, 04.42 PMby sewbee46

    I am going to try. Only thing they can say is no but at least you did something that you never did before. It is on my “try new things” to do list :)

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    Jan 12, 2011, 03.52 PMby lynnevv

    Good advice!

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    Jan 12, 2011, 02.53 PMby campnlulu

    I don’t think anyone would say that Julia Child or Rosie O’Donnell were the most beautiful people. I think they are looking for someone who can really shine and show their personality on camera. That does not mean the most beautiful, perfect, skinny or whatever. If you want to enter…do it! Don’t let your insecurities or fear stop you. :) I think I am going to take my own advice.

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      Jan 12, 2011, 06.00 PMby ruthieburda

      Great advice Campnlulu!!

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    Jan 12, 2011, 02.24 PMby lynnevv

    I’d try this, but I’m 49 and I’m sure way too “curvy” for a camera! Can’t wait to see, though!

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    Jan 11, 2011, 10.27 PMby cweeks

    I think I am going to try for this one. But I totally need to borrow a video camera from someone before I can do it.

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    Jan 10, 2011, 02.56 PMby aglanceatmyworld

    I’m so excited about this and will be making my video soon! Thanks for this chance :)

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    Jan 10, 2011, 09.53 AMby gn0ssos

    I’d try, but I really doubt I’d have a chance in hell.

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      Jan 10, 2011, 04.31 PMby artemis-ivorywings

      try anyway!!! Just think… what’s the worst thing that can happen….. you don’t get in. What’s the best? You do! I say it’s worth a try….

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    Jan 10, 2011, 08.28 AMby pink-cornelia

    I will so enter this, looks fun!

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    Jan 8, 2011, 06.28 PMby dilshadburman

    I’m by no means an expert but I can wield my little Singer machine like a weapon! :D I’m in!

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    Jan 8, 2011, 05.05 PMby aleah

    Damn, I wish I still lived in the US.

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      Jan 10, 2011, 09.53 AMby gn0ssos

      Nah, you really don’t….

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      Jan 10, 2011, 05.16 PMby rachelnyc

      This is open to international members as well!

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    Jan 7, 2011, 11.43 PMby zuliblu

    Thank You!

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    Jan 7, 2011, 05.52 PMby zuliblu

    I am totally auditioning! One question though, do you want us to actually make the bag as we speak the script for the audition tape?

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      Jan 7, 2011, 10.57 PMby rachelnyc

      Hi zuliblu,

      We’d like to see our future sewing star in action. The bag can be actually sewn and created or, the creation process can be “acted” out. We won’t be judging on the quality of the bag – it’s just a prop.

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    Jan 6, 2011, 08.44 PMby carottesauvage

    Oonaballoona!! this one’s for you! You’d be perfect! (and a laugh as well!)

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      Mar 9, 2011, 12.25 AMby oonaballoona

      ha! carotte, i just saw this! i thought about it and knew i wouldn’t be able to stick to the script… i’d be wiseassing all over the place and that would be that.

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    Jan 6, 2011, 06.31 PMby mixtlii

    This looks funny… I’m not sure I could be there though.

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    Jan 6, 2011, 02.55 PMby squirrellypoo

    There’s no way I’ll be in Ohio then, but I just think it’s great that we’re finally getting some sewing shows on TV! Go PBS!

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      Jan 11, 2011, 10.19 PMby melissajnorman

      They are providing transportation and accommodations… you just have to be available.

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