Regarding the award  sponsored by Collector Editions, the official magazine of the Collectors’ Information Bureau
The competition is over............

Linda was very surprised that she won this award because she was competing with industry "Giants".  In spite of the daunting competition, you, her supportive and loyal collectors, made her a winner!  She knows to give you all of the credit because she forgot to vote for herself (actually, she didn't know how to vote on-line).
**See the story from the previous email about the contest below.**
(and do not forget to mail in your cards from your retailer to be included in the monthly drawing)
Click here to learn about the monthly drawing
Linda with her "Collector's Choice Award" and  a close up of the award and the winning piece.  "Santa with Yule Log and Girl"
 You may find one still with one of her retailers.  Linda takes pride in keeping her work very collectible and available at only a limited number of retail stores.  This is an incredibly popular piece and very difficult to find.  If you don't have this award-winning figurine, we will try to assist you in locating one.  If we find any retailers that have this piece available we will list them on our website.

The competition is over............ LINDA WON!

This is the email sent out in March about this event:

Hello Belsnickle Collectors,

We have some very exciting news.

Linda's “Santa with Yule Log and Girl” figurine has been selected by a distinguished panel of judges – all experts in their field – as a finalist in a worldwide competition for a Collector’s Choice Award!  Linda's figurine is one of 5 finalists in the “Holiday Items under $100” category.  The other 4 finalists are all “giants” in the industry, so the competition will be overwhelming.  The award is sponsored by Collector Editions, the official magazine of the Collectors’ Information Bureau, which was founded in 1982. You may vote for Linda's “Santa with Yule Log and Girl” on the CIB website,  The voting deadline is April 15, 2008.  After voting, you will be entered into a drawing for a product valued at over $100.  With such daunting competition, Linda does not expect to win but is thrilled to be selected as one of 5 finalists in the category.
If you want to vote you can go and make your selection..... Vote Here

  Click to go back to Linda's Belsnickle Site