Awards Show & Auction

The Bra-ha-ha Mission Continues!

 

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Design a bra that tells a story, shares inspiration or simply shows your creativity! Anyone can enter a bra: groups, businesses or individuals. Bra-makers can choose to keep their bra or submit it in the auction. Proceeds provide free mammograms and breast health services to underinsured community members here in Hampton Roads.

The Bra-ha-ha Awards Show & Auction 2024

• Date: Friday, October 4, 2024
• Time: 6:00-9:00pm
• Location: Delta Hotels by Marriott – Chesapeake
• Address: 725 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320

 

2024 Bra Art Judging Categories

  • General Entry
  • Nautical Inspired
  • Seasonal
  • School Entry (adult)
  • Youth Entry (13 years and under)
  • School Entry (14 years and older)
  • CRH Department or Staff

 

All bras submitted will be considered for the following categories:

  • Best Craftsmanship
  • Most Creative
  • Most Inspirational
  • Most Humorous
  • Grand Prize
  • People’s Choice Award

 

Bra Registration Deadline

  • Friday, September 13, 2024

 

Bra drop-off:

  • Dates/Times: Friday, September 27 – 12noon- 6pm and Sunday, September 29 – 1pm-3pm
  • Location: Delta Hotels by Marriott – Chesapeake
  • Address: 725 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320

 

Bra pick-up:

  • Dates/Times: TBD
  • Location: Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation office
  • Address: 113 Gainsborough Square, Suite 203, Chesapeake, VA 23320

 

Pricing:

Each bra entry requires a non-refundable $25 entry fee. Does not include ticket to the Awards Show and Auction. Bra maker package: $100 package includes bra entry fee, plus two Awards Show & Auction tickets (a total value of $175!) – Bra must be made to receive special pricing. School entries are sponsored by Wild Wing Café.

 

Bra entry rules & submission guidelines:

  • All bra entries must be created on a new, 38C back-closure, underwire bra. All straps, front, back and sides should be completely decorated. Strapless bras cannot be accepted. Bras should not be sewn closed. The inside does not need to be decorated.
  • Bras should be well constructed, as they may be moved and mounted on various mannequins. Appliques and other applied objects should be firmly attached. Sewing is preferred, but strong glues and other mechanical fastening methods are acceptable. Tape is not acceptable.
  • In order to qualify for judging, all entries should resemble a bra and be limited in size to easily fit completely into a 24”x12” container with the lid.
  • Judging: If the bra fails to meet entry rules and guidelines, CRH reserves the right to display the bra but remove it from the judging process. All bras and inspirations must be received by the drop off times to be included in judging.
  • Bras should be constructed of materials that are not perfumed, soiled, perishable or in any way inherently dangerous. Please do not use food or any food products.
  • Bras must be constructed in a manner that allows for mounting, transfer to a display mannequin or wearing by models. The staff will do their best to handle all bras with care but are not responsible for damaged bras.
  • Should you choose to have lights or sounds on your bra, the staff will do their best to ensure lights, sounds, etc. are turned on, but cannot guarantee the process. We recommend including a note that can be placed on the bra.
  • All bra entries must include a short paragraph/statement of about 70-100 words describing the inspiration for the bra. (Online submissions are limited to 250 characters.) While bras may be registered early without the inspiration, bras without an inspiration card submitted by the registration deadline can be displayed at the Awards Show & Auction but will not be included in the judging.
  • Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation reserves the right to keep all winning bras for promotional purposes.
  • Eligibility: The Awards Show is open to all original artworks. All entries must follow the Bra Entry Rules & Submission Guidelines. The organizing committee reserves the right to not display any entry.