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    RO's World — Competitions

    Creatively Squared #cs_bright // Winners Announced!

    Did you see our previous blog post about our Creatively Squared #cs_bright competition? In case you missed it, here's the low down. This past week, we combined forces with Creatively Squared and @erinsummer_ over on Instagram to bring you a BRIGHT challenge. We asked you to get light and joyful and bring us some creatively styled bright images. In return, we were giving you a chance to win 1 of 3 x $100 gift vouchers to use on the RO website just for spreading your creative wings! 

    We had a flood of gorgeous entries, and found a heap of awesome creative people to connect with! After a very long deliberation, and lots of back and forth discussions... we have our 3 extremely deserving winners.

    Drum roll please... our lucky winners await! 

    Winner #1 - @ishyvi
    "
    Painted ladies ❤️🏠❤️. . . “Home is not a place , But you are Home” love this quote by @adamjk (P.S. if you are not following him yet ... you should!!). And I choose to be one of the painted ladies in San Francisco 🙈💕❤️ I love how colourful and how much personality these houses have 💖💖💖 and I loved making this house"

    This gorgeous entry by 
    Iswarya certainly captured our attention. The stunning, vivid colours fit the BRIGHT brief, while the caption reminded us of the warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you feel 'home' with your loved ones, regardless of where in the world you might be. The reference to iconic San Francisco architecture just sealed the deal with this fabulous entry! Congratulations Iswarya.


    Winner #2 - @minimarshmallows_mum
    "When your kids craft drawers come in handy for this weeks @creativelysquared challenge with @rubyoliveonline 😂 turns out feathers are even more temperamental than flowers, thankfully they don't wither if you take too long faffing about with them though! He may not have turned out exactly as I'd hoped, but after umming and ahhing for the better part of the day about whether or not I should post him, I spent too long on it not to!"

    Uh, WOW! This was my immediate reaction to this fierce feline created just for us by Chantelle of @minimarshmallows_mum. We're SO GLAD you posted this one Chantelle, and I bet you're glad you are too now that you're one of our 3 lucky winners! The combination of colours and detail Chantelle has created with limited materials is simply ahhhmazing. Congratulations Chantelle!


    Winner #3  - @karenbakercreative
    "9️⃣ years with you by my side❣️ 


    Time flies when I’m having fun living life with my best friend ❤️ Here’s to many more years of adventures, love, laughter, happiness and being silly together (like above) 😆 Happy Anniversary Mr Baker!"

    Last but certainly not least, we have the photo that single-handedly melted my heart from Karen. Celebrating 9 years with her partner, Karen posted this GORGEOUS moment from an extremely Instagram-worthy pop up exhibition in Brisbane. You can't argue with love, especially when it's so beautifully illuminated by bright, colourful neons. Congratulations Karen!


    Congratulations to our 3 lucky winners, and thank you to EVERYONE who entered. Which entries were your favourites? Let us know below...


    Creatively Squared #cs_bright // Our Faves

    This past week, we combined forces with Creatively Squared and @erinsummer_ over on Instagram to bring you a BRIGHT challenge. We asked you to get light and joyful and bring us some creatively styled bright images. In return, we were giving you a chance to win 1 of 3 x $100 gift vouchers to use on the RO website just for spreading your creative wings! 

    Some GORGEOUS entries came through, and it truly made us smile each and every day seeing everyone's fabulous posts. We thought we'd give a special shout out to some of our favourites. 


    In no particular order, here are some of our faves:


    A gorgeous photo styled with florals by @ofmixednotions



    This one is just too adorable - looks a bit like me opening my eyes at 6am... Pic by @tashakellyie



    How amazing and creative is this lion constructed entirely from feathers by @minimarshmallows_mum?!



    Absolutely loving these Minnie Mouse vibes and BRIGHT-smack-you-in-the-face (in a good way) colours from @ishyvi



    Some sound Monday advice that will keep you golden by @casacreativity



    The sweetest photo by @karenbakercreative celebrating her 9 year anniversary with her partner! 



    We love these rich, delicious painting details from @mycolorfulsquares



    Just another pic that's off the adorable-richter-scale by @spielraum.cologne



    Fool me once, shame on you vodka. Fool me multiple times, well it really should have clicked by now that I'm not a professional dancer... Pic by @thecalmandthechaos



    Home is where the heart is. A gorgeous bright house inspired by iconic San Fran architecture by @ishyvi



    BOO! Our final mention is this adorable popcorn ghost by @assheseesit. How fitting for Halloween tomorrow, I'm not sure whether we could call this cute little guy spooky though! 


    We'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who entered, you flooded our feed with joy for the week.
    Check back tomorrow to find out who our 3 lucky winners are.
    This was an extremely tough decision, and you're honestly ALL winners in our eyes - we mean it!

    Which pics are your faves? Let us know in the comments below!



    Teacher Gifts // Competition Winners!

    Teacher Gifts // Competition Winners!

    Last week on Facebook we asked you for your funniest teacher stories and you surely delivered! We loved all the stories that were posted, but the top three most hilarious are being rewarded with a set of our Limited Edition Teacher Studs! We’d like to say a big THANKYOU to all the teachers out there, and everyone that left a comment on our competition post, we hope you got a laugh out of the stories that were shared, we sure did!

    Here are our top picks, who made us laugh the hardest:

    I'm an English as an additional language teacher. I had a student who was new to Australia arrive at my school. During a Science lesson we went for a walk and discussed all the different parts of plants; stem, leaf, flower etc. After the lesson I dropped him back to his class and you can imagine my horror as he farewelled me with "Thanks for the root!" - Sam Chrzczonowicz

    I asked a student once if she was okay as she looked a bit tired. She replied “yeah I’m just tired. I woke up last night because my mom fell down the stairs and her clothes fell off and my dad ran down so fast to help her that his clothes fell off too.” I let her know that I was glad everyone was ok! - Maranda Fontana

    I was in the bathroom, and a kindergarten girl came in, and sat down in her own stall. After she sat down she said, "<SIGH>! Finally a break from class!" Happened during the first week of school; apparently a very rigorous kinder classroom! - Lara Anderson Johnson

    If one of your stories was above, keep an eye out on your emails! All the winners will be receiving one of our teacher gifts which have just launched online.

     


    Love RO xx

    BE THE DESIGNER 2017 // Voting starts now!

    BE THE DESIGNER 2017 // Voting starts now!

    We have collated the entries and now the next phase of our Be The Designer Competition has started! The part where YOU get to have your say on your favourite designs! The voting booths are now open! 

    Here's how to vote:

    1. Jump on our Facebook page

    2. Find our "Vote Now - Be The Designer Competition 2017" Photo album

    3. Like, comment and share your favourite designs! The Facebook votes will then be counted, and the prizes will be announced! 

    4. The more times you share your pick, the more likes it will get, and the better chance it will have of getting made! 

    There are three prizes, one voted by you and two decided in house!

    1. OVERALL WINNER 
    You've really nailed it with this design, and we just LOVE it. This design is chosen by us as the star of the show, the winner of the competition, an idea that combines stellar design, commercial viability and that quintessential RO-ness.
    > Your dream necklace will become a reality, and will be put into production.
    > You'll get naming rights for your necklace.
    > You'll receive the very first necklace, hot off the production line.
    > A portion of the sale of each necklace will go to your chosen charity
    > You'll also receive super-dooper hamper valued at $500, full of goodies from some of our favourite brands including a $250 RO Voucher 

    2. EXPRESSION SESSION
    You have created something truly unique and awesomely imaginative.  It may not necessarily be practical but it sure is impressive!  
    > You'll receive an awesome hamper valued at $300 including a $150 Ruby Olive Gift Voucher to spend online.

    2. CROWD FAVOURITE
    It seems your design has something pretty special about it, the audience voted it to be their favourite! You've secured a place in the hearts of all who've seen your design, be proud! 
    >You'll receive an awesome hamper valued at $300 including a $150 Ruby Olive Gift Voucher to spend online.

    (Please note if the highest voted design is also chosen as the winning design, the design with the next highest votes (from a different designer) will be the Crowd Favourite)

    We can't wait to hear what you think of them all! 

    Winner announced 6th June 2017.

    BE THE DESIGNER 2017 // Let the designing begin!

    BE THE DESIGNER 2017 // Let the designing begin!

    Have you ever wanted to design your perfect necklace?!

    Well now is your chance! 

    We are STOKED to announce that our BE THE DESIGNER COMPETITION is back for 2017, where we ask YOU to design YOUR dream necklace. It could even be put into production and become a reality. 

    Ladies, it's time to fire up that creativity, sharpen those pencils and put your design skills to the test. Get dreaming, get thinking, but mostly have fun! 

    HERE'S HOW IT WORKS

    STEP 1: Download the template and start designing, you can choose any medium: pens, paints, even digital - the sky is the limit here 

    STEP 2: Submit your design and it'll go to the vote (see downloadable template for submission options)

    STEP 3: When submissions close you get to vote on your favourite designs

    STEP 4: Celebrate the winner (it could be YOU)

    Download the Template

    We've got three AWESOME prizes up for grabs this year, so read below to get some inspiration for your designs.

    1. OVERALL WINNER 
    You've really nailed it with this design, and we just LOVE it. This design is chosen by us as the star of the show, the winner of the competition, an idea that combines stellar design, commercial viability and that quintessential RO-ness.
    > Your dream necklace will become a reality, and will be put into production.
    > You'll get naming rights for your necklace.
    > You'll receive the very first necklace, hot off the production line.
    > A portion of the sale of each necklace will go to your chosen charity
    > You'll also receive super-dooper hamper valued at $500, full of goodies from some of our favourite brands including a $250 RO Voucher 

    2. EXPRESSION SESSION
    You have created something truly unique and awesomely imaginative.  It may not necessarily be practical but it sure is impressive!  
    > You'll receive an awesome hamper valued at $300 including a $150 Ruby Olive Gift Voucher to spend online.

    2. CROWD FAVOURITE
    It seems your design has something pretty special about it, the audience voted it to be their favourite! You've secured a place in the hearts of all who've seen your design, be proud! 
    >You'll receive an awesome hamper valued at $300 including a $150 Ruby Olive Gift Voucher to spend online.

    (Please note if the highest voted design is also chosen as the winning design, the design with the next highest votes (from a different designer) will be the Crowd Favourite)

    Vicki Meehans Design to Real Life

    We were SO impressed with the winning design, the Waterfall Necklace from Vicki Meehan (read more here) that we ended up designing the whole Cascade Collection around it. Vicki chose the incredible Freedom Hub for proceeds of the sale of the necklace to go towards, and has now opened our eyes to a truly wonderful organisation. Find out more about the Freedom Hub here. 

    Terms & Conditions: Submissions close 7th MAY 2017*. Voting will be open for 14 days after all designs are collated and uploaded online. Winner announced 6th June 2017. You can enter as many times as you like, and designs in any medium are welcomed (ie. digital, old fashioned sketch/pencil/paint). 

    *Date extended due to demand (original date was 30th April 2017)

    Download the Design Template Here