Here's the scoop:
1."On the Rise" designers are generally those that are not household names - yet. You would not find their designs in department stores or mass merchants.
2. Eligible designers must have an online presence in order for us to view their designs, either via their own site OR a third party online boutique.
3. Nominated designers may or may not have appeared on StyleBakery.com or Ravinstyle.com. It is not a requirement.
4. You do not have to vote for every category, but please include as much information as you can, especially links to the sites where we can view the nominated designs www.fiveoclocksomewhere.us (this will save us endless hours Googling your nominations!).
5. The deadline for submitting your ballot is July 31, 2008.
6. All voters will be eligible to win a $500 gift certificate to ravinstyle.com. One winner will be chosen at random.
7. Only one ballot per email address may be submitted.