Year End Competition Rules

Kawartha Woodturners Guild

Annual Competition

Thursday June 8, 2017

McDonnel Street Activity Centre

AT THE CLOSING MEETING OF THE GUILD’S YEAR THERE IS A COMPETION TO SHOWPLACE  THE CREATIVITY OF OUR MEMBERS. IT IS OPEN TO ALL GUILD MEMBERS WHO ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE AND SHARE THEIR CREATIONS BOTH WITH OUR MEMBERS AND OUR GUESTS

ENTRIES IN THE COMPETITION MUST HAVE BEEN CREATED WITHIN THE CURRENT GUILD YEAR, THAT IS, AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

THE COMPETITION WILL BE DIVIDED INTO THREE DIVISIONS AND SEVERAL CATEGORIES WITHIN EACH DIVISION. THESE ARE LISTED BELOW:

DIVISIONS OF COMPETITION:

  1. NOVICE
  2. INTERMEDIATE
  3. ADVANCED

PARTICIPANTS*:

NOVICE: YOU HAVE NEVER WON A 1ST PRIZE, “BEST OF SHOW” OR “PEOPLE’S CHOICE” RIBBON OR OTHER EQUIVALENT TYPE OF RECOGNITION (MEDAL, TROPHY, CERTIFICATE, ETC.), IN ANY WOODTURNING COMPETITION. 

INTERMEDIATE: YOU HAVE WON A 1ST PRIZE, “BEST OF SHOW”, OR “PEOPLE’S CHOICE” RIBBON OR OTHER EQUIVALENT TYPE OF RECOGNITION (MEDAL, TROPHY, CERTIFICATE), OR MORE THAN TWO 2ND AND/OR 3RD PLACE SHOWINGS IN ANY WOODTURNING COMPETITION.

ADVANCED:  YOU HAVE WON TWO OR MORE 1ST PLACE RIBBONS, A “BEST OF SHOW” OR A “PEOPLE’S CHOICE” RIBBON OR A COMBINATION OF 1ST AND 2ND PLACE RIBBONS OR OTHER EQUIVALENT TYPE OF RECOGNITION (MEDAL, TROPHY, CERTIFICATE, ETC.) IN ANY WOODTURNING COMPETITION. THE MORE EXPERIENCED MEMBERS OF THE GUILD MAY ENTER AT THIS LEVEL REGARDLESS OF PAST WINNINGS.

CATEGORIES WITHIN DIVISIONS:

  1. TURNING BETWEEN CENTRES (SPINDLE TURNING)
  2. BOWLS, PLATTERS AND/OR TRAYS
  3. HOLLOW TURNINGS (INCLUDING LIDDED BOXES)
  4. SEGMENTED TURNINGS
  5. NOVELTY – IMAGINATIVE, BUT MUST BE PREDOMINATELY TURNED WOOD

*PARTICIPANTS MAY HAVE ONE ENTRY** IN EACH CATEGORY WITHIN THEIR DIVISION.

**AN ENTRY MAY CONSIST OF MORE THAN ONE ITEM: EG. A PAIR OF CANDLE STICKS, MATCHED SALT AND PEPPER MILLS, NESTED BOWLS. TWO OR MORE RELATED OR MATCHED ITEM SET. FINAL DECISIONS ON WHAT MAY CONSTITUTE AN ENTRY WILL REST WITH THE CONVENOR(S) OF THE COMPETITION.

PRIZES:

  1. 3 RIBBONS WILL BE AWARDED IN EACH CATEGORY OF EACH DIVISION I.E., NOVICE – BETWEEN CENTRE TURNING – FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD;  NOVICE –  BOWLS, PLATTERS AND/OR TRAYS – – FIRST, SECOND  AND THIRD; AND SO ON THROUGH ALL DIVISIONS AND CATEGORIES.
  2. BEST OF DIVISION (1) WILL BE SELECTED FROM THE FIRST PLACE WINNERS OF EACH CATEGORY WITHIN THE DIVISION
  3. BEST OF SHOW (1)
  4. PEOPLE’S CHOICE (1)
  5. HONOURABLE MENTION RIBBONS – MAY BE AWARDED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE JUDGES – BUT PROBABLY NOT MORE THAN ONE OR TWO IN EACH DIVISION

JUDGES:

THERE WILL BE THREE JUDGES, ALL EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELDS OF ARTISTIC ENDEAVOUR, SOME KNOWN TO YOU, OTHERS NOT. SOME HAVE JUDGED OUR COMPETITIONS IN THE PAST, OTHERS NOT. THEY WILL BE INTRODUCED MORE FORMALLY ON JUNE 7.

INSTANT GALLERY

IN ADDITION TO OUR ANNUAL COMPETITION, WE WOULD LIKE TO DISPLAY A NON-COMPETITIVE “INSTANT GALLERY” OF OUR MEMBERS CREATIONS, OR FROM THEIR COLLECTIONS OF THE WORK OF OTHERS. THIS WILL BE AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO SEE A WIDE VARIETY OF OURS MEMBERS’ CREATIONS OVER THE YEARS.

NOTE:

PARTICIPANT DIVISION LEVELS ENTERED WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE HONESTY OF THE PARTICIPANTS ENTERING THE COMPETITION.

 IT IS HOPED THAT WE WILL HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN OUR COMPETITION. YOU DON’T HAVE TO ENTER EACH CATEGORY IN YOUR DIVISION BUT EACH MEMBER SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE ENTRY IN THE COMPETITION!!!

                                                           

                                                 GOOD LUCK ALL!!