Well its been a while and to be honest its a bit weird coming back to these pages after so many months away… and so many months away from the Show, the Blacksmiths and its Competitions too?
Anyway we’re back, albeit in a drastically slimmed down post pandemic format. The Competition Committee decided it was best to dip our toes back into the Blacksmith waters rather than jumping in up to our middles.
So on August 29th & 30th 2021 (August Bank Holiday)… a Competition awaits you, it’ll take the form of a single 90 minute Live Forging contest using a very popular theme we’ve used in recent years… ‘Make something from a list of materials supplied by the organisers’. There will be only a Winner and Runner up awarded £150 cash and £75 cash respectively. Breaking with tradition there will be no allocated Judge as the Competitors will choose the 1st and 2nd places. This will be by selecting their favorite two pieces (obviously omitting their own) in secret, their choices will be processed by the organisers into Winner and Runner Up prize places.
There will be no Static competition this year but there will be opportunity for Smiths to promote their businesses and display/sell work inside our usual Marquee. Places within the Marquee will be offered on a first come first served basis and will need to span the two days of the Show.
Obviously if you compete or fill the tent with your work we can offer you entrance tickets to the show FOC so even if you don’t win the Live Forging Competition you will still be winning?
So please support your Show and ensure we have the opportunity to put on more Competitions and Events in the future. The official schedule can be downloaded by clicking this link https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/printed-schedule-2021.pdf