South of England Show 4th, 5th & 6th July

South of England Show 4th, 5th & 6th July

Hosted at Hobbledown Farm, Epsom instead of its usual home at South of England Showground.

Here’s this years schedule.

NBCC COMPETITONS 

TRADITIONAL

Group A Class1 – Traditional

 

COMTEMPORARY

Group A Class 1 – Contemporary

 

Judged by Steve Miller A.W.C.B

 

LIVE FORGING

Group A Class 2 – Live Forging

Competitors will be given 2 hours

to produce an item on the theme of `MUSIC`

Competitors are to provide their own material

 

Judged by Kevin Boys  A.W.C.B


Not NBCC round

Group B Class 3 – Traditional and Contemporary

COLLEGE STUDENTS (UNDER 21) only

Group B Class 4 – LIVE FORGING

using Material supplied by show

wins PETER BEGENT AWARD

Group B Class 5 – STATIC EXHIBITS

wins CAMELIA BOTNAR FOUNDATION CUP

 

Judged by  Kevin Boys AWCB

Visit South of England Blacksmiths to enter….

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New Forest Show 29th, 30th & 31st July 2014

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New Forest Blacksmiths

The New Forest Show Wrought Ironwork Competitions are being held on 29th, 30th & 31st July 2014.

Here is the schedule as of today, but please check official schedule before entering, by contacting the show direct:

Phone: 01590 622400

Email: info@newforestshow.co.uk

Write: New Forest Show, The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QH

SCHEDULE FOR NEW FOREST SHOW WROUGHT IRONWORK COMPETITIONS

Class One: Set Piece
Competitors are required to design & make either (a) Fruit Bowl or (b) Full size Scarecrow using recycled materials item should be primarily of forged construction

Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20

Class Two: Under £200 in value
Traditional or contemporary, Primarily of forged construction
(the work should be marked at that price or available for commission at that price)

Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20

Class Three: Over £200 in value
Traditional or contemporary primarily of forged construction

Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20

Class Four: Industrial
Competitors are required to submit an item of industrial or general metalwork
(eg Forged or fabricated component parts) Jigs, tools etc. MMA, MIG, TIG allowed
but priority given to forged items.

Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20

Class Five: Artistic/Sculptural
Items of artistic metalwork. Any method of construction.

Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20

Class Six: 90 Minute live forging according to theme “By Hook or By Crook”
Competitors are required to make on the showground
Please note: No clean up time allowed
A striker is permitted.

Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20

Class seven: 20 minute live forging
Competitors are required to make on the showground as saleable object in 20 minutes

Prizes: 1st £20 2nd £15 3rd £10

Show Champion: £200 Reserve Champion: £100

New Forest Grand Prix
For the overall winner on aggregate points including live competitions

Class Eight: Military “Artisan” Blacksmiths Competition
Two Hour “open class” (open to service personnel only)

Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20

Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20

Royal Welsh Show, 21 – 24 July 2014

Royal Welsh Show 21 – 24 July 2014 next!

Here’s their schedule….

CLASS 7                                                                                                                             OPEN ARTIST BLACKSMITH COMPETITION

Any item of ironwork made by traditional methods only.

Entry Fee: £6.00 (inclusive of VAT)

1st £75; 2nd £50; 3rd £30; 4th £20. 1st – 4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

CLASS 8                                                                                                                          OPEN ARTISTIC MODERN AND FIGURINE COMPETITION

Any item of modern artistic work including figurine.

Entry Fee: £6.00 (inclusive of VAT)

1st £75; 2nd £50; 3rd £30; 4th £20. 1st – 4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

CLASS 9                                                                                                                             OPEN

Any finished article of wrought ironwork £100 and over in value.

Entry Fee: £6.00 (inclusive of VAT)

1st £75; 2nd £50; 3rd £30; 4th £20. 1st – 4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

CLASS 10                                                                                                                          OPEN

Any finished article of wrought ironwork not exceeding £100 in value.

Entry Fee: £6.00 (inclusive of VAT)

1st £75; 2nd £50; 3rd £30; 4th £20. 1st – 4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

CLASS 11                                                                                                             APPRENTICES OR TRAINEES ONLY

Any finished article of wrought ironwork made by an apprentice or trainee currently pursuing formal training.

Entry Fee: £3.00 (inclusive of VAT)

1st £40; 2nd 30; 3rd £20; 4th £15. 1st – 4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

Note: Apprentice or Trainee Competitors are eligible to enter items of work in the Open Classes, if they wish, but those items will not qualify to be judged in Class 11.

CLASS 12 – WELSH STUDENTS ONLY

Competition open to Welsh Students only, though they may be continuing their studies in Technical Institutions outside Wales. An article of ornamental ironwork made during the previous 12 months. Only 2 entries per person.

Entry Fee: £3.00 (inclusive of VAT)

1st £40; 2nd £30; 3rd £20; 4th £10. 1st – 4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

CLASS 13 LIVE FORGING (to commence at 10.00 am) – STUDENTS OR APPRENTICES

To produce a test piece

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Design kindly supplied by Chris Blythman – Herefordshire College of Technology.

Time allowed – 1 hour                         Materials supplied

Entry Fee: £3.00 (inclusive of VAT)

 

1st £40; 2nd £30; 3rd £25. 1st – 3rd Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

 

Exhibitors please note that a commentary will be given by Mr Perks, Steward for the Section during the above class

 

CLASS 14 LIVE FORGING (to commence at 1.30 pm) – OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL BLACKSMITHS

Any article to be made. Competitors must bring their own materials which must be unworked.

Time allowed – 1 ½ hours.

Entry Fee: £6.00 (inclusive of VAT)

1st £55; 2nd £40; 3rd £25. 1st – 3rd Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

Exhibitors please note that a commentary will be given by Mr Perks, Steward for the Section during the above class.

 

FORGES, ANVILS AND FUEL WILL BE PROVIDED, BUT COMPETITORS MUST BRING ALL OTHER NECESSARY TOOLS.

To enter please contact the competition direct:

Mrs Rhian Davies

CAFC Cyf / RWAS Ltd.

Llanelwedd

Llanfair ym Muallt / Builth Wells

Powys LD2 3SY

rhian@rwas.co.uk

 

The International Blacksmiths Festival 2014

Two months and counting……

At least five Edenbridge Competition regulars will be attending and competing at The International Blacksmiths Festival 2014 in August. The Festival is being held at the home of the Devon County Show Blacksmith competitions and The Blacksmiths Guild at Westpoint, Exeter.

Their website states “The event will showcase and celebrate the Best of Blacksmithing from around the world, the people who participate in this ancient but essential craft, its historic roots and its relevance and place in today’s society.”…. sounds good!

The Festival spans four days from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th of August and will have all manner of Blacksmith related content going on such as Demonstrators, Masterclasses, Socials as well as Competitions. Below are the Schedules of the Team, Individual and Student Competitions. If you want to enter, get on to the The International Blacksmiths Festival 2014 website and follow the instructions.

The Team Competition

This competition is open to teams from individual nations; there are only 8 slots available.The festival is to be held at the home of the Devon County Agricultural Association. Each team in the competition will decorate a panel which will be presented to the DCAA to be displayed around the show ground to mark their 25th anniversary. Each panel is to be decorated to a different theme related to agriculture. The themes will be drawn from a hat and each team will be given their theme 4 weeks prior to the competition to give them time to design their panels and specify a list of materials required. Teams can provide ready cut profile blanks ready for working during the competition. If the team requires profiled blanks to be cut prior to the event, drawings must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the festival.The team will consist of a maximum of 6 members. Each team will be given 8 hours, 3 forges and anvils, a gas forge, leg vice and  the steel  they have requested.The panel will be of size  1100×679 and the frames will be premade by IBF out of 50×12 with the 50mm dimension laying flat as in a picture frame.The themes are:

  • Cattle
  • Sheep
  • Poultry
  • Agricultural Implements
  • Horses
  • Country Life (e.g. Hunting, Fishing, Shooting)
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Forestry

The Individual Competition

The competitors will be given 2 hours to make something of their own design on the theme of the four elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Not all elements need to be used 1,2,3 or 4 may be used.

The entry fee for the individual competition is £10.00.

The competitors would be provided with:

  • A forge, anvil and leg vice
  • 1m of 20×6 flat
  • 300mm 80×8 flat
  • 1m of 16mm Sq bar
  • 1m of 12mm round bar
  • 300mm of 25mm sq bar

The Student Competition

To qualify as a student you have to be attending a college of education.

The entry fee for the student competition is £5.00.

Time allowed 90mins

You will be required to reproduce a gate hook as specified in a drawing, the competitor will be judged for skills and accuracy to the drawing.

Each competitor will be supplied with:

  • a forge, anvil and leg vice
  • 250mm of 20×6 flat mild steel

 

What no Schedule?

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The official 2014 schedule is available here, click link to see!

E&O Wrought Ironwork Schedule


PREVIOUSLY……

 

Sorry but this year Wrought Ironwork schedules for the 2014 Blacksmith Competitions have taken longer than usual to print and distribute….. we’re working on it! Won’t be long now….

But if you really can’t wait here are the categories (from memory!)

1. Traditional – (by hammer and hand), no modern techniques such as gas/electric welding, machining etc.

2. Contemporary – as you like…any method of manufacture and construction

3. Something for the Bees?, any method of manufacture and construction.

4. Live 90 minutes – A pair of balance scales, to be made on site to size constraint TBC

5. Live pairs time TBC – A ‘Matock’ from supplied material.

6. Live 20 minute – Time permitting, there will be a winner takes all ‘Dash or Crash’ anything u like, entries on the day.

This is the outline for the competitions, I strongly advise to to check later in the month on the site or when your schedule finally hits the doormat.

The Edenbridge & Oxted Show

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Blacksmithing at Edenbridge & Oxted Show

The first entry on the Blacksmith competitions at The Edenbridge & Oxted Show Blog. Well what can you say…. ‘Welcome’ for a start, especially if you are new to all this.  If you are a seasoned competitor, I’m glad you’ve found us .

The Competitions are not all about showing off and seeing who’s best (although there is that too), its prime purpose is getting Blacksmiths or people who have an interest in Forging metal together and sharing.

Sharing can be a complicated thing… thoughts, opinions, skills, design, techniques, business savvy, inside info and so on, the list is a lot longer than I care to note down here. Sharing is also companionship, this is something that develops by default when like minded people get together and if you allow me a little sentiment, its a thing to be cherished!

At the Blacksmith competitions at The Edenbridge & Oxted Show the first thing you’ll become aware of as a newcomer is the friendly, laid back nature of the event. This informality is infectious and before you know it you’ll be chatting and discussing with other Smiths about all sorts of Blacksmith stuff. Even when the intense Live forging competitions get underway the organizers have a knack of keeping the seriousness of the forging, light and welcoming. If you are returning to the Competition you’ll know what I’m talking about already!

This new website is to note down all the good stuff that happens at Blacksmith competitions at The Edenbridge & Oxted Show and to inform everyone of the important bits like, schedules, results and prizes.