The next NBCC Competitions after the Somerset Show are at the end of May and are at The Devon Show 21, 22, 23 May.
The Devon Show is at Westpoint, just outside Exeter and where the International Blacksmith Festival was held in 2014. Westpoint Forge is also the home of The Blacksmiths Guild. The official schedule with how to enter etc. will be posted here as soon as it is printed & delivered to me (get a move on Devon Blacksmiths!).
The preliminary competition schedule is:
Class 1 – A traditionally made item made in the competitors workshop with a value less than £250 ex vat
Class 2 – A traditionally made items made in the competitors workshop with no limit on selling price
Class 3 – Any item produced in the competitors workshop of a contemporary design using any methods ( no limit on price)
Class 4 – Any article produced in the competitors workshop of a sculptural or feature design, (no limit on price)
Class 5 – Any article produced in the competitors workshop for use in Agriculture or Industry (no limit on price)
The live forging classes are:
Class 6 – 2hrs to make a ‘Wine bottle holder’.
Class 7 – 30 mins ‘Crash and Dash’ to make a salable item.
Class 8 – Time TBA ‘To make a piece to match a sample’.
Class 9 – To design and make ‘A table candle holder’ This static competition is the ‘Presidents Choice’ (i.e. the winning piece to be judged by the Show President) and the winning entry will be retained by the DCAA and presented to the President as a memento of their time in office.