The Devon Show Blacksmith Competitions are on 19. 20, 21 May.
The Devon Show http://www.devoncountyshow.co.uk/ is at Westpoint, just outside Exeter. The official schedule with how to enter etc. will be posted here as soon as I get it.
However 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 ‘Kinetic Sculpture’.
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 wine bottle 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.