The Dorset County Show is a two day competition on 2nd & 3rd September and is held at the Cokers Frome Showground just north of Dorchester.
This years schedule is`:
Class 1: An item of Ironwork for indoor use
Class 2: An item of Ironwork for outdoor use
Class 3: An item of Ironwork of a contemporary nature.
Class 4: Live Forging – To make on the Showground in 30 minutes a saleable item competitors to supply their own material.
Class 5: Live Forging – To make on the showground in 60 minutes “an item of door furniture” competitors to supply their own material.
For more detail you can download the full schedule using this link Dorset County Blacksmith Competition Schedule 2017
And to download an Entry Form use this link Dorset County Blacksmith Competition Entry Form 2017
South of England Show Blacksmith Competitions is around the corner. David Mortimer has worked emensely hard to get this Competition off the ground so please support the competition and the newly formed SEBA (South East Blacksmiths Association)
The Competition this year is:
Class A: Traditional Static 1st=£60, 2nd=£40
Class B: Contemporary Static 1st=£60, 2nd=£40
Class C: Traditional Live forging 1st=£60, 2nd=£40 90 minutes to forge on the showground ‘a moving Hinge’ competitors are to provide own materials, no cleanup time.
Class D: Composite Pattern Welded piece 1st=£50
Class E: Student static piece: 1st=£60, 2nd=£40
Peter Begent Award: 1st=£50
Camelia Botnar Foundation Cup
To enter…. contact David Mortimer (Mort) at Firebird Forge
The Devon Show Blacksmith Competitions are held for three days at the end of May at the Westpoint Showground, just outside Exeter, Devon.
Considering the Competition is just 5 weeks away and I have certain advantages running this website in acquiring schedules ahead of time…. this one has been a challenge. Thanks to Paul Gilbert for scanning his treasured copy of the schedule. These schedules seem to be as rare as Hen’s teeth and the entry forms are virtually non existent. Something tells me that the Devon Show Blacksmith Competition head of Public Relations needs to buck his ideas up?
With that said I really hope the competitions are a success for the sake of the Smiths who managed to gleen a copy of the schedule and bother to enter.
Here’s what I found:
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 any item, bring your own tools and materials.
Class 7 – 30 mins ‘Crash and Dash’ to make a salable item, bring your own tools and materials. This class can be entered on the day.
Class 8 – Time TBA ‘To make a piece to ‘match a sample’ in a specified time.
Class 9 – To design and make ‘Something from home‘ 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.
A copy of the schedule can downloaded from the Edenbridge and Oxted website, https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/devon-show-schedule-2017.pdf unfortunately you can’t download one from the Devon Show website itself.
An entry form can be downloaded here https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/devon-show-entry-form-2017.pdf
The Royal Bath and West Show Blacksmith Competitions are held on 31st May to June 3rd this year at the Shepton Mallet Showground and is the second round of the NBCC Championship.
All change at this years B&W Show though. New forge site and new type of competition. The venue remains the same but the Forge site has been moved to the Countryside area, which should give the competitors better access and a different level of public exposure.
The competition is greatly simplified with essentially three classes.
- A static free choice class, upon the NBCC championship will be a part of.
1st £50, 2nd £30, 3rd £20
- A 120 minute live forging class to make a ‘floral item’ to be included in NBCC live forging championship. 1st £50, 2nd £30, 3rd £20
- A daily 60 minute live forging competition, where the winner of each day’s work is awarded £25 prize money.
To download a schedule use this link http://www.bathandwest.com/media/2017-Wrought-Iron-Schedule.pdf
To download an entry form (POSTAL entries close on 19th May) http://www.bathandwest.com/media/Wrought-Iron-Entry-Form.pdf
This year’s Royal Three Counties Show is held at the Malvern Showground on 16th, 17th and 18th June 2017.
As usual the RTCS offers professional and student classes for both Farriers and Blacksmith…..read the schedule carefully. There is a separate entry form for Classes R.10 & R.11 Farrier competition entries close on 27th April 2017 and Blacksmiths on 15th June 2017
The Schedule is:
R.10A Traditional class over £250 in value
R.10B Traditional class under £250 in value
R.11A Contemporary class over £250 in value
R.11B Contemporary class under £250 in value
R.12 Set piece Live Smithing class, 105 minutes, £10 entry, winner takes all!
R.14 Speed Chain making Live Smithing class – 15 minutes to make at least 3 links, £5 entry, £100 prize winner takes all!
R.6 The Corner Test Live Smithing class – 20 minutes (25 minutes if you are an apprentice or student) to forge a square test piece 5″ x 5″ ID from 25 x 10mm flat stock, £5 entry, £100 prize winner takes all!
R3. Student Set piece Live Smithing – 60 minutes, £5 entry, prize money to four places.
Use this link to download a Blacksmiths schedule
Use this link to download a Farriers entry form
Use this link to download a Blacksmiths entry form
Check out the full schedule and entry forms at RTCAS official website
A short clip of an informal walk around the marquee at this years Static Blacksmith Competitions at Edenbridge and Oxted Show. Did you know that Edenbridge and Oxted Blacksmith Competition has a YouTube channel? Well it has, if you want to check it out you can use this link E&O YouTube
Last call for entries at this years Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competitions, there’s still time to enter Static pieces and take part in the Live Forging Contests. A schedule can be downloaded using this link https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/…/printed… along with an E&O Entry Form 2016 https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/…/entry-f…