This is an annual competition in monthly stages based on the competition theme set by the committee. The Competition theme is shown in the Club Programme.
Currently, two tables will be set up each month, one for beginners and one for the more advanced turners ( You decide which category you belong in )
Entries should be placed on the tables at the beginning of each meeting and the members will choose a winner by placing a token next to their favourite piece in each category before or during the tea break. Tokens will be on the competition tables.
Points will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places which will accumulate through the year.
At the AGM, the member with the most points in each category will be declared the winner and receive the 'Turner of the Year' shield. The shield will be held for the year and returned before the next AGM.
Having run the competition for several years now a few guidelines have been set:
The challenge is an annual event that closes at the end of the August meeting each year. It will have an open theme so you can enter any one piece you wish. The only criteria is that it has been made within the last year.
Currently there are two sections for the competition. One for beginners and one for the advanced. ( You decide which category you belong in )
Judging will be done by the committee (minus any members with an entry in the competition) at the September committee meeting.
At the AGM the winner of a 'beginners' and 'more experienced' categories will be awarded a shield to be held for one year and returned before the next AGM.
These 'trophies' have kindly been donated by the president of the Ox & Bucks wood carving club.
The absolute deadline for entry into this challenge will be the end of the August meeting.
All entries will be photographed and displayed on the Gallery page.