2017 HOMECRAFT SHOW
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To download a homecraft entry form click HERE
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS TO EXHIBITORS - PLEASE READ
This Show will be at Car Park 1, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. CV8 2LZ. We invite you to participate.
Directions: The Show will be sign posted on B4113. Please also refer to our website giving directions.
Staging of Exhibits:
Friday 9th June 2017 Entries will be accepted between 5.00 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Exhibitors wishing to unload directly into the Homecraft Marquee must do so on the Friday. Entrance gates may be changed due to weather conditions.
Saturday 10th June 2017 Entries will be accepted between 8.00am and strictly 8.30am. Exhibits brought on the Saturday will have to be carried from the car park, as no cars will be allowed near the Homecraft Marquee.
Saturday 10th June 2017 Judging will take place from 9.00 a.m.
The Homecraft Show will be open to the public from approximately 11.00 a.m., after the judging has been completed.
Presentation of Prizes and Collection of Exhibits:
Saturday 10th June 2017 Presentation of trophies will take place in the Homecraft Marquee at 4.30 p.m.
Prize money will be available from the Secretary after 5.00 p.m.
All exhibits must be removed by 6.00 p.m.
Secretary: Mrs C. Mold, Home Farm, Pailton Road, Harborough Magna,
Rugby. CV23 OHG.
Tel: 01788 834600.
Show Entry Tickets: Will be available from Kenilworth Library or www.kenilworthshow.co.uk at reduced rates.
The Homecraft committee of the Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society wish to convey their gratitude for The Royal Agricultural Society’s kindness in permitting the use of Car Park 1, for the Kenilworth’s Homecraft Show for 2017.
1. Entry Fees:
Children’s Section (Division XI) – 20 pence per entry
All Other Classes 50 pence per entry
2. Your Entry Form:
Accompanied by the correct entry fee must be received by Wednesday 31st May 2017. Confirmation of entry will not be acknowledged.
2a. Due to time restrictions on show day, exhibitors who have not sent an entry form for the homecraft show to the secretary by the closing date, will only be able to enter at the chairman’s discretion, excluding sections II & III where late entries will be accepted due to seasonal growing conditions.
3. Entrants in Division XI must be:-
PART I: 7 years or under. PART II: 12 years or under. PART III: 18 years or under on the day of the Show.
ENTRANTS MUST BE UNAIDED BY ADULTS:
4. All classes are open..
NB - An exhibitor may not enter more than 2 entries per class in Division IV, the Egg Section, Division
VIII, the Handicraft Section, and division IX, the Art Section.
5. Any item may be exhibited in one KADAS Homecraft Show only and must not be re-entered in any other year.
6. The committee has the right to refuse entries.
7. The Judges have the power to withhold prizes. The Judges’ decision is final.
8. Protests or objections to be made in writing by the Exhibitor to the Show Secretary by 1.00 p.m. on the day of the Show, accompanied by a deposit of £5.00, returnable if the objection is held.
9. All entries for the COMPETITION ONLY, AND NO ARTICLE WILL BE SOLD.
10. All exhibits showing more or less than the specified number, greater than the stated maximum dimensions or otherwise not to schedule, shall be disqualified.
11. Cards for each entry to be obtained from the Secretary on arrival at the Homecraft Marquee.
Please note: Entries will not be accepted after 7.30 p.m. on Friday 9th June, and 8.30 a.m. on Saturday 10th June.
12. Exhibitors to provide own materials for staging exhibits and to be responsible for same at close of Show.
New Rule: All exhibits must have exhibitors name on underside. Items not collected after the show will be donated to Charity
13. Although all possible security precautions will be taken, the Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society
accept no responsibility for loss or damage to exhibits or the property of the Exhibitor.
14. Placings: Classes with 5 or fewer entries qualify for 3 awards.
Classes with 6 or more entries qualify for 4 or 5 awards.
15. Points will be awarded as follows:- 1st - 4 2nd - 2 3rd - 1
16. Where an Exhibitor enters more than one exhibit in a single class, the points gained by the highest placed exhibit ONLY will be calculated towards the ‘Most Points in Division’ trophy.
17. Trophies are the property of the Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society. They are for annual competition. Winners from the previous show will be notified accordingly, and the trophies must be returned to the Secretary by the 30th April 2018 for presentation at the 2018 show.
18. No dogs allowed in marquee, except guide dogs.
Coventry Evening Telegraph Rose Bowl For most points in Division 1 - X
Division I - Floral Art
L. Trietline Cup Best exhibit in Floral Art
The Martin Rose Bowl Most points in Division I
Cynthia Cook Trophy Best interpretation of a Class Title
Kenilworth Flower Club Trophy Best Exhibit in Novice Class
Division II - Pot Plants/Herbs/Vegetables
McDaide Cup Most points in Division II
Jean Sephton Cup Best exhibit in Class 12
Gerald Geoffrey Trophy Best exhibit in Class 15
Division III - Cut Flowers
Kenilworth Cup Most points in Division III
Roland Powers Cup Best exhibit in Classes 18 & 19
Division IV – Eggs
A Cup Best exhibit in Division IV
Division V - Home Baking
Kenilworth Weekly News Cup Most points in Division V
Alan Davies Bakery Trophy Best exhibit in Class 36
Joyce Horncastle Novice Cup Best exhibit in Class 30
Janet Lewis Award Best exhibit in Class 37
Sugar Craft Cup Best Exhibit in Class 41
Division VI – Preserves
Mary Hill Trophy Most points in Division VI
Division VII – Wine
Peter Davy Trophy Most points in Division VII
Division VIII - Handicrafts
Mollie Lucas Trophy Most points in Division VIII
Joan Holmes Memorial Trophy Best exhibit in Class 52
Kenilworth WI Rose Bowl Best exhibit in Class 55
Catherine Fletcher Cup Best exhibit in Class 57
Division IX - Art
Dorothy Potts Cup Best exhibit in Division IX
Division X - Photography
Tom Lucas Trophy Best exhibit in Division X
Serck Trophy Most points in Division X
Division XI - Children’s Section
The Dixon Cup Best junior exhibit in an adult class
Amy Lilly Cup Best exhibit in Classes 70, 72 and 73
Kathleen Moreton Trophy Best exhibit in Classes 69
Young Farmers Club Trophy Best exhibit in Classes 75, 76 and 78
The Witney Trophy Best exhibit in Classes 74
Junior Sugar Craft Cup Best exhibit in Class 79
George Bostock Trophy Most points in Part I
Ivor Moreton Trophy Most points in Part II
Alan Briscoe Cup Most points in Part III
PRIZE MONEY for Divisions I : 1st - £5.00 2nd - £3.00 3rd - £2.00
DIVISION I - FLORAL ART
To be judged in accordance with NAFAS Competitions Manual 2nd Edition 2009.
Tables are 60cms in depth, covered white. All backings are neutral where applicable. Height of exhibits is unlimited. No artificial plant material to be included. Please note that staging must be completed by 7.30 p.m. Friday 9th June 2017
1. “Forces Sweetheart” An exhibit Width 24”
2. “A day out” An exhibit Width 24”
3. “Anyone for Cricket”. An exhibit. Width 24”
4. “Green & Pleasant Land”. A foliage arrangement. Width 18”
5. “Take 3 Flowers” An exhibit width 18”
6. Arrangement in a Champagne Glass. An exhibit. Width 10”
7. Table Centre. Width 18” (Novice – someone who has never won a floral arrangement Competition)
PRIZE MONEY for Divisions II-X: 1st - £2.00 2nd - £1.00 3rd - £0.50
DIVISION II - POT PLANTS / HERBS / VEGETABLES
Pot Plants must have been the property of the Exhibitor for a minimum of 3 months, and not have been shown previously in the KADAS Homecraft Show. See Note 5
8. Cactus Grown in a Pot
9. One Herb grown in a pot – pot to be 7”/18cm Maximum
10. 1 Foliage Plant - pot to be 7”/18cm maximum
11. 1 Flowering Pot Plant - pot to be 7”/18cm maximum
12. Flowering Orchid growing in a pot – pot to be 7”/18cm Maximum
13. Hosta grown in a pot
14. A selection of Alpines growing in a container
15. 3 Sticks of Rhubarb
16. Dish of 10 home grown Strawberries
Entries in this section, except in Classes 15 & 16, will not be accepted unless - standing in a water retaining dish.
DIVISION III _ CUT FLOWERS
All Cut Flowers must have been grown by the Exhibitor.
17. Container of variegated garden foliage, mixed types, maximum 5 stems
18. Hybrid Tea Rose/English Tea Rose, 1 stem
19. Rose, any type, 1 container, 3 stems
20. Container of cut flowers, mixed types, minimum 5 stems, no foliage
21. Container of cut flowers, 1 type, minimum 5 stems, no foliage
22. 3 Clematis blooms
23. 3 spikes of Iris, any form
All flowers must be in water, in a suitable container.
DIVISION IV – EGGS – An exhibitor may not enter more than two entries per class in this section.
Classes 24-28 will be judged on appearance only.
24. 3 Hen Eggs, brown
25. 3 Hen Eggs, tinted ie light brown
26. 3 Hens eggs white
27. 3 Bantam Eggs, any colour
28. 3 Waterfowl Eggs, any variety
29. 1 Egg, any variety, judged on Internal Quality
All exhibits to be displayed on white plates with sand – supplied by Kenilworth Show
DIVISION V – HOME BAKING
(All exhibits in this division must be covered in clear plastic bags or clear film, and presented on an appropriate dish/plate. Covers will be removed for judging, and then replaced. No Plastic boxes allowed)
Due to the Food Safety Act 1991, we are unable to accept entries containing raw eggs,
Soft cheese, pates and any other pre-cooked meats.
30. MEN ONLY: 5 Rock Cakes
31. 5 Pieces “unbaked” Tray Bake
32. Victoria Sponge. 3 Egg Mix
33. Bakewell Tart
34. 5 Butterfly Cakes
35. Fruit Loaf, using 2Lb loaf tin
36. Sour Dough Bread
37. Swiss Roll
38. 5 Melting moments (recipe given on back page)
39. 5 Cheese Scones
40. 5 Eccles Cakes
41. Selection of Homemade Sweets, presented in a box for a gift
42. 1 Shelled, Uncut, Hard Boiled Egg, to be judged on internal appearance only, presented on a plate.
DIVISION VI - PRESERVES
Jars & Bottles should be of clear glass and free from commercial markings, with new lids. Lids for Jams should be metal twist tops, plastic tops or cellophane covers.
Lids for Chutneys and Pickles should be plastic lined twist tops or plastic tops, cellophane covers should not be used.
All must be clearly labelled and dated
43 A jar of Chutney
44 A jar of pesto
45 A jar of Jam
46 A jar of Lemon Curd
47 A jar of Marmalade
DIVISION VII – WINE
48 Damson or Sloe Gin (any size, clear bottle)
49 Any other flavour of liqueur, labelled. (any size, clear bottle)
50 Bottle of Lemonade
51 Bottle of Diluted Elderflower Cordial, ready to drink.
DIVISION VIII - HANDICRAFTS
(An exhibitor may not enter more than two entries per Class in this section) All entries to be the work of the exhibitor.
52 Upcycle a Lampshade using a table lamp for display
53 Beach Bag. Max size 24” overall
54 An item of Decoupage
55 Knitted Tea Cosy, Displayed on a Tea Pot.
56 A Gift Wrapped Present
57 Item of Cross Stitch. Max. size 18” overall
58 A Key Ring any medium
59 Fabric Cube to be used for storage. Max size 24” overall.
DIVISION IX – ART
Class 60, 62 & 63: Entries can be framed, but will not be accepted unless fixed for hanging with a securely attached cord or wire.
An Exhibitor may not enter more than two entries per class in this section
60 An abstract painting. Any medium
61 A Greetings Card
62 A Water Colour Picture
63 “Still Life”, any other medium
DIVISION X – PHOTOGRAPHY
Images taken with a non-digital camera will be accepted. You may use digital manipulation to optimise an image but you are not permitted to add or remove key elements of the composition. Composite or montage images, from more than one original image, are not eligible.
All digital images must be submitted as prints and must be clearly marked as digital images. Entrants of all photos will be required to declare the location the photograph was taken, on the front of the exhibit where applicable.
Images must be mounted on card, not in a frame. Maximum print size 12” x 8½” (30.5cm x 21.5cm) exclusive of mounting.
64 “A Day Out”– a Colour photograph
65 “A New Life” – a colour photograph
66 “Dawn or Dusk” – A colour Photograph
67 “Country Life” – A colour photograph
68 A Black & White photograph
DIVISION XI - CHILDREN’S SECTION
PLEASE READ THE RULES regarding ages as shown below, also rules on Page 2.
Please state your date of birth on the entry form. - Exhibits must be the work of the entrant.
Entry Fee - 20p/entry Prize Money - 1st - £1.50 2nd - £1.00 3rd - £0.50
Classes, 69, 74, 79 and 81 – Must be covered in a clear plastic bag/film. Covers will be removed for judging and then replaced. No plastic boxes are allowed.
PART I - Children to be aged 7 years or under on the day of the Show.
69 5 Chocolate Crispy Cakes
70 A lighthouse made from Recycled materials
71 A Cress Head Egg
72 A Decorated Stone
73 A Fruit / vegetable Man
PART II - Children to be aged 12 years or under on the day of the Show.
74 A Novelty Cake made from bought cakes/biscuits/sweets
75 Decorate a Pair of Sunglasses
76 A Beast made from scrap pieces of wood
77 Photograph of my Favourite Animal, framed
78 Decorate a Hat
PART III - Children to be aged 18 years or under on the day of the Show.
79 5 Sweetheart Cookies (recipe given on back page)
80 Insect hotel made from recycled materials
81 A Novelty Cake made from bought cakes/biscuits/sweets
82 A Photograph using a mobile phone. Max size 30.5cm x 21.5cm
Children may enter more than one section as long as they are within the age limit.
Ingredients: 175g (6oz) Self Raising Flour
125g (4oz) Butter
125g (4oz) Caster Sugar
50g (2oz) Rolled Oats
Pinch of Salt
12 Glacé Cherries
- Using a wooden spoon, beat the butter until is soft and creamy.
- Beat in the sugar until the mixture is pale and drops easily from the spoon.
- Beat in the egg with 25g (1oz) of the flour.
- Fold the remaining flour and salt and mix them to form a stiff dough.
- Divide the mixture into 24 pieces and, with wet hands, roll each one into a ball the size of a walnut.
- Roll the balls in the oats, and place them on baking trays, allowing room for them to spread. Flatten each one slightly. Place half a glacé cherry in the centre of each biscuit.
- Bake them for 20 mins, in the oven 180°C/350°F, Gas 4. Allow them to set a little on the trays before cooling them on a rack. The recipe makes 24 biscuits.
Ingredients: Oil, for greasing
200g (7oz) plain flour, plus a little extra for dusting the work surface.
25g (1oz) Custard Powder
50g (2oz) Caster Sugar
150g (5oz) butter, at room temperature
1 egg yolk
4 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
Sifted icing sugar, to decorate
- Lightly brush the baking sheets with a little oil.
- Put the flour, custard powder and sugar in a large bowl. Cut the butter into pieces on a plate and then add to the bowl. Rub the butter into the flour mixture between your fingertips to make crumbs, or use an electric mixer.
- Stir in the egg yolk and mix to a smooth dough, first with a round bladed knife then with your hands when the dough becomes too stiff to stir.
- Knead the dough on a surface sprinkled with a little flour, then cut it in half and roll out one half until 5mm (¼ inch thick). Stamp out large circles using 6cm (2 ½ inch) round cookie cutter.
- Cut out little hearts from the centre of half of the circles, using 3cm (1 ¼ inch) heart shaped cutter, and lift out with a small sharp knife. Transfer the rounds to the oiled baking sheets.
- Squeeze the trimmings together and roll out with the remaining dough, stamping out shapes until you have 15 circles with Heart shaped centres cut out and 15 whole circles.
- Bake the cookies in an oven 160°C/325°F/Gas 3, for 10-12 minutes – slightly less for the heart stamped ones – until pale golden. Loosen the cookies with a palette knife and leave to cool on the baking sheets. They can be stored in an airtight tin for up to 2 days.
- To serve, spread the jam over the whole cookies, top with the heart stamped ones, then dust with a little sifted icing sugar.
To download a homecraft entry form click HERE