• Class 14 Stylish Buffet Showpiece
  • Class 15 Ice Breakers
  • Class 16 Creative Fruit and Vegetable Carving

Class 14 Stylish Buffet Showpiece

This is about show and artistry from competitor own choice of buffet showpiece sculpture.

The decorations and showpieces are sculptures made out of margarine/butter, clay, paper clay, salt or sugar work such as icing, pulled or blown sugar into shapes and forms, etc.  Height of sculpture is minimum 60cm and maximum 150cm.

Aluminium foil, netting, metal plate and iron rod can be used for frame work but must not expose.  Inner supporting materials may be used.  The use of moulds is not allowed.  Strictly no styrofoam inside the sculpture.

Toxic paints and sprays, artificial materials and decorations are not allowed.

Showpieces will be judged on the day of competition and display till the last day of competition; the Organiser will dispose the exhibits uncollected after last day of the event.

Judging Criteria (Class 14)

Creativity & Originality

20 points

Design & Composition

30 points

Technical Skills & Degree of Difficulty

50 points

 

  • Total possible points: 100 (no half points will be given)

Class 15 Ice Breakers

To execute an ice carving showpiece within 60 minutes of competitors’ own preferred design. Each competitor will be provided with 1 block of ice measuring 120cm x 50cm x 30 cm. No replacement if there is breakage. Ice carving should consist 2 different artworks and must show skills of attaching ice. Competitors will have to provide their own tools.

Welding with dry ice is allowed, but must be provided by the participants.

 

Electrical tools are allowed. A standard 240w power point will be provided. Competitors are to bring their extension cord.

No coloring of the ice is allowed.

In order to be judged, sculptures must remain standing until the judging process is completed, in which it may take up to approximately 30 minutes.

Safety measures:

  1. Each participant is responsible for his/her own safety as well as safety of other competitors and the general public.
  2. All participants are also responsible for the safety of their sculptures.
  3. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to remove any sculptures which are determinable to be a safety hazard.

 

Judging Criteria (Class 15)

Technical Skill

 

Difficulty

10 points

Attention to details

10 points

Finished appearance

10 points

Structural techniques

10 points

Design Composition

 

Proportion or symmetry

10 points

Design and composition

10 points

Artistic Impression

15 points

Creativity

25 points

 

  • Total possible points: 100 (no half points will be given)

Class 16 Creative Fruit and Vegetable Carving

Make up own banquet composition of own fresh fruits and vegetables, combining various products within one design.  Participants should pursue maximum balance of combination, including balance of concept and contents, colour pallet and highly artistic performance of all elements of the composition accounting to specific serving conditions.

The carved centerpieces

Piece must be presented on time within the time limit of 90 minutes. It must be three dimensional and appealing from all angles.  Theme must be inoffensive and non-violent.

Designs shall be carved from raw food exclusively and the height of the items should not exceed 120cm and width should not exceed 80cm.

The use of toothpicks, wood skewers, food colouring and any glue is allowed.  Such elements must be absolutely invisible to avoid a penalty (10 points of the total points earned by the display).

Decorative elements such as stones, artificial flowers, ribbons, beads and similar is prohibited.  Such elements can only be made of fruits or vegetables.

Internal construction of any type, like glass, metal, plastic or wooden supporting structures, may not be used inside finished carved items.

Using natural greenery is permitted, it can stand in a pot with soil but it should not exceed 1/3 of the composition.  Soil must be contained and decorated so it does not touch the carvings (to avoid contamination).

Notes

  1. Once the competition starts any help to the participant is prohibited. The assistants and helpers may not enter the area of the competition
  2. If found offensive, displays may be removed by a juror or the organizer
  3. Name cards or logos of the working place of the competitor may be placed in proper manner after judging has been completed
  4. The Organizer will not be responsible for any loss or damage to any utensils
  5. Due to limited space, competitors’ pieces will be displayed until 4:00pm on the competition day
  6. Early removal of the carvings is not allowed. Organizer may dispose of any uncollected exhibits after 1630hrs on that day (exact display and disposal time shall be further notified)

 Permitted

  1. The use of toothpicks, wood skewers, food colouring and any glue is allowed
  2. Using natural greenery is permitted, it can stand in a pot with soil but it should not exceed 1/3 of the composition. Soil must be contained and decorated so it does not touch the carvings (to avoid contamination)
  3. Internal support such as glass, metal, plastic or wood may be used inside finished carved items but must be totally invisible
  4. Supports, textiles and other decoration materials in accordance with principles of application for creation of an ornament of a banquet composition are allowed.

 Prohibited

  1. The use of decorative elements such as artificial flowers, earth, sand, animal fur and moss is prohibited.
  2. Any advertising included in the designs is not allowed.
  3. The use of flowers and buds is not allowed.

Judging Criteria (Class 16)

Creativity and Originality

Artistic impression and first impression must be pleasing and present a successful ensemble. It should be original and creative. Innovative carving techniques and incisions should be demonstrated. This carving must be usable for a banquet or reception.

20 points

Design and Composition

Attention to details, finished appearance, proportion & symmetry. It must be three dimensional and appealing from all angles. Theme must be inoffensive and non-violent. Design must be elegant, sophisticated, sober, peaceful and joyful. The choice of products, their colour harmony including the peel and the core are important as well as the ability to demonstrate all of it.

30 points

Technical Skills and Degree of Difficulty

Structural techniques, utilization and craftsmanship. Work must be precise and accurate. Elements must be properly assembled and seams must be discreet.

50 points

  • Total possible points: 100 (no half points will be given)
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