The Blu-Tack is being warmed, the sun will hopefully stay with us for a couple more weeks, and the army of volunteers are ready to get cracking. None of this would be worth it without your entries though, so now is the time to start thinking about getting involved this year. There’s something for everyone to enter – though I shall steer clear of baking anything. With no entry for fish finger sandwiches, I’ll be restricting myself to what I’m better than average at.
If you’ve grown something in your garden, why not have a go at something in the Fruit & Veg section. Even cherries or other fruit from trees/bushes can enter in the “plate of any other fruit”. Maybe you’ve got some nice roses, or any other flowers that are looking particularly pretty this time of year. Or perhaps you’re better at domestic produce. Like I said, it’s not my area, although I am still campaigning for a job as a judge in this section. Unfortunately, my only qualification is that I like eating…
Do you have a camera? Or even a mobile phone with a camera? The image quality from modern cameras built into phones is amazing. As you’re out and about, bear in mind the photographic topics for this year. They’re quite general themes, but remember to allow time to get them printed. The max size for your images (including mount) is A4.
Maybe you’re more into art or handcrafts. Last year, we had some amazing entries in the Art section (but bear in mind that they need to be supplied with hooks & string as well as entered slightly earlier to allow our team to get them all hung). Along with sections for traditional handcrafts, as well as metalwork & woodwork, we’ve added a model made of any material, including kits – so why not pop down to the model shop in Northwich and grab an Airfix kit? Show the kids that there is something to do that doesn’t involve a screen!
Speaking of the younger members of our community, there’s plenty for them too. As the schools have now broken up, why not encourage them to use some of that downtime to enter one of the junior categories? If you’re under 12, we have some pictures you can colour in and if you’re under 16 there are plenty of categories to look at for the handier youngsters. All junior entries are free, so what’s to lose?
Entering the show is easy. Just download an entry form (or the full schedule) from here. Have a skim through the rules. Fill out your entry form and bring it, along with 25p per entry (unless you’re under 16 – in which case it’s free!) to the community centre on Friday 31st July. On Saturday morning, fetch your exhibits in, then come back and 2pm to see how you did. Trophies and cups are awarded at 4pm with the raffle shortly after.
It’s a great way to get involved in the community and see how talented the local people of Weaverham & Acton Bridge really are.
See you in a couple of weeks!