If you’d like to try your hand at competing in a fruit and vegetable carving competition, here are a couple upcoming carving events that are being hosted by the World Food Sculptors Association.

Carving Competitions -1st place -people's choice

1st place - People's Choice at The Carve III - Nita Gill

One of the great things about competing in carving events is that it can be a great learning experience. It tends to force you to bring your carving to the next level. There are lots of opportunities to learn from other carvers as well. Even if you don’t compete, carving competitions are fun to attend. You’ll get lots of ideas.

I will be serving as a judge for the U.S. Collegiate National Championships at the CARVE IV in Holland Michigan at the end of September and I’ll be donating some of my DVDs as prizes.

By the way, both of these competitions are awarding monetary prizes to the top winners. You can see more of the details when you look at the entry forms with the rules and regulations in the links below.

Here is the information on these two upcoming carving competitions.


 

The Ohio State Fair Food Art Carving Competition
August 2, 2011
Columbus, OH

Prepare yourself for another great Food Art Competition!

The Ohio State Fair welcomes The World Food Sculptors Association by hosting this food art competition.  This is a first year event.

Carvers please bring a friend and we will supply you with two tickets and a parking pass to enjoy the Ohio State Fair. Food Art Competition promoted and run by Art The Experience.

Come and join the fun.  All rules and information can be downloaded about this event by clicking on the application.

This event is open to amateurs and professionals.

APPLICATION FORM AND RULES

Carving Competition - The Carve

Winners of the Team division at the U.S. Collegiate National Championships the The Carve III - Oakland Community College

The Carve IV

September 30 – October 1, 2011
Holland, MI

U.S. Collegiate National Championships
and
Professional Food Art Carving Competition

Carving Competition - 2nd place in People's Choice Division

2nd Place Winner of the People's Choice Division at The Carve III - Brandon D'Arca

This event is open to college students and professional carvers.  The pro event will be a people’s choice event and the Collegiate Nationals will be judged by professionals in the industry. (Amateurs are also welcome to compete in the people’s choice event.)

15 collegiate teams will be accepted this year so get your applications in early.

Download entry form, rules and guidelines

This will be a World Food Sculptors Association Sanctioned Event.

To get your questions answered you can contact the organizer Art The Experience.

You can also learn more about the Holland Farmer’s market at:
http://www.hollandfarmersmarket.com/thecarve/

Here is list of winners from last year’s competitions at The Carve III

You can see photos of the winning entries and the Carve III event in the following articles in my blog:

U.S. Collegiate National Championships

The Carve Vegetable Carving Competition Winners

Good luck if you intend to compete in either of these carving competitions! Tell them that Nita sent you.

If you know of any other carving competitions, let me know.

Send me your photos after the carving competition you attend or compete in and I may share them here on my blog.

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