Why participate or attend carving events and competitions? Here are 7 great reasons.
1. It’s entertaining! It’s always fun to see the amazingly creativity that is displayed at carving events and competitions.
2. Enjoy the camaraderie of other carvers. When you participate in carving competitions and events, you’ll be meeting others who share your passion for carving. Among the other contestants, you will meet other carvers. Great working relationships can get started this way.
3. You can meet new clients. Among the attendees of events, you’re likely to meet potential clients who see your work, like it and who will want to hire you for their parties or events.
4. You’ll learn. There is always something you can learn from the others who participate in carving events and competitions. You might learn a better way to carve or arrange something. You might learn about an effective new tool. You might notice efficient ways of sharpening your tools, storing and carrying your tools. The possibilities are endless.
5. You’ll improve your skills. The challenge to win is a good motivator to try new things, test your limits and elevate your carving skills. You may even surprise yourself.
6. You may even win! It’s always fun to get some recognition for your efforts. And, depending on the competitions, you may even walk away with a prize that is the icing on the cake.
7. It’s fun. It’s the best reason. In my opinion, it sums up all the rest. I think its fun to see the awesome creativity of others, to make friends, to pick up new clients, and to improve my skills. Winning is just the icing on the cake.
On this website, you will find information about upcoming competitions and events. And, you can take a look at the photos and winners from past events and from past competitions. You’ll find photos of past events and competitions for both amateurs and students as well as professionals. You’re bound to get lots of ideas.
We publish most of the competitions and events that we hear about. When you know of upcoming competitions or events, please let us know about it by using the form below.
Why not plan your own friendly competition at your social club, workplace, or school? They can be a lot of fun. Encourage your friends, co-workers, students or associates to participate. It’s a fun creative activity even for those who are brand new to food art. One of my readers had a food art day at the senior facility where she works. All the employees participated and a great time was had by the residents and the employees. Another reader participated in a potluck among friends where each couple was assigned a asked the bring a food arrangement that could be eaten and shared that was all of one assigned color. Her color was purple. She featured eggplant, cabbage, purple potatoes and yams. Besides the larger more formal competitions, there are lots of ways to have fun with a simple food art event or competition. Get those creative juices flowing!