The 2015 Ohio State Fair Fruit Carving competition is coming up soon. Here’s a look at last year’s entries and winners.
Quite a few talented carvers competed. They created a variety of creative arrangements. There was an amateur and a pro division. In this article, I’ll show you the contestants and winners of the professional division.
1st Place “People’s Choice” Winner
In the professional division, the contestants did the carving in advance, then assembled their arrangements within a specified time period. The winners were decided by the popular vote of the attending public.
Later, there were a few timed events that challenged the carvers to carve a watermelon in only 8 minutes and 12 minutes.
2nd Place Winner
3rd Place Winner
Other Pro Contestants at the People’s Choice Division of the Ohio State Fair Fruit Carving Competition
Timed Watermelon Carving – Pro Division
There was also a couple of timed events at the Ohio State Fair Fruit Carving competition. Carvers showed off what they could carve in only a few minutes. Here are a few of the results.
I like how the following two watermelon carvings have 3 dimensionality. They were carved in only 8 minutes.
It’s not too late to get involved in the Ohio State Fair Fruit Carving Competition. You don’t have to be a pro. There is an amateur division, too.
The only photo I have from last year’s amateur division is this one that was sent to my by a customer / student Trang Pham. It was her first competition and she won the 2nd prize.
If you are available to compete at the Ohio State Fair Fruit Carving Competition, I highly recommend it. You’ll find that competing also has the benefit of motivating you to improve your skills to the next level. One of the best benefits of participating in events like this is that you’ll have a lot of fun meeting other carvers and getting great ideas.
You can see all of the details about the Ohio State Fair Fruit Carving Competition by downloading the Entry Form here.