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Inaugural

June 4, 2022

The Extreme in downtown Alva
425 College Ave., Alva, OK

Questions: April Ridgway,
(580) 917-0101 or
maxandapril@hotmail.com.

Registration Form
Informational Handout

Poster

Aspiring Artist April Decker, BancCentral Best of Show
Aspiring Artist April Decker, BancCentral Best of Show

BancCentral Best of Show honors in the first Nescatunga Arts Festival Sugar Show went to Aspiring Sugar Artist contestant April Decker of Alva. She won first place on both her cake and cupcake entries in the aspiring divisions.

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Jennifer Jones cake
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Aspiring Artist April Decker, BancCentral Best of Show
Aspiring Artist April Decker, BancCentral Best of Show

BancCentral Best of Show honors in the first Nescatunga Arts Festival Sugar Show went to Aspiring Sugar Artist contestant April Decker of Alva. She won first place on both her cake and cupcake entries in the aspiring divisions.

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Setup of table display must be completed by 8:45 a.m. Judging will begin at 9 a.m.

Show open to public viewing at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Entry fee is $10 per category item ($20 each after May 20).
Student-entries are free.

If you would like to publicize your entry, mail or email photos and descriptions
no later than May 13 to:
Nescatunga Arts Festival
PO Box 152 Alva, OK 73717

or email nescatungaarts@yahoo.com

Contest Divisions:

* Professional Sugar Show Artist (Refined Skills) *

* Aspiring Sugar Show Artist (Intermediate Skills) *

* Students *

Contest Categories

  • Decorated Cakes/Sugar Art

    • Professional (non-edible with "dummy" cakes)​

  • Decorated Cakes

    • Professional (edible)​

    • Aspiring Artist (edible)

    • Students (edible)

NOTE: Decorated cakes should have AT LEAST two tiers

  • Decorated Cookies (open to all ages, skill levels, divisions)

    • (should be presented as a dozen)​

  • Decorated Cupcakes (open to all ages, skill levels, divisions)

    • (should be presented as a dozen)​

  • Contestants may enter ONE item in each category (example: a dozen cookies equals one category item)

 

Before the Show:

  • PRACTICE and prepare your display

  • Card with the name of the entry and a business card display

  • Plan for displaying your entry in the best possible light (i.e. cake stand, cupcake stand, cookie plate
     

Day of the Show - 8 to 10:30 a.m.

  • Be on time to set up. No one will be allowed to set up after 8:45 a.m.

  • During check-in, all competitors will receive a Sugar Show Pass which will grant them and their assistant access to the Extreme Building during the judging phase (8-10:30). Competitors will also receive a number to be used to identify their entry during the competition judging.

  • Plan to have someone stay with your entry after judging to answer questions from the public. This is a great opportunity for you to get the word out about your business.

  • Entries are required to include a contact card underneath the entry’s cake board or base. The contact card must include the competitor’s name, division, and entry category. Cards will be provided prior to June 4.

  • Space will be provided for you to display a business card if you choose.

  • During the competition check-in process, all competitors are required to sign a Film & Photography release form to compete.

Judging Information:

  • Rating scale = 5 - well above average/exemplary effort has been given down to 1 = well below expectations

  • Items will be judged according to six criteria:

    • Overall Appearance​

    • Number of Techniques Used

    • Precision

    • Originality of Design

    • For the edible categories -- Flavor use and taste

Post Judging: 

Following the conclusion of the judges’ evaluations of all entries, we will open the doors of the Extreme to the public. Every contestant should be present or have an assistant present that can
answer questions. If you are a professional baker, this is your opportunity to let everyone know about your business.

Awards -- 11:30 - Noon

The awards ceremony will be open to the public, and all contestants should be present. Awards will be presented as follows:

Cakes
1st – Professional Artist $50

1st – Professional Non-Edible Sugar Art $50
1st – Aspiring Artist $50

1st – Student $10


Cookies
1st – Overall $50

1st – Student $10


Cupcakes
1st – Overall $50

1st – Student $10


Additional Prizes – BancCentral’s Best in Show, Holder Drug People's Choice


At the conclusion of the awards ceremony, contestants are asked to pack up and clean up their area.

Workshops:

Stay tuned for more details as we are working on organizing two workshops for the afternoon starting at 1 p.m.

Afterglow:

Your registration packet will include a feedback form. We hope you will fill it out to let us know your thoughts about the event as we plan for 2023.