Produce, Handicrafts & Children’s Classes

PRODUCE AND HANDICRAFT SECTION

Saturday 14th September 2024.

Section Secretary

Mrs Suzette Jopling, 16 Hill End, Frosterley, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, DL13 2SX.

Telephone No. 07719613159

Entry Secretary 

Mrs Julie Hanson, Barrington House, 12 High Street, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, DL13 2UR. Telephone No. 07837207081

E-mail address: stanhopeshow.industrial@gmail.com

Anybody who would like to help on show day with stewarding duties when the section is open to the public, please contact us. Your help would be gratefully appreciated.

Rules of entry to this section

  • Please submit your entries as soon as possible with the appropriate fee to the Entry Secretary. Each exhibitor must use a separate entry form. Extra forms can be photocopied or downloaded from the show website. A stamped addressed envelope for your tickets would be appreciated.
  • Entries must be received before 5pm on Monday, 9th September 2024.
  • Please do not ask us to take entries on show day, we have enough to do!
  • First Prize – £5, second prize – £3 and third prize of £1 will be awarded unless otherwise stated in the schedule. Prize money will be available between 4.30pm and 5.30pm. Any uncollected prize money will be returned to the show.
  • Entry to senior classes is 80p per exhibit and junior classes are 40p per exhibit.
  • Entries fees of £8 or more entitles each exhibitor to one free entrance ticket. Competitors in the Junior section who spend £3.00 or more will be receive one free junior entry ticket. Payment can be made by Cash or BACS Account Name: Stanhope Agricultural Society: Sort Code 20-59-43. Account No: 80084697. Please use Ref No. PHC-(surname) to correspond with name on entry form
  • All exhibits must be the bona fide property of the exhibitor and not won a prize at Stanhope Show.
  • No names to be visible on the exhibits.
  • On the exhibition label provided please fill in your name in the space provided on the back. Any alteration to the front of the card will result in disqualification of the exhibit.
  • The Produce and Handicraft section takes place in the Ridley Suite exhibition building near to the entrance of the show field.
  • On the day of the show staging will take place between 8.00am and 9.45am when everyone except for show officials and judges will be asked to leave so that judging can commence. At approximately 12 noon the doors will be opened to the public.
  • No exhibits are to be removed until 4.30pm. All exhibits must be removed before 5.30pm. Any items not collected will be disposed of unless prior arrangements have been made.
  • All reasonable care will be taken of exhibitor’s property but the show officials accept no responsibility for any loss or damage that may occur.
  • Any exhibit which does not conform to the wording of the schedule will be disqualified and shown as NAS (not according to schedule).
  • All prizes are to be awarded at the judge’s discretion and have the right to withhold prizes where exhibits are considered unworthy of them.
  • The Judges’ decision is final.
  • You will be able to enter the show field with your car to stage your exhibits on production of your exhibitors slip (all occupants without wristbands will have to pay the entrance fee) but you must leave the show field as soon as possible after staging your exhibits and park in the public car park (in the Castle Park) making sure everyone receives a wristband for re-entry. You will be able to bring your car back on to the show field after 4pm to pick up your exhibits.
  • All trophies are the property of Stanhope Agricultural Society. Holders will be responsible for the safe custody of trophies in their possession and must be returned to the show organisers before next year’s show
  • Where trophies are awarded to the exhibitor gaining the most points in a section first prize will be awarded 5 points, second 3 points and third 1 point, in the event of a tie the exhibitor with the most firsts will be the winner.

 

HOME BAKING

Perpetual Trophy kindly donated by Stanhope WI in memory of all Past Members will be awarded to the most outstanding exhibit in this section.

101     Loaf of White Bread

102     Artisan Bread (any style)

103     4 Fruit Scones

104     4 Savoury Scones

105     4 Rock Buns

106     4 Pieces of Tray Bake

107     4 Butterfly Buns

108     Gingerbread Loaf (oblong)

109     Chocolate Cake (one cake split, filled but not iced)

110     Cake containing vegetables (Please specify Vegetable used)

111     Lemon Drizzle Cake

112     Free-from Cake (e.g. gluten or dairy) Please state recipe.

113     Signature Bake – your personal favourite bake (the choice is yours)

114     Technical Challenge –   Swiss Roll. Follow the set recipe link here. You can download and save the recipe or print it out. It will open in a new tab or window.

115     Star Baker – Cold dessert  (not to exceed 25cm)

116     4 Ginger Biscuits (not rolled)

117     3 Corned Beef and Potato squares (Shortcrust pastry)

118     4 Sausage Rolls shortcrust pastry

119     Quiche – any variety (not to exceed 25cm)

120     Crustless Vegetarian Quiche (not to exceed 25cm)

121     6 Homemade sweets

122     A ramekin of Pease Pudding

123     Country Afternoon Tea – to be presented on a tiered cake stand

(This class will be judged on content and presentation)

           Industrial Section Secretary’s Perpetual Trophy kindly donated by Susan Anderson and Suzette Jopling will be awarded to the winner of this class

124     Men Only – An Iced cake – your choice

           Perpetual Trophy kindly donated by Northgate Systems will be awarded to the winner of this class.

 

JUNIOR HOME BAKING CLASSES

10 years and under

125     3 Pieces of “No Bake” Traybake

126     3 Homemade Biscuits (the choice is yours)

127     3 Decorated cupcakes

16 Years and under

128     Chocolate Cake (one cake split filled and iced with butter cream icing)

129     Apple Pie (not to exceed 20cm)

130     3 Fruit Scones

131     4 Homemade Biscuits (the choice is yours)

132     Junior Star Baker – Country Afternoon Tea to be presented on a tiered cake stand

(This class will be judged on content and presentation)

           Perpetual Trophy kindly donated by The Bakers Loaf & Old Weardale Tea Rooms

 

PRESERVES

Perpetual Trophy in memory of Mrs B Mews kindly donated by Mr & Mrs A Mews will be awarded to the most outstanding exhibit in this section.

No Brand Labels on lids.

133     1lb/454g Jar of Strawberry Jam

134     1lb/454g Jar of Raspberry Jam

135     1lb/454g Jar of Jam, any variety not eligible for any other class

136     1lb/454g Jar of Marmalade

137     Jar of Lemon Curd

138     Jar of Jelly

139     Jar of Chutney

 

LIQUEURS AND COCKTAILS

Perpetual Trophy kindly donated by Donaldson’s will be awarded to the most outstanding exhibit in this section.

All exhibits to be homemade. Clear bottles must be used.

140     Homemade Cider

141     Homemade Liqueur – Gin Based

142     Homemade Liqueur – Vodka Based

143     Homemade Liqueur – Any other variety

144     Sloe Gin

 

CRAFT AND NEEDLEWORK

Perpetual Trophy kindly donated by WE & J Rowell will be awarded to the most outstanding exhibit in this section.

Entries must be unwashed. If your any of your items are large, please state size on entry form.

145     Door Wreath (any medium) not to exceed 30cm x 30cm

146     Article in Cross Stitch

147     Article in Patchwork

148     Crochet Article (Knitting Yarn)

149     Crochet Article (Cotton)

150     Novelty Bookmark

151     Small gift made from handmade felt

152     A recycled item

153     Homemade Article costing less than £5 (state cost on ticket)

154     Handmade Christmas Decoration (any medium)

155     2 Dyed eggs (natural vegetable dyes)

156     Handmade Christmas card with greeting (not from a kit)

157     Article Crafted from any Material – not eligible for any other class

 

 

HAND KNITTING

Perpetual Trophy kindly donated by Weardale Veterinary Clinic will be awarded to the most outstanding exhibit in this section.

Entries must be unwashed.

158     Hand Knitted article suitable for Baby

159     Hand Knitted article in Double Knitting Yarn

160     Hand knitted article in Fashion Yarn

161     Hand Knitted article in traditional Aran pattern and yarn

162     Hand knitted article 4 ply or under – not baby

163     Hand knitted article from less than 100g of yarn

 

ART

Perpetual Trophy: The Tilcon Bowl will be awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points in classes 164 – 169

 

Perpetual Trophy kindly donated by Lime Tree Gallery will be awarded to the most outstanding exhibit in this section.

Please ensure that your work can be hung on a vertical board.

Please state size of exhibits on entry form

164     Painting in Oils or Acrylics

165     Painting in Watercolour

166     Pencil or charcoal Drawing

167     Painting in Pastel

168     Any other media on any surface

169     Novice – Any Media

(Entrants not to have won in this section at Stanhope show)

 

JUNIOR CLASSES

Competitors entering this section who spend £3.00 on entry fees will be entitled to a free junior entry ticket.    Age will be taken into consideration

 

A Special Prize will be awarded to the exhibit the judge would most like to take home in classes 170 – 173

Perpetual Trophy kindly donated by Durham Dales Centre will be awarded to the exhibit the judge would most like to take home in classes 174 – 180

Perpetual Trophy kindly donated by Stanhope Post Office will be awarded to the exhibit the judge would most like to take home in classes 181 – 187

Perpetual Trophy kindly donated by Joan Woodhall, Fruit and Veg will be awarded to the exhibit the judge would most like to take home in classes 188 – 192

Overall Junior Champion – Gordon and Joan Rutherford Memorial Trophy kindly donated by their family for the most outstanding exhibit in the Junior Section

 

5 years and under

170     Decorated Digestive Biscuit

171     Edible rainbow on a plate

172     Painting or drawing (not to exceed A4)

173     Decorated Pebble

 

 

 

8 years and under

174     Painting or Drawing. Autumn (not to exceed A4)

175     Colouring in competition. Please click here for the link to the image which can be downloaded and printed out.

176     Decorated hardboiled egg (in the shell)

177     Pom Pom Animal

178     Christmas Present Label

179     Decorated Birthday Card

180     If you have made it, let’s see it (anything you have made not eligible for any other class)

12 years and under

181     Painting or Drawing – Spring (not to exceed A4)

182     Collage, depicting the seasons of the year

183     Lego /k’nex or similar Model – original design (not to exceed 30cm Square)

184     Miniature Scarecrow (not to exceed 25cm)

185     An item made from Recycled Material

186     Edible Creature

187     If you have made it, let’s see it (anything you have made which is not eligible for any other

class)

16 years and under

188     Painting or Drawing – Winter (not to exceed A4)

189     Edible Vehicle

190     Computer generated advertisement for a Bonfire Night Party

191     Handmade Christmas decoration

192     If you have made it, let’s see it (anything you have made which is not eligible for any other

class)

 

Family Challenge    -Open to families, groups, or individuals.  Entry Fee 80p

 

193     Shoebox challenge – Greatest number of items beginning with the letter S that will fit into a             shoe box (spoon, stone, stone)

     Rules: –

  • Each entry must be accompanied with a list of all items contained in the box, which will be displayed alongside the box
  • A standard shoe box, (no larger than 33cm long, 19cm wide, 10cm deep)
  • The lid should be able to be closed properly

 

FLORAL ART

Perpetual Trophy kindly donated by Mr and Mrs W H Sanderson will be awarded to the most outstanding exhibit in this section.

Prize money:             Classes    194 – 195            £15     £12     £8

Classes    196 – 197            £8        £6        £4

 

194     An all-round arrangement, flowers to be a single colour, foliage allowed

(not to exceed 45cm x 45cm)

195     A floral arrangement of flowers and foliage in a vase or jug (not to exceed 45cm x 45cm)

196     A Gents Buttonhole

197     A floral arrangement in a toy (not to exceed 30cm x 30cm) Competitors 18 years and under

            Stanhope Floral Art Goblet (perpetual) will be awarded to the winner of this class.     

Entries must be the use of plant material with or without accessories. No artificial plant material allowed.  The size given for each exhibit is the maximum space allowed, height is unlimited in all classes, but must be in proportion. Entries can be staged, at their own risk, on Friday 13th September between 3pm – 8pm by prior arrangement with the section secretary.

How to get involved

There is a wide variety of classes and we really love when we get lots of entries from our local community, and from those further afield.

All are welcome to enter!

Entries add vibrancy and colour to the show.

There is always something new appearing within this section if you are interested in handicrafts whatever media they may be i.e. needlecraft, soft toys, knitting, painting whether it be oil, water colour or a pencil sketch, there is something for everyone to have a go at. 

Anybody who would like to help on show day with stewarding duties when the section is open to the public, please contact us your help would be gratefully appreciated. 

Hints and tips to help you take part

Hints and tips from our section secretaries…everything you ever wanted to know about entering an exhibit into Stanhope Show 

Have you ever been to a show and thought “I can do better than that!” Well why not try your hand at entering our show? Every exhibitor, even the experienced ones started somewhere and it isn’t really anything to be scared of, you may surprise yourself and win a prize. 

  • Study the schedule carefully and choose which classes suit you best. All exhibits need an exhibition card which the secretary will send you after receiving your entries. Do not make any alterations to the front of the card as this will result in disqualification, but write your name and address  on the back in the space provided, you do not need put your full address, name and village is suffice. 
  • Always look carefully at the schedule and check that your exhibits comply with the regulations set down for each class, (i.e. size and number). 
  • When several items are requested they should be as uniformly alike as possible in size , colour and shape 
  • Read the rules of entry carefully and abide by them. 
  • Try out new recipes and practice your entries for the show well in advance. 
  • Pack all items suitably so that they arrive safely, if possible take two, accidents do happen 
  • Allow plenty of time for staging your exhibits 
  • Give a thought to your presentation, good presentation may be the deciding factor if the competition is close 
  • Preserve Jars should be labelled with contents, date and year of making. Jams, jellies and marmalade may have either wax circle and cellophane top or a screw metal top which provides a good seal (No brand labels must be on display). Jars for pickles should have a solid, vinegar proof cover. Lemon curd should have wax circle and cellophane top. 
  • Wine and liqueur should be exhibited in clear bottles, filled to leave an air space of approx. 2.5cm (1”). A plastic top flanged cork should be used (for easy removal). 
  • Craft needlework and knitting should be all your own work and must not have been washed. For knitting classes attach the band or label from the wool used. 
  • Artwork needs to be your own work, with no name visible. Ensure that your work can be hung from the vertical board provided. 
  • For junior classes parents may inspire and encourage but the main effort should come from the child. Ensure exhibitions labels have the age of the competitor on. 
  • In floral art use only plant material, no artificial flowers or foliage allowed, but accessories are permitted. All arrangements will be view from the front only and any oversized arrangements will unfortunately not be judged. 

  

We hope this guide will help you to prepare for the show and if you are unsure about anything please contact us and we will try to help.   Above all, 

Good Luck and enjoy the show!