National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

01 July 2014

A stylish addition to the competitions programme in 2014-15 will add a touch of glamour to Competitions Day 2015 when members will showcase homemade garments at a YFC fashion show.

Members on the Competitions Steering Group at Council agreed to change the ‘bunting’ competition to a challenge for members to create a garment that will be worn and judged at Competitions Day.

The announcements about changes to the competitions programme were made during the Council meeting in June, where alterations to rules were approved or deferred. The following changes were agreed:

  • Double eliminator entries for painted canvas, fashion and garden sculpture.
  • Members competing under 18 years old must now submit Parental consent forms to NFYFC TEN working days before a national final (instead of five).

After a lengthy discussion around a proposed increase in fines for those who withdraw from competitions after the deadline, it was finally agreed that Council members should discuss this suggestion with their clubs and bring thoughts back to the November Council meeting.

Other competition news included the fact Cube Exhibits are now being displayed at the Tenbury Show, Worcestershire on 2 August alongside the finals of the Tug of War. This was because the show attracts more members of the public than the Competitions Day and gives members’ artwork the profile they deserve.

The Competitions Steering Group is also looking at the rules for future Tug of War competitions and NODA will be approached about judging the Pantomime competition at Convention 2015.

Positive feedback in the Convention survey about the Darts competition at this year’s Annual Convention means that it will be staged again in 2015 at the Convention in Torquay. 

Find out more about the Council meeting in the summary report.


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