Section 3 – Christmas Collections

Section 3 – Christmas Collections2019-05-06T23:42:49+00:00

Chairpersons: Heather Dougan (647-861-9441), Erin Dougan (647-818-2386))

Before entering this section, please refer to the General Rules & Regulations and Additional Rules for
Homecraft
as well as the following:

* Entry Forms Accepted From Monday, May 27th, 2019 to
Thursday, September 19th, 2019
* No Entries will be accepted after 8:00p.m.
September 19th, 2019 *Will be strictly enforced.*

Additional Rules:

  1. All items must be securely assembled for display
    purposes with entry tag affixed.
  2. A charge of 25¢ per entry will apply, plus a $5.00 exhibitor’s fee.
  3. Work must not be older than 2 years. Soiled or defective items will not be accepted or judged.
  4. No article may be entered for more than one year.
  5. Exhibits must be brought to the Homecraft Building on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 between 12 noon and 8:30 p.m., and may be reclaimed on October 6th, 2019 between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. (The stub of the exhibitor’s entry tag is required.)
  6. We are not responsible for damage done to any items due to humidity or dust in the buildings.
  7. No marshmallow icing or Fluff on edible items.
  8. Christmas themes only.
  9. No poisonous embellishments. i.e. Holly, Privet, Dolls Eye Berries, etc.

Prize Money Classes #1-59:

1st – $6.00; 2nd – $4.00; 3rd – $3.00; 4th – $2.00.

Adult – Classes #1-36:

  1. A Christmas ceramic item. Not to exceed 14” in height
  2. A Christmas wreath using grape vines or willow vines for the base. Not to exceed 24” in diameter
  3. A Christmas wreath using materials other than vines for the base. Not to exceed 24” in diameter
  4. Christmas hanging door/wall decoration other than a wreath. Not to exceed 24” x 36”
  5. One Christmas tree ornament (Needlepoint, cross stitch, counted cross stitch, embroidered).
  6. One Christmas tree ornament (Knitted, crochet)
  7. One Christmas tree ornament ball shaped.
  8. One Christmas tree ornament, any method not mentioned above
  9. A Christmas stocking, suitable for filling. No kits or preprinted panels
  10. A Christmas tree topper, any medium
  11. A Christmas table topper. Normally fabric, but other medium may be used. Not to exceed 36” x 36”
  12. A Christmas quilted table runner
  13. A Christmas table placemat
  14. A Christmas tree skirt. No kits
  15. A Christmas fabric mug rug or coaster.
  16. A handmade Christmas pillow. Form not to exceed 14”
  17. Advent Calender. Must be able to hang and suitable for filing. Not to exceed 30” x 36”
  18. A Christmas jewelry item
  19. A Christmas Centerpiece. Not to exceed 15” x 18”
  20. A creatively wrapped and decorated Christmas gift box. Not to exceed 12” in diameter
  21. A Christmas Greeting Card using computer Only. No envelope. Not to exceed 6” x 9”
  22. A Handmade Christmas Greeting Card using scrapbooking items. No envelope. Not to exceed 6” x 9”
  23. A Handmade Christmas Greeting Card. Any method not mentioned above. No envelope. Not to exceed 6” x 9”
  24. Hand decorated Christmas paper gift bag. Not to exceed 11”L x 6”W x 14”H including handle
  25. A Christmas article using all recylced material. Not to exceed 18”L x 18”W x 14”H
  26. A Christmas decorated cupcake. Must be on a small paper plate
  27. Christmas gingerbread house. Building & decorations to be totally edible. Display area not to exceed any direction 18”L x 18”W
  28. A Christmas creation, other than a building using gingerbread, shortbread, sugar cookies, chocolate, etc.. Creation and decorations to be totally edible. Display area not to exceed any direction 18”L x 18”W
  29. A Christmas themed cookie creatively decorated. Creation and decorations to be totally edible. Not to exceed 6”
  30. Christmas Elf, totally hand made except for embellishments, with bendable arms and legs. Not to exceed 12”
  31. Christmas Theme Painting or Drawing, any medium. Not to exceed 12” x 16”
  32. “Celebrate Markham Fair 175” Christmas Ornament. NEW!
  33. A Christmas decorated canning jar (eg. Mason jar)
  34. A Christmas decorated mug
  35. A fresh Christmas arrangement (embellishments allowed). Container inside measurement not exceed 10”x10”. Maximum height 14”
  36. Almost done! One item from any above classes 2/3 complete

Children’s Christmas Corner
Classes #37-59:

  1. A Christmas tree ornament (Ages 6-7)
  2. A Christmas tree ornament (Ages 8-9)
  3. A Christmas tree ornament (Ages 10-12)
  4. A Christmas tree ornament (Ages 13-14)
  5. A Christmas wreath. Base not to exceed 14” (Ages 6-7)
  6. A Christmas wreath. Base not to exceed 14” (Ages 8-9)
  7. A Christmas wreath. Base not to exceed 14” (Ages 10-12)
  8. A Christmas wreath. Base not to exceed 14” (Ages 13-14)
  9. A Christmas diorama in a jar (Ages 6-7)
  10. A Christmas diorama in a jar (Ages 8-9)
  11. A Christmas diorama in a jar (Ages 10-12)
  12. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Not to exceed 10”, excluding stand (Ages 6-9)
  13. Christmas hanging door/wall decoration other than a wreath. Not to exceed 12” x 24”
  14. An ugly Christmas top, sweatshirt, sweater, etc.
  15. Christmas Cupcake judged on decoration only. Must be on paper plate (Ages 6-9)
  16. Christmas Cupcake judged on decoration only. Must be on paper plate (Ages 10-14)
  17. Christmas graham cracker cookie house. Totally edible including decorations. Display area not to exceed 10” in any direction (Ages 6-9)
  18. Christmas graham cracker cookie house. Totally edible including decorations. Display area not to exceed 10” in any direction (Ages 10-14)
  19. Christmas theme painting or drawing, any medium. Not to exceed 12” x 16” (Ages 10-14)
  20. A Christmas Article using all recycled material. Not to exceed 18”L x 18”W x 14”H (Ages 6-9)
  21. Christmas Greeting Card using computer work or graphics. No envelope. Not to exceed 6” x 9” (Ages 6-9) NEW!
  22. Christmas Greeting Card using computer work or graphics. No envelope. Not to exceed 6” x 9” (Ages 10-14) NEW!
  23. “Celebrate Markham Fair 175” Christmas Ornament. NEW!

Special Awards:

All awards are gift certificates unless otherwise stated.

Robert Smith Financial
– Best of Show – Committee Choice

MGS Print-Web-Design
– Best Edible Creation – Adult

Edward Jones Financial, Unionville

– Best Christmas Ornament – Adult Section

Sheridan Nurseries – Whitby
– Best Christmas Centrepiece – Gift

Controtech Valves
– Best Wall Hanging or Wall Decoration

Quattro Renovations
– Best Christmas Ornament – Children’s Section

Comtech Trading Company

– Best Christmas Item – Children’s Section (Ages 6-9)

Patti Lynn Interiors
– Graham Cracker Cookie House (Ages 6-9)

True North Nutrition
– Best Graham Cracker Cookie House – Children’s Section (Ages 10-12)

Gen Stampin’ 4 Fun

– Best Christmas greeting card. No computer work, graphics and/or scrapbooking. Class #23

3 Comments

  1. Laura September 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    #26 – Decorated Christmas themed shortbread cookie

    Is judging based on decoration alone, or both taste and decoration

  2. Alysha September 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Class #23 – A Christmas creation, other than a building (gingerbread, shortbread, sugar cookies, chocolate, etc.). (Display area not to exceed 18” square – creation and decorations to be totally edible.)

    If I was to make a cake could I use a cake dummy cause technically it could be done with real cake.

    Thanks

    • aaddmmiinnIztr8r September 20, 2013 at 10:42 am - Reply

      Hi Alysha, thanks for your comment/question. Totally edible, there is a special award for BEST edible in our section and a dummy cake would not be accepted. It is not judged on taste but to keep a level playing field, creation must be as stated in prize book, edible.

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