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Contests And Competitions

xepCDdzdbibv5_xlZ1Hk-tXHQDIHs3_oqdY_zy_l0ogThe following page describes general OFFF 2013 Comeptitions. For information regarding specific Divisions, choose one of the links
below (please note that the Handspun Skein Competition & the Sally McKerrick Fiber Creations Competition are listed in the Fiber Division section):

Contact Kristy Bellavita with questions regarding any of this year’s activities or suggestions for future Festivals.

2014 OFFF Logo Design Contest

Attention Artists – Festival 2014 Logo Design Wanted
We need a T-shirt/catalog design for the 2014 Festival. Diamonds are the Festival symbol. Our celebrated livestock for 2014 is Shetland sheep and our celebrated handcraft is felting. It’s nice if the logo can incorporate the features, but it’s not mandatory.
Mandatory: Do not include the year in the logo. If we use your logo, you will receive $100 and a byline in the 2014 catalog.
Contest Guidelines
1. Illustrations must be simple enough to reproduce in black and white (catalog) and color (apparel).
2. Submissions must be your original art and not previously published.
3. Participants need to sign a release authorizing OFFF to use the illustration in the catalog and on promotional items.
4. OFFF reserves the right to crop the original artwork.
5. Illustrations will be accepted October 1, 2013 through Febru-ary 1, 2014.
Send your art to: OFFF Logo Contest
30881 S.W. Bald Peak Road
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Include a self-address stamped envelope if you want your art-work returned.

Photo Contest

When: Entries are accepted Friday, Sept. 27 from 1-6 pm at the main gate information desk.
Where: Photos are displayed during the Festival upstairs in the main pavilion
Entry: Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Please email your intent to enter to Kristy Bellavita at
fibers@peak.org This contest is open to all amateur photographers; professional photographers may not enter. All ages are welcome.
Fees: This contest has no fee.
Help make a beautiful, interesting gallery of photography!

  • Class A: Color Photographs
  • Class B: Black and White Photographs
  • Class C: Digital Photographs and Computer Enhanced

General Rules:
1. Photo must have been taken by the entrant within the last year.
2. Photo must relate to a fiber producing animal, plant or pro-cess.
3. Minimum print size 5” x 7”
4. All photos must be framed or mounted on poster board with a recommended means of hanging – Go to OFFF website for hanger recommendations.
5. Name, address and phone number must be written on the back of all entries. Indicate if photographer is under age 12.
6. Entries will be judged at 8 pm Friday.
7. Judging is based on composition and quality.
8. All photos unclaimed at the Information Desk by 6 pm on Sunday become the property of OFFF.
Prizes And Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd-place ribbons and special prizes in each category! Prizes can be claimed at the main gate information desk.

Spinning Competitions:

Junior Spinning Contest

When: Saturday at noon
Where: Central Lawn
Entry: Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Please email your intent to enter to Kristy Bellavita at fibers@peak.org
Fees: This contest has no fee.
This contest is open to all young people who are beginning spin-ners (have been spinning less than one year). Accomplished spinners over 13 years of age are not allowed to participate in this event. Both wheel and spindle spinners are welcome.

  • You must bring a spinning wheel or spindle.
  • Carded wool is provided.
  • Contestants will spin for 15 minutes. The resulting yarn is skeined and entered in the category of the contestant’s choice:
  • Class 1: most even yarn
  • Class 2: fattest yarn
  • Class 3: lumpiest yarn
  • Class 4: skinniest yarn
  • Class 5: longest yarn (all yarn for this class is measured)

Awards: Prizes awarded to 1st through 5th place in each class. The Best Overall entry is awarded a spinning wheel (there must be a minimum of six competitors for the wheel to be awarded).
Note: From 11:30 to noon before the competition, the judging criteria is reviewed to provide information that will help contest-ants place their fin-ished skeins in the correct category and to allow them to warm up their wheels or spindles.

Strategic Spinning

When: Sunday at noon
Where: Central Lawn
Entry: Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Please email your intent to enter to Kristy Bellavita at
fibers@peak.org All ages are welcome.
Fees: This contest has no fee.
In this competition, spinners must determine the best weight to spin the given fiber, spin all the fiber within the hour and pro-duce the maximum yardage.
Each contestant must supply a spinning wheel or spindle.

  • Spinners are given one ounce of mystery fiber.
  • Spinners must spin ALL fibers within one hour.
  • Contestants not finished within the allotted time are disquali-fied.
  • Winner is determined by the maximum yardage from the giv-en fiber.
  • Prizes and ribbons awarded through 5th place.

Team Spinning

When: Sunday at 1:30 pm
Where: Central Lawn
Entry: Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Please email your intent to enter to Kristy Bellavita at
fibers@peak.org All ages are welcome.
Fees: This contest has no fee.
The goal is to be the first one over the finish line! Each team must supply a spinning wheel.

  • One person treadles
  • Another person stands and drafts—pulling backward (the yarn does not wind onto a bobbin)

The winning team is the first team to cross the finish line 50 feet away. Prizes and ribbons awarded through 5th place.

Spinners’ Triathlon

When: Sunday at 2:00 pm
Where: Central Lawn
Entry: Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Please email your intent to enter to Kristy Bellavita at
fibers@peak.org All ages are welcome.
Fees: This contest has no fee.
This is a three-part competition:
Competition 1: Spin for 2 minutes
Competition 2: Spin for 2 minutes wearing rubber gloves (gloves provided)
Competition 3: Spin for 2 minutes blindfolded (blindfold provided)
In each competition, points are awarded based on the length of the yarn. (1st – 25 pts; 2nd – 20 pts; 3rd – 15 pts; 4th – 10 pts; 5th – 5 pts)

  • After completing all three competitions, contestants are placed according to their total accumulated points.
  • Contestants must supply a spinning wheel or spindle.
  • Contestants must complete all three competitions.

 

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