Bear Festival

Speed sculpting competition rules 2017

FOREST FOLK Speed sculpting competition

The World Championships Speed sculpting competition will be held on Saturday, 26 August 2017. Its theme is Forest folk. The theme offers endless possibilities for participants to express their creativity freely. Bear, the king of the forest, and his subjects, are a solid foundation for a creative approach.

Rules of the competition:

Application

  • Please send your application to suvi.kaljunen@msl.fi from 1 March 2017.
  • A maximum of 30 sculptors will be entered in the competition in the order of the receipt of applications.
  • If there are places left, sculptors can enter the competition at the Bear Festival competition office on the day of the competition, Saturday, 26 August 2017 from 8-10am
  • Those who have entered the competition will receive a letter with more details about matters such as the competition site, accommodation and catering. The competitors pay their own travel and accommodation expenses.
  • Competitors must be 16 or over. A consent from parents must accompany an application from an applicant younger than 18.

Sculpting, tools, equipment and safety

  • The competition theme is Forest folk. The organiser hopes that the competitors express a personal and creative take on the theme.
  • A chainsaw must be used for sculpting. Other tools can be used for finishing the sculpture.
  • The competitors will bring their own chainsaw and other tools, fuel and chain oil (eco-friendly) as well as extension cords if necessary.
  • As a minimum requirement, the competitors must wear cut-resistant jackets, trousers and safety footwear, as well as hearing and eye protection. The competitors must bring their own safety equipment to the competition site.
  • Each competitor must ensure that they are fully insured.
  • The sculptors must commit to working in a manner that considers the safety of themselves, other competitors and the audience.

Judging and prizes:

  • The three best sculptures in the express competition will be determined by the audience vote. The voting will take place immediately after the sculpting time is over. Prizes: 1st prize EUR 1,000, 2nd prize EUR 500, 3rd prize EUR 300.

Ownership of the competition sculptures:

  • The competition sculptures will be owned by the Vaara-Karjala Cultural Association of the Union for Rural Culture and Education.
  • The future owners will be responsible for the display, maintenance and storage of the sculptures.
  • The Union for Rural Culture and Education reserves the right to select two sculptures for its ITE art collection.