LA Cookie Convention & Sweets Show Decorators' Showcase and Contests 2020, Fairplex Pomona Convention Center, Saturday, 29. February 2020

LA Cookie Convention & Sweets Show! by Annatainment is now accepting applications for the 6th Annual Decorator’s Showcase Championships!
Celebrate the art of creating the perfect dessert buffet for weddings, baby showers, birthdays and other celebratory events. The theme for 2020 will be Elegance, Art Deco and Princesses.
NOTE: Anyone with a ticket to the event may watch this championship.  You only have to pay to enter your cake into the championship.
LA Cookie Convention will be giving Trophies to all the Winner's! Plus special Prizes to be announced!
KID'S CAKE COMPETITION: -  ALL KID'S THAT COMPETE WILL RECEIVE A MEDAL
RULES:  Kid's can compete for best Kid's Cake or Dessert. There must be photos of them making the cake. Each Child that enters the competition will receive a medal for the Championship.  Ages 3-6 years old only accepted.  Fee is the same. All fees goes to our 2 Charities.
APPLICATION PERIOD: Entry into the Decorator's Showcase will require a completed Entry Form submitted no later than Feb 1st, 2020. By submitting your Entry Form you are certifying that if accepted you will compete and exhibit.
JUDGES: The Decorator's Showcase Championship will be judged by a panel of celebrity guests, hosted and judged by Celebrity Chef Ron Ben-Israel "Sweet Genius,"
Registration:
THE​ ​ENTRY​ ​PURCHASE​ ​WILL​ ​BE​ ​YOUR​ ​OFFICIAL​ ​PROOF​ ​OF​ ​ENTRY.

One​ ​entry​ ​per​ ​person,​ ​per​ ​category.​ ​You​ ​may​ ​enter​ ​more​ ​than​ ​one​ ​category,​ ​but​ ​only one​ ​entry​ ​per​ ​category.
Category: Tiered level cakes
Experience level: Beginners/Professionals
Theme: Elegance, Art Deco and Princesses.

All​ ​registrations:MUST​ ​BE​ ​RECEIVED no​ ​later​ ​than​ ​6PM February 1st, 2020. Absolutely​ ​no​ ​late​ ​entries​ ​will​ ​be​ ​accepted.
Entry​ ​Fee:The entry fee for each category is $50 (all proceeds are donated to two of our chosen charities). This does not include the entry fee to the event.
Set​ ​up:
WHERE​: ​ ​Fairplex Pomona Convention CenterWHEN: ​​ Saturday Feb 29, 2020
*At​ ​check in (at exhibitor registration desk),​ ​competitors​ ​will​ ​receive​ ​an​ ​entry​ ​number​ ​to​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to​ ​identify​ ​their​ ​cake during​ ​the​ ​judging​ ​of​ ​the​ ​competition.
NO​ ​LATE​ ​SETUPS​ ​WILL​ ​BE​ ​ACCEPTED​



Entries will be evaluated by staff and/or judges to ensure each entry is in the correct division.  We will have the right to move the entries.

No table decor will be allowed.
There will be no electrical outlets available to any of the competitors.
A card,  securely attached to the underside of the cake board, must include the following information: competitor's name, division and contact information.
No personal or business identification,  advertisements,  special backdrops,  photos, etc., will be allowed to be displayed with the entry.
Annatainment staff will be on hand to confirm all rules are adhered to.  Competitors with submissions not adhering to the competition guidelines,  deemed inappropriate,  or in poor taste in the opinion of the staff,  will be advised as soon as possible.  
All competition pieces MUST REMAIN ON DISPLAY until the end of LA Cookie Convention 5pm Sunday 2020.
Competition pieces may only be removed from the display area on Sunday March 1, 2020  between the hours of 5PM and 7PM.
Any items,  including cakes,  displays, etc. remaining after 7PM on Sunday March 1, 2020 will be disposed of by the staff.


Photography:
All​ ​entries​ ​will​ ​be​ ​photographed​ ​and​ ​photos​ ​may​ ​be​ ​used,​ ​at​ ​the​ ​discretion​ ​of​ ​LA Cookie Convention ​for​ ​any​ ​and​ ​all​ ​marketing​ ​and​ ​promotional​ ​purposes​ ​for​ ​all​ ​future​ ​LA Cookie Convention ​activities.
Awards​ Presentation:
The Awards Presentation will take place on Saturday February 29th, 2020 between 2pm and 3PM near the Main Stage area. Prizes must be claimed at the show. If you are not able to pick up your prize at the show you may make arrangements to have a friend or family member get the prize. Under no circumstances will prizes be mailed or shipped.
LITTLE KID'S CAKE COMPETITION:
Kid's can compete for best Kid's cake. There must be photos of them making the cake. Each Child that enters the competition will receive a medal for the Championship. Ages 3-6 years old only accepted.  Fee is the same. All fees go to our 2 Charities.
Judging:
Judging​ ​will​ ​begin​ ​at​ ​2:00PM ​on​ ​Saturday Feb 29th,​ ​2020​ ​for Adults and Sunday Mar 1st for Kid's.  All​ ​entries​ ​will​ ​be​ ​judged​ ​by​ ​a​ ​team​ ​of​ ​qualified​ ​industry​ ​professionals.
*Judges​ ​scores/decisions​ ​are​ ​final​ ​based​ ​on​ ​the​ ​decision​ ​of​ ​the​ ​judges.
THEIR​ ​WILL​ ​NOT​ ​BE​ ​A​ ​DEFAULT​ ​WINNER​ ​IF​ ​NOT​ ​ENOUGH​ ​ENTRIES​ ​ARE​ ​SUBMITTED. Placement​ ​are​ ​presented​ ​only​ ​based​ ​on​ ​points​ ​and​ ​judges​ ​final​ ​decision.
Scoring:
All​ ​categories​ ​will​ ​be​ ​judged​ ​on​ ​the​ ​same​ ​criteria. Entries​ ​will​ ​be​ ​judged​ ​on​ ​the​ ​following:

Interpretation​ ​of​ ​Theme​ ​(10)
Originality​ ​and​ ​Creativity​ ​(10)
Covering​ ​Skill​ ​(Overall​ ​finish​ ​of​ ​covering​ ​medium​ ​(10) Use​ ​of​ ​Color​ ​(10)
Proportion​ ​and​ ​Balance​ ​(10)
Overall design and appearance (10)

DIVISIONS
Beginners:

Less​ ​than​ ​2​ ​years​ ​of​ ​decorating; ​ ​self-taught​ ​and​ ​or​ ​no​ ​more​ ​than​ ​2​ ​cake​ ​courses

Professional

More​ ​than​ ​3​ ​years​ ​of​ ​decorating​ ​30​ ​hours​ ​or​ ​more​ ​of​ ​instructional​ ​courses ​ ​(including​ ​online courses).

CATEGORY
Elegance, Art Deco and Princesses.

Saturday, 29. February 2020, Fairplex Pomona Convention Center, LA Cookie Convention & Sweets Show Decorators' Showcase and Contests 2020

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