1. This competition follows the International Cake Exploration Societe’ show and judging standards.
  2. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  3. The competition is open to all sugar artists. The displays must be the sole work of the individual entering, with the exception of children under 12 who may have help baking, making icing, and covering the board.
  4. Entries must be submitted on Friday, September 24th, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Entries may NOT be removed before Saturday, September 25th, 8:30 p.m. Entries will need to be picked up or donated to the Sugar Artists of Utah between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. on September 25th. If you donate your entry to the Sugar Artists of Utah, they may choose to either display or discard your entry.
  5. Each entry requires a competitor name, address, phone number, division and category on the underside of the display board. The entry form, along with in-progress photos if required, must be placed beside the entry. No personal or business identifying marks, advertisements, special backdrops, etc., will be allowed to be displayed along with the entry prior to judging.
  6. Business cards are only allowed next to your entry after judging, 1:00 p.m. on September 25th.
  7. Entrants may choose to spray their entries with clear lacquer by prior to  their arrival to prevent the attraction of pests while the entries are on display. We will not be spraying your entry but we will not be responsible for any damage from pests.
  8. You may enter one display per category, and as many categories in your division as you wish. Foreign Techniques, Gingerbread and Tasting Division Categories are open to all division levels of expertise. All other entries must be in the division that you have placed yourself based upon the division description criteria.
  9. Entrants must move to the next higher Division once they have won first place in any Category in their Division for 2 consecutive years, or if they have won Best of their Division for 2 consecutive years.
  10. Entrants who compete in other similar competitions should be competing in an equivalent Division and in no case can enter this competition in a lower Division.
  11. Children, Juniors, Teens, and Culinary students are welcome to submit entries into higher Divisions if they wish to do so, but they will be charged and judged as an adult entering those same Divisions/competitions.
  12. Entries must have a base no larger than 24” and cannot have a height that is greater than 48”.
  13. No electricity will be available in the competition area. Battery operated movements or lights are allowed as long as they are self-contained. The entrant is responsible for turning them on/off when they enter their piece. They will need to remain on during the following day for judging and public display. No special backdrops or table coverings are allowed.
  14. Only competition pieces made since January 2020 may be entered. Due to COVID-19, we are allowing entries that were created or worked on in 2020 this year. 
  15. Prize winning displays from other shows may be entered in this show
  16. Taking inspiration from the techniques or work of others is acceptable. Exact replications are not acceptable.
  17. Following the theme is not a requirement but judges will award extra points to those that do.
  18. Entries will be judged on workmanship, originality, color coordination, artistic appearance and interpretation of theme.
  19. Styrofoam/dummy cakes should be used for all non-tasting entries, but the entry must be designed and in a way that it could be structured and created using real cake.
  20. Purchased ready-made decorations may not be used. The use of plastic is discouraged, and carries no value in judging. Cold porcelain will not be allowed.
  21. Only products considered for food use may be used in your entry. “Non-toxic” products i.e. disco dust, glues, etc. may only be used on decorations that can be removed before cake is consumed. Hot glue is not permitted.
  22. No copyrighted or trademarked characters, logos or likenesses of any kind are allowed.
  23. The Show Committee and Judges reserve the right to reclassify entries. 
  24. Discriminatory, pornographic, or entries done in poor taste, will be disqualified and removed.
  25. Every effort is made to have entrants place their entries where they will remain until the entrant takes their piece home; however, the Show Committee and Head Judge reserve the right to move entries if required, this will only be done with the utmost care.
  26. Although every precaution will be taken, the Sugar Artists of Utah Show, event organizers or sponsors will not be responsible for damaged, lost or stolen items.
  27. Highly qualified decorators will judge, and their decisions will be final. Judging will be done by the point scoring method. Judges are not required to award first, second and third if they feel the entries do not warrant it.
  28. Each entrant grants the Sugar Artists of Utah Show a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, and transferable right and license to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, and publically display any photos taken by staff, volunteers or contractors.
  29. Entrants are responsible for any and all safety issues pertaining to their entries and absolve the Sugar Artists of Utah Show, show organizers, and sponsors of any liability related to damage caused to persons or property by their entry.
  30. Awards and prizes will be presented at the awards ceremony. You must be present at the ceremony to obtain your award.
  31. Prizes may not be awarded in all categories.
  32. All taxes on any prize(s) won are the sole responsibility of each winner, including, without limitation, any federal, state, or local taxes which may be deemed applicable in such winner’s jurisdiction of residence.
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