1.     All entrants must complete the entry form on a brochure or online.     Post to: PO Box 27, Elmore Vic. 3558.     Email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     Complete Online: www.elmorefielddays.com.au.     Due: Monday 29th July 2019.

2.     Competition Sections are: Avant Garde, Designer, 18 Years and Under, Novice and a Hat section. Each creation may only be entered in one section. The Committee reserves the right to transfer entries to appropriate section if considered necessary.  Entrants will be notified if this is the case.

3.     The person/group named on the entry form must have created the garment. A maximum of 2 entries per designer per section will be accepted.

4.     When promoting this event, Elmore & District Machinery Field Days Inc. hold the exclusive rights for all advertising and photos relevant to the Ag Art Wear® Competition.  Information on garments is not to be released prior to the event unless approved by the committee.

5.     The creation and its accessories are to be made from agricultural materials used or found on a farm.  Buttons, zips, velcro and such items may be used but is discouraged and could affect the judging decision.

6.     If there are less than four entries in any section the committee reserve the right to move the garments to another category.

7.     The creation MUST be durable enough to be worn at least ten times. Entries in the hat section must also be wearable. Entries will be paraded by models each day of the 2019 field days at times to be announced.

8.     The entire creation must be a reasonable size that it fits through a normal doorway when being modelled.

9.     Accessories such as bodysuits/tights etc. are to be provided by the designer/entrant.

10.  The garment must allow free body movement and not injure, scratch or restrict the wearer.  It must be of a weight that can be comfortably worn and carried and constructed in such a way that the model is not required to hold components together or headwear on.

11.  Accessories including headwear, shoes, jewellery, hand bag etc complimenting the garment are encouraged and add to the overall points. If shoes made from agricultural products are unable to be worn on the catwalk due to health and safety factor, they will be carried by the model and no points deducted.

12.  Garments size must be from 10 - 14.

13.  All entrants are required to specify the criteria of the category being entered and to complete and return the Garment Information Sheet supplied with entry acknowledgement by Monday 12th August 2019, providing the following: garment description outlining design and materials used to create the entire outfit (maximum of 50 words).  Garment inspiration/story (maximum of 30 words).  Dressing instructions.  A list of individual garment pieces including accessories.  One back and front view photo of the garment (digital preferred).

14.  Judging will be based on the imagination of the creator, appearance, and the use of agricultural products. The creation need not be practical, but rather entertaining and/or artistic.  Judging is on visual inspection. Judges do not examine the finish or seams of garments.   The following items are prohibited from use: Processed cloth including farm clothing, Processed fleece, Weeds, noxious plants & pest plant species, Tanned leather, Commercially made footwear including gumboots, Bubble wrap, kitchen tidy and general shopping plastic bags, Chemical Drums, Commercial / Domestic Paints & Dyes.

15.  The Judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The Ag Art Wear® Competition Judges are independent and not members or involved with the Elmore & District Machinery Field Days Inc. Committee.

16.  The organisers will not be responsible for any damage or loss of the entry.

17.  Garment to be delivered to 48 Rosaia Road, Elmore, during the week commencing 2nd September for promotional purposes. Entrants unable to do so, must notify the Coordinator. It is preferred that ALL garments be in well labelled boxes.

18.  Elmore National Ag Art Wear® Competition final judging will be held on Thursday afternoon 3rd October, 2019 and all designers are encouraged to be present. All garments will be seen on the catwalk in the morning parade.  The Committee reserves the right to reduce entries to a short list for the finals if necessary.

19.  The maximum parcel size for garment packaging is length 105cm and girth 140cm to comply with Aust Post regulations.  The arrival and return of garments will be at the entrants costs.

20.  Entrants will be issued with an Elmore Field Days 2018 Complimentary Pass, Car Pass and other information in mid September prior to the field days after all entries have been received.

21.  All garments not required for promotion by the committee must be signed out prior to being collected from the dressing area on the final day from 4:00pm.

22.  The Committee reserves the right to amend the Conditions of Entry if deemed necessary prior to the event.  Notification will be given as soon as possible following any amendment.

23.  Entrants failing to comply with any of the above conditions may be excluded from the competition.

Post to: PO Box 27, Elmore Vic. 3558

Email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Complete Online: www.elmorefielddays.com.au

Due: Monday 29th July 2019

 

Category Definitions

Avant Garde

  • Garment needs to be made from agricultural products, by-products or materials found or used on the farm.
  • A piece of art that can be worn or mounted on the body—wearable art.
  • Create a design that will generate the “wow” effect.
  • Garment to be challenging and unique.
  • Forward thinking—Outside the square.
  • Ahead of its time.
  • Unrealistic.
  • Art factor.
  • Originality, boldness and colour.
  • Accessories.

Designer

  • Garment needs to be made from agricultural products, by-products or materials found or used on the farm.
  • Conventional and Traditional design element.
  • The design can still have artistic features and approaches.
  • Uniqueness of design.
  • Art factor.
  • Originality.
  • Accessories.

18 Years & Under

  • Garment needs to be made from agricultural products, by-products or materials found or used on the farm.
  • Garment to be more in keeping with Avant Garde Section sculptures for the body.
  • Garment need not be similar to traditional clothing garment style / shapes.
  • Challenging—Outside the square.
  • Surprising and have a “wow" effect.
  • Art factor.
  • Uniqueness and originality and design.
  • Colour.
  • Accessories.

Novice

  • The Novice Section is open to an first or second time entrants of any age.
  • Entrants can enter in this category for a maximum of two years.
  • The garments in the novice category can consist of either or both Avant Garde and Designer section qualities.
  • Garments will be judged on the art factor, uniqueness, colour and accessories.

Hats

  • Garment needs to be made from agricultural products, by-products or materials found or used on the farm.
  • Must be well constructed.
  • Have a “wow” effect.
  • Wearable.
  • Colourful.
  • Appealing.
  • Fun.
  • Unusual.