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FAVE Convention

Balloon Twisting Competition Rules

I.  Eligibility:

 A.  Contestants must meet the eligibility requirements as stated in Article I of the General Competition Rules

 B.   Contestant may enter only one time in each category.

II. Categories

A. People’s Choice and display competitions: These competitions are untimed, but entries must be submitted between 5:30-6:00 PM on Monday for judging between 6:00 and 6:30 PM.

B. Working Competitions 

1. Solo - 12 minute working balloons on your own

2. Team—1 hour working balloons with a team

3. Headband - 12 minute working balloons on a headband 

C. Small Display Sculpture—Untimed display pieces that can fit into an 11”x11”x11” box, sculptures will be tested to see if they fit into that box. Small display sculptures will be due Monday between 9:00 and 9:30 PM

D. Medium Display Sculpture—Untimed display sculpture pieces that fit into a 20”x20”x20” box, sculptures will be tested to see if they fit into that box. Medium display sculptures will be due Monday between 9:00 and 9:30 PM

E. Large Display Sculpture—Untimed display sculpture of unlimited siz. Large sculptures will be due on Tuesday between 9:00 and 9:30 PM.

F. Junior Joey Display Sculpture—These competitions are for the younger convention goers and will follow all the same rules as the adult versions of the competitions

G. Masters—To compete in this you must submit an entry to all 3 categories of display competitions and judges determine if the sculptures are of a high enough caliber to be considered for this competition

III. Rules of Competition:

A. No talking to judges

B. Instructors may only participate in Master’s competition

C. Display competitions are on the honors system and should be an individual effort


D. Convention ID is necessary to compete in all competitions


E. Non-Balloon tools (cutter, floral wire, sharpies, etc.) ARE allowed in all display competitions and most working competitions (if not allowed it will be expressly stated)

F. Only Display Competition winners will earn award medals while Working Competition winners will receive a certificate instead

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