Our Judges are encouraged to use Judging Standards and Guidelines as set out by the Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies (see Judging Standard Handbooks, next Section), where applicable, and their decision is final.
Judges are asked to check for cleanliness, good repair, and if the article is possibly produced commercially. [eg. Made in Taiwan]
NO PERSON other than a Judge or the Director in charge and their appointed helpers shall be allowed in Judging Area once judging commences from 1:00 P.M. Saturday.
No director of the Fair shall be allowed to handle their own entries at the exhibition while competing for prizes without removing their badges or other means of identification.
The Judges, in the execution of their duties, are cautioned to act with the most rigid impartiality, and in all cases of doubt or difficulty, may consult the chairman in charge of the sections.
Judging is standard in all classes (see Judging Standard Handbooks, next Section). Ribbons are only awarded to the three best entries in each class, however no ribbon will be awarded if the items in a class fail to meet a reasonable level of achievement.
Unless otherwise stated, special Prizes/Trophies are awarded on the basis of a total point system: FIRST: 3 points SECOND: 2 points THIRD: 1 point
judging standard handbook
The Judging Standard Handbooks for Horticulture and for Foods, Sewing and Handicrafts can be ordered from:
Mail: Alberta Agriculture and Food Publication Office, 7000 - 113 Street, Edmonton, AB T6H 5T6