Winner of the winners on national finals day
EVERYONE is a winner on NFYFC competitions day. Each of the competitors from across England and Wales has won a place in the national finals by competing at club, county and regional level.
Classes range from farm business development to junior rounders and include the club of the year competition. In the final of this Royal Agricultural Society of England-sponsored contest teams of four members make a recruitment presentation and are interviewed by the judges, and the clubs activities over the previous 12 months, as reflected by the portfolio each produces, are also taken into account. Efficiency and effectiveness will have already been assessed during the course of club meetings in the first round of the contest.
This year Papplewick YFC, Nottinghamshire, scooped the much coveted Club of the Year title with Cwmann YFC, Carmarthenshire, runner-up. Other clubs through to the final were Brampton YFC, Cumbria; Witney YFC, Oxon; Harleston YFC, Norfolk; Newton Abbot YFC, Devon; and Bromsgrove YFC, Worcs.
The theme for the fashion, cookery, floral art and cake icing competitions was The arts with competitors interpreting books, films or plays or preparing for occasions pertaining to them.
"Absolutely wonderful," was how the Margaret Greenhill (above)described the winning entry in the senior cake icing class for which the theme was a title of a book. This cake, the work of Peter Fry of Devon A team, had Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as its theme and featured run-outs which were beautifully painted, said Margaret, a member of the Womens Institutes national judging panel. Junior cake icers had a cartoon character as their theme and intermediates a birthday cake.