National Blacksmiths Competition


Go to content

The National Blacksmiths Competition 2018

This website is the official website for the National Blacksmiths Competition Committee (NBCC) (webmaster)


Show pages will be updated for 2018 as information is received

The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths generously donate prize money for each show on the national circuit.


The National Live Champion and National Champion will receive 500 each and a framed certificate, and the reserve National Live Champion and National Champion will receive 250 each and a framed certificate.


The NBCC thanks the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths for their continued backing and support.



The national Blacksmiths Competition is widely recognised as one of the most effective ways of promoting the craft of the Blacksmith and networking within the trade. Held annually since 1986, and now with Ten qualifying agricultural shows participating throughout the UK.
The competition is divided into two categories and points are acrued at each competition by the winners for "live" and "static" forgework. The overall Champion of each category at each show will be awarded 10 points and reserve champions 4 points.Champions and reserves for each category will also be awarded prize plaques kindly donated by the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths. There may be several static and live classes at each show, but a Champion and reserve for both catagories will be decided from the winners by the judge at each show.
This competition is open to professionals, non-professionals, students and supporters of the trade, in fact anyone resident in the UK who wishes to compete.

For more details contact the NBCC secretary:
Keith Mahoney
The Pound
Bromham
Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 2HF
E.Mail secretary



The following shows have qualified to hold heats for the National Blacksmiths Competition 2018

The North Somerset show.................. May 7th
The Devon County Show......................
May 17th to 19th
The Royal Bath and West.....................
May 30th to June 2nd
The Royal Cornwall show....................June 7th to 9th
South of England...................................June 7th to 9th

The three counties show.....................
June 15th to 17th
The Royal Welsh show........................
July 23rd to 26th
The New Forest show..........................
July 24th to 26th
The Edenbridge and Oxted
Show......Aug 26th to 27th
The Dorset County Show.....................
September 1st & 2nd



Go to the Gallery for pictures of show pieces



Information on how to enter can be obtained from individual show secretaries whose details are on show pages.

Browse the slideshow below for recent show pictures.

BackPlayNext

Back to content | Back to main menu