National Blacksmiths Competition

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South of England

The Showground, Selsfield Road, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TL

Phone : 01444 892700

Schedules available from
show organiser

Mike Demianow
Black Barn Forge
Horton Lane
KT19 8PT

Tel: 01372720273
Mob: 07928 830057


June 7th 8th and 9th 2018
Blacksmiths competition schedule

Judge : Simon Grant-Jones FWCB,LWCB, Cert.Ed

Organisers: Mike Demianow & Merv Allen

National Champion Awards

Group A

National Champion Competition

Class 1: Static Traditional and Contemporary
1st Prize 2nd Prize

Class 2: Categories: Static Contemporary

National Live Champion Competition
Class 3: Live Forging
1st Prize,2nd Prize

1 1/2 hrs- Theme to be confirmed
No pre-formed work to be included.


Not part of the NBCC
Group B
South of England Blacksmith Competition

Class 3. College students (under 21)
College Students (under 21)
Categories: Static Traditional static Contemporary

Class 4: WCB Metalwork Award
For Young Craftsman of the year

Class 5. Peter Begent Award Live Forging

Class 6. Camelia Botnar Foundation Cup:
static exhibits by Camelia Botnar students

Health and Safety Notice

NB: The health and safety of participating smiths and the public is a key concern of the organisers. In order to Minimse the risks of a hazardous working environment we therefore ask you to comply with the following:

Safety glasses must be worn at all times in the forging area.
Safety shoes or boots must be worn at all times in the forging area.
No alcohol is to be consumed in the forging area.
As far as is practical all clothing should be fireproof.
No member of the public is permitted in the forging area whilst forging is taking place.
Take due care and attention of other smiths in close proximity to your hearth.


  • In the event of an accident a steward or an organiser must be notified as soon as possible
  • A first aid box for minor injuries is located in the marquee
  • Fire extinguishers are located at various strategic points around the forging area
  • Showground personnel are available for advice or treatment of any injuries, please locate the nearest treatment centre upon arrival at the stand.
  • Please report any issues relating to health and safety to an organiser or steward

schedules available from
Show organiser
Merv Allen
2, Woodlands Cottages
Chapel Road

Tel: 01342 841742
Mob: 07979 597431

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