August 22, 2013
HANDCRAFTED COMPREHENSIVE COMPETITION9:30a.m. FIELD A
Carol Bechard, Cindy Kroeger, Sandee Rogers & Kara Zubal, Co-Directors
- All kites entered in today’s competition will be flown and judged by the “RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR COMPREHENSIVE KITEMAKING COMPETITION,” published by the AKA, as a guideline.
- Every participant in the Handcrafted Kite Competition will be a winner! A special participation pin will be given to every competitor that enters at least one kite for judging.
- Judging criteria includes craftsmanship, structural design, kite flight and handling, and visual appeal.
- Each event (except Smallest Kite) will include four competitor levels: APPRENTICE, JOURNEYMAN, & MASTERS. A questionnaire form will be available to determine each competitor’s skill level. Fliers may choose to compete at higher skill level than the questionnaire determines.
- Pre-registration will be open for three hours on Wednesday afternoon. Listen for announcements.
- Kites that have placed in Handcrafted Competition at WSIKF in previous years are ineligible to compete.
- Kites can be either built by an individual or cooperatively by two or more people (hence no Cooperative Kites category in this year’s competition).
- Upon the completion of the competition, a drawing will be made from the APPRENTICE winners for a free ride scholarship to Fort Worden Kite Makers Conference (room, meals and tuition).
Events (not listed in any particular order):
- ARCHES, TRAINS AND CENTIPEDES- Kites of any shape or structure that is connected by lines to each other.
- THE SMALLEST KITE- The kite should demonstrate stability in flight-. Once meeting this requirement, the kite with the smallest amount of lifting surface will be declared the winner.
- FLAT OR BOWED KITES- The lift surface is a single plane. Diamonds, Della Portas, Eddys, Edos, and Bermudas are all examples of Flat or Bowed Kites.
- ROKKAKU KITES – Kite shape must be six-sided and framed as a traditional Sanjo Rokkaku
- CELLULAR OR DIMENSIONAL KITES- A three dimensional structure with the wind flowing through channels formed by the sail surfaces which are also lifting surfaces.
- DELTA OR DELTA DERIVATIVES- Usually a triangular winged kite
- SOFT & SEMI-RIGID- The shape of the kite is maintained by the interaction of the wind on the sail and the proper bridling of the kite. Semi-rigid kites may have spars going in one direction only.
- FIGURE , MULTI-LINE FIGURE OR NOVELTY KITES- Shapes of these kites represent persons, animals, or other objects. May be controlled by two or more lines. Kites whose surfaces are decorated with pictures or representations of the above are not considered figure kites.
- STUNTS OR MULTI-LINE KITES- Kites which require more flying lines to lift the kite in the air and keep it steady as it flies.
- TRADITIONAL KITES- Kites include eastern or western kites using designs that might have been found before 1950 and/or based on designs indigenous to the region they represent. This includes countries such as Bali, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand.
- LINE ACCESSORIES & GROUND ART – Sometimes referred to as “line art,” this category will included any tethered object. The object may be tethered to a kite, line, or the ground. Examples would include wind socks, bols, wheels, etc.
- FIGHTER KITES- This category is open to all types and designs of fighter kites
- INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS & DESIGNS- This category recognizes new designs or styles of kites that do not fit within any other category. Imagination, innovation, experimentation, and originality are added emphasis.
- OPEN OR COMBINED KITES- This category will be used only when there are kites entered in the competition that do not readily fit within any other category, or if there are insufficient entries in more than one of the other categories to warrant a separate competition in that category.
Registration For Mass Ascensions10:00 a.m., Registration Tent
Mega Red, White, and Blue Fly!
10am to noon – Field B
The World Kite Museum is feeling very patriotic this year! We are theming our annual fly and auction after the stars and stripes. Bring your red, white, and blue kite to the Revolution Field (see the map in the back of the program for location) Thursday, August 22 anytime between 10 a.m. and Noon. Sign up at the table in the Southeast corner of the field and fly for 30 minutes. After your fly stop back by the table to receive your completely unique red, white, and blue WKM kite pin! Don’t forget to guess how many pins, buttons, and beans we have in our giant jar! The winner gets a family membership to the World Kite Museum, a cool new stunt kite, and a bunch of other goodies!!
This fly is free, but we do accept donations to support the museum and defer the cost of the pins. Can’t make it to the official fly time? Stop by the World Kite Museum (303 Sid Snyder Drive) anytime this week, pay admission, and fly your kite on our lawn for a half an hour and receive the one-of-a-kind red, white, and blue World Kite Museum pin. Don’t forget to explore our amazing exhibits and interactive experiences! One kite pin per family, individual, or group more pins are available for purchase at the museum store or our kite festival booth near the Beer Garden.
Rob Pratt TRIBUTE FLY
Sky Pirates, Event Directors 12:30 Field A
Following a tradition that was begun last year, a tribute will be held annually to recognize the contributions of kite makers thta have had an impact in the Northwest. Each year a kite maker will be chosen to receive this recognition. Filling the flying field with kites, banners or wind art that this person has created or inspired in kite making classes pays tribute to the kite maker being recognized.