The last twelve months or so has seen us living in unusual times. The lack of a National Show left those of us that like to compete by way of Art, Photography or Product without a countrywide show to compete in. So, the AAA board approved a show that could take place under whatever Covid restrictions were in place at the time.
The entry numbers were never going to be as large as at a main show, this however, did not reduce the quality of the exhibits entered. Entries were received from ACT, NSW, SA, Tas and Victoria.
As a convener, I not only get to open the parcels as they arrive, but I also have the privilege of seeing all the exhibits as they are logged in. Having convened several of these shows now I am also able to see how some of these talented exhibitors have extended their skills over the years, that truly is a pleasure to acknowledge.
The judges where both left with the exhibits so they could judge freely and safely. Both judges commented on how nice it was to judge at leisure, with both saying they looked at the exhibits firstly in the evening and then the following morning. Perhaps, this is something that we could look to repeating in future?
I would like to acknowledge the sponsors for this event Fibre Naturally and Shandara Alpacas. With special thanks to World of Alpacas for providing space in their winter magazine for the Champion and Supreme Champion winners.
Sarah Wheeler, AAA Director