Pie Contest Rules

Gabe Nelson
Gabe Nelson
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 Sunday, Nov 20th, 2022 Contest Rules and Information
1 st Ribbon, $100 
2 nd Ribbon, $50 
3 rd Ribbon and $25

 Categories – Any dessert pie, from blueberry and Rhubarb to Pecan and Buckeye, from single crust to double crust, all are welcome!

 Homemade Pie Contest Rules a) This contest is open to bakers of all ages! b) Pies must be entered in the name of the person who made it. c) Contestant may enter up to three pies. d) Each Pie must be made from scratch and based in a 9” – 10” pie plate/pan. Each pie must include a cover. You may not use pre-made store-bought crust. 

Enter a Pie a) Bring your Pie to the contest site, at Kings Chapel Niu Valley  between 5 p.m. and 7  p.m. At this time your pie will be given an entry number, maintaining confidentiality of the bakers. b) Fill out the registration form if you have not already. 

i. Acknowledge that the entered pies become the property of the Kings Chapel Pie Committee  and that you do not get your pie back. ii. If you win you give your permission to have your photo taken during the announcement ceremony and have it used for Pie Contest and promotional materials. c) A copy of your pie recipe, on a 3x5 card or 8x11 paper, with a list of ingredients must be provided with the recipe name, contestant name and phone number, at time of drop off. 

 Judging a) Judging will start at 7:30-7:45 pm. Judges will not be present at the contest tent while pies are delivered to ensure confidentiality of the bakers. b) Judging area will be "off limits" to all but Judges and Pie Contest Committee members. c) Minimum of three Judges d) Criteria – Each pie will be judged on the following, out of 95 possible points i. Overall Appearance – points 1-20 ii. Crust – Color, Texture, Doneness, Flavor – points 1-20 iii. Filling – Consistency, Doneness, Moistness, Flavor – points 1-20 iv. Flavor – points 1-20 v. Creativity – points 1-15 e) Scoring i. Each judge assigns a numerical value in each criteria category, without consultation with the other judges. ii. The pie receiving the highest total numerical value is the winner. 

The Pie Contest Committee will tally the judging sheets. iii. In the case of a tie, the judges will judges those pies again. iv. The decision of the judges is final. a) Winners will be announced after the judging is complete at 8:30 pm.