2020 Challenges and Competitions

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 2500 East Second Street

Reno, NV 89595

Entry Deadline: TBD

These Challenges are open to everyone to enter!

4th Annual Step Challenge – July 31 – August 1, 2020
It’s time to lace up your gym shoes, charge your Fitbit and Step Up for ICES! Here is an easy and fun way to get rewarded for all of the walking you do at convention. Even if you are not going to convention you can participate in this challenge by being a Virtual Stepper!

The Step Challenge was established in 2016 as a healthy idea for a Ways and Means project that would be fun and support the general ICES fund. Whether you attend convention or participate as a “Virtual Stepper”, the challenge is 10,000 steps in two days during convention. You will be rewarded with a Purple Sneaker Pin and or a Year Bar. Every year the number of participants has increased. Let’s Step Up for ICES!!! Entry Fee: $25

Wedding Cake Competition  All entries must be submitted using the online registration form by July 20, 2020.
A Wedding Cake competition has come to Convention!  For those who love to show off their skills and compete; this is for you!  There will be two divisions.

The Art of Cake (Cake Inspired by Art) is Back by popular demand. This is your opportunity to let your creative juices flow as you create an art inspired wedding cake. There are two Divisions: Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced/Professional. Prizes include $200 for 1st, $100 for 2nd, and $50 for 3rd Place. Entry Fee $25 per entry.

Live Relay Cake Challenge – Applications must be received no later than May 1, 2020

The Live Relay Cake Challenge showcases the work of up to five (5) teams.  Each team is comprised of a sugar artist who will be paired (by blind draw) with a sugar celebrity. Participants will be given a box of supplies to use, cakes and 3 hours to create a masterpiece. The Challenge will be held on Saturday, August 1st from 1 pm – 4 pm. The final cakes will be judged by popular vote, and the winning team will receive awards to be presented during the Awards Banquet. Each member of the winning first place team will receive a year’s membership to ICES and “Bragging Rights.” Additional Prizes may be awarded for First, Second, and Third Places. This challenge is open to decorators at all levels. No Entry Fee

Sugar Art Competition / Runway ShowEntry Deadline: July 29, 2020

Art on the Runway is our theme for  The Sugar Art Competition and Runway Show is a Ways and Means project to support the ICES general fund and be a fun addition to the Convention. This year entrants are challenged to create their own “Edible Work of Art” that will not only judged on its artistic style, but will be “modeled” down a runway to celebrate Reno’s ArtTown before it is displayed in the Sugar Art Gallery. All participants will receive an easel to display their work of art. Prize baskets are given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. Entry Fee: $25 per entry.

Sugar Flowers Competition

This special award is designed to encourage and recognize the best sugar flowers at Cake Expo. Any cake/sugar piece brought for display or created during Cake Expo 2020 may be eligible for this award. The winner will be announced during the Awards Ceremony.

Grand Prize – A $300 Gift Basket of Sweet Art Master Products plus a Certificate for a sugar flower class at Julia Fedorova Cakes (NYC) worth up to $300.

Competitors requesting their entry to be judged for this award must indicate this on their Entry Form at check-in to the Sugar Art Gallery. Entrants for this award should provide a separate detailed description of mediums and techniques used for the sugar flowers as outlined in Rule 10.  No Entry Fee.

Competitors requesting their entry to be judged for this award must indicate this on their Sugar Art Display Entry Form at check-in to the Sugar Art Gallery. Entrants for this award should provide a separate detailed description of mediums and techniques used for the sugar flowers as outlined in Rule 10. 

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