Should I Not Enter This Competition?

Decorating By Meagan84 Updated 20 Aug 2010 , 11:58pm by TexasSugar

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Meagan84 Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 11:03pm
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I am looking forward to entering a cake in the New Mexico State Fair. The rules state that professionals should not enter, it is for amateurs only. I have been decorating for four years and am a Wilton Method Instructor. My husband says being an instructor makes me a professional and I probably shouldn't enter, but I disagree. The only classes I have ever taken are the Wilton courses. I have never worked in a professional bakery, and everything I know came from different books and websites (mainly CC icon_smile.gif). I don't believe I am overqualified to enter, but what do y'all think?

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Moondance Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 11:06pm
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Email the organisers and ask them what their view is

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Elcee Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 11:25pm
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I agree with contacting the organizers...according to the rules of my state fair (Colorado), which are VERY CLEAR, you would not qualify as an amateur.

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Loucinda Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 11:53pm
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Here in Ohio you would be considered a professional too.

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TexasSugar Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 11:58pm
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Write and ask them. I know at the Texas and OK sugar shows being a WMI puts you higher up on the skills level. I can understand how you feel because I don't feel like a pro but the wording says otherwise.

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