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 ). I don't believe I am overqualified to enter, but what do y'all think?
Email the organisers and ask them what their view is
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.
Here in Ohio you would be considered a professional too.
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.