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Date(s) - 08/08/2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

After the great success of the first Virtual fayre last summer, the apprenticeship team is happy to announce that we are back this year for a second run of competitions!

We are hosting a variety of family-friendly competitions which have been specially designed to showcase the talents of our brilliant apprentices – who have each come up with the ideas for the events and will be helping judge entries. All these competitions are completely free to enter for all ages, so we would love for you to take part and why not get your parents or friends to join in the fun too! We are looking forward to seeing what everyone is creating at home and hope you all have fun!

To enter any of the competitions below, please email your entry to including your Name, Age, and competition entry. You can also share your entries with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #BLCSummerFayre2021. Just make sure you include your Name, Age, and which competition you are entering in your posts (also please set your post to public or we may not be able to see them – feel free to direct message us to check we can see your entry!)

To make sure your entry is seen, please ensure it is sent via email as well as via hashtag on social media.
All entries will be separated and judged in the following age categories:

• Under 5
• 6 – 10 years
• 11 – 15 years
• 16+

All entrants will receive a digital Certificate of Entry. In our two younger categories, those awarded 1st 2nd and 3rd places will also receive their very own medal. For our older contestants, 1st place will also receive a digital certificate and medal.

All 1st place winners will be put forward to win overall ‘Best in Show’- which will be judged by Buxton & Leek College Principal Len Tildsley and awarded a prize.


Competition 1: Best Craft or Artwork – Judged by our Art assessors/tutors.

Use any materials you like! E.g., paint, pencils, cardboard.

Competition 2: Design an eye-catching poster – Judged by members of the Senior Leadership team.

Looking after our planet has become more important now than ever. We would like you to design a poster for us with ways that we can help to protect the Environment. This could be about picking up litter, recycling, encouraging walking over cars.

Competition 3: Best Painted Stone! – Judged by our Early Years assessors/tutors.

Any design painted on any size stone, any theme you like.

Competition 4: Best Pet Photograph! – Judged by the Apprenticeships team. 

We want to see your favourite pet photographs! Showcasing your pet’s cuteness or silliness, favourite activities or in their favourite place to be.

Competition 5: Best Decorated Cake – Judged by our Catering & hospitality assessors/tutors.

Either cupcakes or a regular sized cake. You can choose any theme you like (E.g., Summer – butterflies, flowers, summer fruits etc) or let your imagination run wild.

Competition 6: Carpentry – Build a Bug Hotel – Judged by our Carpentry & Joinery assesors/tutors.

Create a Bug Hotel using recycled materials. You can use bottles, cans, cardboard, even a mug. Place natural materials inside such as stones, twigs, grass, and leaves.

Competition 7: Hair & Beauty – Hair and Beauty Hacks – Judged by our Hair & Beauty assessors/tutors.

Create a simple video tutorial for hair or beauty hacks using your phone or via Tik Tok. This could be a 5-minute hairstyle for busy mornings, overnight heatless curls, a simple updo etc.


Hair & Beauty – Hair/make-up tutorial.

Create a simple video hair tutorial for your favourite hairstyle or make-up look using your phone or via Tik Tok. Big curly blowout, festival chic, easy updo etc.

Competition 8: Food Hacks Tutorial – Judged by our Catering & hospitality assessors/tutors.

Create a simple video using your phone or via Tik Tok showing your favourite food hack or a tutorial for your favourite meal. Can be breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. Be as creative as you like.

Competition 9: Engineering – Lego Creation – Judged by our Engineering assessors/tutors.

Any build of YOUR OWN DESIGN. Please take a picture of your build and write a short 1-line description along with your details. Judged by our Engineering Assessor and Tutors.

Competition 10: Upcycling for nature! – Judged by our Apprenticeships team.

Use recycled items to craft something new. This could be a piece of clothing (decorating a t-shirt/bag etc), household items (loo roll tube, lolly sticks etc.


To find out more contact our Apprenticeships team at :

We are looking forward to seeing what everyone is creating at home and hope you all have fun! And please make sure to add your name, age, and the competition name to your entries- and use #BLCSummerFayre2021 if entering via social media! GOOD LUCK!