IYAK NEWSLETTER: Fiber Arts Competition
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3327 290th Ave
Hill City, KS 67642
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IYAK Annual Fiber Arts & Skeins Competition
January 24, 2019 at the IYAK National Western Stock Show
OPEN TO ALL FIBER ARTISTS
You do not have to be a member of IYAK or even own yaks to participate
Now is the time to take your fiber and/or yarn and fashion it into something exquisite to enter in our competition in any (or all!) of the following categories:
Hand knitting, machine knitting, crochet, weaving, felting, braiding, or any other type of hand work as well as hand spinning
Awards will be given for 1st through 6th place
This show is encouraging the use of yak fiber and ass such blends must contain a minimum of 50% yak fiber or yarn can be from your farm, commercially produced or purchased from an area farm or other source. All classes are open to naturally colored or dyed yarn/fiber.
Details and entry forms are available on the IYAK.org website under the News+Events tab. Click Events and scroll down to find the tab to enter the Fiber Arts Contest.
Entries can be mailed or dropped off in person at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. The deadline for mailed in submissions is January 18, 2019.
Please follow the instructions on the entry form. All items submitted will be returned to the artist following the competition.
Entries delivered tot eh Stock Show must be dropped off at the IYAK Tent located in the Stock Yards area no later than 9:00 a.m. Thursday January 24, 2016. Judging will be performed on the 24th.
If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Young, Fiber Arts Coordinator, by phone: (360) 920-1539 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NWSS Volunteers Welcomed!
There are many ways to help out at NWSS. If you have a few minutes or can dedicate a few hours, IYAK has opportunities for you to volunteer. From helping with the always entertaining Halter Show, assisting the Judges or just spending time in the IYAK Tent meeting and greeting IYAK members and folks who want to yak about yaks - opportunities abound! Please contact our IYAK President Stephanie David if you want to help out. Her e-mail is: email@example.com.
Discounted Room Block at Embassy Suites Releases on December 24, 2018
The discounted room block at Embassy Suites for the National Western Stock Show will remain open until December 24, 2018. Don't miss out on an opportunity to get your rooms for NWSS at the discounted rate. Make your reservations now! Embassy Suites Denver Stapleton phone number is (303) 375-0400. Mention the International Yak Association block reservation.
NWSS Registration for Classes and Pen Show Link Available on December 4, 2018
The links to register yaks for the NWSS will be available on December 4, 2018 on the IYAK.org website. Yaks can be registered for the Pen Show, Fiber Class and the Halter Show Classes there as well.
NWSS Sponsorship Link Available December 8, 2018
The link to sign up for sponsorships for NWSS will open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The link will be available on the IYAK website. There are a limited number of some sponsorship levels. Sign in early to make sure that you get the level that you want. This year, there are 8 levels of sponsorship available.
NWSS Show Schedule and Registration Deadlines
Tuesday December 4, 2018
Stock Show registration link available on IYAK.org website
Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet registration link available on IYAK.org website
Thursday January 10, 2019
Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet registration closes
Tuesday January 15, 2019
Stock Show registration closes
Wednesday January 23, 2019
Check in begins at Noon
Thursday January 24, 2019
Fiber Show Judging begins at 11:00 a.m.
Pen Show Judging begins at 1:00 p.m.
Friday January 25, 2019
Seminars begin at 9:00 a.m. at Livestock Center Auction Arena
Membership Banquet and Annual Meeting at Embassy Suites Hotel
Saturday January 26, 2019
Halter Show starts at 12:00 p.m. at Stock Yards Arena
Entry Fees Set for 2019
Pen fee is $30.00 per animal
Entry fee for classes is $10.00 per animal per class
If you are new to the Stock Show and have questions, feel free to contact Stephanie David at firstname.lastname@example.org or Claire Roberts at Secretary@iyak.org .
Late Registration of Yaks for NWSS
If you have an animal that you want to show at NWSS, but have not yet submitted the hair sample for registration, there still may be time. The IYAK Registrar reports that she will do everything possible to see that the registrations are processed in time;, but, because of the short time frame, there are no guarantees. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Registrar, Claire Roberts, at email@example.com or Stephanie David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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3327 290th Ave
Hill City, KS 67642