Blueprint for running a show
from Mark Rudd
1. Find a suitable venue.
2. Arrange a date with venue and inform other show secretaries/NPA if required.
3. Invite judges (by letter, email or telephone).
4. Produce a classification including judges’ names, times and dates, plus limit if required (may need NPA approval).
5. Send out schedules and apply for DEFRA licence.
In the meantime:
Requirements: pens/penning contractor, pen numbers, prize cards/rosettes.
Helpers required to put up pens/help run show etc. on the day.
6. Receive entries, enter into ledger/computer. Keep a running total of entries received.
7. Close entries and complete ledger/computer register.
8. Number judges books and add prize cards/NPA slips to judge’s pack.
9. Send each exhibitor a copy of entry form with pen numbers, keeping a copy of each for reference on show day.
10. Produce a catalogue of entries.
11. Set up show.
12. Receive exhibitors and birds and deal with any problems i.e. pen numbers/wrong classes etc.
13. Receive judges’ returns of winners and NPA’s if applicable.
14. Provide catalogue for judges/exhibitors either free or for sale.
15. Present awards/cups/prizes then close show and dismantle.
16. Complete NPA return sheets (can be done on day or after show is complete)
17. Send NPA returns plus marked up catalogue to NPA secretary.
18. Publish results in Feathered World/NPA website.
Start cycle again and enjoy.