> As a proposal for replacing or in addition to competitions, I would
propose a historical solution. Have the laurels in the area, present
their materials and presentations on one side of a site, and the
would-be apprentices (or just people that are working on some A&E
presentation subject) set up their work on the other.
Apologies to flog the exhausted horse of competitions again, but I
just realised something -- what size usually would these competitions
or displays be? One or two 'entrants', or a dozen? A score?
I'm an A&S officer for my local group who is used to having
competitions with a single entrant. It isn't a simple problem of 'the
arts need encouragement', it's that people do lots of A&S stuff, and
never enter it. (I'm sure there are various reasons, like those
discussed here, for not entering.)
So, my two questions are, is there a minimum number of people you'd
need to get interested before these competition alternatives are
And, if you feel strongly about competitions or how A&S is being run
in your local group, have you spoken to your local A&S officer?