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The Compass School

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2017 Eco Fair Pie Contest

Adult Contest Rules

How to Enter:

  • Starting March 1, 2017, registration will open. Printable entry forms are available here. A printable version of the rules is available here. The entry fee is $20 for adults and $15 for students ages 15-18. 
  • The number of contestants will be limited to 20, so don’t delay!
  • Bring 1 pie to The Compass School between 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 am on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Judging begins at 11:15 a.m. The event opens to the public at 11:00 a.m.

Rules

  1. The Contest is open to anyone wishing to bake a pie.
  2. Please include the pie ingredients with your submission.
  3. Pie MUST be checked in by 10:15 a.m. on contest day (5/20/17). Late pies will be sold for donation, but not entered into the contest.
  4. Pies should be submitted covered.
  5. Pies that need special handling, refrigeration or heating elements are not allowed.
  6. The finished pie cannot contain raw/uncooked eggs (white or yokes). Egg must reach 160 degrees to be considered cooked. Official Pie Contest judge’s ruling as to eligibility will be final.
  7. We recommend that pies are baked in disposable pans only, as pans will not be returned. If you would like to bake your pie in a dish, please note it will not be returned.
  8. Pies will be scored on Appearance, Crust, Filling and Overall Flavor/Taste.
  9. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.
  10. If you wish to bake a pie and not have it judged we will be happy to accept it and sell it by the slice to raise money for The Compass School’s STEAM and mission related lessons.
  11. Following judging, the pies will be sold to the crowd by slice or whole pie. All proceeds will go to The Compass School’s STEAM and mission related lessons.

 

Children’s Division Contest Rules

How to Enter:

  • Starting March 1, 2017, registration will open. Printable entry forms are available here. A printable version of the rules is available here. There is no entry fee for children ages 8-12.
  • The number of contestants will be limited to 12, so don’t delay!
  • Bring 1 pie to The Compass School between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Judging begins at 11:15 a.m. The event opens to the public at 11:00 a.m.

Rules

  1. The Contest is open to any child ages 8-14 wishing to bake a pie.
  2. Please include the pie ingredients with your submission.
  3. Pie MUST be checked in by 10:00 a.m. on contest day (5/20/17). Late pies will be sold for donation, but not entered into the contest.
  4. Pies should be submitted covered.
  5. Pies that need special handling, refrigeration or heating elements are not allowed.
  6. The finished pie cannot contain raw/uncooked eggs (white or yokes). Egg must reach 160 degrees to be considered cooked. Official Pie Contest judge’s ruling as to eligibility will be final.
  7. We recommend that pies are baked in disposable pans only, as pans will not be returned. If you would like to bake your pie in a dish, please note it will not be returned.
  8. Pies will be scored on Appearance, Crust, Filling and Overall Flavor/Taste.
  9. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.
  10. If you wish to bake a pie and not have it judged we will be happy to accept it and sell it by the slice to raise money for The Compass School’s STEAM and mission related lessons.
  11. Following judging, the pies will be sold to the crowd by slice or whole pie. All proceeds will go to The Compass School’s STEAM and mission related lessons.

Judging

How it Works

At check-in, pies will be randomly assigned a number and a group. Three judges will score each pie by the percentages below in each of the following categories to arrive at the finalist pies.

Filing  50%

Over All Favor/Taste: 50%

Filling – 50%

Filling:
Nice aroma, pleasant, uniform flavors. All ingredients taste fresh and are well balanced. A complimentary use of spices and seasonings that is not overpowering. Generally, crust has a pleasant, mild flavor that complements the filling. However, in some specialty pies, the crust may be used to help create flavor accents.

Overall Flavor – 50%

This is the judges’ final chance to rate the pie overall. What makes a good pie? Here is a brief guideline for what traditional wisdom makes a good pie…

Crust:

Flaky, melt in your mouth consistency that has a mild, pleasant flavor and is baked evenly throughout to a light golden color. The crust should have a tight seal around the edges.

Filling:

Smooth uniform components with pleasant aroma and flavor which matches the advertised flavor, appealing color, and a nice aftertaste. Fruit used in quality pies should be well defined; good size, evenly distributed and have a firm, but not overly crisp, texture.