2015 NAHBS – March 6-8 - The Kentucky International Convention Center
2015 Awards

Dear Frame builders,

Please Enter for the NAHBS AWARDS Judging.

Please log back into your NAHBS Exhibitor website through the following link to register for the NAHBS Awards.

http://2015.handmadebicycleshow.com/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=entries

Or under NAHBS Awards Entries-> Add New in the admin

2015 ENTRY WINDOW

Builders must submit their intentions for each category March 2, 2015. Late entries will be considered but are not guaranteed a place in the most popular categories.

HOW TO ENTER

Entry submissions must be made through the WP admin area of the NAHBS website using the NAHBS Awards Entries link in the navigation column on the left side of the admin page. This is the same admin area where NAHBS exhibitors provide their company information for the NAHBS website.

2015 RULES

Exhibitors wishing to submit a frame/bicycle for judging must provide notice to NAHBS by February 20, 2015.
The category in which the frame/bicycle is entered must be indicated.
For multiple submissions, indication of category must be made for each frame.
Only two bikes per exhibitor are allowed for the 2015 show.
Minimum number of entrants: Unless there are a minimum of six (6) entrants in a category, judges reserve the right not to award a prize to the category

2015 NAHBS AWARDS GROUPS AND CATEGORIES

RIDING DISCIPLINE DIVISION

Fully complete bikes, paint and component choices will factor into the judging (aesthetic impact and correctness of the discipline)

Best city bike/ Utility bike
Best road bike
Best mountain bike
Best cyclocross bike
Best track bike
Best tandem bike
Best experimental bike

CONSTRUCTION DIVISION

Construction categories: All bikes presented for the construction categories (lugged, fillet-brazed, TIG-welded and carbon layup) must be presented as naked frames. To make the frames easier to inspect, they should be presented with a fork, headset and stem. Painted bikes will be deemed ineligible. Frames will be assigned a number, so that judging is not influenced by bias

Best lugged frame
Best fillet frame
Best TIG frame
Best Layup

OVERALL DESIGN DIVISION

Theme: These are complete bicycles with a description of the theme, concept or heritage the frame builder is portraying. The bicycles will be judged with an eye toward the overall execution of the theme.
Utility Bicycle will be a new category under Riding Discipline.
Bicycles must be submitted for Theme and Best Finish categories
Other categories are open to all bikes in the show

Best new builder
Best finish
Best theme bike
People’s choice
President’s choice
Best of show

PHYSICAL SETUP OF JUDGING AREA

There are three areas in the judging room. The NAHBS Exhibitor packet contains a schedule for each of the awards categories, with a drop-off time, pickup time, and a specific area (A, B, C). Frame builders must leave their bicycle with judging staff in the designated area and retrieve it within the time windows provided on the schedule.

A FRAME/BICYCLE CANNOT BE ENTERED IN MULTIPLE CATEGORIES OR DIVISIONS.

If a frame/bicycle could qualify for multiple divisions (egg. lugged steel cyclocross frame could be eligible for best steel, best lugged, or best cyclocross), the builder must indicate at the time of entry the category in which the frame/bicycle is entered.

Information about each frame/bicycle must be supplied. This information comprises notes on the concept, choice of material, design, construction process, finish, delivery process.

Completed Frame/bicycles are not required to be submitted in advance of the show, exhibitors are required only to provide notice of their intent, as outlined above (20th February).

NAHBS Management will publish all entries by 20th February.

Best of Show, Best New Builder, People’s Choice and President’s Choice are categories with automatic entry and do not require any action on the part of the frame builder.

2015 OUTLINE SCHEDULE

Friday, 6 March

Judging Schedule (Photos will take place immediately following the judging)

8:30 Judges meet in judging area

9:00 Best lugged frame 9:30 Best fillet frame

10:00 Best TIG frame

10:30 Best Layup

11:00 Best mountain bike

11:30 Best cyclocross bike

12:00 Break for lunch

1:30 Best track bike

2:00 Best road bike

2:30 Best tandem bike

3:00 Best experimental bike

3:30 Best city bike/ Utility bike

4:00 Best finish

4:30 Best theme bike

Saturday, 7 March
Most awards given, starting after 1 p.m. Up to three awards per category will be issued. Award plaques/ Ribbons will be displayed on winning bikes, which will be returned to the exhibitors’ booths before the awards are made. The Saturday awards will be made at the booths of the awards winners.

Sunday, 8 March
3 p.m. People’s Choice, President’s Choice, Best New Builder.
The Sunday awards are made at the main stage.