Rules and Regulations

 Cake Festival 2016 Poland Katowice - 1st International Cake Decorating Festival in Poland will take place in International Conference Center, Katowice, 22-23 October 2016.

There will be presented the works taking part in the competition judged by the professional sugarcrafters from Poland and abroad. The Festival is opened for audience. The Festival will be accompanied with a rich program of shows ia. demonstrations held by guests from all around the world, where you will be able to learn decoration techniques.

At the International Conference Center in Katowice there will be many stands offering tools, products and confectionery materials.

Those who want to take part in the competition are invited to fill the form on our website, attach the photos of recent works. Each competitor can enter more than one category, with one work per one category. The fee for an entry is 40 PLN (every next entry by the same competitor is 20 PLN). Each competitor will get a ticket for two days of the Festival. The tickets will be given to them on the day of the delivery of the works ie. on Friday, 21 October 2016. You will be notified by an e-mail about the payment. The closing day for the entries is 31 September 2016. For each category of the competition there will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. The prices will be chosen from the entries that were given the badge with the information about getting gold, silver or bronze award. The results will be announced on Sunday 23 October 2016 at 2PM. The best work of all will also be announced. In children category, if there will not be enough entries, only one work will be awarded (with the 1st prize) in each group ie. 9 years and under, 10-12 years, 13-16 years of age.


The registration is by the website and the closing day for entries is midnight 31 August 2016. Please do not show your exhibit on any website or social media site, otherwise the the exhibit may be disqualified. All exhibits must be genuine work of the competitor. Each entry must be ended with appropriate fee. The fees are not refunded.

Competitors must submit at least two photos of their recent works (does not refer to children category), preferebly with the suitable category (not required). If there will be more entries than the capacity of the show area, the jury will choose the entries that will pass on to the second phase of the competition. The process will be carried on the base of the photos sent by competitors during registration. Competitors will be notified by e-mail about admission to the competition and about further details.

Those who will not be admitted to the competition will be refunded with 90% of the entrance fee.

Delivery of Exhibits:

All the exhibits must be delivered on Friday, 21 Octobre 2016 between 4PM and 6PM. This will give the jury enough time to watch all the exhibits (the competition lasts only two days). Each competitor will register on the delivery and will be given space to position their exhibit. The organizers reserve right to move the exhibits if necessary. There will be also space for repairing any damages that may happen during transportation. Competitors are requested to bring their own repair kits. Travelling boxes must be removed from the exhibition after delivery and brought back on collection (there will be no space for storage). Each competitor is allowed only one helper in the set-up area. After placing the exhibits competitors must leave the exhibition area immediately. You can come back to the exhibition on Saturday (please have your tickets with you). Competitors will be given the confirmation of taking part that will be necessary on the delivery.

Competitors Reference Labels:

Each competitor will be given two labels. Please attach one label to your exhibit so that it is visible to the judges and the other to the base of your exhibit for security purposes. You must then place your exhibit on the designated place (by the category and number). Once you place your exhibit you will be given the competitor badge that must be worn at all times during the Competition.


Despite the application of the principles of security, the organizers take no responsibility for any damage or loss of exhibits, equipment or personal effects.

Intellectual Property Rights:

By entering the competitions the competitors allow that the exhibits will be photographed and the photographs will be shared and used by the organisers in the future.


The photographs of the winning exhibits may be published in magazines, social media sites or on television.

Removal of Exhibits from Show:

All the exhibits must be removed after 5PM on Sunday 23 Octobre, not earlier. Any exhibit not taken by 6PM will be destroyed by the organizer.


Judging will take place on Friday before opening the show. The results will be announced on Saturday until 2PM. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in each category will be announced on Sunday.

Judges Forum:

The judges will be available on Sunday to talk about the decicion they made. Competitors are encouraged to talk to the Chairman of Judges about any advice and guidance. There will be no feedback after the show.

Award guidelines:

All exhibits must be unaided work of the competitor. Each exhibit should be original work and not entered into any other competition or exhibition. Otherwise, the exhibit will be disqualified. Where dummies are allowed they should be treated like a real cake.