Creative Colorado TableSetting

SAVE THE DATES: November 12 – 14, 2021
for Creative Colorado Table Setting/Scaping
at the Stanley Manor
with the continuing theme:
AMAZING WOMEN, THEN & NOW:
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF WOMEN’S
RIGHT TO VOTE

TABLESETTING 101 WILL BE PRESENTED
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2021

WHAT?
Creative Colorado Tablesetting/Scaping 2021
is a tablesetting/tablescaping contest that provides entrants an opportunity to demonstrate their talents in designing and creating unique dining tables that reflect this year’s theme: Amazing Women, Then and Now: Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote.
Each entry is reviewed by an independent panel of judges who determine prize-winners based on the creativity, design, and adherence to contest and category criteria.
Once the judges have made their decisions and ribbons have been awarded, our venue, the Stanley Hotel, will open its doors to the public, with proceeds from ticket sales going to support the work of the Estes Park Museum.

WHEN?
November 12-14, 2021
This year’s contest is a 3-day event, with set up on Friday, the 12th, and public show held on Saturday, the 13th and Sunday, the 14th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

WHERE?
The Stanley Hotel
on Wonderview Avenue in Estes Park, Colorado.

WHO?
Creative Colorado Tablesetting/Scaping contest is open to individuals, pairs/teams and commercial organizations/businesses.

ENTRY FEE & REGISTRATION?
All contestants must register in advance and pay an entry fee: $30.00 for individuals, pairs or teams.
Registration opens on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the Tablesetting 101 event
and closes November 1, 2021.

QUESTIONS?
Call (970) 577-0186 or email Tara Moenning: tara@aspenbrookinvestments.com

Download and print Registration form: 2020 Registration Form
Download and print General Information: 2020 CCT General Information
Download and print Competition Guidelines: 2020 Competition Categories
Download and print Contest Schedule: 2020 Contest Schedule
Download and print 2020 Judging Rubrics: 2020 Judging Rubrics

[Forms will be re-dated next year, but the information remains the same. The Pandemic has caused these changes, and we regret that it is necessary to reschedule.]

 

THANK YOU FOR A VERY SUCCESSFUL
Creative Colorado Tablesettings 2019!

OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS MADE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE:
Antiquarians
Bank of Colorado
Bird and Jim Restaurant
Chrysalis Gift Shop at the Stanley Hotel
Colorado Homestead
Estes Aerial Tramway
Estes Park News
Fall River Antiques and Coins
Kind Coffee
MacDonald Book Shop
Nicky’s Steakhouse
Seasoned, An American Bistro
Smith Sign Studio & Wishes Fulfilled
Snowy Peaks Winery
Stanley Hotel
State Farm Insurance – Susan Fereday
Wynbrier Ltd. Wildlife Gallery
YMCA of the Rockies
Bobbie Heisterkamp
Cheryl Pennington
Dona Cooper
Marty Casey
Neal Standard
Nina Kunze
Phil Moenning

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CONTEST WINNERS:

The People’s Choice Award
Karla Van Drie

Little House on the Prairie

Blue Ribbon for Individual Formal setting
Becky Finger

An Angel Story

Red Ribbon for Individual Formal setting
Andrea Smith

Pretty Woman

White Ribbon for Individual Formal setting
Debbie Richardson

Nancy Drew

Blue Ribbon for Individual Informal setting
Becky Finger

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Red Ribbon for Individual Informal setting
June Jerger-Cahill

It’s a Wonderful Life

White Ribbon for Individual Informal setting
Nancy Garcia

The Crown

Blue Ribbon for Individual Freestyle setting
Julie Farnham

ET the Extraterrestial

Red Ribbon for indivdual Freestyle
Becky Finger

Best Loved Holiday Recipes

White Ribbon for individual Freestyle
Susan Porter

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

 

Formal group Blue Ribbon
Vicki and Josh Henderson

Gone with the Wind

 

Informal group Blue Ribbon
Barbara and John Floyd

It was a dark and stormy night…

 

Informal group Red Ribbon
Ginny Hutchinson

Wee MacGregor by J J Bell

 

Freestyle group Blue Ribbon
Risley

The Polar Express

 

Freestyle group Red Ribbon
Dona Cooper

Teddy Bear Picnic

 

Honorable Mention Informal
Karla Van Drie

Little House on the Prairie

 

Honorable Mention Freestyle
Julie Farnham

Red Hats

 

Honorable Mention Freestyle
Collen Ellingson
|
Lady and the Tramp

 

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We congratulate our 2018
Creative Colorado Table Setting Winners!

First Place in the Formal Category and
The People’s Choice Best of Show Award
Ginny Hutchinson
with theme: The MacGregor Ranch

First Place in the Informal Category (tie)
Kathy Sherrod
with theme: Africa

First Place in the Informal Category (tie)
and the Judge’s Choice Best of Show Award
Julie Farnham
with theme: Africa

First Place in the Freestyle Category
Katie Bretz and Joan Ralph
with theme: Outer Space

Second Place Formal Category
Katie Bretz and Joan Ralph
with theme: Orient Express

Second Place Informal Category (tie)
Carol Tanton
with theme: Alaska

Second Place Informal Category (tie)
Letha Thorn
with theme: Maine

Second Place Feestyle Category
Loretta De Witt
with theme: Thailand

Third Place in the Informal Category (tie)
Julie Farnham
with the theme: Ireland

Third Place in the Informal Category (tie)
Andrea Smith
with the theme: England

Third Place in the Freestyle Category
Donabeth Downey
with the theme: Switzerland

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:

BANK OF COLORADO
COLORADO HOMESTEAD
ESTES PARK NEWS
ESTES PARK TRAIL GAZETTE
FALL RIVER ANTIQUES
BOBBIE HEISTERKAMP
SUE HANSEN
KIND COFFEE
PHIL AND TARA MOENNING
PRESBYTERIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE ROCKIES
RAMBO’S
SEASONED BISTRO
SNOWY PEAKS WINERY

 CREATIVE COLORADO TABLE SETTINGS
2018

The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. presents the 3rd Annual Creative Colorado Table Settings Contest, a fundraising event planned by the Museum Friends in support of Museum programs and Friends’ projects, scholarships and publications.

[Designed by Conner Dobson]

This year’s Table Settings Contest features the theme:
“Table Settings Around the World”

What?
A table settings contest provides participants a chance to show off their talents in the creating of an attractive dining table which relates directly to the “Table Settings Around the World” theme. When the tables are complete, an independent panel of judges comments on each setting and awards ribbons. The show is then opened to the public, and attendees vote for their favorite.

Contestants must register* in advance.

When?
This year’s contest will be held on October 18, 19 and 20, 2018

Thursday, October 18th, 10 am to 4 pm – Set-Up time
Friday, October 19th, 10 am to 4 pm – Table setting Show
Saturday, October 20th, 10 am to 4 pm – Table setting Show
3 pm – Awards Ceremony, 3:30 to 4 pm – Clean Up

Where?
Note the New Location The Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies on Brodie Avenue in Estes Park, main floor meeting room.

Who?
The Table Setting Competition is open to individuals, pairs, teams and businesses of all kinds.

How?
Each contestant is required to select a menu and then design place settings for two that reflect the contest theme and the menu chosen.
Contestants also select a design category: (1) Formal, (2) Informal or
(3) Freestyle. Your setting can feature classic, vintage, contemporary, or a mixture of flatware and tableware. All contestants receive judges’ comments, and winners receive ribbons and compete in a Best of Show contest.

How Much?
Contest entry fees: $20.00 for individuals, $30.00 for groups/teams and businesses.

Questions? Call or email Barb Cole
                   (970) 586-1811 / kbcinrockies1@icloud.com

* Registration opens September 1, 2018 and closes October 15, 2018

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE 2018 REGISTRATION FORM: Registration Form
DOWNLOAD GUIDELINES HERE: Contest-Guidelines-2
DOWNLOAD CATEGORY DEFINITIONS HERE: Category Definitions and Diagrams 2
DOWNLOAD JUDGING RUBRICS & SCORING HERE: 2018 Judging Form

Judging Policies: An independent panel of judges, selected by the Estes Park Museum Friends, will apply the criteria detailed above in awarding ribbons to contest entries.

Winners in each category (formal, informal and freestyle) will receive 1st, 2nd or 3rd place ribbons. A double-blind process will be used in deciding winners; the judges will not know the identity of the contest participants, and the contest participants will not know the identity of the judges.

All decisions of the judges will be final.

A “People’s Choice Best in Show” prize will be given to the winner of the popular vote. All table designs will be eligible for this award.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
2017 TABLE SETTING EVENT WINNERS


Andrea Smith’s Formal Table won First Prize and Judge’s Best of Show Awards


Gloria Diane Gardner’s Freestyle Table won First Prize and the People’s Best of Show Awards


Tara Moenning’s Informal Table won First Prize


Kathy Sherrod’s Formal Table won Second Prize


Laura Ware’s Informal Table won Second Prize


Cheryl Shutz’s Freestyle Table won Second Prize


Sheila Sellers’ Formal Table won Third Prize


Donna Beth Donney’s Informal Table won Third Prize


Bonnie Mewherter’s Freestyle Table tied for Third Prize


Maureen Vetter’s Freestyle Table tied for Third Prize

Without our generous sponsors, the
event would not have been such a success:

Granny Gingham
Bird & Jim Restaurant
Estes Park Aerial Tramway
Fall River Jewelry, Coins & Antiques
Fall River Lodge
Bobbie Heisterkamp
Bank of Colorado
Baldpate Inn
Dodie and James Banker
Cinnamon’s
YMCA of the Rockies
Stanley Hotel
Mama Rose’s and Poppys Restaurants
State Farm Insurance
Hunter’s Chophouse
Moose Creek and Plum Creek
DAO House
McDonald Book Store
Colorado Homestead and
Rambo’s Liquor

Denver Post Article August 2017 about the event

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
2016 TABLE SETTING EVENT WINNERS

Andrea Smith designed this High Country Celebration Table which won a blue ribbon and the Best of Show First Place,

Andrea Smith designed this High Country Celebration Table which won a blue ribbon and the Best of Show First Place.

Julie Farnham created this "Cowboy Vittles" table which won a blue ribbon and came in second for best of show.

Julie Farnham created this “Cowboy Vittles” table which won a blue ribbon and came in second for best of show.

Karen Martin arranged this children's china table which won a blue ribbon and came in third for best in show.

Karen Martin arranged this children’s china table which won a blue ribbon and came in third for best in show.

The Tuesday Hiking Group created this Christmas table which won a blue ribbon and tied for third in best of show.

The Tuesday Hiking Group created this Christmas table which won a blue ribbon and tied for third in best of show.

Cheryl Schutz won a blue ribbon for her Blue Royal dinner arrangement.

Cheryl Schutz won a blue ribbon for her Blue Royal dinner arrangement.

Cheryl Schutz won a blue ribbon for her table "Dinner for John & Priscilla Larchmont"

Cheryl Schutz won a blue ribbon for her table “Dinner for John & Priscilla Larchmont”

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Jean smiles at her creation.
Start planning yours for October 2018!