Doll News Spring 2014 - (Page 173)
by Donelle Denery
& Marsha Hunter
How do judges arrive at their decisions?
How Dolls Are Judged
udging teams are typically made up of three judges, one of whom is the
team captain. Generally the ﬁrst thing the team does is determine if the
dolls entered in the category ﬁt the category description. The team will have
read all the categories, not just the ones that they are judging, to be sure each
doll entered ﬁts the category description. If a doll is not entered in the correct
category, it will be disqualiﬁed. In most cases, the disqualiﬁcation card (which
is given to the owner when they pick up their doll) lists the category in which
the doll should been entered. It is important to note, there is not always a
category for every doll. Some years there will be dolls which do not ﬁt any
listed category. There may, in the future, be a category for the doll - so do not
give up considering the doll for competition in the future.
If you are entering dolls in competition, the ﬁrst and most important thing
that you need to consider is whether the doll ﬁts the category description. Read
each word of the description carefully. Here is an example of what might be
Category Title: Antique German Doll with Bisque Head
Category Description: Baby with painted eyes and with molded or painted
hair. Must have bent or non-supporting legs. All babies of this type must be in
this class, excluding all bisque and googlies.
Some questions to ask to ensure your doll ﬁts the description:
* Is the hair molded or painted?
* Are the eyes painted?
* Is the doll German?
* Is the doll antique? (Antique
is considered to be pre-1920)
* Is the head bisque?
* Are all legs bent or nonsupporting?
* Is the doll other than all
bisque or googly?
Also check to make sure that
there is no preceding or following
category in any class that
precludes your entering the doll in
your chosen category:
Example Category Title &
Description 1: China - Miniature,
8" and under, china shoulder head
on cloth, leather or wooden body
only, male or female, any doll of this size with a china head must be in this
Example Category Title & Description 2 (Fig. 2): Doll House Doll -
Fig. 1 This 6-inch doll with china shoulder head
and china limbs are like those often used to
populate a doll house.
Fig. 2 Pictured here is sizable array of
doll house dolls.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Doll News Spring 2014
From the Editor
UFDC Officers and Regional Directors
Welcome Newer Members
Fundraising Committee Report
Shared Passions - 2014 UFDC Convention
Tasha Tudor + Dolls = Enchanting Art
Early Juneau Bebe Part II
My Dear Hitty
A Capital Affair 2013 Antique Competitive Exhibit Part II
A Capital Affair 2013 Modern Competitive Exhibit Part II
A is for Annabelle - the story of a doll
Annatasha - A Paper Doll
A Visit to the Coleman Collection
Unending Delight - Tasha's World of Dolls
A Capital Affair 2013 Special Exhibit - The Four Seasons of Sandra Sue
A Capital Affair 2013 - Beautiful Boys, Gorgeous Girls - Asian and American BJDs
All About Lavinia Loring, A French Fashion Doll Reprinted from THE LETTER, Volume 3, Number 1, Summer 1983
Life before TV - UFDC Region 1 Conference
Christine Crocker - The Pastoral Dollmaker
Capturing the Classics - The Classic Plaything Collection of Wendy Lawton
The Story of Marjorie Tudor
Behind the Scenes - Regional Director Training
Isn't It Romantic
In a More Romantic Time - A Paper Doll
I is for Inspiration
Judging Dolls in UFDC Competitions
Region Director Candidates
In Our Memories
News & Notes
Doll News Spring 2014