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Kitemakers' Competition

Most kitebuiding competitions are comprehensive, in that the kites are judged by the following criteria:
  • Visual Appeal
  • Flight
  • Craftsmanship
  • Structural Design

The American Kitefliers Association explains these criteria in the "Rules & Guidelines for Kitemakers' Competitions 3rd edition.  You can view the rulebook here >>>

 

 
Steve Ferrel has chaired the AKA Kite Making Competitions Committee and has been Head Judge for AKA's National Convention from 1997-2011.
 

 

2012 AKA Grand Champion
Simon Crafts dimensional kite, "Barnstormer"
2012 AKA Grand Champion
 

Each year  the  AKA holds a national convention which is a wonderful five day gathering of kite enthusiasts, artists, and competitors. This is where we honor the top prize for kite making: Grand National Champion.  Click here for more information from the AKA on the entire National Convention


 

Archived Competition coverage by year:

2004
2003
2002
2001

 

   AKA Convention Coverage:

     
2012 Tulsa OK
Competition Results:
 - Competition Results
 - Photos - by Steve Ferrel
2011 Wildwood, NJ
Competition Results:
 - Competition Results
 - Ranked Scores by Criteria
   (click tabs on bottom of page)
 - Photos - by Rick Agar
2010 Seaside, OR
Competition Results:
 - Competition Results
 - Ranked Scores by Criteria
   (click tabs on bottom of page)
 - Day 1 - Indoor Photos
 - Day 2 - Outdoor Photos
     
    2009 Rochester, MN
Competition Results:
 - Competition Results
 - Ranked Scores by Criteria
 - Day 1 - Outdoor Photos
 - Day 2 - Indoor Photos
 
    2008 Gettysburg, PA
Competition Results:
- Ranked scores by category

- Ranked scores by criteria
- Day 1 - Indoor Photos
- Day 2 - Outdoor Photos
 
    2007 Ocean Shores, WA
Competition Results:
- Ranked scores by category

- Ranked scores by criteria
- Photos - ordered entries
- Photo Album - All

 
   

2006 Des Moines, IA
Convention Diary

Competition Photos:
 - Day One

 - Day Two

Competition Results:
 - Ranked by Category

 - Ranked by Sum
 - Ranked By Visual Score
 - Ranked by Flight Score
 - Ranked by Crafts Score
 - Ranked by Design Score


 

   

2005 - Ocean City, MD
 - Competition Results
 - Photo Album
 - Additional info HERE & HERE

 

    2004 - Seaside, OR
    2003 - Dayton, OH
    2002 - Ocean City, MD
    2001 - Billings, MT
    2000 - Treasure Island, FL
        - photos
1999 - Muncie, IN
    1998 - Ocean Shores, WA
    1997 - Wildwood, NJ
    1996 - Santa Monica, CA
    1995 - Tulsa, OK
    1994 - Wildwood, NJ
     

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