What is the "Cooper of the Year Contest"?

This is a woodworker's chance to showcase his or her finest works by repurposing a barrel, creating a barrel, incorporating a barrel or the idea of a barrel.
There's also a non-woodworking category. 
Can you bake a cake that looks like a barrel?  Enter it!
Festival attendees are invited to vote for their favorite until 2:00, the day of the Festival, when the votes are tallied and prizes awarded!
Enter by bringing your work of art to the Cooper Contest booth, across from the Chambliss Store, the day of the Festival by 10:30 a.m.

1st place Woodworking and Cooper of the Year receives
$100 or 1st prize provided by Lowe's!​

Ribbons are awarded as follows:

1st, 2nd and 3rd place Woodworking

1st, 2nd and 3rd place Non-woodworking

(depends on number of entries)

Honorable Mention

Need some inspiration? ​
Check out these entries from 2017:

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The Coopertown Community Development Committee wishes to thank Lowe's for sponsoring great prizes for the Cooper Contest since 2013!