Every year there is a huge week long doll event in Neustadt bei Coburg. This area has a long standing tradition in producing dolls and dollhouses. Companies like Zapf Creations or Goebel (the makers of Hummel figurines) are still there. There are open houses of doll producing companies, doll shows, doll and christmas museums, a doll fleamarket and said doll competition.
It was the first time that I participated. I must say I'm really really proud and somewhat baffled. There were a lot of particants and the dolls were all fantastic. The winners were invited to an evening event at the town hall with press, two mayors, some politicians, live music.... and of course the doll fairy. ;-)
The price winners got a sculpture, flowers, a certificate and even price money. After that we were invited to champagne and buffet. Very, very nice!
Here you can see me grinning triumphantly.
And this is the doll I got my price for. He looks really tiny next to the bronze sculpture but he is actually bigger than my usual dolls (19 cm).
Here are some of the other winners.
The next day we went to the Veste Coburg as our son behaved so well during the events and he wanted to see the ghosts and knights at the fortress.