Whidbey Island Kite Festival - Single-Line Challenges

The Whidbey Island Kite Festival wants to shine the spotlight on various aspects of single-line kitemaking. Twice each day, we will hold a judged mass ascension of a specific type of kite. This will be in a designated area on Field B. All people are invited to fly, but you must wear a wristband to enter the flying field. Please register for your wristband at the main tent. There is no cost to register for these flies, but certain kite-safety guidelines must be followed on the flying fields.

For each "challenge" there will be a judging panel made up of experienced flyers and the public. The favorite two kites of each challenge will be awarded a limited-edition pin. This pin is awarded only to the winners of these challenges, and is not part of the regular pin set.

10AM Saturday: Challenge A: 2016 Logo Colors Kite: Any design, handmade or production kite, containing at least 3 of the 5 colors of the kites from this year’s logo: red, purple, gold, blue, green.
3 PM Saturday: Challenge B: Quilting: Design inspired by quilting patterns or methods.
10AM Sunday: Challenge C: Workshop Kite: Kite built in or for a workshop, such as Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference, Oregon Kitemakers Retreat, or Long Beach Kite Museum class.
3 PM Sunday: Challenge D: Garden: Kite inspired by or featuring plants, forest, flowers, or other flora. Creativity encouraged.