PSI-Net by Michael Stackpole Category 12, Topic 8 Message 94 Thu Jul 09, 1992 B.WILCOX5 [Brent Wilcox] at 21:20 EDT Well, here's what's happening this weekend in the UK... "The Cerealogist magazine is promoting a contest for making crop circles, to be held the night of 11-12 July 1992. The object is to reveal the extent to which artificial circles can replicate the details of the elaborately swirled crop formations which for the last twelve years have been appearing in the fields of cereals and other crops in England and elsewhere. "This initiative is prompted by the recent, much publicized but largely unsubstantiated claims that hoaxers are responsible for many of the formations. It is hoped that those who have made such claims will be prepared to demonstrate their skills in public. "A first prize of $5200 and runner-up awards are offered for the artifical crop formation, made by a registered team, which in the opinion of qualified judges best reproduce the features observed at crop circle sites. The team will be required to execute a design to be specified by the organizers and will be judged the following morning by judges who will not know the identity of the contestants. "A field of barley has been set aside for the purpose of the competition and is now under cultivation at a site in southern England which will be known only to those organizing and taking part in the competition. After the event, the site will be disclosed and the public will be invited to view the results of the contest. Teams of circle makers, with or without previous experience, are invited to apply for entry to this contest. Conditions and other details from: THE CEREALOGIST, The British & International Journal for Crop Circle Studies, 11 Powis Gardens, London W11 1JG. Telephone: 071-229-3583 "The number of entrants will be limited to about 12, and each team to no more than 6 members. A 50(Pound) entrance fee is required from each participating team which will go towards compensating the farmer. There will be provision for parking and overnight camping. "Sponsored by PM Magazine(Germany) and the Koestler Foundation in association with the Environmental Guardian."