The judging of the displays was by 50% audience vote and 50% judging panel. The panel of 4 judges was made up of individuals from both a professional and non-professional background, with no association with any of the bonfire societies.
The criteria for judging was as follows:
• use of material (10%)
• rhythm of display (10%)
• use of colour and effects (10%)
• overall artistic impression (10%)
• compliance (10%)
Cliffe Bonfire Society
Judges score: 45.25%
Audience score: 34.10%
Total score: 79.35%
The show flowed, there was a lot going on. Good all round show.
Hawkhurst Gang Bonfire Society
Judges score: 36.25%
Audience score: 42.80%
Total score: 79.05%
Slow start and pause in the middle but very good ending. Good use of colour and material.
Hastings Borough Bonfire Society
Judges score: 43.25%
Audience score: 23.10%
Total score: 66.35%
Subtle beginning and creative design. Nice show.