Yep. You used to get really nice pottery for every first place that you received. This time, they gave out cruddy little canvas bags with the Sandia Classic logo on it. I mean bags that you find at the dime store. When I got home and held the ribbons up to the ribbons I got at the lower rated show earlier this year, the other ribbons blew the Classic's away. Larger rossettes, longer ribbons, thicker ribbons. And the NMHJA prizes for first place are fun...wine glasses, beer glasses, really nice tote bags, lunch coolers, etc. You had to get numerous firsts to get a decent prize and Champion got a vest but Reserve got only a ribbon. So does "JD" just do the Sandia or does he also do the Tulsa?
FYI, sorry to the original poster for kind of hijacking this. It's exciting to see someone else on here that knows what I am talking about. :)