TAKING PART: TIPS FOR SUCCESS

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We make taking part in the show as straightforward as we possibly can.  If it's your first time entering, it's understandable to feel a bit daunted, but we are there to help so please ask if you are unsure about anything.  Whatever your level of experience, we suggest you read the following tips to plan your entries and give yourself the best chance of success.

 

There are specific guidelines for each section, which you can access via the buttons on the left.  Downloadable PDFS are also available in each section if you would like to print them off.

 

BEFORE THE SHOW:

 

  • The schedule is available from June each year and changes each year so check the notes for the classes you want to enter and always ensure you keep within quantities and size limits for vegetables, flowers, floral art or photographs.

  • If you are new to showing, read the schedule carefully beforehand to ensure you get the right criteria for the class.  For example,  carrots, potatoes, dahlias and roses are kinds.  Pompom or cactus are types.  ‘King Edward’ or ‘Peace Roses’ are varieties.

  • Make sure you submit your entry form and fee in good time so as not to miss the deadline.

 

ON THE DAY:

 

  • The hall opens at 8:30 am and we suggest you arrive early allowing plenty of time to display your entries.

  • Collect a Class Card for each entry at the door and remember to place this face down on the table so your name isn’t showing.

  • At 10:30 am the hall will be closed for judging and will re-open at 1:30 pm, when you will be able to see if you have won a prize.

  • If you have won a prize, please collect your prize money from the side of the stage.  If you win a cup or trophy, your name will be called out for a presentation at 4 pm.

  • You will be able to remove your entries from 4.30 pm.  Please do not take anything away before the conclusion of the trophy presentations. The hall will close at 5 pm

 

  • Always ask if you are unsure about something. Stewards are there to help. 


Good Luck!!