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Show and Competition Rules

1. Except in floral art classes, all exhibits must be the property of the exhibitor and must have       been in the exhibitor's possession for at least two months.

 

2. Each exhibitor is permitted to enter only one entry per class.

3(a)  In vegetable collections, the number of exhibits is:-

        Beans.................5     Onions.................3

   *Beetroot..............3    *Parsnips...............3

    Cabbage...............2     Peas...................5

   *Carrots...............3     Peppers................3

    Cauliflower...........2     Potatoes...............3

    Celery ...............2    •Radish.................5

    Courgettes............3     Savoy..................2

    Cucumber..............1     Shallots...............5

    Leeks.................3     Spring onions..........5

    Lettuce...............2     Tomatoes...............6

    Marrow................1     Tomatoes(small fruited

    Any other vegetables                 or cherry)....6

    not listed............3

         * These root vegetables' foliage is to be trimmed to 75mm

3(b)  In fruit collections, the number of exhibits is:-

       Apples.....................3   Melons.................3

    Cherries and soft fruits...6  

    Currants...5 strings/bunches

    Grapes...............1 bunch   Stone fruit

                                   except Cherries........5

4      All shows are judged on the Rules of RHS Show handbook 2008 Edition.

5      Allotments and gardens of competitors must be open to inspection by the committee.

6       All exhibits should be named if possible.

7       On Show days, exhibits must be staged in accordance with the instructions on the Spring or  Autumn Schedules.

8       All cut stems must extend below the water surface in a vase or container.

9       All Floral Art exhibits must use natural material. Exhibits will be judged from the front but will  be seen all round. Open tables will be covered in black cloth. Accessories may be used.

10     The Show Secretary, or any Steward acting on behalf of the Show Secretary has the right to  move exhibits as required.

11      Entries for the Spring and Autumn shows must reach the Show Secretary three days before  each show.

12      A fourth prize will be awarded in any class with nine or more entries.

13      Any prize or trophy may be withheld if any exhibit is considered unworthy.

14      A novice is defined as a person who has not won first prize in the class in which the person is competing.

15      No exhibit may be removed without the Show Secretary's permission, until after the prize-giving.

16      The Committee does not hold itself responsible for any damage or loss of exhibits.The Society shall not be liable for compensation for any loss or damage from any cause whatsoever. Entry of exhibits is at an exhibitor's risk.

17      All jams and preserves must have non-commercial and air-tight lids.

 

18      The Judge's decision in all matters is final.

 

19       Any objection must be lodged with the Show Secretary in writing at least one hour before prize-giving on the day of the show, together with 50p deposit which will be refunded if the objection is upheld.

20       In determining winning trophies, 3 points are awarded for 1 st in class, 2 points for 2nd in class, 1 point for 3rd in class with the exception of the Autumn Show class 67 which will be awarded 9 points for 1st in class, 6 points for 2nd in class and 3 points for 3rd in class.

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