Competitions

The Flower Show Marquee hosts all entries to show classes. There are a wide variety of categories with something to appeal to all ages and a wide variety of interests. We encourage entries to our competition categories as it is a fantastic way to showcase our local talent.

Entries are judged anonymously, and small cash prizes are awarded to category winners. The marquee will open for viewing once the judging is complete.

In 2022, for the first time, winners in all baking categories will be automatically entered into the ‘Winchcombe’s Best Baker’ category and judges will select their baking Champion of Champions

Special presentations

Also in 2022, winners of the following classes will have their cups presented to them in the main ring:

  • Winchcombe’s Best Baker
  • Victoria Sponge
  • And more to be confirmed…

Rules

  • Maximum one prize per person per class
  • All exhibits must be the work of the exhibitor
  • Craft classes – all exhibits must have been completed since the last show
  • Flower exhibits – cut flowers to be displayed in exhibitors’ own vases
  • Exhibits which do not meet class specifications will be disqualified
  • Horticultural exhibits – produce must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least two months before the show
  • The committee reserves the right, after giving notice, to visit the garden of an exhibitor to ascertain the identity or origin of an exhibit. That right shall only be exercised within three days following a show
  • Horticultural exhibits – where appropriate, exhibits are to be judged by RHS or NAFAS rules
  • The decision of the committee is final in all matters connected with the show
  • Judges may withhold prizes if they consider no exhibits worthy of winning or if there are insufficient entries in a class
  • Any objections should be made in writing, signed by the objector, and handed to the Competition Secretary before 3.00 pm
  • The committee cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to exhibits