Monday, 22 July 2019

Prize Details and Conditions of Entry

The Coffs Harbour Garden Club's

30th Annual

Spring Garden Competition

FREE ENTRY


Closing Date
Friday 6 September 2019 at 5:00pm (no late entries accepted). 
Entry forms will be available from 27 July at Botanic Gardens, Total Gardens, local libraries, Woolgoolga Mitre 10, Woolgoolga Seniors Centre, MI Organics,  and Coffs Harbour Landscape Centre. 

Judging Dates: 

Mon 9 - 
Thu 12 Sep     School Seed Growing Competition - Perfect Pollinators

Sun 15 Sep     Northern Beaches from Diggers Beach to Corindi
                     
Mon 16 Sep   Toormina, Sawtell, Boambee & Bonville
                    And Schools

Tues 17 Sep   Coffs City area and Orara Valley
                     

Presentation of prizes:

Will be held at the Cavanbah Centre, Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour on
Friday 20 September 2019 commencing at 7:00pm.

All entrants and families are welcome and a light supper will be provided by members of CHGC at the conclusion of award presentations.

Conditions of Entry:

  • For Residential Entrants the competition organisers expect that the general public will be able to view your garden if you win a prize in the categories 1-6, 10 and Waterwise Gardens. Also that all the provided prize banners will be prominently displayed.
  • Hours of viewing will be from 10am to 4pm on Sun 22nd September 2019.
  • The Judge's book remains the property of the CHGC. 
  • No correspondence will be entered into as the Judge's decision is final.
  • All prizes are awarded at the Judge’s discretion.
NB: Prize banners (and their supporting stakes) remain the 
property of the Coffs Harbour Garden Club. 



RESIDENTIAL SECTION
 Residential competitors may enter ONE of the categories numbered 1-4
and up to TWO categories numbered 5-10, 
plus either or in the Waterwise Categories

NB: Judging will include the front, back and sides of all gardens entered in
categories 1-6, 10 and Waterwise A & B

Prizes: (in each category): 1st $100 Voucher, 2nd $50 Voucher

CHAMPION GARDEN
The 2019 Champion Garden will be judged from all entries in Residential categories 1-6.
Prize: Return airfares to Brisbane and two nights' accommodation including breakfast for two people. The winner's name will be engraved on the Coffs Harbour City Council Perpetual Trophy, hold the blue glass trophy for 12 months, receive an annual trophy and appear on the Club's website Honour Board. 

RESERVE CHAMPION GARDEN
The Reserve Champion is runner-up to the Champion.
Prize: Two nights' accommodation in an Ocean View Spa Studio Apartment for two people at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, Coffs Harbour. Plus a $100 dinner voucher at Pacific Bay Resort provided by Coffs Harbour Garden Club. The Reserve Champion winner will hold the Flower Picture Trophy for 12 months, receive an annual trophy and appear on the Club's website Honour Board.
(This voucher is valid until 30 September 2020 however it is not available for use between 24 December 2019 to 13 January 2020 and 9 April 2020 to 12 April 2020 - Christmas and Easter.)


WATERWISE GARDENS - RESIDENTIAL
The Waterwise Gardens will be judged against Coffs Harbour City Council's "Waterwise Garden Guide" (see here for that guide) covering overall garden design, use of mulch and irrigation, plant selection, general quality and health of plants.
Prizes: for both category A & B
For each category - an Opal Cove Resort accommodation package for one night for 2 people (including breakfast) and dinner to the value of $100 at Horizons Restaurant. Winners' names will be engraved on the Trophies held by Coffs Harbour City Council, receive an annual trophy and appear on the Garden Club's website Honour Board.

NEW HOME/NEW GARDEN
Category 10 Garden of home built and occupied since Sept 2014 
(Supported by The Bayrange Group - Total Gardens)
Prize: 1st $150 voucher         2nd $100 voucher 

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD
The Judge may also give an encouragement award to any Residential entry. 
Prize: hold Iris picture for 12 months, receive an annual trophy and appear on the Garden Club's website Honour Board.

RESIDENTIAL ENTRANTS - RANDOM DRAW
All entrants in the Residential Section will go in a draw to win a family pass to Dolphin Marine Conservation Park.


1ST TIME RESIDENTIAL ENTRANTS will go into a separate draw to win a voucher from Park Avenue Florist  - please make sure you have checked this box if you have never entered the Spring Garden Competition before.


SCHOOL SECTION
  School competitors may enter up to three categories

Whole School Garden
  
Best Native garden on school property
      
Best vegetable garden on school property

Prizes
1st in each category receive an annual trophy
1st & 2nd placegetters in each category receive a voucher, Certificate of Merit and appear on the Garden Club's website Honour Board.




INDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL & COMMUNITY SECTION
                                        Competitors may enter one category plus Waterwise C

Prizes: 1st and 2nd Certificate of Merit and appear on the Garden Club's website Honour Board.  

      
WATERWISE C GARDENS - INDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL/COMMUNITY
The Waterwise Gardens will be judged against Coffs Harbour City Council's "Waterwise Garden Guide"  (please see here for that guide) covering overall garden design, use of mulch and irrigation, plant selection, general quality and health of plants.

Prize:   $100 Food & Beverage Package supported by Coffs Harbour City Council
              AND $100 Voucher supported by MI Organics Toormina 
                 



All Entrants will receive a participation certificate.


    CHGC gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our sponsors, these supporters can be found on the sponsors page above, please support them whenever possible.




Entries Secretary:                                                                Competition Administrator
Maria Bell 6656 2429                                                            Pat Roser 6690 2511
0418 695 113

                                  E: coffsharbourgardenclub@gmail.com


updated 20 June 2019

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