Monday, 11 February 2019

2019 Competition Table at Meetings

The following information is about the competition table at our monthly meetings. This allows an opportunity for our members to display their beautiful blooms, potted plants, fruits and vegetables at our monthly meetings AND go into the running for prizes at the end of the year.

There are two CHGC members who volunteer to judge this monthly competition. After the November meeting all cumulative points are processed to find 1st, 2nd and 3rd place-getters. There is also a random prize draw for anyone who has tabled exhibits over the year.

    • Entry is FREE
    • There are bottles provided but you may want to bring your entries already in bottles - this saves time!
    • You can have as many or as few entries as you wish in each category. 
    • When you enter the meeting room and after signing the attendance book (for insurance purposes) you will find a box containing numbered yellow envelopes on the competition table. 
    • Just pick up the next envelope in line. 
    • Write that number with your name against it in the competition table book.
    • Place your entries in the various categories with your allocated little number close to your entry.
    • Return the envelope to the back of the number box.
    • If you are concerned about what category to place your specimen, just ask any of the members who regularly have entries on the Table, or Margaret who does the judging. 
    • Only one cut or stem is required for each entry that has * next to it on the following list. 
    • Please note the difference between a bunch and collection below. 
    • The Royal Horticultural Society of NSW Judging Standards and Guidelines for Horticultural Competitions and Exhibitions have been used in drawing up this list and their judging.
    • Competition Table Categories:   
Cacti & Succulents
Flowering Shrub*
Flowering Pot Plant
Non-flowering Pot Plant
Vine and Climber*
Bulb, Corm, Rhizome*
Orchid* (or pot)
Flower of the Month(advised in newsletter and web)
Rose, Hybrid Tea*
Rose, Multi stem*
Rose, Mini*
Cut Flowers, Bunch (same flower, 5 or more cuts)
Cut Flowers, collection (different flowers, 5 or more cuts)
Cut Flower single*
Floral Art
Herbs, single bunch
Herbs, collection (more than 3 varieties)
Fruit small x 3 pieces. large x 1
Vegetable small x 3, large x 1, leaves x 5 (bunch)
Vegetable, collection (more than 3 varieties)
Most Interesting Plant

NOTE: There has been changes to the categories and these are in bold.


  1. Fantastic never been sure about what to bring thanks heaps for the info!!!!!!

    1. There have been sheets in the number box with this info but thought to make it into a major post, so that when someone does a search for 'competition table' this article will come up. Julie I am also bringing along more sheets tomorrow to the meeting. See you then.

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