Competitions 2023

Want some fun this year on your plot? Does your neighbour always seem to have better crops than you?  Well outshine them this year by entering one of our competitions. (Entry Form at bottom of post).

Sunflower Competition: The rules are as follows:-

  • Sunflower must be grown from seed and raised lovingly on your own plot in the ground (No pots)
  • Only one sunflower per plot can be entered.
  • The tallest sunflower will win, when measured on Sunday, 3rd September and it must still be smiling! There will be a prize for the winner.
  • The judges’ decision is final.

Pumpkin Competition: The rules are as follows:-

  • Your Pumpkin must be grown from seed and raised lovingly on your own plot in the ground (No pots)
  • Only one pumpkin per plot can be entered.
  • The heaviest pumpkin will win when weighed on Sunday, 1st October and there will be a prize for the winner.
  • The judges’ decision is final.

    Bug Hotel Competition: The rules are as follows:-

    • The hotel must be your own design and manufactured by yourself, not from a kit.
    • The hotel must be no bigger than 12” by 18” by 6”. (30x45x15cms approx.). It should be made from natural materials and have a variety of apertures to attract different bugs
    • Entries will be judged on originality of design, use of recycled materials and quality of build. The judging will take place prior to the Open Day on Sunday 2nd July when the winner will be announced and awarded a prize.
    • The judges’ decision is final.

      Don’t forget we will also have the usual competition for the Best Full Plot, the Best Half Plot and the Best Newcomer’s plot, as well as the visitors’ choice for their favourite plot on the Open Day. Entry for these competitions is automatic unless you advise the committee otherwise. All the winners will be announced on the Open Day.

      Entry Form here:-https://hawkinge-allotments.org.uk/competition-entry/