Show Entry Rules, Explanations and Form

Flowers covering rules

Top Vase is for a vase of flowers containing a total of between 5 and 10 stems, taken from a minimum of two different kinds of plants, which means two different plants not two varieties of the same flower.

The display will be judged out of 35 points, split into 25 points for colour, form, condition, quality and freshness of the flowers on display and 10 points for overall presentation and effect of plants in the vase. The vase will and has to be viewed from all directions and judging to normal RHS rules.

Plants in the display should be flowers only,no seeds or berries. The vase can be any shape or size and any material, but must be in proportion to the display. No points awarded for the vase. A vase, by definition, is any vessel that can be used to hold cut flowers and which is taller than it is wide at its widest point.

No accessories are allowed (ie bows or additional foliage). Natural foliage which is attached to the stem is allowed as is packaging material such as florists foam which is used to keep the stems upright.

Points awarded will be marked on exhibitor's card by the Judge, any queries that may arise regarding anything other than the rules above, should be referred and will be decided by the show officials. Failure to abide by any of these rules will lead to disqualification.

Floral Arts Rules

All displays must not spread outside the dimensions  given for each category shown in the schedule.

Vegetables

Tray is a collection of vegetables set on a tray not more than 24" or 61 cm wide containing four distinct kinds of vegetables selected from the following:

5 Potatoes any variety 2 Leeks 5 Tomatoes  2 Parsnips (3" tops approx) 3 Onions

2 Brassica, any variety 9 Shallots 1 Cucumber 5 Runner Beans 2 Celery

3 Beetroot 5 Dwarf Beans 5 Broad Beans 2 Carrots (3" tops approx) 1 Marrow

5 Pods of Peas 2 Specimens of any vegetable not listed above

Cookery

Vegetarian alternatives are allowed to replace meat products

Battenberg Cake can be of any two flavours and should be encased in a thin layer of marzipan 

Cherry Madeira cake made in a 2lb loaf tin

Handicraft and Photography

No Handicraft items or photographs that have been entered in previous shows are to be submitted in this year's show.

All photograph prints should be unmounted and unsigned, and are not to exceed 21 x 30 cm (A4). Each class is limited to 2 prints per entrant.

Heritage

This is a special category which will change annually with a special prize.

General Rules

The management of the Show shall be governed by the Committee.

All entries have a fee of 50p each except all children's classes.

All classes have a prize for 1st - £2.00, 2nd - £1.00 and 3rd - 50p except floral art classes of 1st - £5.00, 2nd - £3.00 and 3rd - £1.00

Unless the schedule specifically states otherwise, any plant, flower, fruit or vegetable exhibited in the competition must be the property of the person in whose name it is entered, and must have been grown from seed by the exhibitor or been in his/her possession or cared for by him/her for at least 2 months prior to the date of the show. In the case of a professional gardener entering produce from the garden in which he/she is employed the exhibits must be entered in the name of the employer.

Any prize may be withheld or modified if the exhibits are considered unworthy of the prize offered.

Points for classes are 1st - 3 pts, 2nd - 2 pts and 3rd - 1 pt

No exhibits can be entered in more than one class.

Exhibits must be staged between 9.00 am 11.30 am on the day of the Show. All staging must be completed by 11.30 am when the hall will be closed for Judging. The hall will be open to the public at 2.00 pm

No exhibits should be removed before 4.30 pm

The Committee reserves the themselves the sole right of allotting the various spaces for entry exhibition and Exhibitors are to arrange their own exhibits during the allotted time. Exhibitors must provide their own stands, dishes, etc, to properly stage their exhibits. The Committee only undertake to provide staging and covering.

All exhibits, personal property, etc, shall be at the risk of the exhibitors and the Society shall not be liable for compensation for loss or damage from any cause whatsoever. Should a show for any cause not be held, no exhibitor shall have any claim on the Society.

Numbers corresponding with the entries will be given to all exhibitors and they will be responsible for placing their number on each exhibit or dish. All Cups and trophies are to be retained by the winners for an 11 month period and cannot be won outright. The Committee ask that all Trophies be returned to the Show Secretary in a clean condition 10 Days before the next show. (2019 winners by Aug 26th)

A table is provided in the Hall for gifts, flowers or produce to be auctioned after the show in aid of the Society.

The Show will be conducted in accordance with the rules and standards contained in the RHS handbook (latest edition) except where under the accompanying schedule they do not apply. All protest must be in writing before 3.00 pm and submitted to the Show Secretary with a fee of £1.00 which will be refunded if the claim is sustained.

It would be appreciated if names of varieties, where known could be displayed against exhibits. 

Entries are to be submitted with the relevant entry monies on the official form only and photo copies are acceptable.

Details of entrants by consent to enter will be kept for a period of 12 months only and will not be given or sold to any third parties under the data protection laws.

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Entry form below this can be copied and pasted as a word document or email request for one to be sent to you.

Booklets will be available from Mar 2020 entry form included.


Entry Form

Middlewich & District Show Society

Entry forms to be returned to the below with correct amount of entry fee to those below by Wednesday 4th September 2019

Show Secretary                                                    Chairman

Paul Edwards                                                        Jean Eaton

10 Northwood Avenue                                           33 Long Lane

Middlewich                                                             Middlewich

CW10 0HR                                                           CW10 0BL

 
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Class No.    Exhibit                   No. of Entries max 2 per class                     fee