Rules and Conditions of Entry

The Marquee will be open for staging at 08:00, on the day of the show.

Exhibits must be staged before 10:00. Judging will commence promptly at 10:00. Stewards are willing to provide assistance and advice to exhibitors, if required, between 08:00 and 10:00.

Marquee will be open for general viewing from 1:00hrs until 16:00hrs.

Exhibitors may recover their exhibits After 16:15hrs.

It is hoped that exhibitors will allow their exhibits to be sold by auction for the benefit of the Show funds. If you do not wish them to be sold, please remove them, but not before 16:30. Items not recovered by 17:00hrs will be auctioned unless labelled otherwise.

Classes 90 to 115 inclusive are open to children who have not attained the age of 16 years on the date of the show.

All exhibits must be the bona fide property of and have been grown, made or collected by the exhibitor.

For classes 81 to 87, 91 and170, flowers may be bought.

Entrance fees are free for classes 90 to 115, 195 and 196, 20p for all other classes.

Entries must reach – Barbara Down, 9 Hawksdown close, Axmouth, EX12 4BH 16:00 Wednesday 27th July, with entry fees, except classes 195 & 196 by Wednesday 13th July (see entry forms).

Judges may withhold a prize at their discretion or give an award according to the merits of the exhibit and their decision will be final.

The Committee will take reasonable care of exhibits etc. but will not hold themselves responsible for any loss or damage to same.

Exhibitors may enter no more than two entries per class. 

Exhibits must NOT have been shown in Axmouth Village Show before.

The Committee reserve the right to inspect the garden of an exhibitor (Classes 1 to 73)

The decision of the Judges will be final but, any protest relating to misrepresentation or any breach of the Rules, should be made in writing not later than 15:30 on the day of the Show and should be handed to the Marquee Co-Ordinators who can exercise discretion and make any further decisions.

 

Notes for Exhibitors

 

General

 

On arrival, collect your exhibitor’s card (blue) from the Marquee Co-Ordinators and check the whereabouts of the classes you have entered.

Put the blue card under your exhibit. If you have questions please ask one of the Stewards or committee members in the red t-shirts who will be on hand to help. (Please note that the committee would appreciate the naming of exhibits in the vegetable, fruit and flower classes as such information does add to the interest for visitors to the show.)

Attention should be paid to max/min sizes shown in the schedule.

Vegetables & Fruit

Specimens should be as identical as possible in size, shape, colour, freshness and degree of maturity.

Make sure all vegetables are clean: wash roots gently but do not scrub.

Carrots and beet should have their foliage trimmed to not more than 7.5cm (3”) from the top of the shoulder of the root.

Preferably, Courgettes/Cucumbers should have the flower still adhering.

Herbs are usually presented in a neat bunch sufficient to fill a vase 15cm (6”) in height and must be labelled.

Currants should be shown in bunches as they grow.

Soft fruit should be shown with the stalk.

 

Flowers

Flowers are to be shown in one container only.

Pansies can be shown on a board.

Use vases or bowls that are as plain as possible.

Foliage from plants other than that of the flowers being exhibited must not be included.

 

Preserves

Please date all preserves.

Jars should be of clear glass, free from all commercial marks and well polished.

Jam, jelly, curd and marmalade should have a waxed disc and cellophane to form the seal of preservation.

If no seal of preservation is present the item may be judged not acceptable.

No metal tops.

 

Cookery

All items should be presented on a plain white plate.

 

Handicrafts

Credit may be given for original design.

 

Photography

All photographs should be maximum size 7''x5'' and may be mounted on card but preferably unframed.

Other than Class 188, they should not carry any wording other than a title.

 

These notes are not definitive and are for guidance only.

£25.00 SPECIAL PRIZES

        ENGLISH CUP,  Most Points in Classes 1 to 73      

FREEMAN SHIELD - most points for children classes 90 to 115   

Points will awarded as follows

 

CLASS                                     1st                    2nd                  3rd

1, 36 and 196                            6                     4                      2

All other classes                       3                      2                      1

 

Prizes

CLASS                                     1st                    2nd                  3rd

1, 32 and 196                      £2.00                £1.00                £0.50

All classes                            £1.00                £0.50                £0.25

Best wildlife Garden          £3.00                £2.00                £1.00

Best Front Garden            £3.00                £2.00                £1.00

Best Back Garden             £3.00                £2.00                £1.00

  1. The Marquee will be open for staging at 08:00, on the day of the show.Exhibits must be staged before 10:00. Judging will commence promptly at 10:00. Stewards are willing to provide assistance and advice to exhibitors, if required, between 08:00 and 10:00.

  2. Marquee will be open for general viewing from 13:00hrs until 16:00hrs. Exhibitors may recover their exhibits After 16:15hrs.

  3. It is hoped that exhibitors will allow their exhibits to be sold by auction for the benefit of the Show funds. If you do not wish them to be sold, please remove them, but not before 16:15. Items not recovered by 17:00hrs will be auctioned unless labelled otherwise.

  4. Classes 90 to 115 inclusive are open to children who have not attained the age of 16 years on the date of the show.

  5. All exhibits must be the bona fide property of and have been grown, made or collected by the exhibitor. For classes 81 to 86, 91 and 167, flowers may be bought.

  6. Entrance fees are free for classes 90 to 115, 195 and 196, 20p for all other classes.

  7. Entries must reach – Barbara Down 9 Hawksdown view, Axmouth,     Wednesday 27th July, with entry fees, except classes 195 & 196 by Wednesday 13th July.

  8. Judges may withhold a prize at their discretion or give an award according to the merits of the exhibit and their decision will be final.

  9. The Committee will take reasonable care of exhibits etc. but will not hold themselves responsible for any loss or damage to same.

  10. Exhibitors may enter no more than two entries per class.

  11. Exhibits must NOT have been shown in Axmouth Village Show before.

  12. The Committee reserve the right to inspect  the garden of an exhibitor (Classes 1 to 73).

  13. The decision of the Judges will be final but, any protest relating to misrepresentation or any breach of the Rules, should be made in writing not later than 15:30 on the day of the Show and should be handed to the Show Coordinator who can exercise discretion and make any further decisions.