Birmingham And District Allotments Confederation
Representing Allotment Gardeners & Associations Across Birmingham

B.D.A.C. Allotment Show Association Section 1  edited version please download schedule for full details.  

General Show Rules

Entries

1. Copies of the schedule and entry forms will be supplied on request by the Show Secretary

A.    All Entries must be made on form provided.

B.      Each Exhibitor must complete a separate entry form.

   

          i) Each Child must have separate entry form

C.      Each exhibitor has only one entry per class.

D.      Exhibitor must state on their entry form - The situation, name of site and number of their Plot.

E.      All entry forms must be returned to Show Secretary.

F.       Closing date - Entries to reach Show Secretary before Friday 9 th August 2019

G.      Entry Cancellation - The Show Secretary is to be notified three days prior to first day of show.

      

Entry Fee

2. All Classes are 50p Except for children’s classes and Classes 1A, 1B, 2 and 2A which are Free

 

Access

3.   Access to Area Theatre for exhibitors from 12.00 noon Friday 23 th August 2019.

A.       Arena Theatre will be closed for judging between 7.00am and 11.00am Saturday 24 th                   August 2019

B.      Only those persons officially appointed shall be present during the judging of exhibits

C.      No exhibit is to be removed before 5.00pm on Monday 26 h August 2019

D.      Arena Theatre will open to pubic (subject to competition of judging) 11.00am

E.        9.00am Saturday 24 th August 2019 Closing to Public at 6.00pm

F.       9.00am Sunday 25th August 2019 Closing to Public at 6.00pm

G.      3.00pm Sunday 25 th August 2019 Presentation. (All Cups and Trophies to be awarded to            winners)

H.      9.00am Monday 26 th August 2019 Closing to Public at 5.00pm

Security

4.     The committee will make the most careful arrangement for the protection of all exhibits at the show.

A.      All exhibits, personal property etc, will be at the risk of the exhibitor and the committee                  will not be liable for the loss or damage due to any cause whatever.

Exhibits

5.   Exhibit place cards will be returned to exhibitor by post as soon as possible after receipt of entry form.

a) failure to receive entry cards - it is the exhibitor’s responsibility to contact the show Secretary.  

6.    Exhibitors will be responsible for

A.      Cards are for correct class numbers.

B.      Placement on correct exhibit.

C.      Exhibit correctly named where stipulated.

D.      Left face down.

7.    All exhibits must be named where stipulated.

A.      In classes were naming is not stipulated errors in naming will not disqualify the exhibitor.

B.      Judges will however recognise favourably a correctly named exhibit in close competition.

8.    All individual exhibits must be grown on the exhibitor’s allotment plot by the exhibitor.

    

A.      All exhibits entered by an Association must be grown on that Association site(s)

B.      All exhibits entered in children’s classes need not be grown by the exhibitor.

C.      The Committee reserves the right to visit an allotment in the event of a dispute/complaint

D.      Exhibits must be cleaned and trimmed before delivery to show bench.

E.       All flowers must be exhibited in containers holding water. (vases, bowls, tubes etc)

F.       Fruit exhibits displayed on paper plates supplied.

G.      Vases for Association Displays to be supplied by the exhibitor.

Judging

9. All Exhibits in allotment classes shall be Judged in accordance with the R.H.S “The Horticultural Show Handbook” (8 th Edition 2016)

A.      Judges have the right to award prizes or withhold prizes in the event of insufficient entries in each class.

B.      Extra prizes will not exceed the lowest monetary sum of the class. Prizes of equal merit, prize money will be totalled and divided between equal merit winners.

C.      Any exhibit that does not conform to the schedule will be marked N.A.S. and disqualified.

D.      The decision of the judges will be final.

E.       In the event of a disqualification the lower prize winner will all be moved up one place and the lowest place will not be awarded.

F.        Any complaint as to awards or exhibits must be made in writing to the show secretary no later than 1.00pm Saturday 24th August 2019. 

Birmingham Annual Allotment Show Trophies

 All cups and Trophies to be awarded to the winners at the presentation held in the marquee on Sunday afternoon at 3.00pm.

Trophies for Association/Society Classes’

  

John Jaunzemis Memorial Shield

Will be awarded for best exhibit entered by an Allotment Association/Society in Class 1A.

The A H Cooper Trophy

Presented by the Birmingham and District Allotments Council

Will be awarded to Allotment Associations/Societies for obtaining most points in Class 2 “Display of Vegetables”

The Alderman Lionel Wood Challenge Trophy  Presented by Alderman L M Wood JP, FSVA

Will be awarded to the winner of class 2A for cut flowers.

The Chris Anne Brown Challenge Plate  Presented by the BDAC Show Committee

Display of twelve kinds of Flowers, fruit and Vegetables (Novice Associations)

Birmingham Allotment Show Display stands

Association Display Class 1A - John Jaunzemis Memorial Shield

  

Class

  

  

Description

  

  

1st

  

  

2nd

  

  

3rd

  

  

4th

  

  

1A

  

  

Display of Flowers, fruit and Vegetables to occupy a table space   1.83m x 1.00m (6ft x 3ft 3in).

  

  

£80

  

  

£60

  

  

£40

  

  

£30

  

    

Note:-

The display must consist of five kinds of flowers, five kinds of fruit and ten kinds of vegetables.

Quality, Staging/Overall Effect will be considered and marked out 100 points in awarding prize.

Each element will have a maximum of 20 points

  

Flowers

  

  

25 points

  

  

Fruit

  

  

25 points

  

  

Vegetables

  

  

25 points

  

  

Staging/Overall Effect

  

  

25 points

  

      

Parsley for garnishing allowed.

Class 1A open to Allotment Associations only.

Class1 Entry free

Class 1A stand will require a base board.

Class 1A – no restrictions to quantities of flowers, fruit and vegetables.

Vases for Association Displays will need to be supplied by the exhibiting association.

No association identification is permitted on display until judging is completed.

Only cards identifying the variety of the flower, fruit or vegetable are allowed on the display.

        

Decoration may be added to display after judging has taken place. 

Birmingham Allotment Show Display stands

Association Display Class 1B - The Chris Anne Brown Challenge Plate

 

  

Class

  

  

Description

  

  

1 st

  

  

2 nd

  

  

3 rd

  

  

4th

  

  

1B

  

  

Display of twelve kinds of Flowers, fruit and Vegetables To occupy a   space 1.22m x 0.70m (4ft x 2ft 3in) Quality,   staging and general effect will be considered in awarding prizes.

  

  

£40

  

  

£25

  

  

£20

 

 

  

£15

  

     

Note:-

The display must consist of twelve kinds with at least 3 kinds vegetables, 2 kinds of fruits and 2 kinds of flowers.

The remaining 5 kinds to be made up with any vegetable, fruit and or flowers.

Quality, Staging/Overall Effect will be considered and marked out 100 points in awarding prize.

Each element will have a maximum of 25 points

  

Flowers

  

  

25 points

  

  

Fruit

  

  

25 points

  

  

Vegetables

  

  

25 points

  

  

Staging/Overall Effect

  

  

25 points

  

       

Parsley for garnishing allowed.

 Class 1B - Is Open to associations that have NOT WON CLASSES:- 1A, 2 or 2A since 2010.  

·         Class 1A (large display of Flowers, fruit & Vegetables)

·         Class 2   (large display of Vegetables)

·         Class 2A (large display of Flowers)

Class 1B Entry free

Class 1B no restrictions to quantities of flowers, Fruit and vegetables.

Vases for Association Displays will need to be supplied by the exhibiting association.

Associations are limited to three wins in this class and then move to a senior class (1A, 2 or 2A)

No association identification is permitted on display until judging is completed.

Only cards identifying the variety of the flower, fruit or vegetable are allowed on the display.

         

Decoration may be added to display after judging has taken place. 

Birmingham Allotment Show Display stands

Association Display Class 2 - The A H Cooper Trophy

 

  

Class

  

  

Description

  

  

1st

  

  

2nd

  

  

3rd

  

  

4th

  

  

2

  

  

Display of Vegetable. to occupy a table space 1.83m x 1.00m (6ft x   3ft 3in), Staging and general effect as well as Quality will be considered in awarding points.

  

  

£100

  

  

£80

  

  

£50

  
  

£30

  

     

Note :-

The display must consist of twenty kinds of Vegetables.

only from those given in the pointing sheet.

Fruit excluded from display.

Parsley for garnishing allowed.

Class 2 open to Allotment Associations only.

Class 2 Entry free

Class 2 stand will require a base board.

Class 2 – no restrictions to quantities of vegetables.

Class 2 - each item is judged using the merits and defects in this handbook, but with the points value for each item adjusted to 20.” “suggestion to judges Item 18” set out in “The Horticultural Show Handbook” (8 th Edition 2016)

Pointing sheets will be available to associations from Show secretary at show reception.

Pointing sheet and entry card are to be left on display visible to the judges for commencement of judging.

No association identification is permitted on display until judging is completed.

Only cards identifying the variety of the flower, fruit or vegetable are allowed on the display.

              

Decoration may be added to display after judging has taken place. 

Class 2 - Display of Vegetable - Association’s Copy Pointing Sheet for reference only.

To Occupy a table space of 1.83m x 1.00m (6ft x 3ft 3in). Stand supplied by exhibitor.

The exhibitor should select and tick the twenty kinds of vegetables which the exhibitor requires the judges to assess in column (C)

Use of Fruit is excluded from this display, inclusion will result in NAS and disqualification.

Pointing sheets will be available to associations from Show secretary at show reception.

Staging and General Effect, 70 points available.

Vegetables to be selected from list below.

Minimum quantity for each vegetable as indicated in “The Horticultural Show Handbook” (8 th Edition 2016)

  

(A)

  

Kind

  

  

(B)

  

Minimum

  

Quantity

  

Vegetable

  

  

(C)

  

Points Possible

  

  

(D)

  

Kinds to be assessed by Judges

  

  

Carrots (all Kinds)

  

  

3

  

  

20

  

      

  

Cauliflower

  

  

2

  

  

20

  

      

  

Celery (all Kinds)

  

  

2

  

  

20

  

      

  

Leeks (all Kinds)

  

  

2

  

  

20

  

      

  

Parsnips

  

  

2

  

  

20

  

      

  

Peas (all Kinds)

  

  

9

  

  

20

  

      

  

Onion (all Kinds)

  

  

5

  

  

20

  

      

  

Potatoes (all Kinds)

  

  

5

  

  

20

  

      

  

Beetroot (all Kinds)

  

  

3

  

  

20

  

      

  

Aubergines

  

  

3

  

  

20

  

      

  

Beans Runner

  

  

9

  

  

20

  

      

  

Cucumber (all Kinds)

  

  

2

  

  

20

  

      

  

Shallots (all Kinds)

  

  

12

  

  

20

  

      

  

Sweetcorn

  

  

3

  

  

20

  

      

  

Tomatoes (all Kinds)

  

  

9

  

  

20

  

      

  

Okra

  

  

3

  

  

20

  

      

  

Artichoke Globe

  

  

2

  

  

20

  

      

  

Chilli (all Kinds)

  

  

6

  

  

20

  

      

  

Beans French (including climbing)

  

  

9

  

  

20

  

      

  

Brussel Sprouts

  

  

15

  

  

20

  

      

  

Cabbage (all Kinds)

  

  

2

  

  

20

  

      

  

Celeriac

  

  

2

  

  

20

  

      

  

Chicory heads (Chicons)

  

  

3

  

  

20

  

      

  

Endive

  

  

2

  

  

20

  

      

  

Fennel Florence

  

  

2

  

  

20

  

      

  

Garlic (all Kinds)

  

  

5

  

  

20

  

      

  

Broccoli (heads)

  

  

2

  

  

20

  

      

  

Marrows & Squash

  

  

2

  

  

20

  

      

  

Mushrooms

  

  

12

  

  

20

  

      

  

Peppers sweet

  

  

3

  

  

20

  

      

  

Radish

  

  

9

  

  

20

  

      

  

Rhubarb

  

  

3

  

  

20

  

      

  

Salsify

  

  

2

  

  

20

  

      

  

Scorzonera

  

  

2

  

  

20

  

      

  

Seakale (heads)

  

  

2

  

  

20

  

      

  

Swede

  

  

2

  

  

20

  

      

  

Turnips

  

  

3

  

  

20

  

      

  

Courgettes

  

  

3

  

  

20

  

      

  

Kales (all Kinds)

  

  

1 plant

  

  

20

  

      

  

Kohl Rabi

  

  

3

  

  

20

  

      

  

Spinach Beet (leaves)

  

  

15

  

  

20

  

      

  

Lettuce (all Kinds) with clean root *

  

  

2

  

containers

  

  

20

  

      

  

Corn salad or Lambs Lettuce (1 bunch of nine plants)

  

  

1

  

  

20

  

      

  

Pumpkin

  

  

1

  

  

20

  

      

  

Herbs (all Kinds) see note **

  

  

3 containers

  

  

20

  

      

          

*  Lettuce each plant is to be displayed with water in a suitable container

** Herb should be sufficient to fill 8oz jam jar.

  

Maximum points available for display 470 

Birmingham Allotment Show Display stands

Association Display Class 2A - The Alderman Lionel Wood Challenge Trophy

 

Class 2A - Display Collection of Cut Flowers

  

Class

  

  

Description

  

  

1 st

  

  

2 nd

  

  

3 rd

  

  

2A

  

  

Collection of Cut Flowers, any natural foliage to occupy a table   space 1.83m x 1.00m (6ft x 3ft 3in), Staging and general effect as well as   quality will be considered the test of merit.

  

  

£80

  

  

£60

  

  

£40

  

Note:-

Quality, Staging/Overall Effect will be considered and marked out 50 points in awarding prize.

Each element will have a maximum point as below

  

Quality

  

  

35points

  

  

Staging/Overall Effect

  

  

15 points

  

          

Class 2A open to Allotment Associations only.

Class 2A Entry free

Class 2A stand will require a base board.

Class 2A – no restrictions to quantities of flowers.

Vases for Association Displays will need to be supplied by the exhibiting association.

No association identification is permitted on display until judging is completed.

Only cards identifying the variety of the flower, are allowed on the display.

       Decoration may be added to display after judging has taken place.