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

B.D.A.C. Allotment Show- Association Section 2  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

 

Trophies for individual classes’

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

  

  

City of Birmingham   Allotment Committee cup

  

  

Will be awarded for obtaining most prize money in the Vegetable   Classes 3 - 38

  

  

The Councillor   Blackwell Challenge Cup

  

  

Will be awarded for obtaining most points in class 41 0.61m x 0.61m   (2ftx2ft) collection of cut flowers.

  

  

Jack   Archer Memorial Trophy

  

  

Will be awarded for obtaining most points in the Vegetable Classes 3   - 38

  

  

Central   Television Cup

  

  

Will be awarded for obtaining most points in the Vase of Mixed Annual   Flowers Class 42

  

  

The A G Vaisey Memorial Trophy

  

Presented by Mrs A G Vaisey

  

  

Will be awarded for the highest number of points in Class 3. 0.91m x   0.91m 3ftx3ft

  

  

The Councillor Mrs Pickering Trophy

  

Presented by Mr F Pickering

  

  

Will be awarded for the highest number of points in Class 4. 0.61m x   0.61m 2ftx2ft

  

  

The Norman Eden Memorial Trophy

  

Presented by the Birmingham and District Allotments   Council

  

  

Will be awarded for the best exhibit in class 5.

  

  

The Ron Winkett Challenge Trophy

  

Presented by R.W. Winkett. BDAC Life Vice-President

  

  

Will be awarded for obtaining the most points in flower classes 48 -   57

  

  

B.D.A.C.Blanch Leeks Cup

  

Presented by the Birmingham and District Allotments   Council

  

  

Will be awarded for best exhibit in class 9.

  

  

B.D.A.C. Pot Leeks Shield

  

Presented by the Birmingham and District Allotments   Council

  

  

Will be awarded for best exhibit in class 10.

  

  

The J E Mason Memorial Cup

  

Presented by James & Amanda Sullivan

  

  

Will be awarded for best exhibit in class 56

  

  

The Fred Pickering Memorial Trophy

  

Presented by Mrs F. Pickering J.P.

  

  

Will be awarded for best exhibit in the children’s classes.

  

  

The Alderman Brenda Clark Trophy

  

Presented by the Birmingham and District Allotments   Council

  

  

Will be awarded for obtaining the most points in flower classes 42 -   62

  

  

The Dennis Ryder Memorial Shield

  

Presented by members of

  

Thornbridge Avenue Allotments.

  

  

Will be awarded for obtaining most points in classes 58 - 62

  

  

The John Singleton Trophy

  

Champion Allotment Gardener

  

Presented by Singletons Nurseries

  

  

Will be awarded for obtaining most points Show

   


Individual Collection of Vegetables

Class 3 - Collection of Vegetable

  

Class

  

  

Description

  

  

1 st

  

  

2 nd

  

  

3 rd

  

  

3

  

  

Collection   of Vegetable, six kinds, only one of Cabbage family allowed. To occupy Space   0.91m x 0.91m (3ft x 3ft). Garnishing to be allowed.

  

  

£40

  

  

£30

  

  

£20

  

    

Open to any exhibitor who is a City of Birmingham allotment tenant.

The number to be exhibited in this collection. All Quantities in collections, apart from below, are as per classes 5 to 38.

Quantities for Collection Class 3

Quantity THREE (3)

Cauliflowers, Lettuce, Swedes, Cucumber, Cabbage Green, Cabbage Red.

Quantity FOUR (4)

Celery, Leeks other than Pot Leeks, Pot Leeks, Squash.

Quantity SIX (6)

Onions Over 250g, Onions 250g or under, Peppers Sweet, Potato White, Potato Coloured, Carrots Stump rooted, Rhubarb.

Quantity TWELVE (12)

Peas, Beans Runner, Beans French.

           

Points for Class 3, 1 st = 12 points, 2 nd = 9 points, 3 rd = 6 points. 

Individual Collection of Vegetables

Class 4 - Collection of Vegetable

  

Class

  

  

Description

  

  

1 st

  

  

2 nd

  

  

3 rd

  

  

4

  

  

Collection   of Vegetable, four kinds, only one of Cabbage family allowed. To occupy Space   0.61m x 0.61m (2ft x 2ft). Garnishing to be allowed.

  

  

£25

  

  

£20

  

  

£15

  

    

Open to any exhibitor who is a City of Birmingham allotment tenant.

The number to be exhibited in this collection. All Quantities in collections, apart from below, are as per classes 5 to 38.

Quantities for Collection Class 4

Quantity THREE (3)

Cauliflowers, Lettuce, Swedes, Cucumber, Cabbage Green, Cabbage Red.

Quantity FOUR (4)

Celery, Leeks other than Pot Leeks, Pot Leeks, Squash.

Quantity SIX (6)

Onions Over 250g, Onions 250g or under, Peppers Sweet, Potato White, Potato Coloured, Carrots Stump rooted, Rhubarb.

Quantity TWELVE (12)

Peas, Beans Runner, Beans French.

           

Points for Class 4, 1 st = 8 points, 2 nd = 6 points, 3 rd = 4 points. 

Single Vegetable Classes 5 – 40

Open to any exhibitor who is a City of Birmingham allotment tenant or Association/Society member.

Collection quantities differ from single class quantities where Class is marked with* see notes to class 3 & 4.


  

Class

  

  

Description

  

  

Single Class   Quantity

  

  

Prize

  



  


  

  


  

  


  

1st

2nd

3rd

  

*5

  

  

Onion, Three, over 250g, dressed (clean basal plate)

  

  

3

  

  

£14

  

  

£10

  

  

£6

  

  

6

  

  

Parsnips, Three, Tops to be cut to 75mm (3”) in length

  

  

3

  

  

£14

  

  

£10

  

  

£6

  

  

*7

  

  

Cauliflower, Two, part stem left on.

  

  

2

  

  

£14

  

  

£10

  

  

£6

  

  

*8

  

  

Celery, Two Sticks with roots trimmed. (clean basal plate)

  

  

2

  

  

£14

  

  

£10

  

  

£6

  

  

*9

  

  

Leeks, Three, other than Pot leeks, (roots on & clean)

  

  

3

  

  

£14

  

  

£10

  

  

£6

  

  

*10

  

  

Pot Leeks, Two, (roots on & clean)

  

  

2

  

  

£14

  

  

£10

  

  

£6

  

  

*11

  

  

Peas, Nine pods

  

  

9

  

  

£14

  

  

£10

  

  

£6

  

  

12

  

  

Shallots, exhibition, twelve. Over 30mm (1 1/8in) (clean   basal plates)

  

  

12

  

  

£14

  

  

£10

  

  

£6

  

  

13

  

  

Carrots, Three, a long-pointed cultivar, tops to be cut to   75mm (3”) in length

  

  

3

  

  

£14

  

  

£10

  

  

£6

  

  

*14

  

  

Onions, Five, dressed, 250g or under (clean basal plates)

  

  

5

  

  

£8

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

*15

  

  

Potato, Five, White cultivar, kidney, round, oval, one   cultivar.

  

  

5

  

  

£8

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

*16

  

  

Potato, Five, Coloured cultivar, kidney, round, oval, one   cultivar.

  

  

5

  

  

£8

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

*17

  

  

Carrots, Three, Stump rooted, shown with tops to be cut to   75mm (3”) in length

  

  

3

  

  

£8

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

18

  

  

Shallots, pickling, twelve, under 30mm (1 1/8in) (clean   basal plates)

  

  

12

  

  

£8

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

*19

  

  

Rhubarb, three sticks, leaf trimmed to 75mm (3”) in length

  

  

3

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

20

  

  

Courgette, Three, 150mm – 200mm (6”-8”) any colour   matching.

  

  

3

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

*21

  

  

Beet, globe, Four, with foliage trimmed to 75mm

  

  

4

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

22

  

  

Beet, other than globe, three, with foliage trimmed to   75mm

  

  

3

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

*23

  

  

Beans, runner, nine

  

  

9

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

*24

  

  

Beans, French, nine (including climbing)

  

  

9

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

25

  

  

Tomatoes, nine, approx.: 60mm (2 3/8”). dia

  

  

9

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

26

  

  

Tomatoes, Fifteen, small fruited or cherry not exceeding   35mm (1 3/8 in). dia

  

  

15

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

27

  

  

Tomatoes one truss

  

  

1 truss

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

*28

  

  

Pepper, sweet, three

  

  

3

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

*29

  

  

Squash, three

  

  

3

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

30

  

  

Sweetcorn, three, silks retained. fold down sufficient   husk to expose the cob

  

  

3

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

*31

  

  

Cucumber, pair

  

  

1 pair

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

*32

  

  

Cabbage, two, green, 75mm(3in) stem left on.

  

  

2

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

*33

  

  

Cabbage, two, Red, 75mm(3in) stem left on.

  

  

2

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

34

  

  

Herbs, four varieties, each in separate vase **

  

  

4

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

35

  

  

Marrow, table, pair, matching colour, under 350mm (13¾”)

  

  

1 pair

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

36

  

  

Garlic, five bulbs, trimmed to 25mm (1 in) (clean basal   plates) on 250mm (10 in) plate

  

  

5 bulbs

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

37

  

  

Pepper, Hot Chilli, Six, stalks attached, colour according   to cultivar

  

  

6

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

38

  

  

Aubergine, Three, with calyces intact

  

  

3

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

** Chives or any Herb should be sufficient to fill a vase approximately 150mm high and 65mm at mouth. Points for each of Classes 5 to 38, 1 st = 3 points, 2 nd = 2 points, 3 rd = 1 point.

B.D.A.C Youth Challenge

Open to any Young Gardener age 15 to 18 years related to a Plot Holder

  All exhibits must be grown on an allotment plot by the exhibitor.

  

39

  

  

Junior Class – Best grown and displayed vegetable from any   of classes 5 to 38

  

  

Qty as classes 5 to 38

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

40

  

  

Junior Class – Best grown and displayed Flower from any of   classes 42 to 62

  

  

Qty as classes 42 to 62

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

 

Note: -

Youth Classes 39 & 40 Open to any exhibitor age 15 to 18 years who is related to a City of Birmingham allotment tenant.

  

Points for each of Classes 39 to 40, 1 st = 3 points, 2 nd = 2 points, 3 rd = 1 point. 

Individual Collection of Cut Flowers

Class 41 - Collection of Cut Flowers

  

Class

  

  

Description

  

  

1 st

  

  

2 nd

  

  

3 rd

  

  

41

  

  

Collection   of Cut Flowers. To occupy Space 0.61m x 0.61m (2ft x 2ft). arranged for   frontal effect.

  

  

£25

  

  

£20

  

  

£15

   

 Note: -

Staging not to be higher than 0.76m (2ft 6in)

Overall display height not to exceed 0.91m (3ft)

Open to any exhibitor who is a City of Birmingham allotment tenant.

Points for Class 41, 1 st = 8 points, 2 nd = 6 points, 3 rd = 4 points. 

Single Flower Classes 42 - 62

Open to any exhibitor who is a City of Birmingham allotment tenant.

  

Class

  
  

Description

  
  

Prize

  



  


  
  


  
  

   1st

2nd

3rd

  

42

  
  

One Vase   of mixed Annual garden flowers and foliage arranged for all round effect

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

43

  
  

Three   Vases Garden Flowers, three kinds, not more than nine stems in each vase, one   kind per vase.

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

44

  
  

One Vase   of hardy Border Perennials and own foliage, any kind of cultivars, arranged

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

45

  
  

One Vase   of foliage, mixed, arranged for frontal effect. 0.61m (2ft) maximum width

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

46

  
  

1   Flowering pot Plant (maximum pot size 3lt/7”)

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

47

  
  

1 Vase, African   Marigold, 6 Blooms, any cultivar.

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

48

  
  

1 vase,   Dahlia, Pom Pom, 5 Blooms, any single cultivar.

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

49

  
  

1 vase,   Dahlia, Miniature, 5 blooms, Size Max dia 100mm (4”) Ball   or Decorative/Cactus or semi Cactus, any single cultivar.

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

50

  
  

1 vase,   Dahlia, Small, 5 Blooms, Size 100mm – 150mm (4” to 6”) Decorative/Cactus or semi Cactus, any single   cultivar.

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

51

  
  

1 vase,   Dahlia, Medium, 3 Blooms, Size 150mm – 200mm (6” to 8”) Decorative/Cactus or semi Cactus, any single   cultivar.

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

52

  
  

3 vase,   Dahlia, Large, 1 Bloom per vase, Size 200mm – 250mm (8” to 10”) Decorative/Cactus or semi Cactus, any single   cultivar.

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

53

  
  

3 vase,   Dahlia, Giant, 1 Bloom per vase, Min dia 250mm (10”) Decorative/Cactus   or semi Cactus, any single cultivar.

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

54

  
  

1 vase,   Dahlia 5 Blooms any single cultivar, NOT IN CLASSES 48 TO 53

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

55

  
  

One Vase   Gladioli, Three spikes.

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

56

  
  

One Vase   Gladioli, Five spikes, (other than large flowering type, any cultivar or cultivars.

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

57

  
  

Gladioli,   One Specimen, any cultivar.

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

58

  
  

One Vase,   Early Flowering Chrysanthemums, Five Blooms, any cultivar or cultivars

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

59

  
  

One Vase,   Early Flowering Chrysanthemums, Three Blooms, Incurved, one cultivar.

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

60

  
  

One Vase,   Early Flowering Chrysanthemums, Three Blooms, Reflex, one cultivar.

      
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

61

  
  

One Vase,   Early Flowering Chrysanthemums, Three Blooms, Intermediate, one cultivar.

      
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

  
  

62

  
  

Two Vases   of Spray Chrysanthemum, Five stems per vase, two distinct cultivars

  
  

£6

  
  

£4

  
  

£2

   

 Points for each of Classes 42 to 62. 1 st = 3 points, 2 nd = 2 points, 3 rd = 1 point.

Single Fruit Classes F1 – F5

Open to any exhibitor who is a City of Birmingham allotment tenant. 

  

F1

  

  

Apple,   Dessert, six, any cultivar.

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

F2

  

  

Apple,   Cooking, six, any cultivar.

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

F3

  

  

Pear,   Dessert, Six, any cultivar.

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

F4

  

  

Plum,   Dessert, Nine, any cultivar

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

  

F5

  

  

Damson,   nine, any cultivar

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

   

Points for each of Classes F1 to F5. 1 st = 3 points, 2 nd = 2 points, 3 rd = 1 point. 

Single Heaviest Classes H1 – H5

Open to any exhibitor who is a City of Birmingham allotment tenant. 

  

H1

  

  

Onion,   Heaviest, Leaves cut 75mm (3in) with clean root

  

  

£10

  

  

£7

  

  

£5

  

  

H2

  

  

Marrow, Heaviest

  

  

£10

  

  

£7

  

  

£5

  

  

H3

  

  

Pumpkin,   Heaviest

  

  

£10

  

  

£7

  

  

£5

  

  

H4

  

  

Potatoes,   Three, Heaviest Combined Weight any cultivars

  

  

£10

  

  

£7

  

  

£5

  

  

H5

  

  

Longest Bean

  

  

£10

  

  

£7

  

  

£5

   

Points for each of Classes H1 to H5. 1 st = 3 points, 2 nd = 2 points, 3 rd = 1 point. 

Children’s Classes C1

Open to any Child who is related to a City of Birmingham allotment tenant.

Age 4 – 8 years

  

C1

  

  

Animal, to be made from Vegetables, Fruit and other   natural plant material.

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

Note: -  A Cup will be presented to winner of this class.

Children’s Classes C2

Open to any Child who is related to a City of Birmingham allotment tenant.

Age 9 - 14 years

  

C2

  

  

Miniature Garden, in a standard seed Tray to include   Vegetable, Fruit and other natural plant material.

  

  

£6

  

  

£4

  

  

£2

  

         

Note: -  Cup will be presented to winner of this class.