ANNUAL ALLOTMENTS COMPETITION CLASSES

Listed here are all classes for 2015, with links to download detailed rules and entry forms.

All the awards except the Pat Townsend Cup will be judged out of 100 points.

Certificates will be awarded for points gained in the following ranges:

Merit 60 – 74; Bronze 75 – 79, Silver 80 – 84, Silver-Gilt 85 – 89, Gold 90 – 100

Individual Entrant(s) Awards   

Champion of Champions Cup

Entry is open to the previous year’s winners of the Cliff Uden, Douglass, Jean Brooks, Norman Overton and Peter Tomlin trophies.

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Cliff Uden Cup

Awarded to plotholders under 35 years of age.

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Douglass Cup

Awarded for the best allotment plot over 5 rods.

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Jean Brooks

Awarded for the best allotment plot 5 rods or under.

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Norman Overton Memorial Trophy

Awarded for the best allotment plot of any size, cultivated by one or more women.

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Peter Tomlin Memorial Cup

Awarded for the best allotment plot cultivated by one or more plotholders in their first four years of allotment gardening.

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The above categories will be judged as follows:

Crop QualityCrop PlanningLayoutincluding intercroppingPlanting plans/schemes

spacing, staking

Harvesting and succession

nursery beds

20 points1010

 

10

HusbandryCultivationtilling, weedingCompost facilitiesuse of bins etc

General tidiness

paths, sheds, cloches etc

Recycling

reuse of materials

20 points10 

10

 

10

Crask Trophy

Awarded to the best plot with a single area of not more than 30% of the plot set to flowers and/or ornamental plants that enhances the overall appearance of the site.

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Peter Woods Cottage Garden Cup

Awarded to the plotholder who best maintains an allotment as a Cottage Garden. In the Peter Woods Cottage Garden Cup the floral and vegetable elements should be integrated.

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Brian Buckley Wine Award

Awarded for the best Country wine ie fruit (other than grape) or vegetable wine. The chief ingredient need not have been grown on the allotment but must not be a kit.

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Peter Springall Memorial Cup

Awarded for the best grape wine. The grapes need not have been grown on the allotment but must not be a kit.

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Bromley Beekeepers Honey Trophy

Awarded for the best liquid honey (two jars).

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Site Awards

BALGF Cup  (3As)

Awarded to the site which shows the most improvement year on year based on points gained in the Spencer May cup.

Spencer May Cup

This competition is for overall quality and management of an allotment site. Any site may enter and it is hoped that sites which enter a plot in any other category will also enter this cup.

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Pat Townsend Special Award

This award is made at the discretion of the judges for some artistic feature on or associated with an allotment plot or allotment site, which inspires or delights them. Site secretaries are invited to alert the competition organiser to prospective features and the judges are at liberty to select whatever appeals to them.

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