How to enter and RULES!

FOR VIRTUAL FLOWER SHOWS PLEASE SEE SPECIFIC INFORMATION PROVIDED WITH EACH SHOW.

Entering an item into the flower show might seem like a daunting prospect but it really isn’t!

Firstly have a look at the schedule. There are lots of different categories to enter, photography, baking, flower arranging etc.  Once you decide what you want to enter make sure you will have the right amount of items, some veg classes need 10 soft fruit, some need 5 leeks. There is no point entering if your veg patch only has 2 carrots and you need 3!

The week before the show there will be a box at the village shop where you can post your entry forms (You can use the form below or you can just put your entries clearly on a piece of paper with your name on. You can also email to sfss@mail.com by 6pm on the Thursday before the Show.) Late entries accepted in person up to 10.15 am on morning of Show.  

It costs 20p per entry or 30p on the morning of the show if you are a bit late or grow a last minute carrot.

ENTRY FORM

SPRING SHOW

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I enclose entry fee of ………… pence, and agree to abide by the rules of the Society. 

20p per entry (30p Sat. morning).  Children’s Section FREE.

ENTRIES MUST BE STAGED BY 10.30AM SHARP

SUMMER SHOW

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I enclose entry fee of ………… pence, and agree to abide by the rules of the Society. 

20p per entry (30p Sat. morning).  Children’s Section FREE.

ENTRIES MUST BE STAGED BY 10.30AM SHARP

AUTUMN SHOW

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I enclose entry fee of ………… pence, and agree to abide by the rules of the Society. 

20p per entry (30p Sat. morning).  Children’s Section FREE.

ENTRIES MUST BE STAGED BY 10.30AM SHARP

I would also like to renew my membership to the society for 2021 and I enclose £………………..  Membership rates are £5 per person and £10 per Family.  Schedules and membership cards will be distributed in early 2021

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You do need to be a member so you can join on the morning of the show or get in touch beforehand via the contact page in the menu above. You can also put a note and your entry money in with your entry form explaining that you would like to stay a member for the following year.

On the day you need to get in there nice and early. Doors open around 8:30am to come in and stage your items. There will be people there to help you, usually wearing a green jumper, and the atmosphere is very friendly.  Let the person at the desk know who you are and what you are exhibiting – Let them know if you have already entered via one of the boxes or if you are entering that morning.   They will give you some cream pieces of paper with your entry number and class number on. Find the table with the class number on and pop your entry down along with your piece of paper next to it (turn it over to hide your name). If you are stuck on whether your entry looks correct, just grab a committee member (green jumper) and ask for help.

You will need to be set up before 10:30 and will have to leave while judging takes place.

Come back in the afternoon to  see if you have won and celebrate with a cup of tea and some cake!

GOOD LUCK!

RULES GOVERNING THE SPRING, SUMMER & AUTUMN SHOWS

  1. All exhibits to be grown by the exhibitor in his or her own garden or allotment, unless otherwise stated in this Schedule,  flower arrangements excepted.
  2. All exhibits to be staged by 10.30 am on the morning of the Show.  Exhibits can be staged from 8.30 a.m. onwards on the morning of the Show.  No exhibits to be removed from Show tables until half an hour prior to prize giving.
  3. All entries should reach the Village Shop, or by email to sfss@mail.com, by 6pm on the Thursday before the Show.  Late entries accepted  in person up to 10.15 am on morning of Show.
  4. Entry fees to be forwarded with the Entry Forms at 20p per entry or if entered by email then entry fees to be paid on Saturday morning.   Late entries entered on Saturday morning are 30p per entry.  All entries by Children under the age of 16, whether in the Childrens’ or Adults’ classes, are FREE. 
  5. The Committee will not be responsible for the loss of or damage to any exhibits.
  6. The Secretary retains the right to refuse entries from those known to have professional expertise.
  7. The Judge’s decision is final.  Any protest must be made in writing to the Secretary on the day of the Show within half an hour of opening, together with a deposit of £1.00, which, if the complaint is overruled, shall be forfeited.
  8. Stewards to examine all exhibits before judging.  Any not conforming to the Schedule will be put in order where possible, or the exhibitor’s attention will be drawn to the error.
  9. Only one exhibit is allowed in any one Class from any one garden, excepting the ‘Any Other Veg.’ and ‘Any Other Fruit’ classes where two entries from one garden will be accepted.
  10. Photograph, Handicraft, Cookery and Flower Arrangements – only ONE exhibit  per class allowed per individual member.
  11. The Judges may withhold prizes if the exhibits do not warrant them.
  12. A collection of vegetables to contain quantities as specified on pages 8 and 9.  For kinds not mentioned in the List, please consult the Secretary.
  13. Points will be awarded as follows:- 3 points for a first prize; 2 points for a second prize; 1 point for a third prize.
  14. The Society’s Trophies shall not be won by the same member or child for more than two consecutive years.
  15. Pot plants, including cacti, flowering or foliage, to have been in the member’s possession for at least three months.