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Show Rules

  1. RESPONSIBILITY. The Show Committee will not be responsible for any loss or damage to exhibits or personal property. Exhibitors must provide all material for staging including dishes, bowls and vases. Benching only will be provided except where otherwise stated. Exhibitors wishing to retain their exhibits must remove them between 4.30 and 5.00p.m. but NOT BEFORE. 4.30. Exhibits not removed by 5.00p.m. will be sold at the Auction for the benefit of the Show’s funds.
  2. OWNERSHIP OF EXHIBITS. All exhibits in the Vegetable, Fruit and Flower Classes must be the property of the exhibitor and must have been grown on land in his/her occupation. Exhibits in the Food, Bee-keeping, Handicrafts, Children’s and Floral Arrangement Sections must be the work of the Exhibitor. Exhibits in the Photographic Section must have been taken by the Exhibitor but professional processing is allowed. Exhibits in the Handicrafts Section must not have been shown in previous years.
  3. STAGING. Exhibits may be staged between 4.30 and 8.00 p.m. on the evening before the show and between 8.00 and 10.00 a.m. on the day of the Show at which latter time all persons, except those retained by the Show Committee for official duties must leave the exhibition areas (Friends Meeting House & marquee on adjacent common). Between 10.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. no exhibit may be altered or removed except by permission of the Show Secretary.
  4. RIGHT OF ENTRY. You do not need to live in Frenchay to enter. The Show Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry without being required to give any reason or explanation.
  5. EXHIBIT CARDS. Exhibit Cards (obtainable from the Show Secretary’s Office in the Main Marquee between 4.00pm and 8.00pm on the eve of the show and between 8.00 and 9.55am on the morning of the show) must be borne by each exhibit staged and Exhibitors will be responsible for placing these cards and checking the particulars entered on them. Entries in the Childrens Section Entries must bear the age of the child on the reverse of the Exhibit Card.
  6. PRIZES. No exhibitor may take more than one prize in any class. Judges may withhold any or all the prizes where exhibits are not of sufficient merit. When entries do not exceed three in any class, two prizes only may be awarded at the discretion of the Judges. Prize cards must not be removed before 4.30 p.m. on the day of the Show.
  7. DECISIONS. The decision of the Judges shall be final as to the relative merits and the decision of the Show Committee shall be final on all matters connected with the show.
  8. PROTESTS. Any protest must be delivered in writing to the Show Secretary within one hour of the Show being open to the public. A protest must be accompanied by a deposit of 25p, which will be refunded if the protest is upheld, but not otherwise.
  9. PRIZE MONEY. Prize money may be collected from the Show Secretary’s Office in the Main Marquee between 4.00 p.m. and 4.45 p.m. on the day of the Show.
  10. NAMING OF EXHIBITS. The correct naming of varieties will be taken into account when judging.
  11. VASES. A vase is a container which has greater height than its diameter at the mouth. (See RHS Handbook)
  12. THE ALLOTMENT CHALLENGE CUP. To take part in this challenge, entrants must be allotment holders and must name their allotment association on their entry forms. Exhibits must have been grown on the entrant’s allotment or any other land in his/her occupation (e.g. garden).