This years Oxford and District Federation of Allotment Associations competition is open for entries!
The Judges will be looking for plots that grow a wide range of vegetables all year round, together with seasonal soft fruit. The emphasis is strongly on the quality of the crops and the overall productivity of the plot.
All individual entrants compete for the Challenge Trophy for the best plot, and there are 4 separate age categories: for seniors aged 60-69, and over 70 years, for 35-59 years, and under 35 years. The individual competition is open to all plot holders in Oxford, including those on sites that are not members of the Federation of Allotment Associations. Entrants do not have to cultivate a full sized plot to enter and this year they are introducing a special section for plotholders, who cultivate an area of 5 poles (127m2) or less.
The prizes for the classes for individuals, the Challenge Trophy and each age category will be: 1st £25, 2nd £15, 3rd £10. Highly Commended certificates are awarded to runners up in the Challenge Trophy section.
Final date for entries: Friday 6 May
First round of judging: Sunday 22 May and Tuesday 24 May
Second round of judging: Sunday 4 September and Monday 5 September
Presentation of the awards at the Town Hall, to which all entrants and their partners are invited: Tuesday 27 September
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want the nitty-gritty and the entry forms.