Competition tables

2.  Flowers/Foliage for Fun
Not a formal arrangement, so oasis, pin holder or other support is not permitted. 
Foliage is permitted.  Both flowers and foliage must be grown by the competitor
and be displayed in any type of vase.

3.  Fruit, Vegetables or Herbs
To be displayed on plastic/polystyrene tray, e.g. 1 large item, 3-5 e.g.
lemons/passionfruit, multiples e.g. berries, beans. Herbs may be a mixed
bunch or a single type and may be in a glass jar.  Fruit and vegetables must
have the stem attached and be displayed whole.

4.  Australian Natives - Plants that are indigenous to Australia. This excludes
Proteas, Leucadendrons, Leucospermums, Brooms and Ericas.

5.  Orchids - May be a flower/s in a bottle or a flowering plant in a pot.

6.  Decorative Leaf - One cut

7.  Single Bloom - A single flower on one stem

8.  Multiple Head - A cluster of flowers on ONE stem

Flower/Plant of the Month

The monthly competition conducted from February to November inclusive is the responsibility of the Chief Steward and comprises eight or more sections as set out in the Competition Table.

JUDGING:  A point system is used for each section:
3 points for First Place
2 points for Second Place
point for Third Place

Points are determined by the Chief Steward based upon points earned by ‘personal choice’ judging by all members of Tewantin-Noosa Garden Club present on the day.

A Club Champion will be determined as the competitor winning the most points overall, with 2nd and 3rd places allocated to the competitors with the next highest point score overall.  An Encouragement Award may be given to the best new exhibitor at the discretion of the Chief Steward.

The Annual Club Champion will hold, for that year, the Club’s Perpetual Trophy duly engraved.  This work of art has been painted and donated by the late Lesley Fishbourne, who was a talented member of our Club.

Notwithstanding any rules contained elsewhere, the following ten basic requirements always apply:

1.    Monthly competitions are open only to financial members.
2.    Exhibits must be grown by the competitor for at least  three (3) months.
3.    Exhibits must be on display by 12.30pm until the close of the  
       Once benched, exhibits must not be handled or removed by any person
       other than the stewards.

4.    Competitors must be in attendance at the club meeting when submitting
5.    A competitor may exhibit a maximum of three (3) entries in any section.
6.   Competitors must place their name ticket face down with their exhibit.
7.   Competitors are responsible for their own exhibits.
8.   The sale of exhibits is prohibited.  However, if competitors choose to do so,  
       they may donate their produce exhibit to the Trade Table with 100% of the 
       proceeds to be given to the Club.  All exhibits must remain on the  
       Competition Table until the close of the meeting.  Any other exhibits, eg.
       potted plants, may only be sold by placing them on the Trade Table at a
       later meeting.
9.   Stewards are available for advice.
10. The Chief Steward's decision is final.
Where applicable, stable clear bottles or jars are to be used for competition specimens.  Container size should be adjusted in accordance with the height and size of specimen it contains.
Flower/Plant of the Month