CLASS LISTING FOR AUTUMN SHOW
SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2017


It’s really helpful to let us know your entries in advance. Please call Judith on 01959 534300 or email judith.pitman@live.co.uk before Friday evening.
 
  
A1     FLOWER SECTION
DAHLIAS

1. Small Decorative, 3 blooms, one or more varieties
2. Small decorative, 5 blooms, one or more varieties
3. Medium Decorative, 3 blooms, one or more varieties
4. Medium Decorative, 5 blooms, one or more varieties
5 .Large or Giant Decorative, 1 bloom, any variety
6. Small Cactus/Semi Cactus, 3 blooms, one or more varieties
7. Small Cactus/Semi Cactus, 5 blooms, one or more varieties
8. Medium Cactus/Semi Cactus, 3 blooms, one or more varieties
9.  Medium Cactus/Semi Cactus, 5 blooms, one or more varieties
10. Large or Giant Cactus/Semi Cactus, 1 bloom, any variety
11. Small Ball, 3 blooms, one or more varieties
12. Small Ball, 5 blooms, one or more varieties
13. Pompon, 3 blooms, one or more varieties
14. Pompon, 5 blooms, one or more varieties
15. Large Pompon, 1 bloom, any variety
16. 3 vases, 3 blooms in each, each vase a different variety
17. 3 blooms of any variety not specified e.g. water lily
         
For all dahlia classes the National Dahlia Society’s 2005 classification and rules for judging will be used and the following sizes should be noted:-
 
Small:                    Blooms between 116mm (4.6") and 170mm (6.75”) in diameter
Medium:               Blooms between 171mm (6.8") and 220mm (8.75”) in diameter
Large/Giant:       Blooms must exceed 220mm (8.75") in diameter
Small ball:           Blooms usually between 100/150mm
Pompon:               Blooms must not exceed 52mm (2.0") in diameter
Large Pompon:  Blooms between 53mm (2.1") and 83mm (3.25”) in diameter
 
  
A2   POT AND CONTAINERS

18. Single pot plant, flowering
19. Single pot plant, foliage only
20. One pot containing one geranium/pelargonium plant in flower
21. One fuchsia in a pot
22. One fuchsia with miniature flowers
23. A hanging basket of one or more fuchsia plants, single or mixed varieties
24. Five fuchsia blooms, mixed cultivars allowed
25. One standard fuchsia
26. A hanging basket planted for visual effect
27. A single cactus in a pot
28. One bowl of cactus, single or mixed varieties
29. A succulent in a pot
30.  Six pansy blooms floating in a dish provided by the exhibitor
31. A container of plants, no dimension to exceed 15"
 
A3     OTHER FLOWERS

32. One vase of michaelmas daisies, three stems
33. One vase of annuals, single species
34. One vase of annuals, mixed species
35. One vase of perennials, single species
36. One vase of perennials, mixed species
37. One vase of flowers not otherwise specified
38. One vase of sedum, one stem
39. One vase of sedum, three stems
40. One vase of foliage, single or mixed varieties, not to exceed
five stems
41.  One vase of seedheads
42. One vase of flowering shrubs
  
  
B1   VEGETABLE SECTION
1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded in all classes
 
Dishes are provided
 
43.  A collection of four kinds of vegetables as RHS list on page 8, exhibited on a tray not larger than 600mm x 600mm (24" x 24").
44.  Three potatoes, coloured
45.  Three potatoes, white
46.  Three beetroot, one variety
47.  Five carrots, long pointed
48.  Five carrots, other than long pointed
49.  The longest carrot
50.  A pair of parsnips
51.  The longest parsnip
52.  Five onions
53.  The heaviest onion
54.  A dish of shallots, eight bulbs
55.  Three leeks
56.   A pot of growing herbs
57.   One vase of herbs, single variety
58.   A trug of vegetables
59.   A pair of vegetable marrows, for quality
60.   The heaviest vegetable marrow
61.   Eight runner beans, for quality
62.   The longest runner bean
63.  Eight french beans
64.  A dish of five med/large tomatoes for conformity, size and shape
65.   The heaviest truss of tomatoes, ripe or unripe
66.   One truss of tomatoes, named variety, judged for quality
67.   A dish of eight tomatoes – small fruited varieties (cherry)
68.   Three courgettes
69.   One cucumber
70.   The largest pumpkin, measured by girth
71.   One melon
72.   One squash
73.   One pepper, red, green or yellow
74.   One lettuce
75.   Any vegetable not otherwise specified – numbers optional
76.  Any risqué vegetable!
 
 B2   FRUIT SECTION
 
77.  Five eating apples, one variety
78.  Five cooking apples, one variety
79.  Five plums, one variety
80.  Blackberries, twenty berries
81.  A bunch of grapes, heaviest bunch
82.  A dish of fifteen raspberries
83.  Any cultivated fruit not otherwise specified
84.  Hedgerow fruit, not otherwise specified, to be named
 
  
C   FLOWER ARRANGEMENT SECTION

85.    Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness
An Exhibit using a basket and incorporating berries/fruits from the hedgerow
          Size 75cm wide, 40cm depth, height unlimited.

86.   Its cold outside
An exhibit in tints and tones of red, pink and orange
Size 75cm wide, 40cm depth , height unlimited

87.    For the table
 An Exhibit
Any flowers, foliage and accessories my be used
 Size: 25cm wide, depth 25cm, height 25cm


The following is a Novice class open to members who have not won more than 3 first prizes in a flower arranging competition

88.    Wine and Roses
         An Exhibit..  
Size 35cm wide, 40cm depth, height unlimited

  
RULES FOR FLOWER ARRANGEMENT

An exhibit is composed of natural plant material, with or without accessories.  Bases, drapes and backgrounds may always be used if liked and are never accessories.  Natural plant materials are either fresh, dried, garden, wild or made up but never artificial.  Never use artificial plant material unless a class description says you may.  All fresh plant material must be in water-retaining substance, i.e. oasis, sand, moss or water itself.  
THE EXHIBIT MUST NOT EXCEED THE SIZE STATED
  
  
N.B.. – Please make sure you advise your flower arranging entries by the Thursday preceding the show  to enable us to measure the space for the entries. 
  
  
D     JUNIOR SECTION

This section is open to all children who are resident in Knockholt, children of members or attend the Knockholt School or Rainbow Pre-school.

Prize Money 1st Prize: £3  2nd Prize: £2  3rd Prize: £1

UNDER 5

89.    A leaf picture
90.    Your favourite collection
91.    A Playdoh model

5 – 8 YEARS

92.    Make and decorate 5 biscuits
93.    Make a paper collage
94.    A plant grown by you (flower or vegetable)


8 – 12 Years

95.    Design a car for the future
96.    Design an outfit for yourself
97.    Decorate 4 small cakes

13 – 16 Youth Section

98.    A piece of art work (any medium) 
99.    Make a cake for your family



E       PRODUCE/DOMESTIC SECTION

E1     BAKING

100.     6 soft Bridge rolls
101.     Vegetarian Wellington
102.     Baklava
103.     A Harvest loaf

E2     PRESERVES

104.     Jar of Piccalilli
105.     Jar of Red currant jelly
106.     Jar of hedgerow jam

E3      MISCELLANEOUS

107.    Sloe Gin
108.    Shortbread
108.    Viennese Whirls
110.    A child’s birthday cake

E4     JUDGED FOR FLAVOUR

111.     A radish
112.     A plum
113.     An apple

E5     CREATIVITY AND INSPIRATION

114)    With ……Courgettes

  
F        PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION

If possible all entries for this section must be delivered to Juliet Peters, The Old Post House, Main Road, Knockholt by the Thursday before the show.  Call Juliet on 533307 if you can’t make this deadline.

They should be in a sealed envelope with your name and the class number on the reverse of each photograph.  Please remember to collect them after the show. Your photos should not have been exhibited at any of our previous shows.  No photo to be printed larger than 5 x 7 inches

115.  Reflections
116.  Wildlife
117.  Monuments
118.  In my Garden
119.  High Summer
120.  My Favourite Photo

The following class is for children under 12

121.  My Holiday
 
 
F     HANDICRAFT SECTION

This is an opportunity for members of the Society to display their various handicraft skills but not in competition with each other. So if you have made any article or item (e.g. a piece of clothing, a toy, a piece of pottery, a model, painted a picture etc please bring them along and lets have a wonderful display of the village skills.  Just call Judith on 534300 to confirm your display or displays so we can allocate space.  There is no charge for this section

  

   
 
CLASS LISTING FOR SUMMER SHOW
SATURDAY 24th JUNE 2017
 
It’s really helpful to let us know your entries in advance. Please call Judith on 01959 534300 or email judith.pitman@live.co.uk before Friday evening.
 
  
  
A1     FLOWER SECTION
 
Vases in two sizes are provided
 
1. One stem of floribunda rose with foliage
2. One vase containing one bud and one full bloom rose, single   stem
3. One vase of three miniature rose blooms, any varieties
4. One rose bloom, judged for fragrance
5. One H/T rose
6. One vase H/T roses, three stems, any variety or varieties
7. One bowl or vase of floribunda roses, not more than three stems
8. One vase of wild or old garden roses
9. One vase of sweet peas, nine stems
10. Two vases of sweet peas, six stems of distinct cultivar/colour in each vase. 
11. One vase of sweet peas, to be judged for fragrance
12. One vase of flowering shrubs, in bloom, one or mixed varieties
13. One vase of annuals, single variety
14. One vase of annuals, mixed varieties
15. One vase of perennials, single variety
16. One vase of perennials, mixed varieties
17. One vase of foliage, single or mixed variety, not to exceed five stems
18. Five border pinks, mixed or one variety
19. One vase of any flower not otherwise specified

  
A2     POT AND CONTAINER SECTION
 
20. Single pot plant, flowering
21. Single pot plant, foliage only
22. One pot of plants in flower, single or mixed varieties
23. A single cactus in a pot
24. One bowl of cacti, single or mixed varieties
25. One miniature rose grown and exhibited in a pot (pot not to exceed 7")
26. One fuchsia in a pot
27. One fuchsia with miniature flowers
28. Five fuchsia blooms, mixed cultivars allowed
29. Six viola or pansy blooms floating in exhibitor’s own dish
30. One pot grown pelargonium/geranium in flower
31. One hanging basket of one or more fuchsia plants of a single or mixed variety
32. A hanging basket planted for visual effect
33. A container of plants (no dimensions to exceed 15")
 
B   VEGETABLE AND FRUIT SECTION

1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded in all classes

34. One lettuce, long, any variety
35. One lettuce, round, any variety
36. One dish of three potatoes, coloured
37. One dish of three potatoes, white
38. One dish of five radishes, any one variety
39. Five sticks of rhubarb
40.  Six pods of Broad Beans
41. One pot of growing herbs, single variety
42. One pot of growing herbs, mixed varieties
43. One vase of herbs, single variety
44. One pot of growing mint, single variety
45. One dish of peas, eight pods, single variety
46. One cucumber, house or frame
47. Three onions   
48. Three courgettes, single variety
49. Bunch of spring onions
50. Six french beans
51. One cabbage to be staged with approx 3" stalk
52. Three heads of calabrese 
53. Three beetroot
54. Any vegetable not already specified – numbers optional
55. One dish of six strawberries, single variety
56. One dish of ten raspberries, single variety
57. One dish of ten gooseberries, single variety
   
  
C   FLOWER ARRANGEMENT SECTION

RULES FOR FLOWER ARRANGEMENT
An exhibit is composed of natural plant material, with or without accessories.  Bases, drapes and backgrounds may always be used if liked and are never accessories.  Natural plant materials are fresh, dried, garden, wild or made-up but never artificial.  Never use artificial plant material unless a class description says you may.  All fresh plant material must be in water-retaining substance, i.e. oasis, sand, moss or water itself.  THE EXHIBIT MUST NOT EXCEED THE SIZE STATED

58.  By the Sea Side
An Exhibit featuring water
Size 75cm wide, depth 40cm, height unlimited 

59.  Come dine with me
Size 75cm wide, depth 40cm, height unlimited 

60.  If wishes were horses
An Exhibit using garden flowers plus any foliage and incorporating some wild flowers
Size 75cm wide, depth 40cm, height unlimited 

  
C     FLOWER ARRANGEMENT SECTION    CONTINUED

The following class is a NOVICE CLASS for those people who have not won more than three first prizes in a flower arrangement competition:

61.    Wish upon a star
An arrangement in colours of gold and silver
Size 35cm wide, depth 40cm height unlimited
                       
N.B. – Please make sure you advise your flower arranging entries by the Thursday preceding the show to enable the correct space to be measured for the entries.
    
  
D       JUNIOR SECTION

This section is open to all children who are resident in Knockholt, children of members or attend the Knockholt School or Rainbow Pre-school.
Prize Money 1st Prize: £3   2nd Prize: £2   3rd Prize: £1

Under 5s
62.     A Duplo model
63.     A potato print pattern
64.     A paper plate decorated in any way you wish

5 – 8 years old

65.      A self-portrait in any medium
66.      A model made by you
67.      A plate of 4 cookies

8  - 12 years old

68.      Design a poster for your favourite game                                                    
69.      Design and make a fun sandwich
70.      A plate of 4 cupcakes

13 – 16 Youth Section

71.      A craft item made by you (knitted, crocheted, sewn, carved)
72.      Design a cover for your favourite book
           
  
E       PRODUCE/DOMESTIC SECTION

E1      BAKING

73.       A Sausage plait
74.       6 Savoury brioche rolls
75.       A Victoria sandwich
76.       A Farmhouse loaf

E2      PRESERVES

77.       Jar of strawberry jam
78.       Jar of fruit jelly
79.       Jar of summer chutney

E3     MISCELLANEOUS

80.       A plate of cheese bites
81.       A treacle tart
82.       6 canapés
83.       Ginger beer

E4     JUDGED FOR FLAVOUR

85.       Broad Beans
86.       Lettuce
87.       Strawberry

E5     CREATIVITY AND INSPIRATION

88.    With ….. Tomatoes

  
F        PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION

If possible all entries for this section must be delivered to Juliet Peters, The Old Post House, Main Road, Knockholt by Thursday before the show.  Call Juliet on 533307 if you can’t make this deadline.

They should be in a sealed envelope with your name and the class number on the reverse of each photograph.  Please remember to collect them after the show. Your photos should not have been exhibited at any of our previous shows.  No photo to be printed larger than 5 x 7 inches

89.  After Dark
90.  Machinery
91.  Doors, Gateways and Archways
92.  Luxury
93.  Water
94.  My favourite photo


The following class is for children under 12

95.  A Portrait, (Pet, Family, Friend)      


G     HANDICRAFT SECTION

This is an opportunity for members of the Society to display their various handicraft skills but not in competition with each other. So if you have made any article or item (e.g. a piece of clothing, a toy, a piece of pottery, a model, painted a picture etc) please bring them along and let’s have a wonderful display of the village skills.  Just call Judith on 534300 to confirm your display or displays so we can allocate space.  There is no charge for this section

  


SHOW REGULATIONS
 
Up to three awards may be made in each class.
No more than one prize may be awarded to an exhibitor in any one class but exhibitors may submit a maximum of three entries in any class.Should an exhibitor, having received one prize in a class, merit, with a further entry, an award, the Judges may recognise this by awarding a “Highly Commended”.
The Judges may, at their discretion, withhold any prize, in any class or “Best In Section” if, in their judgement, the standard of the exhibits is inadequate.Highly Commended awards or awards of merit or recognition may be made by the Judges when an exhibit justifies this.
Any complaints regarding the exhibits shall be made in writing, be specific and handed with a £5 deposit to the Society Secretary before 3.00pm on the day of the Show.The deposit shall be returned if the protest is upheld by a Committee appointed for this purpose.
It is a rule of the Society that exhibitors must be members of the Society.New membership may be accepted on the day of the Show.The only exceptions to this will be Floral Arrangement classes, where members from associated clubs and societies are welcome to exhibit, and for children of Knockholt Village for the children’s classes.Trophies however cannot be awarded outside the Society.
All exhibits must be left in position until after prize giving.
 
JUDGES
The Committee would like to thank the Judges who generously give their time and contribute to making the Shows a success.
AWARDS
All cups and trophies remain the property of the Society and are held for one year only.  Points will be awarded on a 3, 2, 1 basis for each class over the year.
 
ADVICE FOR EXHIBITORS
Study show schedules
Read the rules carefully
Take materials for arranging flowers in vases ie moss, paper, etc
Take secateurs/scissors/knife as necessary
Take extra blooms and vegetables in case of damage
Make sure the vases have sufficient water
Wash clean all root vegetables
Reduce foliage on beet, carrot and parsnips to 3"
Name varieties where appropriate
Cucumbers and courgettes should be shown with flowers still adhering where possible
Do not overdress onions—remove loose outer skin only
Do not exhibit peas and beans without stalks
Do not polish apples, pears or stone fruit
Do not exhibit stone and soft fruit, apples and pears without stalks