Summer Show 2021
Saturday 17th July
We’re taking the Summer Show online again!
This year’s Summer Show will repeat the winning formula of last year’s Virtual Summer Show! You’ll be able to enter and attend the show virtually, and all entries will be displayed on the website.
Entries will be submitted as a photograph, and a Judge will assess the entry as best they can from the photo.
- Only one photograph for each Class is allowed.
- Digital photographs only. No printed entries please.
- Winners will be awarded Cups, Certificates and Medals as usual — but sadly there can be no shaking of hands and public presentations.
Photographing your entry
- Find a spot in good natural light, with as plain a background as possible (for example a blank wall, or put up a sheet).
- Photograph in landscape format, so that the exhibit fills the frame.
- Stage your exhibit on a white plate (vegetables and fruit) or vase as normal.
- For flowers, try to spread them out so that the judge can see each bloom.
How to enter
Entries have now closed. Thank you to everyone that has submitted entries. Please come back later to view the results.
Click each section to view the Classes, and guidance for exhibitors.
Read the Schedule carefully, and make sure that you understand exactly what is required in the various classes. Take note of the Show Regulations about times for the staging of exhibits, provision of vases, closing dates for entries, etc. Allow yourself plenty of time when staging exhibits.
Prize money and Awards
The prize money for all Classes is:
A Banksian Medal will be awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society to the competitor gaining the highest overall number of points in the Horticultural Classes (Sections 1 – 3) at this Show. Winners in the past 2 years are not eligible.
The Lord Barnby Cup will be presented for the best exhibit.
Challenge Cups will be awarded to the exhibitors gaining the highest number of points in each of Sections 1 (Flowers), 2 (Vegetables) and 3 (Fruit).
A Certificate of Merit will be awarded for the outstanding exhibit in Section 1 (Flowers).
The National Vegetable Society’s Medal will be awarded for the outstanding exhibit in Section 2 (Vegetables).
The Mabel Tucker Memorial Cup is awarded to the outstanding exhibit in Section 3 (Fruit).
The Ken Lane Trophy is awarded for the highest number of points in the Fuchsia Classes.
The Messenger Trophy is awarded for the highest number of points in the Pelargonium Classes (25 – 29).
Culinary and Crafts
A Silver Challenge Cup is awarded for the highest number of points in this Division.
A Certificate of Merit is awarded for the Best Cake in the Show.
A Silver Challenge Rabbit is awarded for the highest number of points in classes 261 – 265 (children under 9 years).
The Messenger Cup is awarded for the highest number of points in classes 271 – 275 (children aged 9 – 14 years).
To determine the winners of the awards above, the highest number of points is calculated using the scoring system below. The following points will be awarded for each Class:
|1st prize||5 points|
|2nd prize||3 points|
|3rd prize||2 points|
|Highly Commended||1 point|