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School Produce Competition

The Sydney Royal School Produce Competition culminates by exhibiting your produce at the 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show. Entries close Friday, 24 August 2018.

The Competition is split into Metropolitan and Regional Competitions. Metropolitan schools exhibit both their produce and project components of the Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Regional Schools exhibit their produce component at a local agricultural show deemed by the Agricultural Societies Council of NSW. The winners of the produce component at local regional shows will exhibit their project component (only) at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

The Competition is judged by experts of the horticulture industry and consists of two (2) components:

  1. Grown Component: Box or basket (not exceeding 500mm square) of produce from a school garden, comprising of five different types of fruit, vegetables or herbs. Judging: quality of produce (40%), presentation of box or basket (20%).

  2. Project Component (email to by Friday, 22 March 2019): PowerPoint Presentation detailing how students prepare, grow and maintain the vertical garden, with emphasis on sustainability, to prepare for harvest of produce. Judging: quality of PowerPoint – refer to rubric (40%).

The Competition allows schools with all garden types to compete in the Sydney Royal Flower & Garden Show.

Metropolitan Schools are eligible to receive one free vertical garden from sponsors Nursery & Garden Industry, NSW & ACT (NGINA), and compete in Vertical Garden classes.

Both Metropolitan and Regional Schools are eligible to compete with produce from any garden type in their respective classes (see schedule or teacher manual for further details).

Next Steps - 

  1. Download your entry form and return to prior to Friday, 24 August 2018.