School Produce Competition
The Sydney Royal School Produce Competition will run as a trial at your school before the 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show and culminate at the Show by exhibiting your produce.
The Competition is split into Metropolitan and Regional Competitions. Metropolitan schools exhibit their components of the Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Regional Schools exhibit their produce component at an Agricultural Societies Council of NSW deemed local agricultural show and the winners of the produce component will exhibit their project component at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
The Competition is judged by experts of the horticulture industry and consists of two (2) components:
- 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%).
- Project Component (submitted via Dropbox before 16 March 2018): 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 at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Metropolitan Schools are eligible to receive a 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 respect classes (see schedule or teacher manual for further details).
Next Steps -