The National Vegetable Society of Ireland (NVS) have launched a virtual vegetable competition for 2020.
The aim of the competition is to “promote and encourage the growing of quality vegetables during these unprecedented times.”
The competition, which is free to enter, is confined to residents of Ireland and each entry must consist of four varieties of vegetables.
Each entry must consist of photographs of the following:
- The garden as the vegetables are sown;
- The garden during the growing season;
- The garden just before harvest;
- The 4 varieties of vegetables harvested, washed and presented.
The NVS stated that text should accompany each entry including the name of the variety of vegetable. For verification of date and authenticity of the entry, applicants are asked to show a current newspaper in the final image with the main headline clearly shown.
Closing date for entries is on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020. Entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively posted to Raymond Higgins, Liberty, Ballydangan, Athlone, Co. Roscommon, N37 T1D7.
Prizes will be given to members and non-members, with first place being awarded with a certificate, free membership to the NVS for 2021, NVS Judges and Exhibitors Guide as well as exhibition vegetable seeds to the value of €15.
The competition will be judged by NVS judge, Raymond Higgins. For more information on the competition, click here.