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Community Garden Edibles Competition 2019

Are you an avid gardener? Do you enjoy growing edibles in your garden? If so, here’s your chance to show off your gardening skills and bountiful harvest!

Launched in 2015, the annual Community Garden Edibles Competition is back, and we’re once again looking for the heaviest or longest fruits and vegetables in Singapore. Come pit your gardening skills against those of other passionate gardeners, and stand to win attractive prizes.

community garden festival

Competition Categories

There are two main categories – the Longest and the Heaviest – with six fruit/vegetable types each. Participants may:

• Compete in one or both categories
• Submit one or multiple types of fruit/vegetable, but only one entry for each fruit/vegetable type
• Submit entries as individuals or together as a group, but not both

 
LONGEST HEAVIEST
1.

Brinjal

Solanum melongena

brinjal

1.

Cabbage

Brassica oleracea

cabbage

2.

Cucumber

Cucumis sativus

cucumber

2.

Cherry Tomato

Lycopersicon esculentum

cherry tomato

3.

  Lady’s Finger

Abelmoschus esculentus

 

lady's finger

3.

Papaya

Carica papaya

papaya

4.

Long Bean

Vigna unguiculata

long bean

4.

Pumpkin

Cucurbita spp.

pumpkin

5.

Luffa

Luffa spp.

luffa

5.

Radish

Raphanus sativus

radish

6.

Snake Gourd

Trichosanthes anguina

snakegourd

6.

Winter Melon

Benincasa hispida

wintermelon

Registration

This Competition is open to all persons residing in Singapore during the Competition period (from 27 April to 29 October 2019), except for staff of NParks. Deadline for registration is 27 May 2019.

Submission Criteria

  • Participants must submit their entries for shortlisting on 29 October 2019 (Tuesday), from 9 am to 7 pm. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Participants should submit entries with the stalk or vine still attached. Fruit wax, polish or other related enhancement products are not permitted to be used in this competition.
  • Participants will be required to present each fruit/vegetable together with a photograph of themselves posing with their mature fruit/vegetable and standing next to the plant it grew from in their garden just before harvest.

Judging Criteria

a) Length/weight of fruit or vegetable with vine or stalk attached (50%)

b) Condition (25%): Clean appearance, absence of blemishes, freshness, etc.

c) Colour (25%): Natural colour, attractiveness, reflecting freshness and maturity, etc.

The judging panel will consist of representatives from the National Parks Board (NParks) and its supporting partners for this Competition. The decision of the judging panel shall be final. No correspondence regarding the judges’ decision will be entertained.

Competition Schedule

Programme Date Time Venue
Registration deadline 27 May 2019 -
Submission & Shortlisting 29 Oct 2019 9 am - 7 pm

Garden House, Jurong Lake Gardens

50 Yuan Ching Road, Singapore 618661

Final Judging (Attendance not required) 30 Oct 2019              -              -
Winners notified by email 31 Oct 2019 - -
Awards Ceremony 1 Nov 2019 TBC Community Garden Festival, Jurong Lake Gardens
Display of selected submission 1-3 Nov 2019 TBC Community Garden Festival, Jurong Lake Gardens

Prizes

The following prizes will be awarded for each of the fruit and vegetable type.

Champion  $400 worth of gardening gift vouchers and trophy
First Runner Up  $300 worth of gardening gift vouchers
Second Runner Up  $200 worth of gardening gift vouchers
Consolation Prizes (4th to 10th)  $100 worth of gardening gift vouchers

*New Fun Category* Best-Looking Tatsoi Mustard

This year, we challenge you to grow the best-looking Tatsoi Mustard! While this fun category is not part of the main competition, the best-looking Tatsoi Mustard submitted will win a special prize. 

To enter, simply submit your Tatsoi Mustard plant on 29 October 2019 (Tuesday), from 9 am to 7 pm, together with a photograph of yourself posing with the plant in your garden just before harvest. No registration is required.

tatsoi mustard

Judging Criteria

a) Condition (50%): Symmetrical, clean appearance, absence of blemishes, freshness

b) Colour (25%): Natural colour, attractiveness, reflecting freshness and maturity

c) Size (25%): Diameter of rosette at the widest point

Complimentary Seeds

Participants may submit their fruit(s) or vegetable(s) from existing plants growing in their garden or grown from seeds obtained from any source.

Alternatively, participants may grow their entries from complimentary seeds provided by NParks. Participants may collect one complimentary packet of seeds for each of the vegetable/fruit type(s) they have registered for, while stocks last (limited quantities are available). Collections must be done in person, from 27 April to 27 May 2019, at the locations below. To collect, please bring along the confirmation email of your online registration form.

 

27 April to 5 May 2019

Community Garden Edibles Competition Registration Booth

SGF Horticulture Show
Gardenhouse, Jurong Lake Gardens
50 Yuan Ching Road
Singapore 618661

Opening Hours

10 am to 7 pm daily

[Booth is co-located with the SGF Horticulture Competition / NParks Plant Display at the Gardenhouse. For directions, click here.] 

6 May to 27 May 2019 HortPark Visitor Services Centre

33 Hyderabad Rd
Singapore 119578

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm

Saturday: 8.30 am to 12.30 pm

Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays

Please call 6471 5601 to check for stock availability before coming down. 

Resources

  1. Click here for Rules and Regulations.
  2. Click here to download the Community Garden Edibles Competition 2019 brochure.

 

More questions? Email us at nparks_hortpark@nparks.gov.sg or call 64715601 to reach our friendly customer service agents.

 

Last updated on 16 July 2019

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