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Community Garden Edibles Competition 2022

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Established in 2015, the Community Gardens Edibles Competition (CGEC) recognises the abilities of local gardeners and showcase their excellent harvests. By providing a platform for the local gardening community come together, compete and exchange knowledge, CGEC hopes to advance the level of horticultural skills within the community.

CGEC 2022 is back with a fresh twist! In place of the previous Longest and Heaviest categories, this year’s competition now comprises nine new ‘Best Edibles’ categories and an Open Category. Read on to find out more.

 

Nine 'Best Edibles' Categories

Under the new ‘Best Edibles’ categories, you may now submit any variety or cultivar of an edible species. Flaunt your horticultural skills and celebrate the diversity of edibles that can be grown locally!

The nine categories and examples possible submissions are listed below.

‘Best Edibles’ Category

Possible Submissions

(Note that this list is not exhaustive)

Tomato

Roma Tomato 

Beef Steak Tomato

Heirloom Tomato

Cucumber

Armenian Cucumber

Lemon Cucumber

Kirby Cucumber

Japanese Cucumber

Pumpkin

Butternut Squash

Japanese Pumpkin

White Pumpkin

Miniature Pumpkin

Melon

Winter Melon

Watermelon

Honeydew

Cantaloupe

Gourd

Bottle Gourd

Ridge Gourd

Bitter Gourd

Sponge Gourd

Bean

Long Bean

French Bean

Black Bean

Kidney Bean

Lady’s Finger

Spineless Lady’s Finger

Spined Lady’s Finger

Red Okra

Brinjal

American Eggplant

Japanese Eggplant

Indian Eggplant

Thai Eggplant

Root Vegetable

Radish

Turnip

Sweet Potato

Cassava

Please note that it is compulsory to submit two of the same type of edible (e.g. two whole watermelons, two trusses of cherry tomato) as one entry for any of the ‘Best Edible’ categories. Entries with only one edible will not be accepted. 

For more information, please refer to the CGEC 2022 Rules and Regulations or our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

 

Open Category

Take up this challenge to grow any “unique” edibles that are uncommon or interesting!

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Registration

This Competition is open to all persons residing in Singapore except for staff of NParks.

Interested participants who not register for the competition from 19 Feb 2022 to 21 Mar 2022 can update their details on the spot during submission day on 27 Jul 2022. Those who wish to submit edibles for additional categories can also inform the staff at the registration booth.

You may submit your edibles from existing plants growing in your garden or grown from seeds obtained from any other source.

Competition Schedule

Programme

Date

Time

Venue

Registration Start Date

19 Feb 2022

9 am

Online registration

Registration End Date

21 March 2022

5 pm

Submission Day

27 July 2022

9 am – 7 pm

HortPark,

Multi-Purpose Hall

Final Judging

28 July 2022

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Email notification to Winners

28 July 2022

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Prizes

The following prizes will be awarded for each Best Edibles categories.

Champion

S$400 gardening gift vouchers and trophy

First Runner-up

S$300 gardening gift vouchers

Second Runner-up

S$200 gardening gift vouchers

Consolation (4th to 10th)

S$100 gardening gift vouchers

The following prizes will be awarded for the Open Category.

Three Prizes

S$100 gardening gift vouchers

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Resources

  1. Click here for the rules and regulations for the Community Garden Edibles Competition 2022.
  2. Click here for the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
  3. Click here to download the Community Garden Edibles Competition 2022 promotional poster.

For more information or enquiries on the Competition, email us at nparks_hortpark@nparks.gov.sg or call 6471 5601.

 

Last updated on 21 March 2022

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