Competitions

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2019 Competition Entry Conditions and Information

Giant Pumpkin Competition

Entries must be delivered to the Collector Memorial Hall on Saturday 4 May 2019 between 1:00pm and 4:00pm.

An entry fee of $5 must accompany each entry in these events and is payable before the official “weigh-in”.

Joe Medway Memorial Heaviest Pumpkin Open event – PRIZES 1st $500, 2nd $300,  3rd $200
Junior event – PRIZES for 1st $70,  2nd $50, 3rd $30

A $25 bounty is on offer for all pumpkins over 100kg entered into the festival.

 

Other Pumpkin Competition

PRIZES for these events:  1st $70,  2nd $50, 3rd $30

Heaviest Grey Pumpkin – Open – NEW

Lightest weight Pumpkin – Open – NEW

 

Scarecrow Competition

Best Scarecrow

Enter at the Scarecrow building area.  Clothes and ‘Pumpkin Heads’ are provided but feel free to bring your own gear.

PRIZES for these events:  1st $70,  2nd $50, 3rd $30

Limited places available, enter early.
Judging takes place at 1:15 pm on 5 May 2019.

 

Pumpkin Cooking Competitions

General Rules for Cooking Competitions

Home baked Pumpkin Treats to be entered at Collector Memorial Hall
before 9:30am – Sunday 5 May 2019.

Judging will commence at 9:30am sharp so don’t come late!

Entry Forms are to be completed at the Registration Desk in the Collector Memorial Hall. Complete when delivering baked goods. An entry fee of $2 per entry must accompany each entry and is payable on registration of baked goods. Stewards will provide an Entry Ticket to accompany your competition entry.

Please print your name and a contact number on the base of your plate/dish if you would like it returned.

You are encouraged to collect your entry after 4:00pm ON FESTIVAL DAY.

Judging Classes

PRIZES for these events:  1st $70,  2nd $50, 3rd $30

Pumpkin Scones

Open Pumpkin Scones

Junior Pumpkin Scones

Your entry will have five (5) scones on a plate. Pumpkin scones are to be left whole (NOT cut).Please do not have butter or jam on them.
Pumpkin Pie

Only one (1) pie with a minimum diameter of 20cm per entry is required and your pie maybe sweet or savoury. Please leave your pie uncut and not decorated with cream.

Pumpkin Cake

 

 

 

Entry must be on a plate that will fit in a 30cm x 30cm space maximum. You MAY sprinkle your entry with icing sugar. Cakes MUST NOT BE ICED. Entry may be in any shape e.g. – loaf, round, roll, ring or square or patty cakes/muffin (min 5 on a plate).
Pumpkin Quiche Only one (1) quiche with a minimum diameter of 20cm per entry is required. Please leave your quiche uncut.

 

Pumpkin Craft Competitions

General Rules for Pumpkin Craft Competitions

Entries for these categories may be entered on Saturday 4 May 2019 between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Late entries will be accepted on Sunday 5 May 2019 but must be in before 9:30 am.

Judging will commence at 9:30am sharp, 5 May 2019 so don’t come late!

Entry Forms are to be completed at the Registration Desk in the Collector Memorial Hall Complete when delivering baked goods.

An entry fee of $2 per entry must accompany each entry and is payable on registration of pumpkin craft. Stewards will provide an Entry Ticket to accompany your competition entry.

If you have a special container/stand please print your name and a contact number on the base if you want it returned.

You may be as imaginative and creative as you like.

Any ornaments, manufactured or otherwise may be used to decorate/enhance your exhibit as long as they are secured in place.

You are encouraged to collect your entry after 4:00pm 5 May 2019.

Judging Classes

PRIZES for these events:  1st $70,  2nd $50, 3rd $30

Most Unusual pumpkin

Best carved pumpkin – Open

Best carved pumpkin – Junior (U12) – New

Best decorated pumpkin – Open

Best decorated pumpkin – Junior (U12)

2018 Competition Results

  1st 2nd 3rd
Joe Medway Memorial Heaviest Pumpkin – Open

Michael Kiernan, Captain’s Flat NSW

271kg

Michael Kiernan, Captain’s Flat NSW

210kg

Welby Garden Centre, Welby NSW

190.5kg

Heaviest Pumpkin – junior section

Savannah Krsmanovic, Collector NSW

24kg

Miranda Hadlow, Collector NSW

16kg

No 3rd place as only 2 entries

 

Lightest Pumpkin Open

 

 

Rachael Granger, Collector NSW

10grams

Thomas Granger, Collector NSW

20grams

Georgia, Collector NSW

224grams

Heaviest Grey Pumpkin Open

Melody Cameron, Griffith NSW

34kg

Melody Cameron, Griffith NSW

33.5kg

Roy Griggs
Araluen, NSW

7kg

Most Unusual  Pumpkin

 

Collector Public School, Collector NSW

 

Jaxton Davis, Collector NSW

 

Isabella Milliken, Canberra ACT

 

Best Decorated Pumpkin – Open

 

Kathryn Stevens, Collector NSW

 

Ellie Stevens, Collector NSW

 

Roslyn Thomson, Goulburn NSW

 

Best Decorated Pumpkin – Junior

 

Sophie & Jerrod c/- Hadlow Family, Collector NSW

 

Mayson Judd, Collector NSW

 

Kate & Elora Bollard
Burra NSW

 

Best Carved Pumpkin

Hallinan Family, Yass NSW

Hallinan Family, Yass NSW

Hallinan Family, Yass NSW

Best Carved Pumpkin Junior

Sophie c/- Hadlow Family,
Collector NSW

Rachael Granger, Collector NSW

Thomas Granger, Collector NSW

Best Pumpkin Pie

Lee Johnson, Canberra ACT

Christy Pike, Canberra ACT

Julianne Dowling, Collector NSW

Kathleen Webster Memorial Best Pumpkin Scones Open

Denise Coulthart, Numbaa NSW

Trish McDonald, Fisher ACT 

 Jen Bourke, Collector NSW

Best Pumpkin Scones – Junior

Thomas Granger, Collector NSW 

Samantha Bryan, Collector NSW

Jackson Keunen, Fraser ACT

Best Pumpkin Cake

Christy Pike, Canberra ACT

Jen Bourke, Collector NSW

Gemma Sprigglett, Collector NSW

Best Pumpkin Quiche

Kerrie Friend, Yarra NSW

Tania Hadlow, Collector NSW

Sharon Granger, Collector NSW

Best Scarecrow – group/family

Ava & Claudia Janiszewjig,
Casey ACT

“Goldilocks”

Graham Family,
Hackett ACT “Tinman”

Bethany, Holly & Emily, Kambah ACT “Grace Smith”

Brad Poile, Collector NSW “Beekeeper”

Mikayla Lumsdon & Pam,
Collector NSW

Wheelbarrow Race – Open

Brad Poile
(12.56 seconds)

Ben
(13.74 seconds)

Nanda
3rd (14.55 seconds)
 
Wheelbarrow Race – Junior

Bayley
(15.76 seconds)

Lachlan Dowling (15.90 seconds) Louis
(16.11 seconds)

 

2017 Competition Results

  1st 2nd 3rd
Joe Medway Memorial Heaviest Pumpkin – Open

Rick Downes

109.5 kg

Terry Kiernan

106 kg

Pete Filmer

100 kg

Heaviest Pumpkin – Junior section

Foster Family

85.5 kg

 

Captains Flat Primary School Garden Club

61.5 kg

Elijah & Micah Taylor

15kg

Most Unusual  Pumpkin

Captains Flat Primary School Garden Club

‘Collector Crew’ John Reardon

Birdie Hallinan

Best Decorated Pumpkin – Open

Roslyn Thomson

Kathryn Stevens

Eleanor Stevens

Best Decorated Pumpkin – Junior

James Stevens

Sophia Owers

Miranda Hadlow

Best Carved Pumpkin

Karen Lumsdon

Arthur Hadlow

Pam Hallinan

Best Pumpkin Pie

Lee Jackson

Christy Pike

Miranda Hadlow

Best Pumpkin Scones

Barbara Bryan

Jessie Hush

Kerrie Friend

Best Pumpkin Scones – Junior

Thomas Granger

Brooke Bryan

Jackson Kevnen

Best Pumpkin Cake

Gemma Sprigglett

Samantha Bryan

Rachael Granger

Best Pumpkin Quiche

Kerrie Friend

Tanya Hadlow

Lee Johnson

Best Scarecrow – group/family

C & V Robey
“3 Amigos”

Craig Family
Oscar”

‘Trumpkin’

It was a tie for 2nd

 Lumsdon Family

J Rudd / Vittoni
“‘Pumpkin Patch:

It was a tie for 3rd place

Wheelbarrow Race – Open

Lachlan (12.19 seconds)

Brad (12:31 seconds)

Ollie (13:41 seconds)

Wheelbarrow Race – Junior

Jackson (15.31 seconds)

Antonine (15.61 seconds)

Noah (15.69 seconds)

Treasure Hunt

Lucas Pengillry

   


2016 Competition Results

  1st 2nd 3rd
Heaviest Pumpkin

Derek Forster
202.5 kg

Terry Kiernan
105.5 kg
Terry Kiernan
94.0 kg
Heaviest Pumpkin – junior section Hogan Family

114.5 kg

Huon & Daly Norris
79 kg

Elijah & Micah Taylor
60kg

Most Unusual  Pumpkin

Mathew Smith
Rye Park

Garry Goodman
Sutton

Tina Freund
Collector

Best Decorated Pumpkin – Open

Roslyn Thomas
Goulburn

Dylan Samios
Gungahalin

Hannah Lowman
Queanbeyan

Best Decorated Pumpkin – Junior

Owens and Hadlow Children – Collector

Mikalya Lumsdon
Collector

Owens and Hadlow Children – Collector

Best Carved Pumpkin Dylan Samios
Gungahalin
Josh Lumsdon
Collector

Brett Byron
Collector

Best Pumpkin Pie Lee Johnson
Banks

Jessie Wright
Crace

Michelle Habermahl
Collector

Best Pumpkin Scones Jane Wood
Warramanga

Brooke Byron
Collector

Judy Granger
Collector

Best Pumpkin Cake Gemma Sprigglett
Collector
Jessica Blacker
Collector

Michelle Habermah
Collector

Best Pumpkin Quiche Jane Wood
Warramanga

Sharon Granger
Collector

Lee Johnson
Banks

Best Scarecrow – group /family

Andrew & Tabitha Boyer
“Blondie”

The Burns and Butcher families
“Soldier Dan” 

 

Kathryn & Erin Holland
“Miss Hawaii”

 

Andrew Puris & friends
“Pumped for Pumpkins”

 

Hugo & Theo  Szandurski
“Mr Grumpy”