General Information and Rules for entering The Worcester Show Competitions.

  • An exhibitor may enter up to 2 entries in each class.
  • Giant Vegetables (Section 4) exhibitors may only enter one exhibit.
  • Children may enter any section however they will be judged alongside adults, unless stated in the section details.

To enter, please use the online form no later than 10am on 7th August 2023.

Please bring all entries to the Competition Marquee, for display between 8.30am to 11.30am on Saturday 12th August to be judged at 11.45am.

Cacti & Succulents (Section 2) ONLY may be staged on either the Saturday 12th August between 8.30am and 11.30am OR Sunday 13th August between 7.30am and 9am ready to be judged at 9.15am on Sunday.

Floral (Section 1) ONLY will be staged on Sunday 13th August between 7.30am an 9am ready to be judged at 9.15am on Sunday.

Your entry must not be removed, rearranged or interfered with once judging has commenced.

  • Shields will be awarded to the winner and runner up of the Schools competition, engraved and displayed at the Guildhall. The students will receive a cup for the school.
  • Points will be awarded in each class as follows;
    • 1st = 3 points
    • 2nd = 2 points
    • 3rd = 1 point
  • Any entry not in accordance with the schedule rules, may be disqualified by the judges
  • All exhibits entering the competition must have been grown or produced the piece/s. (Excluding Cacti & Succulents (Section 2) and Floral Decorations & Art (Section 6)
  • No Entry is allowed by any craft exhibit that you have entered in a previous Worcester Show.
  • Medals will be awarded in each class, no prize money will be awarded unless it is a prize in a sponsored class.
  • If there is only one entry in a class, this does not mean it will receive 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize automatically, this will be up to the judges’ discretion.
  • Prizes will be awarded in sponsored classes as stated & marked.
  • Prizes in any class may be withdrawn at the discretion of the judges.
  • A trophy will be awarded to the ‘Under 18s, Best in Show’ and overall ‘Best in Show’. These are based on the total number of points accumulated by an individual exhibitor.
  • A trophy will be awarded for each Section, to the exhibitor with the most points.
  • An additional trophy will be awarded for the ‘Best in Section’ in the following class sections: Photography & Handicraft. This is not based on points, this is to be awarded to the ‘exceptional entry’ as deemed by the judge in the chosen section.

In the event of a tie on points between exhibitors, it will be awarded to the exhibitor gaining most 1st prizes. If they tie on the same amount of 1st prizes, it will go to the exhibitor with the most 2nd prizes.

The Competition marquee will be open at 10am on Sunday.

Entries can only be removed from the show on Sunday 13th August after 5pm. Every reasonable care shall be taken of any exhibitors property, and Worcester Show does not hold responsibility.

Entries that are not collected on Sunday 13th August will be available for collection from Wednesday 16th to Thursday 31st August from the Customer Service Centre at the Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY. After this date all remaining entries will be disposed of.

Trophies will be engraved and displayed at the Guildhall. Winners will a receive a cup to take home. All winners must agree to return cups to the Guildhall by a set date.