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St Mungo Trophy Allotment Competition

The St Mungo Trophy Allotment Competition now in its 76th year, is organised by us. The trophy was first awarded in 1943 and except from a 15 year period from mid 50's to late 60's, has been competed for on an annual basis. The competition is confined to amateur gardeners; professionals are not eligible to compete. The maximum size of competing allotments is not to exceed 300 square yards.

Who is the competition for?

The competition is open to all members of Allotments Associations within Glasgow.

How does the competition work?

The competing Associations carry out the eliminating competition from their membership. Each participating Allotment Association is then invited to submit their best three plots for final judging by a small judging team selected by Glasgow City Council. The judges are asked to select the best allotment, based on an assessment of the quality and selection of vegetables and flowers being grown, the cleanliness and attractiveness of plot and evidence of continuity of planting.

Credit is given to the best use of space, quality of the plants and intelligent placing of the plants in suitable locations and aspects. The primary purpose of an allotment is to provide crops of vegetables, fruit, flowers and culinary herbs for household use. The more completely a plot fulfils this objective, the greater the credit accorded in the competition.

The judging criteria remains the same as in previous years with the St Mungo Trophy being awarded to the Best Overall Plot with prizes for 1st and 2nd runners up also.

We value the participation and assistance from competitors, allotment associations, plot holders and judges in supporting The St Mungo Trophy Allotment Competition.

Judging will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2019.

How do I enter the Competition?

The competition is open from Tuesday 18 June 2019. Please complete the entry form.

What is the closing date for entries?

The closing date for all entries is Friday 12 July 2019.


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