BOGI Fair Competition

The Competition is a corner stone of the BOGI Fair. It is how BOGI can show the public that wonderful plants and food can be created using organic methods.

Rules for the BOGI Fair Competition:

  • All entrants must be current BOGI Members except for the children’s section.
  • All fruit and vegetables must be organically grown by members.
  • No soil is to be left on the roots of plants or they will not be accepted.
  • Entries may be cut by judges as necessary.
  • Entries in the Container Plant Section will only be accepted from Fire Ant areas with the appropriate DPI Permit.
  • Entries can be accepted between 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm on the Saturday before Fair Day and between 7.00 am and 8.30 am on the Fair Day. No entries will be accepted after 8.30 am on the day of the Fair.
  • All food must be covered with clear cellophane or plastic wrap.
  • Entrants must recognise that this is a friendly competition between members.
  • If there are three or less entries in a category then only first prize will be awarded, more than three entries and a first and second prize will be awarded. New categories will be created if there are at least three entries of any item not listed.

 

Prizes will be:

  • First Prize $5 Voucher
  • Second Prize $2 Voucher (subject to number of entries received in a category).

Vouchers can be used on any BOGI Product (BOGI Shop, BOGI Books or BOGI Seeds).

Entry Fees: $2 for up to six entries, $4 for up to twelve entries


Auction of Competition Entries:

All entrants will be asked if they will donate their entries to BOGI to be auctioned after 2.00 pm on Fair Day. All entries not being auctioned must be collected between 1.30 pm and 2.00 pm on Fair Day, otherwise they are fair game for the auctioneers!

 

Competition Sections and Criteria

Please note – if there are three or more entries of any item not listed here on the day, a new category will be created.  Similarly, these categories are subject to change to reflect produce/entries received for the competition.

Fruit and Vegetables

1. Beetroot – 3 of any type, leaves attached
2. Cabbage – 1 of any type with outer leaves, with or without roots
3. Lettuce – 1 of any type with roots
4. Carrots – 3 with tops of any variety
5. Silverbeet – 6 stalks of any variety
6. Kale - 6 stalks of any variety
7. Spinach - bunch of at least 6 stalks
8. Cherry Tomatoes – Small plate with calyx or Large - three with calyx
9. Standard Tomatoes – 3 of any variety with calyx
10. Radishes – bunch of 3 with tops, any variety
11. Beans – plate of any variety
12. Peas – plate of any variety
**13. Snow Peas – plate of any variety
14. Asian Vegetables – 2 of any variety
**15. Pak Choi – 2 of any variety
16. Potatoes – 3 of any variety
17. Sweet Potatoes – 2 of any variety
18. Onions/Leeks – 2 of any variety
19. Broccoli/Cauliflower – 1 head
20. Pumpkin - 1 of any variety
21. Turnips
22. Unusual Root Vegetables
23. Miscellaneous Vegies - 1 or 2 of any variety or small plateful for small items
24. Citrus – 2 of any variety with stalk
**25. Lemons – 2 of any variety with stalk
**26. Limes – 2 of any variety with stalk
27. Strawberries – small plate
28. Pawpaws
29. Most Unusual Fruit or Vegetable
30. Miscellaneous/Tropical/Native fruit - 1 if it is large, 2 if medium, plateful if small
**31. Herbs - single variety
**32. Herbs - bunch of mixed
**33. Spices – produced below ground - 1 if it is large, 2 if medium, plateful if small.
**34. Spices – produced above ground - 1 if it is large, 2 if medium, plateful if small.
35. Eggs - 6 of any type
36. Basket/box/container of mixed garden produce fresh from your garden (may include vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers etc.)

Arrangements

37. Flower, Herbal or Mixed Arrangement

Container Plant Section

Container must not exceed 65cm x 40cm in size

38. Container of choice planted with edible plants
39. Container of choice planted with ornamental plants

Conserves and Preserves

All to be in 250ml to 500ml jars/bottles.

40. Jar of Jam any variety
41. Jar of Marmalade, any variety
42. Jar of Pickled Vegetables, any variety
43. Jar of Pickles or Chutney, any variety
44. Miscellaneous conserve, preserve, butter or honey
45. Bottle of cordial or liqueur
46. Bottle of sauce
**47. Dried fruit and vegetables, small plate or container

Baked Foods

Must be covered with cellophane or plastic wrap

48. Cake - any type
49. Biscuits or Slice - 1 plateful, any type
50. Breads or other baked goods

48. Cake - any type
49. Biscuits or Slice - 1 plateful, any type
50. Breads or other baked goods
51. Most creative & useful worm tower
52. Garden Ornament

Children’s Section

This is open for children 12 years old and under. Entry is Free. Certificates only awarded.

53. Container planted with flower, vegetable or herbs (no more than 65cm x 40cm)
54. Patty cakes - 2 decorated
55. Children's creative decorated fruit or vegetable

 

** Indicates new section for 2018

 

Fair Contact Details

Email: bogifair@bogi.org.au (preferred method of contact)

Phone: 0435916577

 

BOGI Fair 2014 Competition

The BOGI fair competition is an excellent way to showcase the produce that can be grown organically in and around Brisbane.

If you wish to harvest your crop in time for this year's fair date of the 12th October 2014, then the list below gives you a planting date guide using typical time to harvest (check your own seeds).  Good luck with your entries and your chance to win the Colin Campbell Best in Fair trophy!

If you want the full version of the planting spreadsheet, then this is accessible to BOGI members who join the bogioz forum.  Details are in your newsletter.

Plant Planting Date Approx Time to Harvest
Artichoke 11 July 93 days
Basil 12 August 61 days
Bean, Broad 30 June 104 days
Bean, Bush 2 August 71 days
Bean, Climbing 2 August 71 days
Beetroot 2 August 71 days
Broccoli 28 July 76 days
Broccoli (Hong Kong) 18 August 55 days
Brussel Sprouts 11 July 93 days
Cabbage 18 July 86 days
Capsicum 18 July 86 days
Carrot 18 July 86 days
Cauliflower 28 May 137 days
Celery 11 June 123 days
Chilli 23 July 81 days
Collards 18 July 86 days
Corn, Sweet 11 July 93 days
Cucumber 5 August 68 days
Eggplant 27 June 107 days
Endive 12 July 92 days
Garlic 10 April 185 days
Herbs, Parsley 11 July 93 days
Kale 11 August 62 days
Leek 11 June 123 days
Lettuce 11 July 93 days
Onion 10 April 185 days
Parsnip 29 May 136 days
Pea 23 July 81 days
Potatoes 12 June 122 days
Pumpkin 5 June 129 days
Radish 7 September 35 days
Rhubarb 7 June 127 days
Rockmelon 5 July 99 days
Endive 29 July 75 days
Shallots 5 July 99 days
Snowpeas 2 August 71 days
Squash, Button 18 August 55 days
Strawberries 10 May 155 days
Swede 29 July 75 days
Tomato 7 July 97 days
Watermelon 12 July 92 days
Zucchini 12 August 61 days

 

BOGI Fair 2015 Competition

The BOGI fair competition is an excellent way to showcase the produce that can be grown organically in and around Brisbane.

If you wish to harvest your crop in time for this year's fair date of the 30th August 2015, then the list below gives you a planting date guide using typical time to harvest (check your own seeds).  Good luck with your entries and your chance to win the Colin Campbell Best in Fair trophy!

If you want the full version of the planting spreadsheet, please download it here.

Plant Planting Date Approx Time to Harvest
Artichoke 29/05/2015 93 days
Basil 30/06/2015 61 days
Bean, Broad 18/05/2015 104 days
Bean, Bush 20/06/2015 71 days
Bean, Climbing 20/06/2015 71 days
Beetroot 20/06/2015 71 days
Broccoli 15/06/2015 76 days
Broccoli (Hong Kong) 05/07/2015 55 days
Brussel Sprouts 29/05/2015 93 days
Cabbage 05/06/2015 86 days
Capsicum 05/06/2015 86 days
Carrot 05/06/2015 86 days
Cauliflower 15/04/2015 137 days
Celery 29/04/2015 123 days
Chilli 10/06/2015 81 days
Collards 05/06/2015 86 days
Corn, Sweet 29/05/2015 93 days
Cucumber 23/06/2015 68 days
Eggplant 15/05/2015 107 days
Endive 30/05/2015 92 days
Garlic 28/02/2015 185 days
Herbs, Parsley 29/05/2015 93 days
Kale 29/06/2015 62 days
Leek 29/04/2015 123 days
Lettuce 29/05/2015 93 days
Onion 28/02/2015 185 days
Parsnip 16/04/2015 136 days
Pea 10/06/2015 81 days
Potatoes 30/04/2015 122 days
Pumpkin 23/04/2015 129 days
Radish 25/07/2015 35 days
Rhubarb 25/04/2015 127 days
Rockmelon 23/05/2015 99 days
Endive 16/06/2015 75 days
Shallots 23/05/2015 99 days
Snowpeas 20/06/2015 71 days
Squash, Button 06/07/2015 55 days
Strawberries 28/03/2015 155 days
Swede 16/06/2015 75 days
Tomato 25/05/2015 97 days
Watermelon 30/05/2015 92 days
Zucchini 30/06/2015 61 days

 

BOGI Fair 2016 Competition

The BOGI fair competition is an excellent way to showcase the produce that can be grown organically in and around Brisbane.

If you wish to harvest your crop in time for this year's fair date of the 28th August 2016, then the list below gives you a planting date guide using typical time to harvest (check your own seeds).  Good luck with your entries and your chance to win the Colin Campbell Best in Fair trophy!

If you want the full version of the planting spreadsheet, please download it here.

Plant Planting Date Approx Time to Harvest
Artichoke 27/05/2016 93 days
Basil 13/06/2016 61 days
Bean, Broad 16/05/2016 104 days
Bean, Bush 18/06/2016 71 days
Bean, Climbing 18/06/2016 71 days
Beetroot 18/06/2016 71 days
Broccoli 13/06/2016 76 days
Broccoli (Hong Kong) 03/07/2016 55 days
Brussel Sprouts 27/05/2016 93 days
Cabbage 08/05/2016 86 days
Capsicum 03/06/2016 86 days
Carrot 03/06/2016 86 days
Cauliflower 13/04/2016 137 days
Celery 27/04/2016 123 days
Chilli 08/06/2016 81 days
Collards 03/06/2016 86 days
Corn, Sweet 27/05/2016 93 days
Cucumber 21/06/2016 68 days
Eggplant 13/05/2016 107 days
Endive 28/05/2016 92 days
Garlic 26/02/2016 185 days
Herbs, Parsley 27/05/2016 93 days
Kale 27/06/2016 62 days
Leek 27/04/2016 123 days
Lettuce 27/05/2016 93 days
Onion 26/02/2016 185 days
Parsnip 14/04/2016 136 days
Pea 08/06/2016 81 days
Potatoes 28/04/2016 122 days
Pumpkin 21/04/2016 129 days
Radish 23/07/2016 35 days
Rhubarb 23/04/2016 127 days
Rockmelon 21/05/2016 99 days
Endive 14/06/2016 75 days
Shallots 21/05/2016 99 days
Snowpeas 18/06/2016 71 days
Squash, Button 04/07/2016 55 days
Strawberries 26/03/2016 155 days
Swede 14/06/2016 75 days
Tomato 23/05/2016 97 days
Watermelon 28/05/2016 92 days
Zucchini 28/06/2016 61 days