Garden Expo

The Gympie Times Garden Competition 2012

“In The community for the community- a sustainable lifestyle”

Conditions of Entry:

1:All Gardens will be judged on features illustrating sustainability and water wise practices of the garden area. The garden is to be a liveable outdoor place, illustrating excellent design and eco-friendly gardening practices with respect to the efficient use of resources and utilizing environmentally compatible material to create and sustain the garden effectively; and plantings that are suited and enhance the local environment.

2:The Garden is to be of a high standard, designed to promote infiltration and making optimal use of rainwater retained on-site, minimizing evaporation and thereby having minimal requirement for the application for any additional water. It should have acceptable species diversity with planting grouped according to water needs.

3: Open to all residents of The Gympie Regional Council Area.


1: Best overall garden– Grand Champion. All sections are eligible. Grand Champion receives a perpetual trophy plus $200

Donated by ………………….        


2: BestSmall Garden:Open to all gardens in properties with an area less than 1acre. Judged on whole of garden basics: Front, Backs and sides.

1st Prize $200                                   2nd Prize$100                                        3rd Prize $50

Prizes donated by…………………….


3: BestLarge Garden: Open to all gardens in properties with an area of more than 1 acre.  Judged on whole of garden basics – front, backs and sides.

1st Prize $200                                   2nd Prize$100                                        3rd Prize $50

Prizes donated by ………………………..                                                                       


4: BestCommercial Garden:Open to all commercial premises, hospitals, nursing home and retirement villages, industrial, motels, caravan parks, non-profit organizations, and clubs, institutions and garden nurseries.

1st Prize  $200                           2ndPrize $100                                       3rd Prize $50

Prizes donated by……………………………..


5:BestVegetable Garden: Gardens are opened to all residential, commercial and schools.

1st prize $200                                   2nd Prize$100                                        3rd Prize $50


Prizes donated by……………………………………………..

6: Best School Garden:Gardens that have been maintained by the students. Can be vegetable, floral or herb contents.

1st Prize $200                                    2nd Prize $100                                                   3rd Prize $50

Prizes donated by………………………………………


7:BestCountry Garden: Open to all residents NOT residing within 5 kms of the Gympie CBD.

1st prize $200                                   2nd Prize$100                                        3rd Prize $50

Prizes donated by……………………………………….


Method of Entry: Contestants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. To nominate your garden for judging consideration in The Gympie Times Garden Competition 2012 (“The Competition”) contestants must complete an entry form which will appear either in The Gympie Times Newspaper and on The Gympie Garden Expo Website entry form can be original newsprint, photocopy or web prints will be accepted. Entrants must nominate on the entry form which they wish to enter their garden in.


The completed entry form (which must be signed to indicate your acceptance of these terms and conditions) must be placed in an envelope marked “The Gympie Times Garden Competition 2012” and then:


1)       Sent by post to “The Gympie Times Garden Expo” Expo……………………………………………….. or

2)       Apply Online through The Gympie Garden Website.


Competition Duration: The nomination period commences 1st Feb 2012 to 13th April 2012. Deadline for nomination is 5pm 13th April 2012 (“Closure Time”) entries received after the closure time will not be eligible. Entrants are requested to have their Garden open to public for viewing each day from Saturday 5th May 12.30 – 2.30pm and Sunday 9am – 11am  6th May 2012

Judging: Judging of the competition will commence on Friday 27th April 2012 and be completed by Saturday 28th April 2012 (weather permitting). The judging team may arrive at your property on any of these judging dates. Access to your property will be required.


Notification: The winners of the classes will be announced in the Gympie Times Newspaper on the Tues 1st May 2011 and awards will be given at a presentation ceremony on the Sunday 6th May 2011 at the Gympie Garden Expo. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winner’s names will be published in The Gympie Times. All contestants acknowledge that the promoter has the right to utilize publicity photos in any reasonable manner it sees fit without compensation to the contestant.


Prize Collection: Prizes are to be claimed in person at the Awards Presentation to be held on Sunday 6th May 2011 at the Gympie Garden Expo 2011.Gympie Showgrounds, at 1.30P.M. Where a prize is claimed in person ID that includes a photograph may be required. Upon request by the promoter a copy of the general contests rules and/or a signed receipt and acknowledgement must be signed and endorsed by any winner to indicate his/her understanding and acceptance of these terms. 









Promoter’s limitation to liability: The Promoter is not responsible for the loss of prizes due to incorrect or imprecise delivery details provided by a winner. The Promoter also takes no responsibility for prizes lost or stolen after they have been released for delivery via postage or courier. The Promoter makes no representations or warranties as to the quality/suitability/merchantability of any of the goods/services offered as prizes. To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter is not liable for any loss suffered or sustained by persons or to personal property including, but not limited to consequential (including economic) loss, by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, by the Promoter, or its servants or agents, or any third party, in connection with the competition. To The extent permitted by law, the Promoter and associated sponsors of the Competition will not be liable for, nor indemnify contestants against or respond to, any claims made for damage or injury suffered by them or any third party while participating in the competition. Contestants should take their own advice in regard to their insurance position but it is recommended that they notify their own insurer of their intention to participate in the Competition and request that their insurer confirm that it will respond under their policy to any claim made for damage or injury suffered by a third party while a contestant is participating in the Competition. By signing the entry form contestants acknowledge and understand the insurance terms and conditions outlined above. Unsigned entry forms will not be accepted.


Entries and privacy:All entries become and remain property of the Promoter (subject to the limits contained in the Promoters Privacy Statement+ and will be used only for competition purposes. Under the Privacy Act the names and addresses of all entrants in the competition will not be shared or distributed to other parties unless specified.

Promoter: The Gympie Times