The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka’) Giant Pumpkin Competition is an iconic Ekka event, with the 2019 competition set to pack on the pounds for both the pumpkins and the prize pool.
It will be a grand for the grand champion, with Champion Heaviest Pumpkin of Show prize to tip the scales at $1,000. The prize money for the School and Youth Classes are also set to increase, with a total prize pool of $400 up for grabs (a bonus of $200 extra for schools if their pumpkins can pack on more than 50kg.)
For the past five years, the Ekka’s iconic Giant Pumpkin Competition has been held outside of August to allow growers to take advantage of the premium growing season, leading to larger than life giant orange vegetables.
The gigantic winners will be on display in the Agricultural Hall during the show from 9 -18 August 2019.
Open Now! Plant your Pumpkin Seeds before the end of January and grow the biggest pumpkin to win! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your free Giant Atlantic Pumpkin seeds and Growing Information pack.
This competition is aligned and recommended for year 1 students, however all year levels are welcome to enter.
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