Although the 2020 Ekka was cancelled due to COVID-19 planning is now underway for the 2021 show.
Ready, steady, grow!
The iconic Giant Pumpkin Competition supported by Pillow Talk offers more than $2,200 in prize money. It's a grand for the grand champion, with the grower of the Heaviest Pumpkin of Show taking home $1,000. The winning school will also cash in, with $400 up for grabs ($200 for the win, plus a bonus $200 if their pumpkin is more than 50kg).
The competition is held outside the August Ekka dates to take advantage of the premium pumpkin growing season.
This competition is aligned and recommended for year 1, 9 & 10 students. However, everyone from farmers, students and amateur gardeners are welcome to enter.
Australian Curriculum Alignment:
Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
Year 9 & 10
Develop project plans using digital technologies to plan and manage projects individually and collaboratively taking into consideration time, cost, risk and production processes (ACTDEP052)