2021 Competition Highlights

Celebrate community, passion and expression by entering into a competition which brings imagination to life.

Be it leatherwork, photography or biscuit making – with over 470 classes in this year’s competition there is something to interest both the brand-new hobbyist and the master.

With over $50,000 in prizes on offer, it’s time to put your skill to the test.

Featured in the brand-new Spotlight Makers Pavilion in the heart of the Showgrounds, your work will be displayed in one of the biggest exhibitions of creativity in Australia.

The new and exciting challenges included in this year’s Art, Craft & Cookery Competition are:

‘The Chook Challenge’ & ‘We ♥ Alpacas’

With an ongoing commitment to bring the country to the city, the 2021 competition will celebrate the Royal Melbourne Show Poultry Competitions unique and varied exhibits and the Royal Melbourne Show Alpaca Competition’s milestone 30th birthday. Creative challenges are available throughout the schedule – click here to find them and start planning!

Live Judging

After it’s successful introduction, the live judging has expanded to include not only baking (Victoria Sandwich) but also Millinery. Enter this class, and you will have the rare opportunity to watch your work be judged live on stage!

Help us support those in need

Beanie Collective

Join in the fun of this free open class and in doing so help support patients, carers and families coping with dementia.
ENTER NOW! You may even bring home that coveted blue ribbon in 2021!
Some of the Art, Craft and Cookery Competition’s new challenges include:

For more information, view schedule here.