FAQs

Can I collect my exhibit after the Royal Melbourne Show?

All exhibits can be collected after the Show on Thursday 3 October 2019, with the exception of some of the cookery classes - only decorated cakes, chocolate, fruit cakes and preserves can be returned. All other food items (cakes, scones, biscuits, slices, muffins, confectionery) are disposed of at the end of Show and are not returned.

How do I collect my prize or ribbon?

If you have won a certificate or ribbon, you can collect them on collection day after the Show. Any certificates or ribbons not collected will be posted.

How do I know if I have an existing RASV account?

If you entered the Art, Craft & Cookery Competition in 2012 or after, either online or by post, then you will have an online login ID. You should login using your email address as the login ID and enter your password. If you do not know your password, select "Forgotten Your Password?" on the login page to reset it.

When do entries open and close?

Entries open on Tuesday 7 May and close on Wednesday 14 August 2019.

Can I post my entry?

Entries may be delivered by courier or post if unable to be delivered in person.

Parcels containing Art/Craft/Preserves/Juniors/Decorated Cakes must arrive by 3 September 2019. Parcels containing Cookery/Preserves must arrive by 15 September 2019. Late deliveries will not be accepted. Parcels must be addressed to: Art, Craft & Cookery, RASV, Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale, VIC 3032.

How do I know whether I should enter the novice, open or master section?

See the detailed definitions below:
NOVICE: an exhibitor with no more than two years’ experience in a section and who has not won a 1st prize in the relevant section at any Royal Show. 
OPEN: competition open to all.
MASTER: an exhibitor who has won a 1st prize in the open classes of the relevant section at any Royal Show. In your entry please state qualifying year and Show.

Do I need to qualify to enter the Royal Melbourne Show?

Most categories are open to all for entry, although individual classes may have specific criteria. The junior competition has an age limit and the restricted section has specific entry criteria.

How do I withdraw my entry?

You can withdraw your entry by moving through the online entry wizard, prior to the closing date for entries.

Can I list my entry for sale at the Show?

Currently only art and photography can be sold as part of the exhibition during the Show.

I am bringing someone else’s entry, whose name should the entry be under?

The entry should be under the name of the person who created the item that has been entered into the competition.  If you are collecting the exhibit at the end of the Show on behalf of someone else, then you will need to present the identification portion of the exhibit ticket to the pavilion staff in the Makers Pavilion.

As an exhibitor, am I entitled to discounted Royal Melbourne Show entry tickets?

Art, Craft & Cookery exhibitors are not entitled to discounted entry tickets. However, by purchasing the restricted or full RASV membership, you will receive tickets to the Royal Melbourne Show and a discount on your competition entry fees.

When is judging?

Judging will take place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September, except for Decorated Cakes, Overflow Cookery & Florence Monod, which will take place on Monday 16 September 2019.