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.
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.
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.
Entries open on Saturday 4 May and close on Wednesday 14 August 2019.
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 30 August 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.
See the detailed definitions below:
NOVICE: an exhibitor with no more than two years’ experience in that section or placed 1st in that section in the Art, Craft & Cookery competition at the Royal Melbourne Show at any time. Must not work professionally in that craft, art form or technique.
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.
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.
You can withdraw your entry by moving through the online entry wizard, prior to the closing date for entries.
Currently only art and photography can be sold as part of the exhibition during the Show.
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.
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.
Judging will take place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September, except for Overflow Cookery & Florence Monod, which will take place on Monday 16 September 2019.