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Weigh-off Prize Structure and Rules

2018 Information

Whether you're an amateur grower or a skilled professional, our prize structure has something for everyone!  This year we have introduced many new awards to our popular prize program - here's a breakdown for each day:

Saturday Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) Event:

As well as levelling the pumpkin prize money to award growers all the way down to 10th place, we will continue our two new awards in the form of the GVGO's Featured Vegetable, and "Master Grower".  This prize will be awarded to the Overall Saturday grower who has eligible entries in at least 5 of the 7 Class 1 Vegetable Categories.  See below for downloaded versions of Saturday's Prize Structure, Rules and an Explanation of the scoring for the Master Grower award.

Sunday Family Event (GPC):

With a new focus on making it fun for the whole family, we have introduced Junior Grower and Novice Grower awards at our Sunday event.  Have the kids grow a sunflower to compete in the largest sunflower face category or better yet, get them to try their hand at growing a giant pumpkin!  We have expanded our prize money to pay out all the way down to 10th place for pumpkins and growers 21 and younger will also qualify for the bonus "junior" money.  We have also expanded our local "Fred Wuerth Memorial Tri-County Growers' Award" to reward first, second and third place from the Bruce/Grey/Huron region.

Best of all, why not plan on attending both days and entering either a pumpkin or squash each day!  The new Best Average Award will be presented to highest average weight of a pumpkin/squash entry over the two days. 

Below, you can find all the downloadable information about the prize structures, rules and master grower award.  In the case of any discrepancy between these documents and the published information at Port Elgin Pumpkinfest, the official published documents at the event will be considered as legally correct.

2018 Saturday Prize Structurelast modified: April 03, 2018 at 3:51pm

Saturday Ruleslast modified: April 06, 2018 at 12:33pm

Master Grower Scoringlast modified: March 07, 2014 at 9:44am

2018 Sunday Prize Structurelast modified: April 03, 2018 at 3:51pm

Sunday Ruleslast modified: April 06, 2018 at 12:33pm