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Title: Ideas For Competition
Post by: John on September 16, 2008, 18:25
Any ideas for for photo competitions welcomed. I've dried up!

Oh, Val says no scantily clad females and I say no scantily clad hunks  :shock:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Aunt Sally on September 16, 2008, 18:35
Holiday snaps  :?:

Or should it be veg growing hen keeping topics
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Aunt Sally on September 16, 2008, 18:39
Halloween pumpkin photo


with the candle alight of cause.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: John on September 16, 2008, 18:40
I don't mind - whatever takes everyone's fancy. Apart from the banned choices :)

It's all a bit of fun so if the feeling is we do holiday snaps, I'm game.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: polly nator on September 16, 2008, 19:13
Love the halloween pumpkin idea.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: wighty on September 16, 2008, 20:05
You told me the November competition was going to be Aliens and UFO sightings.  I've been out every night snapping away so that I can have an entry at last.  (Was quite looking forward to going round and snapping at the scantily clad males).
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Vember on September 16, 2008, 20:17
Quote from: "wighty"
(Was quite looking forward to going round and snapping at the scantily clad males).



Do you know where there are some wighty?? ? ?

I'll join you on that photo shoot, will we be using the macro lens :wink:



Sarah :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: wighty on September 16, 2008, 21:15
My camera has an 'infinity' lens as we'll probably need that much magnification.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: richyrich7 on September 16, 2008, 22:34
Garden/allotment machinery  8)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: compostqueen on September 16, 2008, 22:38
Aw no, please, anything but that   :twisted:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: John on September 16, 2008, 23:16
Just a thought - the November competition could be Halloween. That gives pumpkins, aliens and ... how can we work rotovators in?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on September 16, 2008, 23:31
Where's Babe with some luminous paint and fangs???

...on a chicken of course  :)

Speaking of which. Where is Babe ??? :?

Rob 8)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: jack russell on September 17, 2008, 00:47
is she not on holiday again :shock: that girl is so spoiled :mrgreen:

a nice pic comp would be close ups of our garden birds 8)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on September 17, 2008, 08:39
I like that idea. Could go for wildlife in general. Insects, spiders, snakes, komodo dragons, etc.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Riala on September 17, 2008, 10:03
Quote from: "poultrygeist"
I like that idea. Could go for wildlife in general. Insects, spiders, snakes, komodo dragons, etc.


Your Location says Boston... do you see many Komodo Dragons in your back garden Boston way on?!
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: John on September 17, 2008, 10:11
Quote from: "poultrygeist"
I like that idea. Could go for wildlife in general. Insects, spiders, snakes, komodo dragons, etc.


Not many snakes in Boston - the Komodo dragons ate them all :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on September 17, 2008, 11:06
...you see. John's seen them too !!  :shock:

We get dragonflies that are real dragons as well. :?

It's that fenland air that's to blame. :wink:

Rob 8)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Yorkie on September 17, 2008, 17:56
I think wildlife is a good idea.

How about scarecrows?  Or produce made from our plants / birds? Autumn colours?

Running short of other ideas at present.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on September 17, 2008, 18:09
Funny passport photos !!!  :)


...maybe not  :oops:  :roll:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Charlwood1005 on September 17, 2008, 18:37
Home cooking with photos

Before and after garden photos

Money saving tips.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on September 17, 2008, 19:07
Things found at the back of the kitchen drawer.

Biggest weed.

Rustiest tool.

Rustiest car.

Muddiest lawn.

Biggest shed spider  :shock:

Rob 8)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: wighty on September 17, 2008, 22:06
The things at the back of my drawers are probably those I've been looking for for the last five years.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: jennyb on September 17, 2008, 22:14
i'll go with wildlife - i took the perfect photo for that category this weekend! :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: John on September 17, 2008, 22:52
Not spiders, poultrygeist, I'm phobic  :oops:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: SalJ1980 on September 17, 2008, 23:28
I like the Halloween/Pumpkin idea (a friend carves the most amazing pumpkins and I know she won't mind me submitting a photo of one!  :D )
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: jennyb on September 18, 2008, 07:52
Quote from: "john"
Not spiders, poultrygeist, I'm phobic  :oops:


and the boss' word is final!! i second the "no 8 legged creatures" vote (please)

Edit:  i know we have the photo competition but i was just looking at richy's photo of him cat and a comment Trillium made - what about a caption competition too?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: John on September 18, 2008, 10:34
Caption competition is a good idea, would need to sort a photo though.

I think November will be Halloween.

Still leaves October and December to think on...

(I've got prizes for them as well!!)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Riala on September 18, 2008, 13:28
But Halloween is in October, Bonfire night December (guy fawkes comp? )and Christmas in December (home made decorations or cooking photos?).
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: John on September 18, 2008, 13:37
Yes but Halloween is the end of October - so it doesn't quite work out.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: matron on September 18, 2008, 18:23
Quote from: "john"
Not spiders, poultrygeist, I'm phobic  :oops:


Spoil sport - we have got one that is enormous running around our dining room.  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on September 18, 2008, 18:58
I'm phobic too ...but I'd photograph one for a prize  :D

There's a few good contenders in our small shed.  :?


How about an Autumn theme for October ??

Something that symbolises Autumn and all things Autumnal ??

Rob 8)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: richyrich7 on September 18, 2008, 19:45
Quote from: "poultrygeist"
I'm phobic too ...but I'd photograph one for a prize  :D

There's a few good contenders in our small shed.  :?


How about an Autumn theme for October ??

Something that symbolises Autumn and all things Autumnal ??

Rob 8)


No spiders in my shed Rob the girls eat them all  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on September 18, 2008, 19:49
:lol:

If only we could get them in there. I've oyked out 2 of the 3 offcuts of plasterboard and behind the third one are a couple of giant specimens.

I replaced it only for it be faced another day :?

When I get the lawnmower out, I have a good look before I step in. :shock:

rob 8)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: BazTheGardener on September 18, 2008, 23:38
I was going to say autumn as well and the rest of the seasons take up 3 months for the coming year.
Wild life , then spiders could sneak in under the door, as to say. :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Aunt Sally on September 19, 2008, 11:03
Quote from: "BazTheGardener"
I was going to say autumn as well and the rest of the seasons take up 3 months for the coming year.
Wild life , then spiders could sneak in under the door, as to say. :lol:


I like that idea Baz.  Autmn photo's can be very artistic  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: wighty on September 20, 2008, 22:10
Okay then, I'll just hop on a plane and whizz over to Boston and take a photo as according to all the mags, this is the place for 'the colours of the fall' (I know I haven't spelt colours as in the American way but I was taught proper).
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: John on September 21, 2008, 13:18
Hmm, Autumn could be good for October, Halloween pics for November and then for December we could have Christmas day on the plot :)

Then again, I could cause a few divorces with that.

Still open to ideas everyone - I've got prizes organised  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Yabba on September 21, 2008, 18:11
Quote from: "john"
Still open to ideas everyone - I've got prizes organised  :lol:


This is one of my first years of growing in a "reasonable" area ... we really have a small garden .... so I'm kinda screwed when it comes to the "biggest marrow" "best harvest" "largest chicken" kinda subjects

Maybe a "before and after" would be good for december, it's cheaper than buying tinsel, and it'd be interested to see what the amateurs ( like me ) and the professionals have made of their plot

Although, I warn yah now ... if you run it next year then I'm gonna whup yer arses with my improvements :| .... after I get shedloads of help on here ;)

¥
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Ice on September 21, 2008, 18:34
I like the autumn idea.  Oooh, pictures of the season of lists and mellow fruitiness.  Bring it on.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: FCG on September 21, 2008, 20:42
How about you take a photo of what 'Autumn' is for you (with a caption)? Perhaps it's what you see and then think 'gosh it must be autumn'. It could be a particular tree going brown, certain hand reared ducks * off to warmer climes or in my case, the Manchester ship canal coated in leaves.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: richyrich7 on September 21, 2008, 21:17
Quote from: "FCG"
How about you take a photo of what 'Autumn' is for you (with a caption)? Perhaps it's what you see and then think 'gosh it must be autumn'. It could be a particular tree going brown, certain hand reared ducks * off to warmer climes or in my case, the Manchester ship canal coated in leaves.


Nice Idea Michael, here's my garden last year

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u111/richyrich66/DSC00190.jpg)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: wighty on September 21, 2008, 21:49
We went through Birmingham on a canal and the water changed colour every hundred yards and then we opened a lock gate and there was a squashed cat behind it.  Was quite pleased to get back out into the open country again.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Ropster on September 23, 2008, 15:05
I think Insects would be a good one as we all have plenty on the plot to Photo.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: babe on September 23, 2008, 19:32
how about a 'guess the superstar' competition

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa171/happy-valley/Anonyfrog.jpg)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on September 23, 2008, 19:38
:lol:  Genius ! :D

You've been missed.

Is it David Blane ??
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: babe on September 23, 2008, 19:55
Quote from: "poultrygeist"
:lol:  Genius ! :D

You've been missed.

Is it David Blane ??


flipping heck, you're good. and i thought he was disguised really well  :shock:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on September 23, 2008, 20:14
After hanging upside down, who else could be that colour ??  :shock:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: babe on September 23, 2008, 20:18
us in switzerland....  :puker:  :?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on September 23, 2008, 20:20
Oh dear.  :(

Too much chocolate and fondue ?  :?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: babe on September 23, 2008, 20:27
who knows... but we did get to see an awful lot of swiss and french loo's on the 15 hour journey home ,.... which was um not interesting. :shock:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on September 23, 2008, 20:33
:?  They do keep them very nice though, from what i remember. :)

If you're going to be sick en-route, France ain't a bad choice. :roll:

I went to Switzerland when I was about 5 or 6 back in the early 70s. Can remember going up in the Eiger foothills and going to Berne with the old bearpit.

Very well kept place but not terribly exciting back then. No war damage i suppose.  :)

Rob 8)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: babe on September 23, 2008, 20:39
that is so true. if you get on the toll roads, lots of loo stops and no heavy traffic. puts our roads to shame.

still glad we did it though, and so proud of dad for getting us home that day, the poor * had been up all night looking after us.  :D  bless him
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on September 23, 2008, 20:45
Well done him. It is a long way. I've never driven such a long way as when we did France a few years ago.

Glad you're back and hopefully stopped singing to ralph. :roll:

Rob 8)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: babe on September 23, 2008, 20:47
yup we left ralph and hughie back in switzerland. :D  :D  :D

never been so glad to crawl into my own bed... was heaven
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on September 23, 2008, 20:50
And I see you're going away AGAIN !!

Are you mad ?????

We live a fairly stress-free life because we never go further than Tescos.

You need 8 months to get your strength up. :)

Rob 8)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: babe on September 23, 2008, 22:18
Quote from: "poultrygeist"
And I see you're going away AGAIN !!

Are you mad ?????

We live a fairly stress-free life because we never go further than Tescos.

You need 8 months to get your strength up. :)

Rob 8)


yes but thats to cyprus, and we fly business class. a bit different than my dad's reliant robin all the way to the alps.

and you cant let these things put you off, life is for shopping  :D

and what are you doing at TESCO's???????????
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on September 23, 2008, 22:24
:oops:

It's closer than Asdas and we need to eat  :roll:

Boston is surrounded by cabbages but you try finding a greengrocers  :?

...We do spend the bare minimum we can. I bought a chimney pot this afternoon if that makes up for it  :?:  :)

Rob 8)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Swing Swang on September 26, 2008, 20:57
How about self-portraits?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: purplebean on September 26, 2008, 21:48
Quote from: "john"
Not spiders, poultrygeist, I'm phobic  :oops:


That's not fair I took a great photo of our huge window spider wrapping a crane fly up last week.

At the weekend we watched a wasp biting the head off a spider and flying away with it.

All very interesting and educational, our four year old kept asking questions about the wasp and spider.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Swing Swang on September 28, 2008, 21:54
A photo of a recipe made using home-grown ingredients, and post the recipe as part of the competition entry too.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: babe on September 28, 2008, 22:33
Quote from: "Swing Swang"
A photo of a recipe made using home-grown ingredients, and post the recipe as part of the competition entry too.


can i take a photo when out for a meal?..... i dont do cooking :?  and yes it is because i cant cook
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: matron on September 29, 2008, 08:36
Quote from: "babe"
Quote from: "Swing Swang"
A photo of a recipe made using home-grown ingredients, and post the recipe as part of the competition entry too.


can i take a photo when out for a meal?..... i dont do cooking :?  and yes it is because i cant cook


Just out of interest then Babe, what do you do with the things you grow? Especially your Terences?  :?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: mumsy on September 29, 2008, 21:27
Babe has the most spoilt chooks, they even have their own veg patch :wink:  :wink:  They just help themselves  adhoc:lol:

Saves cooking it all :wink:

(Babe doesn't even eat eggies, but has lots of chooks)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: mumsy on September 29, 2008, 21:35
Perhaps when its Easter we could have pics of EGGS, decorated, chocolate, home made?

In our local village show there were catagories called ' Seen better days'

 'a wet day' , ' A doorway' & 'Just a thought'
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: babe on September 29, 2008, 22:18
matron i give them to mum family friends etc.

thankfully mum and dad live in the same village so i have eaten some of my terences.... but at mums.

and mumsy.....that is soooooo untrue  :D  well ish  :D  :D  :D

at least i dont let them play with sausage all day  :wink:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: FRUITFULL on October 01, 2008, 15:57
Autumn in the garden and pumpkins in november
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: crackedflowerpots on October 01, 2008, 19:06
how about ...... the veg in disguise  .... you know the tomato that has a nose and looks like hitler or the spud that looks like hitchcock etc ....not that we grow such monstrosities :wink:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Teen76 on March 21, 2009, 19:24
Am I too late for an idea on a competition?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Aunt Sally on March 21, 2009, 20:33
What's your idea Teen ?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Teen76 on March 21, 2009, 20:53
Well I don't know if it's been mentioned and I'm not sure if its exactly vegetable growing but..... what about the tallest sunflower competition?  Or is that a bit daft.  I'm a bit of a kid at heart and am growing Russian Giant.  Thought it might be fun.  Not sure how you'd confirm the heights etc.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Aunt Sally on March 21, 2009, 21:41
I think perhaps you should read this topic Teen

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=29748.0
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: FCG on April 19, 2009, 22:52
I must say cracking idea teen76. Cracking idea :D

Here is an idea for a growing competition;  the 1ft square challenge. Set aside 1ft square in your garden or allotment for flowers (not sunflowers :D). See the collections at full flower in a few months.



Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Laverne88 on May 06, 2009, 17:56
What about an allotment scarecrow competition??
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Aunt Sally on May 06, 2009, 21:36
Nice idea :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Ice on May 06, 2009, 21:57
Nice idea :D
Does that mean you can't enter due to a conflict of interest what with you being involved with Worzel 'an all? :tongue2:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Aunt Sally on May 06, 2009, 21:59
Ohhh, I thought I'd win  ::)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on May 06, 2009, 22:34
I don't have a lotty. Could I just stand in my garden with a broomhandle through my sleeves and post a photo ?

Or would that be TOO frightening ?

Rob
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: matron on May 07, 2009, 07:34
I don't have a lotty. Could I just stand in my garden with a broomhandle through my sleeves and post a photo ?

Or would that be TOO frightening ?

Rob


I would like to see you taking the photo  ::) :D :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Yorkie on May 07, 2009, 18:47
 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sazzy123 on May 28, 2009, 22:29
not sure if done already but how about competitions for

wildlife on the plot
most wierd shaped veg
action shots - pets/people

Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: pol and mick on June 02, 2009, 00:11
Hindy came up with the idea of having a photo competion for the best construted composter. :D I also think this would be a great comp.
What do you think John! Can we have your seal of approval.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Yorkie on June 02, 2009, 18:00
Don't you think it could restrict entrants to a narrow class of people?  i.e. those who a) are able to compost, and b) are able to construct their own?

Most of the other competitions are sufficiently widely drafted to allow many members to consider an entry?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: mark.carline on June 03, 2009, 09:16
How about "best view from their plot".

This could be interpreted in many different ways :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Laverne88 on June 06, 2009, 15:53
 :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: too many girls on June 14, 2009, 18:01
how about pets in harmony?  family pets that get on together that aren't meant to, ie birds and cat ect.......... most people have pics of their pets in unusual situations.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: barney rubble on June 22, 2009, 14:52
How about one on the theme  All in a Row?  Could be anything then from gardens to lotties to plots couldn't it?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: mark.carline on June 22, 2009, 14:54
How about one on the theme  All in a Row?  Could be anything then from gardens to lotties to plots couldn't it?

I like this one ! ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Teen76 on June 28, 2009, 20:52
Is there a prize for having the best competition idea, John?  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: FCG on July 08, 2009, 20:53
Long term contest for next year possibly to be kicked off: 1ft square flower garden.

Coming up i'm thinking of 'after the harvest'. Structures/pictures made from the leftovers of plants after they have been harvested. A bit like the egg shell stuff you would make for Easter.

Another one would be 3 photos over the course of a day of your veg/flower plot. At Dawn, Midnight, Dusk & Midnight. 3 of the four should be enough but all four may be nice.

Finally! (got in the flow now) Allotment oddities. All the unusual stuff that doesn't fit into any category. Special statues and the little extras that bring you a little pride to your garden or plot.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: matron on July 09, 2009, 07:26
Long term contest for next year possibly to be kicked off: 1ft square flower garden.

Coming up i'm thinking of 'after the harvest'. Structures/pictures made from the leftovers of plants after they have been harvested. A bit like the egg shell stuff you would make for Easter.

Another one would be 3 photos over the course of a day of your veg/flower plot. At Dawn, Midnight, Dusk & Midnight. 3 of the four should be enough but all four may be nice.

Finally! (got in the flow now) Allotment oddities. All the unusual stuff that doesn't fit into any category. Special statues and the little extras that bring you a little pride to your garden or plot.


Me thinks Mid-day should be in there somewhere  :tongue2: ::)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on November 02, 2009, 00:46
So when is the next photo competition planned for?

Not that I am impatient or anything you understand.... ::)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Rangerkris on November 02, 2009, 06:43
I up for a comp to, as i get chance to use my new camera
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on November 02, 2009, 23:12
Now we're in November, how about "signs of Spring" ?

ROb
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Snap Dragon on November 03, 2009, 00:08
Now we're in November, how about "signs of Spring" ?

ROb

 ::) :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Parsnip on November 03, 2009, 18:29
I up for a comp to, as i get chance to use my new camera

The best wildlife photo ??? You're at a bit of an advantage though  ;)

Now we're in November, how about "signs of Spring" ?

ROb

As above - Pet hoggies excluded  :tongue2: ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on November 03, 2009, 20:50
I up for a comp to, as i get chance to use my new camera

The best wildlife photo ??? You're at a bit of an advantage though  ;)

Now we're in November, how about "signs of Spring" ?

ROb
As above - Pet hoggies excluded  :tongue2: ;)
All of the above (apart from prickles) but close-up....  :tongue2:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: poultrygeist on November 05, 2009, 19:58
I could get a close-up of little hog with food slop all down her chin if you like  ::)

Or wait until next year for the ducklings  :D

Rob
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on November 06, 2009, 00:48
I could get a close-up of little hog with food slop all down her chin if you like  ::)

Or wait until next year for the ducklings  :D

Rob

So that's two of us for close-ups! Not that I'm much good close up good at taking close-ups. I have a very old, early digital camera with few posh settings just a few additional screw on lenses one of which does very close-ups!!  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Rangerkris on November 07, 2009, 06:52
Close ups would be a good one to do i think.
Something spikey
(http://public.blu.livefilestore.com/y1p5qW4Y7_RK5x_XrfobZGR-iIaaSk9nRDmKqg5RuDOUh4IDTpjab8gKGq0uwJERoBrVE3bDUQaF8QjuiOnJO613g/DSC_0872.jpg)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Yorkie on November 07, 2009, 07:59
That looks like a tumble dryer ball ...
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Rangerkris on November 07, 2009, 11:56
Yorkie..... Thats because it is silly
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: tode on November 07, 2009, 12:13
Thought it was a baby hutchie-witchie.     :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: NigelB on November 07, 2009, 12:20
Please, no competitions where the best camera wins, and not the bast photographer.... :)

Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Yorkie on November 07, 2009, 14:11
Yorkie..... Thats because it is silly

Aah.

It's a very artistic tumble dryer ball tho'  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Yabba on November 07, 2009, 18:50
In keeping with the artistic close up that's down to the camera and not the bast photographer theme :

(http://innervisions.org.uk/gooseberry_up_close.jpg)

Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Vember on November 07, 2009, 19:50
Macro shot of bubble's in Ice on the pond

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii117/TotallyBonkers68/BitsIce092.jpg)

Ok so not prickly but  :tongue2:

Found this one it's prickly  :D

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii117/TotallyBonkers68/Icey.jpg)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on November 08, 2009, 00:09
Oh, poo ......(am I allowed to say that here?  :unsure: ).

I've no chance..... can't even find the close-up lens at the moment.

But if we do have "Close Up" as a theme it doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a magnified shot does it?

Where's John?
What do you think of the idea of "close-up" as a theme? Sounds to me as if one or two people are raring to go already!!  ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on November 08, 2009, 00:13
Here's one I took earlier...... "Dead"
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Yorkie on November 08, 2009, 20:13
 :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice one Learner

Nice piccies too Vember, wish my camera did things like that
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on November 09, 2009, 00:00
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice one Learner

Nice piccies too Vember, wish my camera did things like that

This is instant coffee before adding the water down on the plot!

But I think I wobbled the camera - again...
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Rangerkris on November 09, 2009, 19:19
(http://public.blu.livefilestore.com/y1peJB2DYoaDLyOeoOpl4V3_XNjLzL24AXv5Z_8Q6mIU-xoPLBAf12yQeJvST_AR9Bc7ObdEa2f4tjzwf7zaeoG8w/DSC_1060.jpg)

Sticking with the bubble type thing or droplets
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Yorkie on November 09, 2009, 22:12
Okay now you're just showing off  ::) :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Poolfield2 on November 09, 2009, 23:10
I like it but I don't understand what I'm looking at :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on November 09, 2009, 23:22
(http://public.blu.livefilestore.com/y1peJB2DYoaDLyOeoOpl4V3_XNjLzL24AXv5Z_8Q6mIU-xoPLBAf12yQeJvST_AR9Bc7ObdEa2f4tjzwf7zaeoG8w/DSC_1060.jpg)

Sticking with the bubble type thing or droplets

Would it be possible to use the same reflective technique and place leaves / greenery below the sheet? It could be even more interesting!  ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Rangerkris on November 10, 2009, 06:33
Learner im sure you could get some small leaves and do the same kinda thing, they would have to be small leaves tho. Poolfield this was taken just for the reflection in the droplets i was just trying some angles and natural lighting stuff.

I used a small sheet of perspex about 6x4 with 2 piles of pencils with rubber bands around them under the sheet either side and some crossed paper to give the pattern added some water droplets and creates the effect. All taken on the window sill on a sunny afternoon.

I do do some strange things at work.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on November 10, 2009, 18:08
Learner im sure you could get some small leaves and do the same kinda thing, they would have to be small leaves tho. Poolfield this was taken just for the reflection in the droplets i was just trying some angles and natural lighting stuff.

I used a small sheet of perspex about 6x4 with 2 piles of pencils with rubber bands around them under the sheet either side and some crossed paper to give the pattern added some water droplets and creates the effect. All taken on the window sill on a sunny afternoon.

I do do some strange things at work.

Work? Well.... perhaps we could do a swap for a week?  ??? I'd only get the chance in the summer holidays..  :(
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Gwiz on November 15, 2009, 06:19
We used to have a "just for a laugh" competition at work called "weed of the week"

It's truly amazing how tall some will get if you let 'em, and lets face it, most of us have the odd weed or two on the plot.........

Just a thought. ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sunshineband on November 15, 2009, 09:48
As some of you really like water droplet photos, I hope you don't mind me putting this link on as further inspiration (not my piccies but as I said, may be inspiring   :) )

http://izismile.com/2009/01/12/photos_with_water_drops_beautiful_20_photos.html
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on November 15, 2009, 19:57
As some of you really like water droplet photos, I hope you don't mind me putting this link on as further inspiration (not my piccies but as I said, may be inspiring   :) )

http://izismile.com/2009/01/12/photos_with_water_drops_beautiful_20_photos.html

Those are rather lovely but not sure my Kodak Brownie is up to it!
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sunshineband on November 16, 2009, 14:29
Yes, I'm not actually sure I'm up to it, Learner, never mind my camera  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Spana on November 20, 2009, 19:53
What about a picture with a horticultural / wildlife theme for a greetings card of your choice .   Could be a shot of frosty/snowy weather for a Christmas card or say spring flowers for an Easter card, that sort of thing.  Or has that been done before :unsure:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on November 21, 2009, 18:54
What about a picture with a horticultural / wildlife theme for a greetings card of your choice .   Could be a shot of frosty/snowy weather for a Christmas card or say spring flowers for an Easter card, that sort of thing.  Or has that been done before :unsure:

I like that idea - a greeting or special occasion card - and it's not been done before as far as I know.

I quite often use a snap that's turned out well to make cards for the family - takes longer than nipping to the local card shop but you get what you want.  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on December 05, 2009, 16:40
What did I say?  :blink:

Where's everyone gone?  :blink:

Is there anyone there listening?  :(

Ideas for a competion? Exhausted them already have we?

Someone talk to me...... :wacko: :unsure: :mellow:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: tode on December 05, 2009, 18:13
Hi, Learner.

There's a nasty echo in this thread.    They've all gone Ch****mas shopping !
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Aunt Sally on December 05, 2009, 18:18
Aunty's here but John's in charge of competitions  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Spana on December 05, 2009, 20:11
What about best thing made from a plastic bottle  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on December 06, 2009, 00:11
What about best thing made from a plastic bottle  :)

I''ve seen a fantastic greenhouse made from recycled litre plastic bottles on a wooden frame. It was very impressive but I'm not sure I could drink that much lemonade!   :blink: and hold a camera steady afterwards...
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Spana on December 06, 2009, 09:08
]

I''ve seen a fantastic greenhouse made from recycled litre plastic bottles on a wooden frame. It was very impressive but I'm not sure I could drink that much lemonade!   :blink: and hold a camera steady afterwards...

 I like that idea. :)

I make a mean bird feeder with a  lemonade bottle and 2 yoghurt pots :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on December 06, 2009, 18:17
]

I''ve seen a fantastic greenhouse made from recycled litre plastic bottles on a wooden frame. It was very impressive but I'm not sure I could drink that much lemonade!   :blink: and hold a camera steady afterwards...

 I like that idea. :)

I make a mean bird feeder with a  lemonade bottle and 2 yoghurt pots :)

That much lemonade I could cope with.... makes me burp!  :blush:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Spana on December 07, 2009, 14:36
OH calls it burp juice :lol: Hes got grand kids saying it now :lol: :lol: :lol:

I was sent this card from China, perhaps  its a greenhouse being delivered :lol:


(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c176/Codswolop/img005.jpg)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on December 07, 2009, 21:55
OH calls it burp juice :lol: Hes got grand kids saying it now :lol: :lol: :lol:

I was sent this card from China, perhaps  its a greenhouse being delivered :lol:


(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c176/Codswolop/img005.jpg)

It might be some sort of bicycle underneath it all..... looks interesting.  ;)
I bet it would take some unwrapping whatever it is!  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sunshineband on December 09, 2009, 20:38
How did I just know your eye would zoom straight to those wheels Learner :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on December 09, 2009, 23:54
How did I just know your eye would zoom straight to those wheels Learner :lol: :lol: :lol:

In terms of efficiency bikes are beautiful - such little effort for so many carbon-free miles!
Beats flying when the wind is behind you!  ;)

With a bit of creativity there might even be a competition theme in here somewhere...?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sunshineband on December 10, 2009, 19:48
 :lol: :lol: :lol:

I believe you  ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Foxy on January 15, 2010, 10:55
Maybe the next one a spring garden? Early shoots of spring or something like that?

We could even have a calender competition and at the end of the year sell them and the profits go to a nominated charity???  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on January 15, 2010, 11:01
how about the cats protection league or doggy charity or even battery hen welfare as we are all animal lovers on here.
As for spring shoots - not a chance with my chickens  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on January 15, 2010, 21:43
Maybe the next one a spring garden? Early shoots of spring or something like that?

We could even have a calender competition and at the end of the year sell them and the profits go to a nominated charity???  :D

We created and sold a photo calender - 12 classes - one class per month themed. April = "showers" (strangely enough - my class but there again you haven't met them!!)  :blink:

They brought wellies, coats / waterproofs and brollies... colourful.

Doing something similar with plants / gardens / lotties is an interesting notion!  ;)

A photo and a recipe for each month??
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Cavolo Nero on February 13, 2010, 22:06
Funniest looking veg a la Thats Life! Shot must be taken "on the plot" to ensure authenticity!
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on February 14, 2010, 14:47
Funniest looking veg a la Thats Life! Shot must be taken "on the plot" to ensure authenticity!

There's an idea......
Now where did I read about molds to make certain fruits particular shapes? ;)

It might be a little risky though....... :unsure:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: GrannieAnnie on February 14, 2010, 14:58
I think a lot of us have weird shaped veggie pics!

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Rangerkris on February 14, 2010, 15:13
oh err that is a weird one Grannie :ohmy:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on February 15, 2010, 10:31
I think a lot of us have weird shaped veggie pics!

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Got to hand it to you that is an interesting looking carrot  :lol:

6 fingers!!
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: DD. on February 15, 2010, 10:43
After I Photoshopped it!

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c182/G4IAR/Carrot.jpg)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on February 15, 2010, 10:50
After I Photoshopped it!

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c182/G4IAR/Carrot.jpg)

A cut-and-come-again carrot..... it may catch on!  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: plot6b on February 23, 2010, 18:50
what about an Easter Bonnet Parade but in photograph's !!!!
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Y.E.A.H on February 23, 2010, 19:19
how about guinea pigs, rabbits and hamsters  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on February 24, 2010, 00:31
how about guinea pigs, rabbits and hamsters  :)

Do they appear in an Easter Bonnet Parade?  :blink:

Not only that I haven't got one (not referring to the bonnet!!)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Spana on May 09, 2010, 13:03
What about John choosing a veg or flower in season and us entering one or more from our plots.

It could be say 'Your best annual in flower' or 'Your best beetroot'  or even ' 3 veg of your choice from your plot' :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Val H on May 09, 2010, 13:17
3 veg of your choice is a really good idea but we'll leave that one until later in the year when people have more choice. :D :D :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on May 09, 2010, 13:56
Taking a word as a theme might broaden the horizons: "Relax" or "Success" or "Tidy" ?

Or how about going for something as open as "Artistic".... not necessarily a landscape shot something smaller to give everyone a chance as we don't all live in exotic environments or picturesque places.

Just a thought  ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on May 09, 2010, 15:04
having a veg or flower theme would mean that us chicken folks could miss out on that competition, no chance of either with my girls  :lol:  but I do like the one word theme though   :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on May 09, 2010, 18:55
having a veg or flower theme would mean that us chicken folks could miss out on that competition, no chance of either with my girls  :lol:  but I do like the one word theme though   :D

All we need is the right word  ;).... and then the Mods to agree  :)



How about: Happiness is....... ?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: John on May 10, 2010, 01:21
That's a good idea Learner. For the poultry folk, we're planning on some competitions in the newsletter.

Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on May 10, 2010, 05:41
having a veg or flower theme would mean that us chicken folks could miss out on that competition, no chance of either with my girls  :lol:  but I do like the one word theme though   :D

All we need is the right word  ;).... and then the Mods to agree  :)



How about: Happiness is....... ?


Oh I used to love those cigar adverts  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on May 10, 2010, 05:44
That's a good idea Learner. For the poultry folk, we're planning on some competitions in the newsletter.



good job that I have already signed up for it then  :D 
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sunshineband on May 10, 2010, 21:04
Looking ahead a little bit, would a competition of the best carved pumpkin be weclomed d'you think?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on May 11, 2010, 00:45
Looking ahead a little bit, would a competition of the best carved pumpkin be weclomed d'you think?

For those who are entering the largest pumpkin competition & others who are growing them yes....

Personally - I'm not so sure  ::)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sunshineband on May 14, 2010, 22:58
But you could practice in advance Learner on all those mysterious marrows that appear overnight when one is not looking  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on July 26, 2010, 15:37
How about: "Summer Time" as a theme and at least one category:-

Prize:
A Hall of Fame (locked thread) for F(r)amed photos (the 3 with the highest votes) and this can be added to during the year when other photo competitions take place.

A Star Recipes (locked thread) listing just those which have been voted as the 3 best summer recipes   

Just an idea.  ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Y.E.A.H on July 26, 2010, 19:45
how about "wildlife friendly allotmenting" photo contest ?  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on July 27, 2010, 00:35
how about "wildlife friendly allotmenting" photo contest ?  :)

There's an interesting notion.... I guess there'd need to be a slightly longer caption to explain the photo though?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: John on July 27, 2010, 10:26
I like the hall of fame idea :)

Problem is defining wildlife friendly - I think we could open up for lots of arguments there although it's a good idea.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: noshed on July 27, 2010, 16:30
How about a competition for the best picture of a seal in a rubber dinghy?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Yorkie on July 27, 2010, 17:47
 :lol: :lol: :lol:

Lovely dinghy  ::)  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sunshineband on July 27, 2010, 19:58
How about a competition for the best picture of a seal in a rubber dinghy?


 :lol: :lol: :lol:

and why not  :nowink:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: plot6b on July 27, 2010, 21:02
How about a competition for the best picture of a seal in a rubber dinghy?


 :lol: :lol: :lol:

and why not  :nowink:
That gets my seal of approval :ohmy: :ohmy:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: noshed on July 27, 2010, 22:13
I've got some other shots . And he did wave at me...
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on July 28, 2010, 09:02
yes but was the comment  "oh look Petunia he's waving at us"  ;)
You might need to be of a certain age to remember the old coastguards advert for that comment  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: DD. on July 28, 2010, 09:06
Here you go, Joy................

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Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on July 28, 2010, 09:24
thats the later version where she has an ipod - I like the 1968 version (or are you just trying to prove that you are younger than me  ;)  :tongue2:  :lol:).
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: DD. on July 28, 2010, 09:25
Try this then....

6RAhfVqzVWw
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on July 28, 2010, 09:45
thats the one thanks  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on July 28, 2010, 14:58
I remember those...  ;)

Not sure "danger on the....." plot or in the garden would do as a competition theme though  :unsure:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Y.E.A.H on August 16, 2010, 16:55
how about for an Autumn competition the theme is the harvest ?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on August 16, 2010, 23:04
how about for an Autumn competition the theme is the harvest ?

Have we had that before? Sounds familiar..... I'd better check I guess.


Yep I thought we had = Harvest photo competition (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=23278.0)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Y.E.A.H on August 17, 2010, 14:58
oh well i tried  ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Spana on August 20, 2010, 15:04
What about a pic of a cooked meal / plate of food / cake/ salad/ etc.. that has been made using at least 2 / 3 /4  ingredients that have been home grown. :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sunshineband on August 20, 2010, 19:34
with a compulsory side of courgette, perhaps  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Spana on August 20, 2010, 19:47
Too right :lol: or even runner beans :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sunshineband on August 20, 2010, 19:49
 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on August 20, 2010, 20:22
"What about a pic of a cooked meal / plate of food / cake/ salad/ etc.. that has been made using at least 2 / 3 /4  ingredients that have been home grown."

And the recipe if it requires one?  ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Spana on August 20, 2010, 21:21
We could have 2 categories.  Up to 3 homegrown ingredients and 3 or more ingredients.  Then have a knock-out between the two winning photos to find the overall winner. :)

Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on August 20, 2010, 21:38
Would my homegrown guinea fowl or chicken with a side order of nettles and apples count (don't grow much else)  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Spana on August 20, 2010, 22:11
Would my homegrown guinea fowl or chicken with a side order of nettles and apples count (don't grow much else)  :D

Well it wouldn't be down to me to decide but i cant see why not.  Think what a lovely photo a roast chicken would make :) or just a dish of  roast pots or parsnips or chips.  It wouldn't need to be elaborate stuff  just made using  mostly your own stuff.

Its all starting to sound a bit complicated isn't it ::) it seemed a good idea an hour ago :lol:
Think I'll go to bed :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on August 21, 2010, 00:12
Would my homegrown guinea fowl or chicken with a side order of nettles and apples count (don't grow much else)  :D

Well it wouldn't be down to me to decide but i cant see why not.  Think what a lovely photo a roast chicken would make :) or just a dish of  roast pots or parsnips or chips.  It wouldn't need to be elaborate stuff  just made using  mostly your own stuff.

Its all starting to sound a bit complicated isn't it ::) it seemed a good idea an hour ago :lol:
Think I'll go to bed :lol:

Sometimes sleeping on things is a good idea... less of a head-ache in the morning  ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: mumofstig on August 21, 2010, 09:26
unless you are sleeping on a load of rubbish.........not very comfortable, I find  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: arugula on August 21, 2010, 11:13
Would my homegrown guinea fowl or chicken with a side order of nettles and apples count (don't grow much else)  :D

Well it wouldn't be down to me to decide but i cant see why not.  Think what a lovely photo a roast chicken would make :) or just a dish of  roast pots or parsnips or chips.  It wouldn't need to be elaborate stuff  just made using  mostly your own stuff.

Its all starting to sound a bit complicated isn't it ::) it seemed a good idea an hour ago :lol:
Think I'll go to bed :lol:

Of course, before and after pics of said home produce, be it animal, vegetable or  ???
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Yorkie on August 21, 2010, 19:03
unless you are sleeping on a load of rubbish.........not very comfortable, I find  :D

Nor if you're this chap (http://www.wayodd.com/man-lies-on-bed-of-nails-for-charity/v/2525/) either  ::)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: mumofstig on August 21, 2010, 19:24
 :ohmy:  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: John on August 23, 2010, 23:32
OK - I reckon a harvest photo comp (again I know) starting in September. I know, it's not too original but we can all have a go.. chicken keepers may photograph a basket of eggs :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on August 24, 2010, 08:03
super-  a daily harvest from the chickens  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Y.E.A.H on August 24, 2010, 10:36
brilliant!  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: ODD on September 23, 2010, 12:37
In Leicestershire I, as a Master Composter,  am organising two competitions to promote Compost Awareness Week in May 2011. These are Best Compost and Best Painted compost bin. You are welcome to join us  as a supporter of the Leicestershire Best Compost competition (this actually requires a sample to be submitted which might be difficult on the net) but why not have a nation wide best painted bin competition. which is based on photos. We normally get prizes donated by sullpiers and last year the Community composting network also made a grant to help.  It is fun  and encourages people to take an interest in composting.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: aelf on September 23, 2010, 14:40
I, as a Master Composter,  .

How do you get to be a Master Composter?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Aunt Sally on September 23, 2010, 14:50
It's a scheme run by "Garden Organic" to encourage people to make compost.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: aelf on September 23, 2010, 15:01
Thanks Aunty, I'll look into that  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: DD. on September 23, 2010, 15:02
Linkypoo....

http://www.homecomposting.org.uk/content/view/21/36/
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Y.E.A.H on October 11, 2010, 14:15
how about for another competition "Autunmnal scenes" ?  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: ftaggrower on October 12, 2010, 18:00
how about for another competition "Autunmnal scenes" ?  :)

that's a cool idea 
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: John on October 12, 2010, 19:24
We'll have a look see when we've moved and are back online (about the 27th I reckon)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: birmancats on October 12, 2010, 19:34
Hi ODD from a fellow Master Composter.  We get everywhere.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: A. Fallowfield on October 12, 2010, 20:00
Has the coolest scarecrow been suggested? 8)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Jamie Butterworth on October 12, 2010, 20:08
What about best guy falkes :lol: :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Y.E.A.H on October 12, 2010, 20:41
thanks John  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: CluckyChicken on October 30, 2010, 22:35
what about the most beautiful autumnal tree?  Its a great autumn this year!

CC x
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: prakash_mib on November 10, 2010, 17:26
what about the most beautiful autumnal tree?  Its a great autumn this year!

CC x
I second it. autumn pictures
P.S: I have ulterior motives... ooooha ha ha ha ha... (thats the most villaneous laugh if you dont get it :))
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: John on November 10, 2010, 17:37
autumn - OK you win :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on November 11, 2010, 00:09
autumn - OK you win :)


Feels like winter here already....... I'll have to dash about and find a tree that has some golden, bronze beauty left on it before the next blast of cold wind hits us. :mellow:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on January 03, 2011, 19:00
New Year.... any ideas for new competitions?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: wighty on January 03, 2011, 19:44
Something cheerful, like 'what are you looking forward to'.  I'm personally fed up with this horrible weather, the flu bug etc.   I'm personallly looking forward for the first time in about four years  to being able to go away for a whole two weeks on holiday without having to think about anyone else and have they had theirs.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on January 05, 2011, 00:37
Something cheerful, like 'what are you looking forward to'.  I'm personally fed up with this horrible weather, the flu bug etc.   I'm personallly looking forward for the first time in about four years  to being able to go away for a whole two weeks on holiday without having to think about anyone else and have they had theirs.

Could make an interesting photo!  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: digalotty on January 07, 2011, 00:58
how about allotment tools or machinery this could be for any form of tool that is used and im sure some interesting subjects will pop up and an interesting one to get a nice composition :) 
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on January 07, 2011, 01:30
I have just the thing in mind  ;) It's well worn, I got it 2nd hand and I've not seen one another one like it....

But... would there be scope for our poultry people?  :unsure:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: digalotty on January 19, 2011, 22:27
if it goes on an allotment for use  and lots of them do have chickens ,   so yes why not
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on January 20, 2011, 15:25
if it goes on an allotment for use  and lots of them do have chickens ,   so yes why not

Well that's three of us that think it is a possibility....  ;)

Anyone else brimming with ideas?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on January 21, 2011, 06:01
but there are many more chicken keepers who don't have allotments - and through having chickens dont have gardens for growing either  :(
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on January 21, 2011, 16:09
Very true.....skip that one then.  :(
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on January 21, 2011, 16:17
I've no problem with it but perhaps the chickeny non growers could submit another photographed item  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on January 21, 2011, 16:30
Another idea perhaps:

How about a competition entitled "Recycle It"? or "Want it - Don't Waste It"

It could be any idea that makes use of something in a novel / different / useful way.

You never know there may be tips to be had for making use of otherwise waste materials - things that could be used on the plot, in the garden, around the chicken pens or generally.

Photos, descriptions / instructions to present the idea/s.
 

Just a thought..  :unsure:

         A new book title for John?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on January 21, 2011, 16:53
what a brilliant idea Learner - we all should recycle stuff and we could all hopefully get some new ideas  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on January 21, 2011, 23:52
The winning idea / entry could receive the materials to make his / her own invention / idea..... or a copy of Johns newest book "Waste not Want Not - 101 ideas to recycle"  ;)  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on March 12, 2011, 19:53
The winning idea / entry could receive the materials to make his / her own invention / idea..... or a copy of Johns newest book "Waste not Want Not - 101 ideas to recycle"  ;)  :lol:

Lead balloon comes to mind.......  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Yorkie on March 12, 2011, 21:06
I'm not sure how I'd use a lead balloon on the plot ... perhaps an anti-pigeon device?  :wacko: :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on March 12, 2011, 23:26
I'm not sure how I'd use a lead balloon on the plot ... perhaps an anti-pigeon device?  :wacko: :lol:

No matter what it goes down well - hardly :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: min200 on May 27, 2011, 18:55
Remeber the "Shed" comp?  How about a "Homemade Coop/Run" one?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on May 27, 2011, 22:24
Remeber the "Shed" comp?  How about a "Homemade Coop/Run" one?

Not alot of call for one of those unless you keep chickens  :blink: so maybe "a home-made structure"?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: min200 on June 05, 2011, 18:49
How about a scarecrow competition??  That could be fun and anyone could make one large or small  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on June 05, 2011, 18:50
How about a scarecrow competition??  That could be fun and anyone could make one large or small  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Scare-pigeon sounds good.... blessed things!
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: DD. on June 05, 2011, 18:52
Have you been asleep min?

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=38300.0
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: min200 on June 05, 2011, 19:19
Have you been asleep min?

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=38300.0

I'll get me coat.....


 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: mrmrs hippyplotamus on June 29, 2011, 00:05
Ornimental bits n bobs on plot?things that have no relivance but ya like to have at the plot?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on December 10, 2011, 01:04
So....... any ideas?  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on December 31, 2011, 11:08
How about the theme: "The New Year" for a photo competition just for the fun of it?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: DD. on December 31, 2011, 11:10
That sounds a good idea!
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sunshineband on January 01, 2012, 21:17
I'm up for it  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: snowdrops on January 01, 2012, 22:00
Is this a photo from new years eve?If so i can't join in :ohmy:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on January 02, 2012, 00:10
Is this a photo from new years eve?If so i can't join in :ohmy:

Not up to me but I'd guess it would be anything to do with the New Year.... and that lasts a pretty long time!


(We'll have to wait patiently and see if one of our Mods is willing to take on the organisation if the idea is accepted.)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: mumofstig on January 02, 2012, 08:11
Quote
We'll have to wait patiently and see if one of our Mods is willing to take on the organisation if the idea is accepted

John's in charge of competitions, not the mods, so you'll have to wait and see what he thinks of the idea  ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: John on January 03, 2012, 00:02
We've had quite a break from competitions as interest seemed to have waned. However, let's see if people are interested in it this year. The theme is (thanks PP) New Year / New Start.

It's only a bit of fun but I've put a little prize in to make it interesting.

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=87651.0
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on January 03, 2012, 00:13
Thanks John. (Apologies MODs for attempting to lumber you with another job)


I do hope, having put my size 12 foot in it again, that I haven't started something that no one else is keen on.  :unsure:

In the past there have been some wonderful competition photographs so I hoped to get a look at some more of AVGs talented members efforts.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: New shoot on January 03, 2012, 13:36
Good idea Paul  :D  Sunshine pm'd me first thing to say it was a competition made for me.  Think it was John's comments about photos of new shoots  :lol:

I'll spare you that but after a horrible morning I think a nice piccy is in order so going to post my entry.  Won't promise any talent though  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Diddy Gardener on March 07, 2012, 10:19
Wasn't quite sure where to put this but I'm sure the lovely mods will move if in the wrong place  :D

So... been looking at the competitions page and was wondering if anyone knows what competitions will be here this year. Obviously as a VERY amateur (but keen) gardener I would like to get started on thinking about growing 'biggest onion', 'most beautiful carrot', the 'parsnip with the most personality' etc etc.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Diddy Gardener on March 07, 2012, 10:28
Thanks Mum... I was wanting to put this post here but there was no 'new topic' button.  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: jay001 on April 10, 2012, 17:14
just an idea diddy ----- but what about a comp about --who can kill the most seedling,s off while trying there best to enter the rest of the comp,s on here ???  :D that way i might get to win something and get another gold star hee hee  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: mattwragg94 on April 10, 2012, 17:55
ive only just found this competition section  - but i think the ideas that you put forward are great diddy and id would enter in all three!
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: plum crumble on April 10, 2012, 17:59
hey don't mess with me. I've killed more seedlings over the years than you've had hot dinners, lunches, breakfasts and toasties!  ::) :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: jay001 on April 10, 2012, 18:17
hey don't mess with me. I've killed more seedlings over the years than you've had hot dinners, lunches, breakfasts and toasties!  ::) :lol:

hey plummie  :D  dont mess with me right back !!!! --- was cheffin for 25 odd years so have done more hot dinner,s,lunches,breakfast,s --- drew the line at toasties though than you can think off !! think about that amount over approx 25 years and and then work out the amount of seedling,s i have killed in just 4 weeks as a novice hee hee !!  :tongue2:  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: plum crumble on April 10, 2012, 20:46


hey plummie  :D  dont mess with me right back !!!! --- was cheffin for 25 odd years so have done more hot dinner,s,lunches,breakfast,s --- drew the line at toasties though than you can think off !! think about that amount over approx 25 years and and then work out the amount of seedling,s i have killed in just 4 weeks as a novice hee hee !!  :tongue2:  :D
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sulk. that's cheating. being a chef n'all.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Diddy Gardener on April 11, 2012, 15:32
I'm thinking 'most bizzarely shaped vegetable' would be a good one  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on April 11, 2012, 15:37
but not suitable for the chicken side  :(
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: DD. on April 11, 2012, 15:45
OK - most bizarrely shaped chicken!

I know what you mean , Joy, for compy ideas, both the growers and chicken keepers, (unless they already do both), really have to think outside their box.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Diddy Gardener on April 11, 2012, 15:53
OK - most bizarrely shaped chicken!

I know what you mean , Joy, for compy ideas, both the growers and chicken keepers, (unless they already do both), really have to think outside their box.

I'm very easy confused (as you've probably gathered by now). Do you mean that growers should come up with compy ideas for chicken keepers and vice versa. Or that compys should be suitable for both growers and chicken keepers. Nope... still confuddled  ???

Ahhhh, is it because this is posted in the overall compy section that the compy should be suitable for everyone?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: mumofstig on April 11, 2012, 15:54
yes that's right - for everybody  ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Diddy Gardener on April 11, 2012, 15:58
Thanks Mum... puts rather natty thinking cap on  :happy:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Oliveview on April 11, 2012, 16:33
Most handsome cockerel...... now my Colin is a handsome bird  :D

Pamela
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: mattwragg94 on April 11, 2012, 17:34
what about best photo? that seems to cover everyone as they could take a pic of their pets, veg, flowers etc -  i know there are currently photo comps but there all catagorised
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Diddy Gardener on April 11, 2012, 18:36
Ah but Olive, that leaves out the people who don't keep chickens. I think the photo ones are a great idea, but need to think of something that everyone can do. Having looked through the compy stuff, it's like, 'spring', 'autumn' etc... I think 'happiness' might be a nice one - that could cover everything from veg to chickens, to family, pic of you with your feet up with a can of beer etc.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: MJS on April 11, 2012, 19:03
How about the best re-use of a common article, for example a wheelbarrow planter, guttering strawberry planter, Things made of palletts, tools from reclaimed bits  etc etc. I'm sure chicken owners recycle things too.  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: arugula on April 11, 2012, 19:38
That sounds like a good one MJS! :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: MJS on April 11, 2012, 21:31
That sounds like a good one MJS! :D

Thank you, :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on April 12, 2012, 00:09
That sounds like a good one MJS! :D

I think lots of people would enjoy that one. Excellent.  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: jay001 on April 12, 2012, 10:04
That sounds like a good one MJS! :D

I think lots of people would enjoy that one. Excellent.  :)

i agree   :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: dankay123 on October 16, 2012, 23:00
what about a newcomers plot comp i know it leaves most out but lots of newcomers including me.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Yorkie on October 17, 2012, 17:35
I think that really does exclude far too many members, many of whom don't have allotments at all let alone not newbies.  The aim of our competitions is generally to maximise the opportunities for participation.

And I'm not sure how you'd define "new"  :D

Keep the ideas coming, though  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: VegGirl7 on October 17, 2012, 18:59
How about the best re-use of a common article, for example a wheelbarrow planter, guttering strawberry planter, Things made of palletts, tools from reclaimed bits  etc etc. I'm sure chicken owners recycle things too.  :D


I really like this idea too  :)

Also, what about a 'photo of the most colourful tree/trees' competition - the autumn colours are wonderful this year  :D 
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: arugula on October 18, 2012, 07:21
Also, what about a 'photo of the most colourful tree/trees' competition - the autumn colours are wonderful this year  :D 

It is lovely to see, but this (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=67678.msg774268#msg774268) is one of the most recent competitions that have been held... :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Spana on October 18, 2012, 09:15
I like the idea of a photo of our plots.  :)
Big, small, garden or allotment or even just a few pots with veg in, but open to us all. It could be announce at the beginning of the  year with the competition taking place in perhaps July. That would encourage us all to keep our plots tidy and looking beautiful - showing what each persons idea of tidy and beautiful is - for our photos . :happy:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: VegGirl7 on October 18, 2012, 22:24
It is lovely to see, but this (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=67678.msg774268#msg774268) is one of the most recent competitions that have been held... :)


recent... it was 2 years ago!  :ohmy:  :lol:

thanks for the link though, arugula - it was before I joined so hadn't see it - lovely pictures!  :)

Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: arugula on October 19, 2012, 06:22
recent... it was 2 years ago!  :ohmy:  :lol:

thanks for the link though, arugula - it was before I joined so hadn't see it - lovely pictures!  :)



I actually said one of the most recent competitions held. :) They are lovely pictures though. :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: aelf on October 19, 2012, 09:50
A bit short notice, I suppose, but how about 'best hallowe'en carved pumpkin' pictures?  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on October 21, 2012, 00:56
A bit short notice, I suppose, but how about 'best hallowe'en carved pumpkin' pictures?  :)

With the summer we've had it might have to be best carved courgette...  :(  and even those haven't done as well as usual.  :blink:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: john currie on October 21, 2012, 12:45
hi, just joined.
have you had widlife visitors to your garden/allotment.
regards john currie.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Tom Hill on November 16, 2012, 15:31
Weather
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Aunt Sally on November 18, 2012, 18:58
I'm going to set up a photo comp within the next few days.

I think the photo should be taken between 3rd of December 2012 and the 3rd January 2013.

Now for a title   -   Suggestions please :D

Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: mumofstig on November 18, 2012, 18:58
A winter's tale.......
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Aunt Sally on November 18, 2012, 19:10
Nice :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on November 20, 2012, 11:23
like it - everybody can take photos  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: shoozie on November 20, 2012, 20:06
I like that theme too - lets everybody take part. 
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Growster... on November 20, 2012, 20:29
You're all being 'Taleist'!

What about people who don't have tails!

I ask you, what is the world coming to these days...;0)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sunshineband on November 20, 2012, 20:32
You're all being 'Taleist'!

What about people who don't have tails!

I ask you, what is the world coming to these days...;0)


They are called talelesses I guess  ???
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Growster... on November 20, 2012, 20:36
You're all being 'Taleist'!

What about people who don't have tails!

I ask you, what is the world coming to these days...;0)


They are called talelesses I guess  ???

Well, I badly bumped my coccyx when I ws about 12, and that's a tale in itself, so I'm possibly a tail expert - or not...;0(


Actually, to stop this irrelevance, I think 'A Winter's Tale', is a really great idea, so I'll keep pretty damn quiet from now on...!


Edit to correct quoted text.
:)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: wighty on November 22, 2012, 20:21
like it - everybody can take photos  :D

my husband set up out computer and it is set up as a 'gaming one' I can't 'do' photos on it so again this competition is outside anything I can do.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on November 22, 2012, 21:02
are you not able to email a photo to one of the mods - not me as I wouldn't know how to transfer it from an email to here but I know others can  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: aelf on November 27, 2012, 15:39
Did the new 'Winter's Tale' photo competition start yet? Don't think I've missed it  :unsure:

Sorry if I'm being impatient  :blush:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: mumofstig on November 27, 2012, 15:43
Sorry if I'm being impatient  :blush:

Yes, you are   :lol:
Aunty's been very busy with loads of spammers attacking the site. She works hard in the background to keep the site clean and tidy ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: arugula on November 27, 2012, 15:43
Did the new 'Winter's Tale' photo competition start yet? Don't think I've missed it  :unsure:

I don't think so aelf. :D Next Monday. :)



I think the photo should be taken between 3rd of December 2012 and the 3rd January 2013.

Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: aelf on November 27, 2012, 15:55
Ahh, sorry again, I'll go sit on the norty step for a bit.  :tongue2:

And big thanks to Aunty for all the hard work keeping this site safe for us xx
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: arugula on November 27, 2012, 15:56
Not long to go now. :D I wouldn't sit on the norty step too long if I was you, it'll be cold.  :unsure:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: aelf on November 27, 2012, 15:59
Brrrrrrr

 :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Growster... on November 27, 2012, 19:38
If the competition is for a photograph taken between 3rd Dec and 3rd January, that doesn't leave much time for me to set up the Boer War Growster Journalist's Semi-Automatic Leather-Bellows See-All Camera, with whalebone adjustments, and ebony gussetts, now does it!

Blimey, sometimes it takes about three days just to get the equipment organised, and I have to wait for a sunny, still day with no cloud, and also, the good people at Boots will be on holiday, so the photo-plates won't be developed much before February!

Then I'll have to drive the old Morris 8 up to Nottingham to collect them, as the post is no good with such delicate objects, and petrol is nearly 4/6 a gallon, so all I'm asking is, can I send in my contributions in March, and also, if I send a stamped addressed envelope, can I have them back please?

I really don't know what the world's coming to these days, some competitions back in my day took nearly three years! You want it all done and dusted in a month!

:0)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Aunt Sally on November 27, 2012, 19:50
I've started it off for you today, aelf.  Don't want you catching a chill  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: aelf on December 03, 2012, 13:08
Thanks Aunty  :D

Now, where did I put that camera  :unsure: ::)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on December 04, 2012, 21:36
If the competition is for a photograph taken between 3rd Dec and 3rd January, that doesn't leave much time for me to set up the Boer War Growster Journalist's Semi-Automatic Leather-Bellows See-All Camera, with whalebone adjustments, and ebony gussetts, now does it!

Blimey, sometimes it takes about three days just to get the equipment organised, and I have to wait for a sunny, still day with no cloud, and also, the good people at Boots will be on holiday, so the photo-plates won't be developed much before February!

Then I'll have to drive the old Morris 8 up to Nottingham to collect them, as the post is no good with such delicate objects, and petrol is nearly 4/6 a gallon, so all I'm asking is, can I send in my contributions in March, and also, if I send a stamped addressed envelope, can I have them back please?

I really don't know what the world's coming to these days, some competitions back in my day took nearly three years! You want it all done and dusted in a month!

:0)


Growster do stop faffing about with all that fiddly equipment. Get with it and modern like what I've done. Get yourself a Kodak Box Brownie!!! They are truly brilliant and you can turn them on their side and snap away but rememver to roll the film on and check the little window at the back or you'll be over exposed or is it super imposed?

Good luck everyone get snapping!!
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: ANHBUC on March 25, 2013, 14:29
"Despite the weather"  might be apt for the next competition.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Aunt Sally on March 25, 2013, 15:06
Snow pictures perhaps  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: ANHBUC on March 25, 2013, 18:56
Thinking more of plants that have managed to emerge or achievements on the plot "despite the weather".
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Aunt Sally on March 25, 2013, 21:18
The competition is begun :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: ANHBUC on March 26, 2013, 11:34
It could also include chicks hatched under a broody "despite the weather".  Any other suggestions?    :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sarah1983jane on June 16, 2013, 07:25
Are there any photo comps running?
What about - it's too hot! Or Summer finally arrived?
Or New Pets? ( garden wildlife as normal folk would call them, my mum keeps telling me my son found a new pet today, he digs in the soil and touches the beetles and holds the worms etc)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: arugula on June 16, 2013, 07:35
What about - it's too hot!

Is it ?!?  :unsure:

 :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sarah1983jane on June 16, 2013, 20:57
Even, we have had some hot days, maybe because we have been doing some heavy ground work and lifting?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Mbmyco2 on June 16, 2013, 22:09
How about best use of a recycled item in the garden
one we could all do or use?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: yvonne55 on August 27, 2013, 17:47
Hi as I'm a newbie I'm well aware you may have already covered this one but what about photos of the goodies we make with our home grown stuff?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Puenktchen on January 09, 2014, 14:58
What about a "Wildlife on the plot/in the garden" photo competition? Would be quite interesting to see what wildlife others have seen and photographed.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on January 11, 2014, 02:31
If there's going to be a new competition sometime this year how about a simple one word title:

Comfort

This could apply to growers and/or chicken keepers and be anything you do to make life comfortable for yourself, for helpers / family or for your chooks or even your crops.

Just a thought... relax and enjoy  ;)

Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: diospyros on January 12, 2014, 16:38
I like that idea - I don't think a photo competition should necessarily be about the best xxxx, anybody should be able to win it however poor their xxxx skills are, by taking an original and meaningful photo.  So my suggestion for a subject would be:

Diversity
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: pol and mick on March 21, 2014, 21:26
How about a tasty recipe baking competition based on a homegrown ingredient, photograhic evidence posted on site of member baking the said recipe and samples posted to John to judge the taste.

DELICIOUS
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on April 08, 2014, 04:31
How about a tasty recipe baking competition based on a homegrown ingredient, photograhic evidence posted on site of member baking the said recipe and samples posted to John to judge the taste.

DELICIOUS

John could end up either over-weight or with dreadful indigestion or both!  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Tracybutton on April 21, 2014, 10:19
What about the 'Biggest Slug found on Your Plot' competition. Everyone would have to keep a tape measure handy for the photos !  :ohmy:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on April 26, 2014, 01:56
What about the 'Biggest Slug found on Your Plot' competition. Everyone would have to keep a tape measure handy for the photos !  :ohmy:

and a soft broom to keep the chickens off while you turn the camera on!  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: BussinSpain on July 30, 2014, 08:46
How about the heaviest tomato?  I have one in my kitchen that weighs 900gms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  yes 900!!!!
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: rosiecider on July 31, 2014, 13:15
Like the wildlife piccy  idea interesting to know what everyone else gets in their gardens and biggest slug idea that could be funny for the squeamish of us like me , what about before and after pics transformation of garden or plot, rude or funny vedge  ?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: jay001 on July 31, 2014, 18:55
Like the wildlife piccy  idea interesting to know what everyone else gets in their gardens and biggest slug idea that could be funny for the squeamish of us like me , what about before and after pics transformation of garden or plot, rude or funny vedge  ?
like the idea of all of those rosie anything to put a smile on peoples faces to get through a day ! :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Madame Cholet on August 01, 2014, 06:55
What about the weirdest recycled object on the lotty.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Annen on August 01, 2014, 08:09
What about the weirdest recycled object on the lotty.
Or just pictures of things upcycled to another use? You could guess their uses and the most obscure one wins.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: mumofstig on August 01, 2014, 14:30
Any competitions have to be suitable for all site members, including the chicken keepers, not everyone has an allotment, or even a veg garden  ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sunshineband on August 01, 2014, 15:32
Would chicken keepers get slugs?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on August 01, 2014, 17:15
yes, mine dont like slugs or snails - duck owners might not though
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Growster... on August 02, 2014, 06:57
What about the weirdest recycled object on the lotty.
Or just pictures of things upcycled to another use? You could guess their uses and the most obscure one wins.

Excellent idea, Annen!

Like that!
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on November 17, 2014, 04:29
Or, now that we've reached November, "Winter Wonderland"?

That would give us a few months to get thinking and everyone is likely to experience it one way or another.

(Unless, of course, you're from down-under.)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Fairy Plotmother on November 17, 2014, 10:07
Nice idea......although I have failed with pumpkins and sunflowers, I would give it a go.  :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Peas let my pumpkins grow on February 04, 2015, 16:06
Is it too late for an idea?

What if we asked all the big posters (maybe hero or above, or the mods) for a picture of their plot and then we have to match the plot to the list of posters?

Whoever mesages their guesses with the  most correct wins?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on February 05, 2015, 01:30
Is it too late for an idea?

What if we asked all the big posters (maybe hero or above, or the mods) for a picture of their plot and then we have to match the plot to the list of posters?

Whoever mesages their guesses with the  most correct wins?

Interesting idea - (a bit like guess the adult from the baby picture) but it could be a time consuming job working out the winner. You volunteering?  :nowink:
Or
Perhaps there is a way of using an on-line tool to solve the problem?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on February 06, 2015, 12:06
but some mods dont have allotments and just keep chickens :)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Peas let my pumpkins grow on February 06, 2015, 21:57
are chickens anything like dogs in the way dogs eventually start looking like their owners..... Because that could still work  :D
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: blackberryjam on April 05, 2015, 20:25
Weird shaped vegetables, might be fun.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: New shoot on August 03, 2015, 13:48
Weird shaped vegetables, might be fun.

I was thinking we hadn't had a one-off compy for a while.  What about Beauty and the Beast - a photo of one of your prize offerings against something mad, bad or just plain ugly.  It would let us all have a coo over our successes and a combined chuckle over our failures.  I have several contenders for the Beast element of any photo I submit :lol:

Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on August 03, 2015, 15:25
What no chooks?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: joyfull on August 03, 2015, 16:23
yep rules out the chicken side of the forum :(
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Aunt Sally on August 03, 2015, 17:43
We could always run two competitions at the same time ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sunshineband on August 03, 2015, 18:07
We could always run two competitions at the same time ;)

Now that is  a radical thought  :lol:
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: chrissie B on August 08, 2016, 22:37
How about a compatition for the best compatition idea
chrissie b
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: snow white on August 09, 2016, 08:14
I like the idea of a photo that means a word to you like COMFORT, DIVERSITY, FRUGALITY, INGENUITY, HAPPINESS, PRIDE, FORTITUDE, ETC.
It gives everyone on the forum a chance to enter with their own interpretation, and the judges an interesting time judging.
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: sunshineband on August 09, 2016, 13:56
I like the idea of a photo that means a word to you like COMFORT, DIVERSITY, FRUGALITY, INGENUITY, HAPPINESS, PRIDE, FORTITUDE, ETC.
It gives everyone on the forum a chance to enter with their own interpretation, and the judges an interesting time judging.

All members are judges ... it would certainly be interesting!
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: chrissie B on August 09, 2016, 20:17
Like the sound of that.
chrissie b
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: jezza on September 16, 2016, 20:45
hi how about word search competitions vegetables perennials annuals machinery etc   jezza
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on December 01, 2016, 12:43
hi how about word search competitions vegetables perennials annuals machinery etc   jezza

....I think you'd better add chickens to this one ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: cc on July 28, 2017, 12:08
I think we should have another pet competition so I can win it!
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on September 19, 2017, 15:58
I think we should have another pet competition so I can win it!

There's an idea.

I can contribute: budgies and foreign finches, tropical fresh-water and marine fish, cats and kittens, conure parrots and pretty tame koi carp....as well as foxes and hedgehogs if they are allowed.  :lol:

Sometimes everyday life itself is competitive enough perhaps?
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: cc on September 20, 2017, 07:54
I think we should have another pet competition so I can win it!

There's an idea.

I can contribute: budgies and foreign finches, tropical fresh-water and marine fish, cats and kittens, conure parrots and pretty tame koi carp....as well as foxes and hedgehogs if they are allowed.  :lol:

Sometimes everyday life itself is competitive enough perhaps?
Okay!
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: Paul Plots on September 25, 2017, 06:23
A Christmas (are we allowed to say the "C" word this early in the autumn?) competition might be an idea.

It's (fortunately) ages away so there'd be tons of time to plan something wouldn't there?

Ho, ho, ho.......... Merry that word beginning with "C" = "competition" of course. ;)
Title: Re: Ideas For Competition
Post by: blackberryjam on September 25, 2017, 08:35
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