How to Enter

  1. To enter exhibits in the show you need to submit an entry form with payment, prior to the closing date for entries.
  2. When the entry form is received, a set of tickets will be sent out in the self-addressed envelope to the exhibitor ready for attachment to the exhibits.
  3. Entrants then attach the tickets to exhibits and drop the entries off at the designated times to the exhibition hall ready for judging.

Delivery of Exhibits

  • Exhibits must be delivered to the Exhibition Hall at the designated drop off time
  • Absolutely No late Entries or Drop Offs will be accepted on Drop Off day

Collection of Exhibits

  • Collection of exhibits is between 3.00 and 4.00pm Saturday of the show at the Exhibition Hall unless otherwise arranged with the president.
  • All exhibitors must sign for their exhibits upon collection.

Tips for Exhibitors

  • Presentation in any Exhibit Class is very important.
  • For further information on judging criteria for cooking and handiwork sections we recommend exhibitors purchase or refer to the booklet Winning Ways available from the Country Women’s Association, St. John Street, Launceston.

Further Information

  • Exhibition Hall Schedules are available here on the Campbell Town Show website.
  • Donations of fresh produce for our trade table are appreciated. Unfortunately, due to the Tasmanian Food Act, we are no longer able to sell donated preserves and baked goods on the trade table.

Cooking Exhibitors

  • Exhibits must be presented on disposable plates in a clear plastic snap lock bag.
  • Tickets to be taped on, not pinned on.
  • Cakes must be presented unfilled.
  • Man Cake (Class 4.7) drop of by 10.30am or by negotiation with the Exhibition Hall Committee by 11.00am. This competition will be judged at 12 Noon, Show Saturday.

Inexpensive Fruit Cake: to be used for Section 4, Class 4


  • 185 grams butter
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon almond essence
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 285 grams flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 250 grams mixed fruit
  • 1 cup milk with 1 teaspoon soda dissolved in it.


  • Cream butter and sugar; Add egg, vinegar and fruit, then flour and milk alternatively;
  • Bake 1 1/2 hours in 8″ (Approx) well lined tin; Moderate oven.

Crochet Knitting and Needlework Exhibitors

  • Tickets are to be pinned to the exhibit.

Photography Exhibitors

  • All photographs are to be taken by exhibitor.
  • Framed photographs will not be judged. Glass is not permitted.
  • All entries must be mounted on card.
  • All photographs can be colour or black and white and must be on photographic quality paper.
  • Inkjet printed photographs are permitted if printed on photographic quality paper.
  • Mounted photographs mean photographs backed or attached to card.

School Information                             

* No backing or name tickets required for 2018

  • Name, Grade, and school must be clearly written on the back of the exhibit.
  • Schools to enter by emailing schools coordinator with the following information:
    • School Name
    • Contact teacher with contact details
  • All queries for school entries to be directed to the School Entry Co Ordinator by email.

Awards and Prizes

Prizes and awards are as follows:

  • Adult Exhibitors who are awarded First and Second will receive a certificate and a ribbon. Adult exhibitors who are Highly Commended in an exhibiting class will receive a certificate.
  • Best Exhibit in a Section will receive a tri-colour ribbon – adult exhibitors
  • Special prizes may be awarded over and above those listed within the schedule at the discretion of the Committee


Mrs Mary Keach Memorial Prize: Best collection of 3 Jams or Jellies

Mr Bern Scolyer Memorial Prize: Any basket of Vegetables and fruit

Mrs LC Muirhead Memorial Prize: Fruit Cake

Mr & Mrs G. Rainbird Prize: Cooking with Honey

Joyce Paine Junior prize: For the Junior who is the best junior exhibitor

Junior Visual Arts Encouragement Award: Encouragement award for Visual Arts

Tasmania Wool Centre Prize: For the school that obtains the most number of points for the Schools Painting and Drawing Sections

Wool Prize

This special prize acknowledges the fine traditions the crafts people of the Campbell Town District have of working with wool, as well as the history of, and place wool and sheep hold at our show.

The item will utilise a noticeable and easily identifiable amount of wool derived from sheep. Entries in adult classes in the Crochet & Knitting, Needlework , Wool Craft and Arts & Crafts sections of the Exhibition Hall Schedule are automatically eligible for this prize.

June Calvert Perpetual Trophy

This trophy is an encouragement award for a craft person exhibiting skill, versatility, colour sense and fine finish in any hand craft. It is judged by a panel of judges.

We have pleasure in offering an original water colour painting by renowned artist Rosemary Mastnak for the winner to hold for a period of 12 months.  The winner will also receive a ribbon to keep.