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MDS 50th Anniversary:
'grow and show a Dahlia' competition

Grow & Show a Dahlia Competition

8 entries were judged at today's show.  Winners are:
1st. Win Smart
2nd. Mick Harris
3rd. Robert Hill
4th. Pete Griffin
Well done to all who entered, it has been a very difficult year for growing dahlias. Congratulations to the winners who all receive a one year membership of the National Dahlia Society.  All the entries can be seen in the photos below.

Grow And Show A Dahlia Competition entries
Grow and Show a Dahlia Competition entries

Do any of these apply to you:
How do I grow and show a Dahlia?
Where do I get one from?
It must be difficult!
I want to grow one but I have heard they always get covered in earwigs.
If so, then now is your chance!  Take part in the MDS 50th anniversary: 'grow and show a Dahlia' competition'.

What's involved?
Enter the competition and receive your free Dahlia plant.  At the end of May 2008 you plant it in your garden.  You should get some flowers during August and September.  On competition day you bring your best bloom and it is judged along with the other entries.  Prizes are awarded for the best three blooms!

How do I enter the competition?
There are three ways:
1.  Send an e-mail to the MDS web site co-ordinator, with your name, address and contact details
2.  Come to the plant sale on the 11th May in Wellesbourne Village hall
3.  Contact a member of the society

Competition Rules:
1. To be held in Kenilworth Sports and Social Club on Sunday the 14th September
2. Staging from 9.00am to 11.00am.  Show open at 12.00am
3. Only one bloom per entry, grown by the exhibitor
4. Entry free
5. The decision of the judges shall be final
6. All entries judged under the current NDS rules of judging
7. Prize money : 1st £5.00; 2nd £3.00; 3rd £1.00
8. Maximum of 70 entries, 1st come 1st served

Entry update
There about 30 entries to the competition.  Good news to motivate you further - the National Dahlia Society, NDS, has sponsored 4 free memberships for next year ( worth £15 ) each) to the 1st four places in the competition. This is in addition to the prize money.

Help - I need some advice!

The easiest way is to e-mail your question via the web site co-ordinator who will get an answer to you.