Great British Pole Climbing Championships 2024

Entry Details

Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 July 2024

We are now inviting entries for the Great British Pole Climbing Championships which are taking place at the 2024 Great Yorkshire Show from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 July in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.  The first 10 completed Entry Forms received will each qualify for a £100 PER DAY ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE, provided the competitor climbs three times on each of the three days of the Show (please note that the competition is not running on Tuesday 10 July which will comprise of three Practice Sessions).  The total prize fund this year stands at £1,100, including a top prize of £200, with other prizes for experts and novices on all three days of the Show – full details are given in the Reference Rules (included at the end of the entry form).

All prizes and attendance fees will be paid by electronic transfer the week after the event.  Climbers will be asked to provide their personal bank details for this purpose only.

On Tuesday 11th July, we are offering three Practice Sessions for anyone who has always fancied having a go but doesn’t want to enter a competition just yet – these will be at 10.00am, 1.00pm and 4.00pm and all equipment and climbing advice will be provided.  Please note that all participants are required to sign this form stating that they have read the Reference Rules and climb at their own risk.

If you have any questions regarding the competition, please contact Erica at or by telephone on 07957 172021 (please note that I only usually work Tuesdays so may not get back to you immediately).  If you know of any other budding pole climbers, please ask them to get in touch or forward them a copy of this Entry Form.  Hope to see you soon!

RDI Associates Ltd, Meadowside, Littlethorpe, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3LS.

Pole Climbing at the Great Yorkshire Show

John Boddy Award 2024: Best Example of Woodland Management

Entry Details

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 10 May 2024

The John Boddy Award celebrates and rewards excellence in forestry design and practice in Yorkshire. It is organised and judged by the Royal Forestry Society, Forestry Commission and Yorkshire Agricultural Society and presented during a reception at the Great Yorkshire Show.

This prestigious prize will be awarded to the BEST EXAMPLE OF WOODLAND MANAGEMENT in Yorkshire. The winner will receive the John Boddy trophy and a £400 cash prize provided by Yorkshire Agricultural Society and Royal Forestry Society.

The deadline for applications is Friday 10 May 2024, find out more and download the information sheet here.

John Boddy Timber Competition at the Great Yorkshire Show 2024

GYS Innovation Awards 2024

Entry Details

Entries Open:  Monday 8 April 2024

Closing Date:  Friday 14 June 2024

2024 will see new and exciting developments within the Innovation Awards at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show.

The aim of the GYS Innovation Awards is to recognize new and innovative products from our agricultural, machinery and farming exhibitors, alongside opening the competition out to agri-businesses across the UK that offer significant improvement and innovative solutions to the farming industry.

Following the success of last year, we will now widen the awards to include the following categories:

  • Robotics & automation
  • Digital solutions
  • Management systems and rotations

In addition, we will also recognize agri-business entrepreneurs with our Agri-tech Start Up Award.

Finalists will be invited to the Innovation Zone stage (Grid ref: E7) to talk about their innovations where the award winners will be announced.

Please note: finalists not already exhibiting at the Great Yorkshire Show MUST be available to exhibit within the Innovation Zone for the duration of the show.

Innovation Map

GYS Innovation Award applicants and other areas of interest will be recorded on our innovation hot spot map. We would therefore like to encourage you to apply for the Innovation award so that your innovation is captured as part of this activity.

For further enquiries, please contact: Holly Jones, Email: or Tel: 01423 546 251.

Innovation Award 2024 at the Great Yorkshire Show