Competitions

Please find below details of competitions organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, organisers of the Great Yorkshire Show.

John Boddy Award

Entry Details

Entries close on 16 May 2022

Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Royal Forestry Society and Forestry Commission are on the hunt for the best new woodland in Yorkshire. £400 and the prestigious John Boddy Rose Bowl trophy will be awarded for a new woodland planted between 2011 and 2021.

This can be:

  • Any species
  • Planted with or without grant aid
  • On previously unplanted land (this may adjoin existing woodland)
  • A minimum size of 0.5 ha

The judges will take account of the aims of management as stated on the application form, and will be looking for successful establishment when visiting nominated woods. In all cases, they will expect the planting to adhere to UK Forestry Standard, and will consider good silvicultural practice, landscape enhancement and future positive impact on biodiversity.

For more information and application form contact Sarah Wright on sarah.wright@forestrycommission.gov.uk or 07442 840296.

Closing date for applications – 16 May 2022

Woodland Photographic Competition

Entry Details

Closing Date: 3 June 2022

To celebrate the splendour of our woodlands the Yorkshire Agricultural Society is hosting a photographic competition to encourage people to photograph their favourite trees and woodlands in the UK. The main emphasis and focus of your photos should always be the woodlands and trees.

Up to 15 finalist photos will be selected and their photos displayed in the Woodland at the Great Yorkshire Show where visitors can vote for their favourite photographs during Tuesday 12 – Friday 15 July 2022, after which the winners will be announced.

The overall winners’ prize will be £100 worth of Amazon vouchers with £50 for the runner up.

To enter the competition please complete the entry form and send a 7”x5” photo by 3rd June 2022 (please also supply a high resolution jpeg file so the photograph can be enlarged for display at the show if required). Entries into previous Great Yorkshire Show woodland photo competitions cannot be submitted again for the 2022 competition.

You may submit as many entries as you like.

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