HONEY 7-15 September 2012
HONEY CLOSING DATE OF ENTRIES FRIDAY 20 JULY 2012 at 5.00 pm
CLOSING DATE OF ENTRIES
The following conditions will strictly apply: • All entries, whether lodged in person or sent by post, or completed online must be in the Society’s possession at its Administration Office by 5.00 pm on Friday, 20 July 2012. • Postal entry forms and fees will be accepted up to and including entries postmarked on or before the official closing date. • When sending entry forms and fees by post, the onus is on the exhibitor to ensure adequate delivery time. • Entry forms by facsimile or email will not be accepted. • If you require formal acknowledgement that your entry has been received, please include a stamped self-addressed envelope with your entry form. • A late entry option is available under the following conditions: The entry form/s and fees are received or postmarked within 7 days of the official closing date and An additional fee equivalent to three times the standard entry fee is paid. • Absolutely no exception to the above conditions will be made to any exhibitor under any circumstance.
All withdrawals must be made in writing and can be sent via email to email@example.com or faxed to (08) 8212 1533. Emailed withdrawals must include “Withdrawal” in the subject line and the section (eg Honey), exhibitor name, class number, exhibit number (if known) and exhibit name (if applicable). Withdrawals must be made at least 24 hours prior to judging.
PAYMENT OF FEES
When paying fees by cheque or credit card, exhibitors must ensure that sufficient funds are available at the time of entry. Failure to do so may result in non-acceptance of entries.
Entry fee: $5 (Inc GST)
Enquiries: Telephone 08 8210 5211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibitors are reminded that the Society’s General Regulations apply to all sections of the Show and that the Special Regulations hereunder set out, which apply to this section only, are merely supplementary to and subject to the Regulations. A copy of the General Regulations may be obtained from the Society’s website at theshow.com.au or a copy may be obtained upon request from the Society’s Administration Office.
Prizes in each class will be first, $50 and card; second, $30 card and sash for Champion & Reserve Champion Honey. A commended prize card may be issued on discretion of the judge.
If you do not want your details to be made available to other parties, please tick the box on the entry form supplied by the RA&HS. Your personal information will then only be used by the RA&HS to maintain contact with you and allow us to manage your entries. The RA&HS reserves the right to inform prize sponsors of the details of recipients to enable distribution of their voucher/ product prizes. Please note: by ticking the box to suppress your details, your name will appear in the Catalogue (if applicable) but your address will not.
A new category, Raw Honey, has been included for the first time. The judging criteria will differ from the normal liquid honey (Refined Honey) in that Brightness and Clarity will be replaced with the term ‘Purity’ indicating that the honey should be free from particles, solids and wax etc. as well as showing no signs of crystallization. Raw honey may be described as being that which has been extracted, settled (removal of wax particles), and bottled. As raw honey may be more prone to crystallizing, appropriate warming may be required to ensure a liquid state is maintained. The criteria by which honey is judged are as follows: These standards are modified for crystalised or creamed honey.
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Presentation - clean and in keeping with standard requirements (lids, etc). Brightness & clarity - no apparent particles or solids and, for liquid honey - free from any cloudiness or signs of crystalisation. The surface should be free from wax particles. Purity (free from particles, solids and wax) (for the Raw Honey categories) Colour - the colour should comply with required standards. Aroma - there should be no sign of the jar having held any previous product and no evidence of over-heating. Any floral aroma should be of a kind that is consistent with the classification. Viscosity - the honey should be of good density. Flavour - should indicate that the honey is a good sample from the most recent season and predominantly that of the relevant class.
PRIZE MONEY AND GST
Prize money as stated in the Prize Schedule does not include GST. The prize money which we pay to successful exhibitors depends on information provided to us. If you confirm that you are GST registered and provide your Australian Business Number (ABN), we will pay the appropriate prize money plus 10% GST. We will provide you with a Recipient Created Tax Invoice which you will need to submit to the Australian Taxation Office. In entering the competition, you acknowledge your agreement to the following: • You will not issue a tax invoice to the RA&HS in respect to prize money received; • You will notify the RA&HS if you cease to be registered for GST. If you provide your Australian Business Number but are not registered for GST, we will pay the prize money as detailed in the Prize Schedule without reference to the GST. If you confirm you are entering as part of a private recreational pursuit or hobby, we will pay the prize money as detailed in the Prize Schedule without reference to GST.
It is important that you either: • Confirm you are entering as part of a private recreational pursuit or hobby, or • Confirm you are entering as a GST registered business and supply your ABN Failure to do either of the above will cause the RA&HS to withhold 48.5% of your prize money in accordance with Australian tax legislation.
The RA&HS is not a tax consultant and therefore assumes no liability for actions taken as a result of these guidelines. In any instances where an entrant or sponsor is uncertain of the tax implications of their involvement, they should consult their own accountant or tax advisor.
PAYMENT OF PRIZE MONEY
EFT is a more efficient form of payment of prize money. Exhibitors are requested to nominate bank account details on the space provided on the entry form to facilitate prompt payment of prize money. Exhibitors who do not nominate a bank account may be paid by cheque by indicating on the entry form. Please note – payment by cheque will be made after EFT payments are processed. Please note that cheques will be made out in the name of the exhibitor. If you do not have an account in the name you have entered under, you will need to be paid via EFT. To assist the Society, would you please ensure cheques are deposited promptly into a bank account. Replacement prize cheques will be issued up to 31 December 2012, however a fee of $10 may be charged. If the cheque to be replaced is not returned then an additional fee will be charged to cover the cost of cancellation. Any concerns regarding prize money must be raised with the Society by 31 December.
DELIVERY OF EXHIBITS
Exhibits must be delivered to the stand located in the Farm Expo no later than 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 3 September. Exhibits posted must be in the Society’s possession no later than Friday 31 August.
REMOVAL OF EXHIBITS
Exhibits may be collected from Sunday 16 September between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon from the Farm Expo. Monday 17 to Friday 21 September between 9.00 am and 4.30 pm from the Secretary’s Office. Exhibits not collected by Friday 21 September will be disposed of by the Society.
Competition is open to all producers of Honey. All honey must be exhibited in clear 375ml (500g honey) glass or plastic jars with a metal lid. Exhibits of wax and honey are to weigh 500g. All honey entered should have been harvested by the exhibitor from their own hives during the 12 month period before 1 September 2012.
All interstate exhibits must have accompanying health certificates to comply with the Livestock Act of 1997.
Exhibit numbers will be supplied by the Society and must be securely affixed to the side of the jar. Lids on jars not to be marked.
refined honey Judging Criteria • Aroma • Presentation • Brightness & Clarity • Viscosity • Flavour • Colour
BEEKEEPER/APIARIST - OPEN
BEEKEEPER - NOVICE
Open to all Exhibitors
First Time Exhibitor
Class 1–THE SILVERLOCK PACKAGING PRIZE Extracted Liquid Honey, Native Flora, in the light amber range. • First prize $50; Second $30 sponsored by Silverlock Packaging
Class 7–THE BEEKEEPERS SOCIETY OF SA PRIZE Extracted Liquid Honey, Native Flora, any colour. • First prize $50; Second $30 sponsored by The Beekeepers Society of SA Inc.
Class 2–THE PANDA HONEY PRIZE Extracted Liquid Honey, Native Flora, in the medium to dark amber range. • First prize $50; Second $30 sponsored by Panda Honey
Class 8–THE BEEKEEPERS SOCIETY OF SA PRIZE Extracted Liquid Honey, Imported Flora, any colour. • First prize $50; Second $30 sponsored by The Beekeepers Society of SA Inc.
Class 3–THE DICK SMITH FOODS PRIZE Extracted Liquid Honey, Imported Flora, in water white to light amber range. ♦♦ First prize $50; Second $30 • $65 sponsored by Dick Smith Foods Class 4–THE SILVERLOCK PACKAGING PRIZE Extracted Liquid Honey, Imported Flora, medium amber range. • First prize $50; Second $30 sponsored by Silverlock Packaging Class 5– THE DICK SMITH FOODS PRIZE Extracted Liquid Honey, Imported Flora, in the dark amber range. ♦♦ First prize $50; Second $30 • $65 sponsored by Dick Smith Foods Class 6–THE PANDA HONEY PRIZE Extracted Liquid Honey, Blue Gum. • First prize $50; Second $30 sponsored by Panda Honey
BEEKEEPER, UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE Class 9–THE GILBERT BEEKEEPING SUPPLIES PRIZE Extracted Liquid Honey, any Flora, in the light amber range. • First prize Voucher (value $50); Second Voucher (value $30) sponsored by Gilbert Beekeeping Supplies Class 10–THE GILBERT BEEKEEPING SUPPLIES PRIZE Extracted Liquid Honey, any Flora, in the medium to dark amber range. • First prize Voucher (value $50); Second Voucher (value $30) sponsored by Gilbert Beekeeping Supplies
RAW HONEY Judging Criteria Points • Presentation • Purity (free from particles, solids and wax and showing no signs of crystallisation) • Colour • Aroma • Viscosity • Flavour
Class 11–THE GILBERT HONEY PRIZE Extracted Liquid Honey, Native Flora, in the light amber range. • First prize $50; Second $30 sponsored by Gilbert Beekeepers & Bulk Honey Suppliers Class 12–THE GILBERT HONEY PRIZE Extracted Liquid Honey, Native Flora, in the medium to dark amber range. • First prize $50; Second $30 sponsored by Gilbert Beekeepers & Bulk Honey Suppliers
Class 13– THE DICK SMITH FOODS PRIZE Extracted Liquid Honey, Imported Flora, in the water white to light amber range. ♦♦ First prize $50; Second $30 • $65 sponsored by Dick Smith Foods
Class 14–THE BEEKEEPERS SOCIETY OF SA PRIZE Extracted Liquid Imported, Imported Flora, in the medium amber range. • First prize $50; Second $30 sponsored by The Beekeepers Society of SA Inc.
ANY OTHER PRODUCT Class 15–THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN APIARISTS ASSOCIATION PRIZE Candied Honey, (naturally granulated), any colour. • First prize $60; Second $40 sponsored by South Australian Apiarists' Association Class 16–THE ROBERT BEER PRIZE Creamed Honey. • First prize $50; Second $30 sponsored by Robert Beer
Class 17–THE PANDA HONEY PRIZE Comb Honey, sealed frame: any depth. • First prize $50; Second $30 sponsored by Panda Honey Class 18–THE HONEY SHOPPE PRIZE Beeswax, natural, in approximately 500 gram block. • First prize $50; Second $30 sponsored by The Honey Shoppe
BEEKEEPER, UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE Class 19–THE BURTS BEES PRIZE Best Presented Hive 1 x 10 Frame standard hive consisting of lid, box and base (without bees, frames or closures) • First prize Product (value $60); Second Product (value $40) sponsored by Burt's Bees Prize is a Burt's Bees product pack.
SPECIAL AWARDS THE SILVERLOCK PACKAGING TROPHY for CHAMPION HONEY Awarded to the exhibit (liquid, candied or creamed honey) that obtains the most points in any section. • $100 and Trophy (value $100) sponsored by Silverlock Packaging THE SILVERLOCK PACKAGING PRIZE for RESERVE CHAMPION HONEY Awarded to the exhibit (liquid, candied or creamed honey) that obtains the second highest number of points in any section. • $100 sponsored by Silverlock Packaging THE GILBERT BEEKEEPING SUPPLIES TROPHY for YOUNG BEEKEEPER OF THE SHOW for the person under 18 years of age who gains the highest total of points accross all honey classes. • Trophy (value $50) sponsored by Gilbert Beekeeping Supplies
COMPETITIVE EXHIBITORS Conditions of Entry HAZARD REPORTING Competitors must notify the Area/Pavilion Supervisor or the Venue Management Office immediately of any hazards detected. Hazards are any situation which has the potential to cause: 1. Injury, illness or death to people or animals either immediately or in the future 2. Damage or destruction to property
INCIDENT REPORTING Competitors must notify the Area/Pavilion Supervisor or the Venue Management Office immediately an incident occurs which has resulted in: 1. The injury, illness or death of any person or animal 2. The damage, destruction or loss of property 3. A near miss incident that could have resulted in the consequences listed in 1 and 2
WASTE DISPOSAL All waste including liquids must be disposed of responsibly. Storm drains must not be used for the disposal of any waste.
HAZARD MINIMISATION All areas must be kept in a clean and tidy order with clearly defined and available access and exit routes at all times. Build up of combustible waste must be avoided. Care must be taken to minimise trip hazards and obstacles that people may walk into. Avoid laying unprotected cables or pipes on or above paths, walkways or roads.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS The RA&HS are to be advised of all hazardous materials that are to be brought onto the Showground. Appropriate warning signs and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) will need to be provided before allowing these materials on site.
MEDIA COMMENTS Any public comment on emergencies, incidents or other venue matters should only come from the RA&HS. The key media spokesperson for the RA&HS is the Marketing Manager.
DUTY OF CARE All competitors have a “Duty of Care” to avoid exposing themselves or other people to situations which could lead to injury. This “Duty of Care” extends to the prevention of damage to property.
LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY
1. Release Entry to and remaining on the Showground is entirely at the risk of the Exhibitor and to the maximum extent permitted by law, the Exhibitor releases the Society (which term includes in this clause the Society’s officers, employees, members and agents), from all claims and demands of every kind resulting from any accident, damage or injury occurring at the Showground, and without limitation, the Exhibitor acknowledges: (a) the Society has no responsibility or liability for any loss, damage or injury to or caused by any Exhibit; (b) the Society has no responsibility or liability for any loss, damage or injury to or caused by any Exhibitor, his or her family, invitees and Agents; (c) the Society has no responsibility or liability for any loss, damage or injury to a Motor Vehicle or any of its contents whilst it is located on the Showground; and (d) without limiting Regulations 1 (a) and 1 (b) above, the Society has no responsibility or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the sale, treatment, failure to treat, destruction, disposal or other dealing with any Exhibit, or for loss, damage or injury to any personal belongings, equipment or property brought onto the Showground. 2 Indemnity To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Exhibitor must indemnify and keep indemnified the Society and its officers, employees, members and agents from and against all actions, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, expenses and liabilities including without limitation, consequential loss and loss of profits for which the Society is or may be or become liable in respect of or arising from: (a) loss, damage or injury to any person in connection with the Exhibit or the relevant Event; (b) without limiting Regulation 2(a), loss, damage or injury to any other Exhibit or Exhibitor, his or her family, invitees, Agents, or to the property of the Society, or its members, or to the general public, caused or contributed to or by any act or omission of an Exhibit of the Exhibitor or by the Exhibitor, his or her family, invitees or Agents; and
COMPETITIVE EXHIBITORS Conditions of Entry (c) without limiting Regulation 2(a), loss, damage or injury to the Exhibit, or the Exhibitor, his or her family, invitees, or Agents caused or contributed by an act or omission of an Exhibit of the Exhibitor or by the transportation, feeding or housing of an Exhibit of the Exhibitor. 3 Removal from Showground Without prejudice to any other provision in these Regulations, where the Society, its officers, employees, members or agents removes an Exhibit, or causes an Exhibit to be removed from the Showground, the Exhibit is removed or caused to be removed entirely at the risk of the Exhibitor. The person or persons removing the Exhibit will be deemed to be the agent of the Exhibitor, and his or her acts and omissions will be deemed to be the acts and omissions of the Exhibitor. 4. Insurance The Society will arrange Compulsory Ownerâ€™s Liability insurance cover for all Exhibitors of Exhibits being animals. The Exhibitor is bound by the terms and conditions of this insurance and by Statutory Duties as defined under the Insurance Contracts Act (1984). Details of the Compulsory Ownerâ€™s Liability insurance are set out in the Relevant Schedule 5. Personal effects The Society has no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage caused to personal belongings, equipment or property which is brought onto the Showground by an Exhibitor, his or her family, invitees or Agents. EMERGENCY INFORMATION Emergency information and Emergency Assembly Points for the various animal pavilions and stables will be included with Exhibitor Entry Detail Returns and Notice to Exhibitor mail outs. Competitors should be familiar with these plans. FIRST AID During the Royal Adelaide Show, St John Ambulance provides First Aid Services but it is suggested that competitors have a basic First Aid kit if minor injuries are a possibility. RA&HS EMERGENCY FACILITIES Fire fighting and other emergency equipment must not be removed or used for any other purpose. Missing or unserviceable equipment should be reported to the Venue Management Office immediately.
SMOKING The RA&HS Smoking Code does not permit smoking inside buildings, within 10 metres of a building entrance, around combustibles, during public performances or while handling hazardous materials. TRAFFIC CONTROL The RA&HS Traffic Control Code imposes speed restrictions within the Showground. For the duration of the Royal Adelaide Show the speed limit is 10 kph.The use of vehicles inside the Showground is closely managed during the Royal Adelaide Show. Conditions of entry will be provided with the issue of Vehicle Entry Permits. ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT 1. All extension cords and electrical appliances must be tested and tagged in accordance with current legislation as per Australian Standards 3760. 2. Power boards with overload protection can only be used at the discretion of the Venue Manager. 3. The use of double adaptors is strictly prohibited. 4. Appliances and power cables must not be used or laid through any area that may become wet. 5. Power cables must not be laid across walkways, paths, roads or any area where damage could occur to the cable. 6. Bar (resistance) heaters are strictly prohibited. 7. Light sockets must not be used for any other purpose