WHILST the five day lockdown has put a dampener on everyone’s hope for life to resume as “normal”, it’s given people some extra time to bake, craft and photograph their Online Foster Show entries.
Our photography section has been condensed to focus on landscapes, seascapes, windows, doors and black and white photos. Even when limited to a 5km lockdown radius many South Gippy residents would have access to beautiful vistas worth capturing. Judging photographs on a computer screen instead of in print was happening even before COVID-19 so there’s no question about the capacity of a judge to decide on their prize winners from an emailed image. Although this year won’t be quite the same as strolling through the aisles of photography entries in the basketball stadium, all entries will be displayed on the TV screen in Ando’s Café from the 24th February 2021. Make sure you pop in, check out the competition and get inspired to enter next year.
Our online sheep show has officially become a “nationwide” event with entries submitted from Queensland. One of the main benefits of hosting an online show is the ability to have a number of reputable interstate judges – you can’t do this under normal show circumstances. This has made our competition unique and we look forward to entries continuing to roll in.
Judging for the on farm challenges has been held back due to the five day lockdown but rest assured they will still go ahead. There’s still time to enter your beef or dairy cows within South Gippsland. Contact the secretary at [email protected] or on 0425 728 525 for more info.
Cooking and craft entries into VAS competitions can be dropped off to the Foster RSL between 5-6pm on Tuesday 23rd February or between 8:30-9:30am on Wednesday 24th February for judging.
Winners will be announced from the 27th February, the day our show was supposed to be held. Prizes will be available for collection between 11am and 1pm at the Foster RSL on Wednesday 3rd March. If you’re unable to claim your prize/s during this time we will endeavour to get them to you in a timely manner.