Allotment Plot Competition 2023

Following the success of last year’s Allotment Plot Competition, we’re delighted to announce entries are now open for this year’s event.

The annual celebration of Newcastle’s varied and diverse allotments invites allotment holders and allotment committees from more than 60 sites to enter 10 different award classes:

Best Quarter Plot
Best Half Plot
Best Full Plot
Best Organic Plot
Best Newcomer/Family Plot
Most Wildlife Friendly Plot
Best Group Plot/Community Project
Best Shed
Best Site
Most Improved Site

How to enter

To enter this year’s Allotment Plot Competition, please download and complete:

An Allotment Plot Competition 2023 entry form (Microsoft Word version)
An Allotment Plot Competition 2023 entry form (PDF version)

The deadline for completed entries is Friday 30 June. All completed entry forms should be emailed to

Speaking to last year’s winners

We spoke to many of last year’s winners about taking part in the event, and why allotments are so important to them. It was inspiring to hear how tending to an allotment can improve people’s physical and mental wellbeing, help make life-long friends, and connect people to their local community.

Read our conversations with the 2022 winners of:

Best Group Plot/Community Project
Best Shed
Most Wildlife Friendly Plot

How are the awards judged?

Points are awarded by a team of judges based on various criteria; including recycling, maintenance, attractive features, quality of crops etc. Each individual award class is also judged against a set of specific criteria.

You can download and view a copy of the scoring criteria here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via

We can’t wait to receive your entries and visit your sites for judging. Best of luck, and happy sowing, growing, and showing!