Video Class Entry Details

Hurst Horticultural Show

Open to All

This class is open for all ages and skills, and you don´t even need a video camera. Just pictures and music are enough to make a simple entry - see example under the Guidance heading. You do, however, need a YouTube video account and to upload your completed entry as "public" so everybody, including the judge of course, can see it. You also need to conform to YouTube´s rules particularly regarding acceptable content and respecting copyright and privacy.

How to Enter

You need to complete the entry form from either our printed schedule or from the "Entry Documents" section of our website on it´s home page. The entry form needs to be delivered to either of the two addresses in Hurst on the form by 7:00pm Wednesday 17th August. Unlike all other classes there is no fee for entering this class.

Then between 7:30am and 10:30am on the day of the show (Saturday 19th August 2017) you need to deliver to the Hurst Village Halls the following typed on a single sheet of A4 paper:

1. Your Name

2. Your Address - needed to help cross reference with the entry form

3. Title of the Video (no more than 60 characters)

4. Description of the How To story the video is designed to tell (no more than 50 words)

5. Video ID from YouTube - which will look something like this: AcQPoM2McHo

Alternatively you can send the above details as an A4 attachment in PDF format to but this must be received by noon on Friday 18th August. After this time you will need to bring the details to the show.

The video should be no longer than 2 minutes and 30 seconds but can be as short as you like.

You can, if you wish, have your name on credits, or introduction, to the video. Usually the name of entrants is not allowed on other exhibits at the Show but they are for this class only.

Rolling Display

Entries will be displayed on a screen at the Show and after the show all videos will be available to view by a link from our website.


Your story needs to have a How To theme and it is important to note that your entry will be judged on how well your video tells the story defined in your 50 word description. Therefore you need to take great care to explain your story in this description.

Technical factors such as the quality of picture and sound are less important but these must be good enough for the judge to easily follow the story. Similarly any effect added during the video making process should not be so spectacular that they distract the judge from the story telling.