The judging panel included; the chef Raymond Blanc, the gardener, television presenter and Telegraph columnist Alan Titchmarsh, the gardening and food writer Sarah Raven, Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for Environment, and Philip Clarke, CEO of Tesco, and was supported by the Duchess of Rothesay.
The judges wanted to see evidence of people designing new ways to mark Harvest time, and were looking to for a colourful, creative and meaningful festival or event as possible.
So, thinking that our event fitted the bill, we entered .... and got to the final 12! It was very exciting to see the "Harvest Food & Country Home Fair at Christ Church" mentioned in a National newspaper. Just as exciting as winning!