Grower Appreciation Contest

Open to all GVGO members - for every 2021 entry (all GPC categories) at a GPC weigh-off, excluding first place winners, an entry to this contest will be given to the GVGO member. On December 31, 2021 four winners from all entries will be drawn. Each will receive $250 Canadian paid out by the GVGO as an appreciation for joining. All GVGO members who weigh in at a GPC site worldwide are eligible. The GVGO will update entries each week from the GPC site. GVGO dues must be paid by March 1, 2021 to be eligible.

OTHER Category Contest

Open to all GVGO growers - World Wide. The grower must submit their outstanding specimen to the GVGO for consideration in this contest by December 1, 2022.

The grower must be a paid up GVGO member by March 1, 2022 to be eligible. All entries submitted to the GVGO will then be judged by the GVGO Executive for their greatness to the growing community. Heaviest specimens are not guaranteed to win. One prize of $150 paid to the winner. Winner must donate 25% of seeds to GVGO by January 15, 2023 to get paid.

Master Grower

Master Grower jackets are given to a grower who achieves the level in 3 of the categories. It's up to the grower to let an executive member know, then they will be verified. Weighing or measuring must be at an Ontario GPC weigh-off

Pumpkin - 1400 lbs

Squash - 1150 lbs

Field Pumpkin - 120 lbs

Watermelon - 200 lbs

Long Gourd - 120"

Tomato - 4.5"

Cabbage - 60 lbs

Sunflower - 250"

Tall Corn - 275"

Bushel Gourd - 200 lbs (2018 and previous)

Bushel Gourd - 250 lbs (2019 forward)

Current Master Grower Winners


John Vincent

Fred Hain

Bob & Elaine MacKenzie

John Nieuwenhoff

Nathan & Jen Veitch

Eric Sundin

Jeff Warner

Norm Kyle

Phil & Jane Hunt

Todd Kline

Chris Lyons

John Butler

Art Johnston

Bryan Mailey

Doug Court

Grey Montgomery

Rob Butler

Carter Black

Joel Jarvis

Vegetable of the Year 2022: Giant Field Pumpkin

GVGO Pays 1-3 Total of $225

2023: Giant Watermelon  Vegetable of the Year

2024: Tall Sunflower Vegetable of the Year

Canadian Record Pumpkin

Challenge the current Canadian record holders of 2006.5 lbs held by Jim & Kelsey Bryson of Ormstown, Quebec.


Are YOU Ready to Make History?

The Heaviest Canadian Pumpkin will reward the Canadian GVGO grower that surpasses the Canadian record of 1959 lbs.

Growers must be paid up by March 1, 2021 to be eligible for any GVGO contest. If more than one pumpkin breaks the mark then the heaviest will win. All pumpkins must be weighed at a Canadian GPC site to be eligible. The winner will be paid $1/pound for their hard work.

50% of the seeds must be donated to the GVGO by January 15, 2022 for the pay out to be completed.

If the mark is broken, that new record weight will be the new goal for the next year for a lucky, hard-working grower. This contest is finacially viable for the club moving forward, rewarding top growers all across Canada while still affording us to perform other club activities.

For more information, contact us at gvgogrowers@gmail.com

Largest Increase in your Personal Best Contest

You must be a Canadian GVGO member in 2020 to qualify. If doesn't matter if you were a GVGO member in 2019, as long as you were a member in 2020.

Prizes for the top 3: $300, $150, $50

Growers must be willing to donate up to 50% of their seeds (depending on seed count) to the GVGO.

Important: Winners must contact the GVGO to provide details of where & when you grew your previous PB. Deadline for contacting the GVGO will be December 31, 2020

Pumpkins must be weighed at reputable sites & adhere to all GPC rules. 

Winner of the Canadian Record Pumpkin cannot quality to win the Largest Increase in Weight over your previous PB contest.

For more details contact us at : gvgogrowers@gmail.com