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 lbs

Cabbage 60 lbs

Sunflower - 250"

Tall Corn - 275"

Bushel Gourd - 200 lbs (2018 and previous)

Bushel Gourd - 250 lbs (2019 forward)

Vegetable of the Year 2019: Bushel Gourd


Are YOU Ready to Make History?

The GVGO's Great Canadian 1-Ton Challenge is open to Canadian growers only.
A 2019 Canadian GVGO membership is required to win prize money.

Pumpkin must be weighed at a official Canadian GPC sanctioned weigh off.

Prize will be $6000 for the 1st person or in case there are 2 weighed in over 2,000 pounds in 2019, then the largest of the 2 will win the money.

After review by members, the contest will stand as advertised for 2019. In 2020 the GVGO Executive will review the payout and possibility of adding some other categories to aim for. Stay tuned!

*** Important: Winner must donate up to 50% of the seeds (depending on the amount available) & make the pumpkin or images available to the GVGO for their advertising needs to qualify for the prize money.

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

Largest Increase in your PB Contest!

You must be a Canadian GVGO member in 2019 to qualify. It doesn't matter if you were a GVGO member in 2018, as long you are a member in 2019.


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 providing details of where & when you grew your previous PB. Deadline for contacting the GVGO will be Dec. 31st, 2019 

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

Winner of the 1-Ton Challenge cannot qualify to win the Largest Increase in Weight over your previous PB contest.

Deadline for joining for 2019 will be June 1st/2019


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

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