All the exhibits have previously been entered in the annual Affordable Garden Art Competition, which each year has a different independent judge. Small cash prizes have been funded by the sculptors' entry fees but this is currently under review as the costs of preparing the garden for the exhibition have been increasing.
In 2016 Guy Woodford and Karen Bird kindly judged the competition. Guy and Karen are both accomplished sculptors who combine their working practices with teaching roles and we are grateful to them for having donated their time and expertise. The winners they selected included Nicola Axe, Jazzy Cousins and Daren Greenhow.
There is also a People's Prize. This is awarded every year to the sculptor whose work attracts the most votes from visitors to the exhibition.