Competitions Page

Competition 1

Create a dish fit for the Queen - Watercress The Queen of Nutrients

First Prize - Win a YETI Roadie worth £200, filled with Watercress and a delicious hamper of fresh produce, fizz and more.


Second and third prizes of Hampshire Farmers Market goodies and lots of lovely watercress.


You should create:

  • A Savoury or Sweet Recipe which should be suitable for a celebration picnic, or party and serve 4 people

  • Using no more than 7 ingredients (seasoning, herbs, and spices are additional ).One of which must be Watercress of course! 

Recipes will be judged in advance by Davina Tibbetts and members of the Watercress Festival team.  The 3 finalists will be invited to bring their prepared dishes to the festival, where they will be joined on stage for the final tasting by the Lord Mayor of Winchester, celebrity chefs and members of the festival team.  

To enter simply complete the relevant form below, including your contact details and a photo of the finished article. 

Closing Date: 13th May 2022

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Yeti Roadie kindly donated by SoCal BBQ Shop Southampton

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Competition 2

The Most Awesome Use of Watercress Annual Awards  


Win kudos, a hamper, a title and a year’s worth of free watercress deliveries by adding a new watercress dish to your restaurant, café or product list.


Awarded to the most mind-blowingly awesome use of watercress, upload photos of your entry via social media using #watercresschallenge and register a sample of the product with the festival committee using the relevant form below. Previous winners include Naomi's Preserves  and Tatchbury Manor Farm


The winner will be announced on the main stage before the watercress eating championship. 

Open to traders and festival-goers alike.

Closing Date: 13th May 2022

Competition 3 

Annual World Watercress Eating Championships


Test your watercress chomping abilities against some of the world’s fastest watercress eaters, working their way through 1 x 80g bag. 


Register at the main stage at 2:30pm and the competition starts at 3:00pm.