How to Enter A Cookery Competition and Win

our founder, Amy simpson, chats with craig zonca and loretta ryan on abc radio brisbane.


Paddington Jams and Sauces owner, Amy Simpson, spoke with Craig and Loretta from ABC Radio Brisbane on Wednesday (25th May 2022) giving them her tips on how to enter into the Cookery Competition at Brisbane Royal Show, The Ekka.


Following Amy’s impressive win at the Brookfield Show recently, Amy reveals tips about how to best present your jams & sauces into shows like this year’s Ekka.


Read here for more details on Amy’s successes at The Brookfield Show 2022.



Listen to the conversation here.


The conversation also caught the attention of the ABC Brisbane's digital news channel with this article released the following day.

ekka 2022 competition entries

In the article, it was revealed that "more than 2,000 entries have already been received for the fine arts competitions, photography, creative art and craft, cake decorating, cookery, painting, drawing and sculpture."

number one rule for entering preserves competition revealed

Amy reveals to Craig & Loretta the number one rule to follow when entering into any preserves competition.


"Anyone planning to enter the cookery classes should take the time to read the terms and conditions closely to ensure they did not miss cut-off dates and knew exactly what to do – even down to jam jar sizing."


ekka 2022 is making a comeback

In the article, Royal National Agriculture chief executive Brendan Christou said the organisation was looking forward to bringing back the Ekka and "reuniting the country and the city".

"Community sentiment for the Ekka is incredibly strong and we are hoping for a bumper show this year," he said.