Gnome Painting Competition

16 September - 14 October

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Join the family fun or challenge your artistic talents by painting a gnome at Floriade! Enter the competition at Gnome Knoll or take yours home today.

The gnomes competition is not only great fun, it also provides a significant fundraising opportunity for the Rotary Club of Murrumbidgee Canberra. Profits are used to support local community service activities and for international humanitarian assistance purposes.

Competition entries will be accepted until Sunday 8 October at 4:00pm.
Judging will occur outside of event hours.
Prizes will be announced and awarded on Sunday 15 October.


There are 8 categories for the gnome competition:

Category 1
Category 2
Category 3
Category 4
Category 5
Category 6
Category 7
Category 8

5 Years & Under
6 to 9 Years
10 to 13 Years
14 to 17 Years
18 Years and over
Best Preschool or ELC Group
Best School Group
Best Open Group
(Community or Corporate)

9:30am – 4pm every weekend throughout Floriade and during the school holidays (25 September to 6 October)
10:30am – 3pm on Sunday 15 October – sales only, no painting
Gnome Knoll will be closed from 18 -22 September, and 9-13 October

Don’t forget to collect your gnomes between 10:30am and 3pm on Sunday 15 October
All unclaimed gnomes will be put up for adoption!

Boy and Girl Gnomes $25.00 each including paint
Rooster Gnomes $30.00 each including paint
Big Gnomes $55.00 each including paint
Pre-painted while they last:
Homeless Gnomes $10.00 each

Commonwealth Park