MELVILLE residents have excelled in Perth Royal Show competitions, taking home more than a dozen awards between them.
It seems the best cooks in Perth live in Melville, with three winners coming from the area.
Winthrop’s Michael Ryan took out first place with a gluten-free loaf, while Applecross’s Carol Davidson won the jams and preserves category and Kardinya’s Abbey Boscheinen won the best biscuits in the children’s cookery category.
In the decorated cakes competition, Leeming resident Tanya Walker won with her fairy castle and classic decorated cupcakes, as well as coming second in the novelty category with a dragon-themed cake.
Kardinya’s Amy Gagiero wowed the judges with her entry into the Perth National Photographic Exhibition, taking home the youth award.
Veteran doll-maker Marian Shakespeare from Ardross won several awards for her creations, including best exhibit in dolls for a cheeky-looking rabbit. Kardinya’s Heather Brandis took out the cuddle toy suitable for PMH children category with a knitted lamb, as well as the third prize for another cute creation.
In the Perth Royal Flower Show, Palmyra’s Kylie Weaver won the Smithers-Oasis Designz Cup Competition, which is aimed at floristry students.
“I didn’t expect to win; it was amazing and a great experience,” Ms Weaver said.
Kardinya’s Alison Manoli came third in the category and Mt Pleasant’s Caitlyn Frost won a highly commended.