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2014 Scotts Miracle-Gro Garden Contest

 

2014 Garden Contest

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Submission deadline: August 29, 2014

Contest Overview

You are invited to take part in the 8th edition of the Scotts® Miracle-Gro® Garden Contest.

The categories are as follows:

  • Best Residential Flower Garden
  • Best Residential Edible Garden
  • Best Youth-Run Edible Garden – open to kids 14 and under

Contest Rules:

  • Contest is open to residents within communities in the national or provincial Communities in Bloom programs and member societies of provincial horticultural associations /garden clubs.
  • Communities or societies will select, through either a local contest or judging process, the best gardens in one or more categories, within their community. These winners will qualify for entry in the national contest.
  • Criteria:

o Best Residential Flower Garden: Consideration will be given to the variety of plants and overall esthetics (i.e. neatness, landscaping)

*Important note: submissions accepted for in-ground or container gardens… or both

o Best Residential Edible Garden: Consideration will be given to the variety of plants, overall esthetics (i.e. neatness, landscaping), incorporation into yard and health of plants. Bonus consideration will be given if crop is to be shared with others, food banks, etc.

*Important note: submissions accepted for in-ground or container gardens… or both

o Best Youth-Run Edible Garden (open to ages 14 and under): Consideration will be given to the number of children involved and their actual level of involvement, variety of plants, overall esthetics (i.e. neatness, landscaping), incorporation into yard(s) and health of plants. Bonus consideration if crop is to be shared with others, food banks, etc.

  •  Submission Deadline is August 29th, 2014.
  • Each entry should include a maximum of 3 photos (jpeg – high resolution) and a few sentences highlighting the unique features of the garden, the property or homeowners.
  • All submissions must have been planted and maintained by the homeowners or youth with no professional involvement.
  • All contest participants must agree to have their photos published with their name and municipality as garden entries and/or winners may be promoted through future Communities in Bloom and/or Scotts® communication programs.

A Panel of judges will select a winner for each category.

  • Local winners will be automatically eligible for the National Awards. The national winning gardens will be announced at the Communities in Bloom National Symposium on Parks & Grounds and Awards Ceremonies in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (September 17-20, 2014).

 

PrizesEach Winner of the National Contest will receive a Miracle-Gro® Gardening Gift Basket (valued at $100) and will be featured in Communities in Bloom and Scotts® Communications.


 

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