2023 Plants Love You Contest
What is Plants Love You?
The “Plants Love You” campaign is a movement that promotes the benefits of planting and encourages people to connect with nature by planting trees, flowers, and other plants. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the positive impact that plants have on the environment, our physical and mental health, and our overall well-being.
Through various initiatives and educational programs, the campaign highlights the importance of planting and encourages individuals, communities, and organizations to take action by planting more trees and plants in their local areas. The “Plants Love You” campaign serves as a reminder of our connection to nature and the many benefits that come from cultivating and caring for plants.
We want our CiB Provincial and National Communities to participate in this new and exciting contest by letting us know how “Plants Love You”!
Who can enter?
Any CiB community registered in their 2023 Provincial or National CiB Edition.
Contestants are judged based on:
- How your community raises awareness about the positive impact of plants
- The planting a variety of Purple plants (get creative!) to express your Canadian garden pride while celebrating the colour of the year
- Demonstrating how the Plants Love You campaign inspired your community
In 750 words or less, along with up to 10 photos and a video (optional) please tell us how Plants Love You:
- Provide a description of your community involvement i.e. celebrations/events
- The use of Plants Love You Marketing materials – i.e. logo, social media, signs (provide examples)
- How did your community get involved and plant purple?
- Community involvement and educational opportunities
- Was consideration given to environmental sustainability in this initiative?
- Sharing your photos on social media using the hashtag #PlantsLoveYou and tag @CiBCef (Instagram) or @communitiesinbloom (Facebook)
Deadline to apply: 5pm, August 4th, 2023. Entries received after this date will not be accepted.
- 1st place: Equinox Planter (large) & Scotts Gift Bag
- 2nd place: Equinox Planter (medium)
- 3rd place: Scotts Gift Bag
Winners will be announced at the 2023 CiB National Symposium & Awards in Wood Buffalo on September 29th 2023.