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The competition to find bpha’s best gardens of 2020 is now open.
2020 marks the sixth year of the bpha Best Kept Garden Competition, where bpha residents are encouraged to share how they’ve made the most of their outside space.
If you have a friend or neighbour who is a bpha resident and has beautiful garden you can nominate them, or even yourself.
The person or group crowned winner of the 2020 Best Kept Garden Competition will earn themselves a £100 high street voucher for their efforts. A prize well worth winning! Additional prices will be awarded for the Judges Choices Awards.
The winners are picked by a panel of judges, after being marked on a number of criteria.
Judges will consider a number of elements when looking at your 3 photos entered, such as:
Use of colour
Paths, beds, borders and lawns
Interesting features including decorative objects, water conservation or wildlife habitat
How to nominate a garden
This year we’ve made it easier than ever to nominate a garden. Please use one of the following options:
Submit the online form, remembering to upload three photographs
Email us with details of the garden, remembering to attach three photographs
Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 19 August 2020. Winners and Nominees will be notified by Friday 4 September 2020.
Terms and conditions
The competition is open to bpha residents only
Balconies are excluded from the 2020 Best Kept Garden competition. Any balcony entry will not be valid.*
Due to the current restrictions judging will be undertaken by viewing the three photographs sent with the entry
No more than three photographs to be received for each garden entry
Paper version photos that we receive are non-returnable
Entries must be received by the competition closing date of Wednesday 19 August 2020
Winners are picked by a panel of judges, after being marked on a number of criteria
Entries will be shortlisted by selected bpha staff, based on photographs with shortlisted entries being put forward for Residents to vote via social media channels
Names and address’ of entrants will not be divulged to the selected bpha staff nor on any social media outlets for residents’ votes
Judging will take place between 20 and 27 August 2020
Judges will not be able to discuss individual entries and the judges’ decision is final
Winners will be notified by phone or letter in August and September
A list of winners will be published on our website and photographs of your garden and the Awards may be used for marketing purposes
The winner will receive a £100 Love2shop voucher which cannot be exchanged for another prize
* bpha and the Fire and Rescue Service recommend that you keep your balcony clear of any clutter for your safety and that of your family and neighbours. On that advice we do not feel it appropriate to include a balcony entry in the 2020 Best Kept Gardens competition.
Fires which occur on a balcony are rare, but there is an increased risk to your property should one occur, as they are elevated they are more susceptible to wind direction and wind speed.
There is some advice we always recommend you follow:
Do not use BBQ’s on your balcony
Take additional care of your smoking materials if you smoke on your balcony
Keep your balcony clear of flammable materials and clutter
Where prompted to “Browse” please ensure you attach one of your three photos individually otherwise your form will not be submitted.
Best Creative Window Competition 2020
In line with this year’s Best Kept Garden competition, we are also launching an exciting, special Best Creative Window Competition to celebrate the wonderful drawings and items being put on windows across the communities lifting people’s spirits.
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