Birmingham In Bloom HLB Awards 2019

The gardening competition for council tenants and leaseholders.

Is your garden ‘blooming ’ this year?

Is your vegetable patch overflowing with carrots and courgettes?

Either on your own or as part of a community group why don’t you make your gardening efforts count by entering this year’s Birmingham in Bloom competition?

There are lots of great prizes on offer with winners chosen from each of the 10 constituencies as well as overall citywide winners.

Categories for 2019!

Once again, we are rewarding people who have a made a difference to their neighbourhood or community more than ever before. Here are the prize categories for 2019:

Gardening awards

  • Best front garden - The goal for this category is to find a display with the most impact: variety of plants special features design and layout.
  • Best back garden - The goal for this category is to find a display with the most impact: variety of plants special features design and layout.
  • Best balcony/window box - The goal for this category is to find a visible display of colour, creative with the space, design and layout; this can be created with window boxes or individual pots, to provide opportunities for pollinators to forage as well as helping to improve air quality. Displays of plant boxes should be kept on your own individual balcony.  Displays are not permitted on open deck access walkways because these area are communal fire escape routes.  Tenant should ensure anything on a window ledge or balcony which could be a danger to anyone living in the property or in the local area is kept within the confines of the balcony itself (Please refer to Conditions of Tenancy Agreement Section 9 – Health and Safety Clause 9.1.14).
  • Best hanging baskets/pots - The goal for this category is to find a collection of pots or hanging baskets that creates a visual display that maximises the available space, and helps the environment through pollination and better air quality. Displays of plant pots/baskets should be kept on your own individual balcony.  Displays are not permitted on open deck access walkways because these area are communal fire escape routes.  Tenant should ensure anything on a window ledge or balcony which could be a danger to anyone living in the property or in the local area is kept within the confines of the balcony itself (Please refer to Conditions of Tenancy Agreement Section 9 – Health and Safety Clause 9.1.14).
  • Best communal garden - The goal for this category is for residents contributing to the communal gardens in multi-storey blocks of flats, sheltered housing schemes, street and community gardens which is vibrant, clean and greener, which has improved significantly within the neighbourhood.
  • Best vegetable patch/container or greenhouse - The goal for this award is to show how gardening and food growing can be productive in improving health and well-being.
  • Neighbourhood cleaner & greener environment - This award recognises the achievements of local tenants, leaseholders, resident groups and HLB’s transforming and caring for the place where their live to improve the appearance of their neighbourhoods to renew community spirit.
  • Neighbourhood young person/group - The goal for this award is to show the achievements of young people who have provided a positive contribution to the environment within the neighbourhood, this could be achieved, through schools, afterschool activity groups, and scouts For example encouraging the children to litter pick, help the wildlife by planting trees, reusing materials and recycling.
  • Neighbourhood helping hand award - The goal for this category is to recognise volunteers, who have helped vulnerable people in their community such as elderly people or people with disabilities to enjoy their garden or assisting with wheelie bins and planting.

Enter online

Closing date for entries: 31 July 2019

The Overall City Winners will be announced and will be visited by a professional photographer in September 2019, with the award ceremony to take place on Wednesday 6 November 2019.  If you haven’t received a response it means you haven’t been successful at this time.

Terms and conditions

  • Winners must be prepared to be photographed. Pictures may be used in Conjunction with future marketing promotions.
  • Outstanding debts owing to Birmingham City Council, prizes awarded will be used to help clear outstanding balances.
  • Prizes shall be awarded at the discretion of the council and if it considers any entrant has acted inappropriately, the council reserves the right to refuse to award any prizes.
  • Displays of Plant Boxes/Pots/Baskets should be kept on your own individual balcony.  Displays are not permitted on open deck access walkways because these area are communal fire escape routes.  Tenant should ensure anything on a window ledge or balcony which could be a danger to anyone living in the property or in the local area is kept within the confines of the balcony itself (Please refer to Conditions of Tenancy Agreement Section 9 – Health and Safety Clause 9.1.14).
  • We will only accept ONE Category entry per household. Multiple entries will ONLY be awarded ONE monetary prize.
  • The competition prizes of gift cards, seeds and gardening tools are subject to availability.
  • There is no cash alternative offered to winners and the prize is not transferable.
  • We reserve the right to substitute the prize with one of the same value.

Data Protection

  • Any personal information supplied on this form will be treated as confidential and under the Data Protection Act 2018. Information supplied will be used for no other purpose other than that stated. To view our full Privacy Notice please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/privacy
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