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Filling out a competition form

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Our annual competition is a huge part of our campaign and the absolute highlight of our Cultivation Street year! The first step is to register for our 2019 competiton. Once registered you will gain access to the competition entry form. We will also email you a link to this form throughout the competition.

It is a good idea to write out your entry in advance, then simply copy and paste it in to the form as you submit your entry.
This blog post will give you all the details that we will be asking for, to help you prepare your written content.

The Form Layout

The form is made up of 3 sections and look like the below example. Once you have filled in one section, you click next and it will automatically take you to the next section.

Form page 1 - Your details
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Form page 2 - All about your garden / community support
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Form page 3 - Images
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The Form Content

There are two separate forms available ' School & Community Entry Form' and 'Ambassador of The Year Entry Form'. To find out which one is right for you, check out the details below.

Schools & Community Form

The School and Community entry form will ask you to provide the following information:

Form page 1 - Your details

First name
Last name
Phone number
Email (this email must be the same email that you registered with)
Project name
Address
Do you have a relationship with a garden centre?
If YES what is the name of the garden centre?
Are you a school or community?

 

Form page 2 - All about your garden

Summarise your garden’s journey from its creation to its present form.
(You may wish to include the date the garden was formed, where it is situated, what its end goal is, what it was like before you started and a high-level overview of what it is like now. Please note that, in the interest of fairness, the judging panel will not take into account any previous awards or accolades that your garden has won.)

 

Describe ALL of your garden’s features.
(You may wish to include details and numbers of vegetable plots, polytunnels, sensory gardens, wildflower meadows, insect havens, seating areas, raised beds, ponds, water features and how your garden is structured to make the most of the space.)

 

Tell us about the impact your garden has on the local community/children, local wildlife or the environment.
(You may wish to include a head count for how many people visit or participate in upkeep of the garden, details of the kinds of people that are benefitted by the garden and how programmes or community initiatives that are provided in the garden, as well as the wildlife the garden supports and how it does so, features of the garden itself or gardening methods and choices that have a positive environmental impact.)

 

If your garden has been going for more than 1 year, please describe what additions and progress you have made in the last 12 months alone.

 

Additional category entry: Gardens for better health. This year, we have a special category that is open to any school or community garden that has been designed with health in mind and is having a strongly positive impact on the mental or physical health of people in the local area. To be considered for this category, in addition to the school or community garden category, please describe how your garden is designed to support better health and ways in which you have achieved boosting the health of people around you in inspirational ways.
(You may wish to describe features that have been added to the garden with therapeutic purposes in mind, programmes that are provided in the garden that have mental or physical health benefits, details of whose health is being positively affected and why, and head counts of how many people’s health is impacted by the garden.)

 

Form page 3 - Images

On the final page you will be asked to supply 6 - 10 high quality images which are at least 1MB in size and a maximum of 2MB. Please take a look at our 5 Tips For Better Photos>> blog to get you going. You will need to have your photos taken before you submit your entry so it’s best to snap a few pics as you’re going along!

 

 

Garden Centre Ambassador Form

The Garden Centre Ambassador entry form will ask you to provide the following information:

Form page 1 - Your details

First name
Last name
Phone number
Email (this email must be the same email that you registered with)
Garden centre name
Garden centre address

Form page 2 - All about your support of schools and communities

 

What interaction have you had with your local community and schools?
(You may wish to tell us how many organisations you work with, the names of these organisations and how you interact with them. You can also tell us what you have achieved together and how you have inspired them to connect with your garden centre. Include any talks, workshops, discounts, gifts and advice you have offered)

 

Which key developments in the past 12 months are you most proud of?
(You may wish to include a head count of how many people visit or participate in upkeep of the garden, details of the kinds of people that are benefitted by the garden and how programmes or community initiatives are provided in the garden, as well as the wildlife the garden supports and how it does so, features of the garden itself or gardening methods and choices that have a positive environmental impact.)

 

What makes you a winning ambassador?
Use this section to wow the judges. Inspire them by the work you have done and the connections you have made. Discovering gardening can change people’s lives for the better, you need to tell them how you have done this!

 

Form page 3 - Images

On the final page you will be asked to supply 6 - 10 high quality images of at least 1MB in size and a maximum of 2MB. Please take a look at our 5 Tips For Better Photos>>

 

 

 

 

 

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