Bloom Community Beautification Contest

Bloom Community Beautificatoin Contest presented by WFCU Credt Union

Get your bloom on! Calling all gardening enthusiasts.

Introducing the Bloom Community Beautification Contest presented by WFCU Credit Union. Promoting community pride among our residents and encouraging active participation in our community, the Bloom Community Beautification Contest further reinforces that Windsor-Essex is a place to be proud of.

As another signature event of our Inspire program, this contest will acknowledge local gardeners and community businesses for the significant contributions they make in greening our communities and inspiring others to do so as well.

If your veggie garden is kind of a big dill, or your begonias are worth bragging about… we want to hear from you! Learn more about the Bloom Community Beautification Contest and how to apply below.

Application Details:
Individuals can enter their own property or nominate someone else. Photo applications and nominations can be submitted using our online application portal.  All applicants will be contacted prior to judging to confirm that they would like to participate in the contest for the Bloom Community Beautification Awards.

Criteria for judging will include:

  • Overall contribution to neighbourhood "curb appeal;"
  • Design features including originality, coordination of colour, proportion and scale;
  • Maintenance and horticultural practices including healthy plants and overall cleanliness;
  • Special features, highlights, or extraordinary efforts;
  • Environmental sustainability including use of drought resistant plants, native species, pollinator plants, mulch and/or rain barrel.
  • Must be a resident of Windsor-Essex county

Categories include:

  1. Best Residential Property: For the overall beautification of a residential property. 
  2. Best Residential Planters and/or Balcony: For residential units with limited space, such as apartments or condominiums
  3. Best Commercial Property: For the best overall beautification of a business property.
  4. Best Residential Edible Garden: For the best overall edible garden on residential property. Only the edible garden portion of the yard will be evaluated.

Prizes include a $500 cash award for each category!

Photo applications can be submitted from July 7, 2021 – July 30, 2021. Judging will take place between August 1 – 15, 2021. We’re rooting for you!

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