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Are you proud of where you live? You’ve worked hard, perhaps it’s time to show it off.

Any group can enter – many are entirely
volunteer run, others are in partnership with their Local Authority. All of them see the
benefits that horticulture and community support bring to everyone.
Our judges are all volunteers and will visit you twice during the year, once in April and
again in July. Following the summer visit the judges will write a feedback report and
award a medal which will be presented to you at our annual Awards Event in the autumn.

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How to enter
the main competition

It couldn’t be simpler – just fill in the entry form! The entry period runs from November 1st to December 31st.
There’s lots of information to help you decide which class is right for your group or community in the Entrants Information, but in general you will be either a village, town, city, or coastal community. The relevant entry fees are also listed in the Handbook and payment details are included on the entry form.
The Handbook also has a section on top tips to gain the most points, and practical advice about organising your judging tours, so it’s well worth reading it to help you achieve our highest medal – Gold!
If you have problems or queries please contact our Entrants
Co-ordinator Joanna Wood | joannamfwood@gmail.com

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How is your entry judged?

The three areas to be judged in the main competition are:

Horticulture

Horticulture

assessing standards of gardening knowledge, skills and practice across the entire entry – 40%;
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Environment

Environment

Assessing standards of care, maintenance and improvement of the local environment across the entire entry – 30%
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Community

Community

Assessing level of engagement of local people and ongoing sustainability of the campaign across the entire entry – 30%
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Information for Entrants

If you would like to enter your group into the NiB Main Competition, please read the Entrants Information and if you are happy,  fill in the entry form.

If you have problems or queries please contact our Entrants Co-ordinator Joanna Wood on  joannamfwood@gmail.com

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How much does it cost to enter?

Please ensure that you check your Electoral Roll carefully (only include the number of adults eligible to vote) and enter the correct category based on the electoral roll of your entry and not your population.

Small Village

Number on Electoral Roll 0-300
£ 45
00
one off fee
  • Allocation : 1 Hour
2022

Village

Number on Electoral Roll 301-1000
£ 55
00
one off fee
  • Allocation : 1 Hour
2022

Large Village

Number on Electoral Roll 1001-2500
£ 85
00
one off fee
  • Allocation : 2 Hours
2022

Small Town

Number on Electoral Roll 2,501 – 6,000
£ 125
00
one off fee
  • Allocation : 2 Hours
2022

Town

Number on Electoral Roll 6,001 - 12,000
£ 200
00
one off fee
  • Allocation : 2.5 Hours
2022

Large Town

Number on Electoral Roll 12,001 – 35,000
£ 300
00
one off fee
  • Allocation : 3 Hours
2022

Small City

Number on Electoral Roll 35,001 – 100,000
£ 500
00
one off fee
  • Allocation : 3.5 Hours
2022

City Centre

An area 1km radius from a fixed point
£ 200
00
one off fee
  • Allocation : up to 2.5 Hours
2022

City

Number on Electoral Roll 100,001 – 200,000
£ 650
00
one off fee
  • Allocation : 4 Hours
2022

Urban Community

Number on Electoral Roll up to 25,000
£ 200
00
one off fee
  • Allocation : 2.5 Hours
2022

Large City

Number on Electoral Roll 200,001 +
£ 750
00
one off fee
  • Allocation : 4.5 Hours
2022

Coastal Resort

Number on Electoral Roll up to 35,000
£ 200
00
one off fee
  • Allocation : up to 2.5 Hours
2022
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Notes:

1. Please note that entry fees must be paid at the time of entry.  Our preferred method of payment is Paypal.  BACS payments are also welcomed; please e-mail our Treasurer Robert Germany robertgermany@hotmail.co.uk  who will be happy to provide you with the necessary information.  If you need to pay by cheque please e-mail Robert Germany who will provide the postal address.  

2. The population figure must be accurate and in accordance with the electoral roll. Please check accuracy.

3. You are allowed up to an additional 15 minutes for each Special Entry, and 15 minutes for a presentation to the judges.

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