Could you take a bloomin’ good photo and snap up a major prize?
Every year, our borough comes away with a finalists’ award at Northwest in Bloom – and that’s down to the work of individuals and communities who join in litter picks, design and create stunning landscaping and garden projects, or simply take charge of a planter or hanging basket.
Many of the plants are supplied by Moss Bank Nurseries on Hooten Lane in Leigh. And they have some bloomin’ marvellous prizes to give away to Borough Life readers.
Because this summer, it’s not just the regional judges who’ll be taking a close up view of In Bloom projects – it could be you!
The council’s In Bloom co-ordinator Damian Jenkinson says: “We want your photos of our borough through the seasons. Not just flowers – landscapes, streets with planters and baskets, wildlife or public art. Whatever you feel makes our borough clean, green and attractive.”
The pictures will be judged by Damian and the council’s media and communications team, with the most eye-catching shots being used to promote In Bloom and the borough.
There are four categories – spring, summer, autumn and winter – and Moss Bank Nurseries have £100 in vouchers to give to each category winner. And there are £25 vouchers for four runners up as well.
“Email photos in jpeg format to In Bloom” says Damian. “The photo’s file size must be less than 1 megabyte. If you are one of the winners, we’ll contact you for a high quality version; so just send us a copy of your original for now at under one megabyte in size.”
The closing date for entries is 31 July 2010 and the photos must have been taken in Wigan Borough sometime in 2009 or 2010. A maximum of two shots per entrant will be accepted, each labelled with the season it was taken in.
The judges’ decision is final and the winning shots will be used in a future Borough Life and other publications.