Hillingdon in Bloom terms and conditions

Please read the show terms and conditions before completing the Hillingdon in Bloom 2023 application.

  1. The competition is open to Hillingdon residents only.
  2. The competition is free to enter.
  3. Applicants must be over 18.
  4. Applicants and photographs (one (1) per entry) may only be submitted between Thursday 13 April and Friday 28 July 2023. Important: applications should only be submitted once displays are ready as the photograph must be attached to the application.
  5. Applicants are permitted to enter one (1) photographic image per category as an attachment to the application form.
  6. The use of photo editing software to alter the images is not permitted.
  7. Images must not include watermarks, borders, or signatures.
  8. Images must be of the applicant's residence and must be date stamped between Thursday 13 April and Friday 28 July 2023.
  9. The council accepts no responsibility for entries that may be lost, damaged, or delayed whether due to transmission errors, website malfunction, computer error or otherwise. Please note: the receipt of an acknowledgement is not a guarantee that the application has actually been received. If you wish to confirm receipt of your application, then please email autumnshowandbloom@hillingdon.gov.uk separately and request confirmation.
  10. Judging of entries will be undertaken by the council's Green Spaces Team and the Cabinet Member for Residents' Services.
  11. The council reserves the right to refuse to accept any entries and, in the event of any such refusal, is not required to give reason or explanation.
  12. Residents may enter more than one category of the Hillingdon in Bloom competition.
  13. Prize winners will be awarded a rosette, a certificate and a combination of RAGC and RHS Garden Centre vouchers. Please note: vouchers are not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
  14. A competitor, when awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in any category, may not win vouchers exceeding a value of £300 in total. Please note: vouchers are not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
  15. Winners will be contacted by email week commencing Monday 2 October 2023.
  16. A list of winner's names will be posted on the council's website. If you have been advised that you are a winner and do not wish to have your name shown, then please email autumnshowandbloom@hillingdon.gov.uk by Monday 9 October 2023.
  17. Vouchers and certificates will be posted to winners by first class, registered mail by the end of the last week in November at the latest.
  18. The council has the authority to withhold prizes at their discretion.
  19. By entering the competition, applicants will be deemed to be bound by the terms and conditions.
  20. Any breach of the terms and conditions by an applicant will void their entry.
  21. If a breach has occurred but is only discovered after the award of a prize, the council may require the prize to be returned.
  22. The council reserves the right to exclude or disqualify any applicant who has acted fraudulently in any way.
  23. Complaints or protests must be made in writing to autumnshowandbloom@hillingdon.gov.uk by 4pm on Monday 16 October 2023. Such protests shall be considered by the council, whose decision will be final.
Page last updated: 05 Apr 2023