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Online Amateur Competitions 2020

The Amateur competitions have moved online. Below you can find details of all the competitions:
Sweet Pea; Flowers, Fruit and Vegetable; Floral Art; Photography; Garden Design.

Sweet Pea

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The Sweet Pea competition this year is open to all members and non-members of the sweet pea society,
so if you have some sweet peas growing in the garden, why not enter this years virtual show.

Here you will find the entry requirements and a video to help you display your sweet peas.

Flower, fruit and vegetable classes

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This year’s amateur competition has been scaled back with a reduced number of categories.

Deadline for entries is 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 July

Floral art classes

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This year’s Floral Art competition is reduced to four categories.

Deadline for entries is 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 July

Photography Competition

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We’re pleased to announce the launch of our Chorley Flower Show Photography Competition
which will be judged by the public on Facebook.

Winning entries will win a wrist band to next year’s show, have their winning photograph showcased
in next year’s event programme along with publicity during next year’s event promotion.

There are 4 categories:
– Abstract and closeups
– Wildflower
– Wildlife
– Young photographer (under 16); can enter any of the categories above (max 1 per category)

Deadline for entries is 15 July. We’ll be putting shortlisted entries on Facebook for judging on 21 July.
The photograph with the most likes will win its category.

Entries must be high quality digital images provided in JPEG format and must not have been modified in any way.
Entries should be submitted, along with photographers name, contact details and location of where the photo was taken, to events@chorley.gov.uk via DropBox or WeTransfer.

Garden Design

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We are looking for your show garden designs for our virtual flower show. The winning entries will receive a free family pass with goodies for Chorley Flower Show 2021 and will have part of their design used within a Chorley Flower Show 2021 Show Garden.

There are 2 group categories 5-11 years (Primary) and 12-16 years (Secondary)

  • Design a show garden set against your own brief which should include:
    – Describe your garden
    – What is the garden used for
    – What are the main plants and features
  • You can theme your garden on any ideas and be as creative as you like
  • Designs should be on a maximum of A4 size paper
  • Our panel of experts will judge the garden designs against the given brief and consider how realistic the garden is to create
  • Entries can be submitted to events@chorley.gov.uk or by posting to Garden Design Competition, Chorley Flower Show, Chorley Town Hall, Market Street, Chorley, PR7 1DP
  • When entering, please include your name, your design, your brief, contact details, age, category and school attended
  • Deadline for entries is 10am Monday 27 July