New LIB competitions for 2016!


Male Siskin (photo courtesy of Jim Dean)

NEW Competitions for 2016!

We’re very excited to announce 2 new competitions for 2016, and they’ll both be part of Leamington’s entry to the Heart of England in Bloom Competition this year. Last year the town was awarded a Silver Gilt, and we’d love your help to go for a Gold!

Photographic Competition – deadline 15th July 2016

Theme: “Royal Leamington Spa”

Submit up to 3 photos of Leamington Spa and you could win a prize (1st prize £30, 2nd prize £20, and 3rd prize £15) and also feature in our 2017 calendar. Photos can be taken at any time of year up until the closing date of 15th July 2016. So get snapping right away!

Here’s the rules:

Competition Rules:-

  1. To enter, please send each photograph to the address below to arrive no later than 15th July 2016. Each photograph must be at least 7” x 5”. Please ensure that you write your name, address and daytime telephone number on the back of each photograph, together with the location where it was taken. A maximum of 3 photographs per entrant.
  2. Photographs can relate to any subject that you consider being representative of “Royal Leamington Spa”. They must be taken within the boundaries of Royal Leamington Spa. The photograph can be taken any time of the year.
  3. All entrants agree that their images can be used by Leamington in Bloom for publicity purposes, within any promotional material used for fundraising and in the Portfolio submitted as part of the Town entry to “Heart of England in Bloom”. The originator will be credited in any publicity.
  4. If taking photographs on private property, you must obtain the permission of the landowner – (this does not apply to public parks and gardens)
  5. Photographs must be hard copies and not computer files or slides. Entries cannot be returned.

Download a Photograph Competition form here. (They will also be available at various locations around the town – The Town Hall, Library, Tourist Information, BID)

PDF form – click the word Photography below, and download to print off or complete on line.


Garden Competition – deadline 24th June 2016

Of course, we still want to look at your gardens too, but this year entry will be a little different.

If you live in Leamington Spa and love your Garden, hanging baskets and containers, you can enter our Garden Competition. All you need do is take your photographs and send them to us by the closing date of 24th June, 2016 and you could win a cash prize! Don’t worry if you’re not a great photographer, as we’ll be looking at your garden and not your photographic skills.

We’d also love to come and have a look at the winners gardens and containers.

Here’s the rules:

  • All entries must be taken within Leamington Spa.
  • Photographs can be of gardens, hanging baskets or containers. You may submit up to 3 photographs in each category.
  • Prizes will be awarded in each category as follows:-

Gardens :-1st £50; 2nd £30; 3rd £20

Best Hanging Baskets:- £15

Best Containers:- £15

(all entrants will receive a certificate)

  • Photographs will be displayed at the Leamington in Bloom Awards evening and may be used for publicity purposes.
  • Photographs may be sent by email (maximum size 4 Mb) or by post.
  • Judging will take place in late June and shortlisted entrants will be contacted to arrange viewing. Gardens may be viewed by the HEIB judges as part of Leamington in Bloom
  • Winners will be invited to attend the Leamington Awards evening to receive their prizes

Here’s the form to download for the Garden Competition. You can print it off or store on your computer to complete on line, or you can pick up an entry form from the Library, and Town Hall.

Garden competition





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