Gardening Competition 2022

If you love gardening, whether your patch is colourful, super neat, or a wildlife haven, we’d love to see your photos. You could win a prize!

Gardening gloves

Have you been putting your green fingers to work?

The competition is open to any Connexus customer, whether you’re a tenant, in shared ownership or a leaseholder.  And if you don’t have a large outdoor space, that’s okay – container displays and house plants are welcome too.

There are vouchers to be won in each of the four categories - £50 for the winner and £25 for the runner up.

It’s easy to enter, just take some pictures of your garden, container displays or house plants and use our online form below or post them to us at the addresses below before midday on 31 August 2022.

Send your photos to: Community Involvement, Connexus, The Gateway, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9BW or use the form below.


The categories

  • Grow your own – Show us your largest veg, your perfect fruit, your neat rows of salads and herbs!

  • Neat and tidy – Perfect pruning? Flawless lawn? Colour-coordinated border? Let’s see them!

  • Recycling and repurposing – Show us the most imaginative use of pre-loved items you’ve made a home for in your garden.

  • Most imaginative – Let your imagination run free! Please show us different stages of the development – before, during and after.


The rules

  • The photographs must be from a Connexus customer’s home.

  • Open to tenants, shared owners and leaseholders

  • Tenants must enter themselves, or their children/grandkids.

  • Open to all no matter of pending disputes or rent arrears. All welcome.

  • Photographs must have been received by Connexus before midday on 31 August 2022.

  • Judging will be done by an independent panel from the photographs supplied

  • Prizes will be given at the winners’ homes where we will take our own photographs (although you don’t need to be in the photographs)

  • Remember to include your name, address, and a contact telephone number or email address plus the category you are entering

  • Send your photos to Community Involvement, Connexus, The Gateway, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9BW or use the form below.

  • No further correspondence will be entered in to.


Advice on taking photos

  • Don’t try to get all of your garden in one photo – take a few photos that give us the best view, including close-ups of your best plants and hanging baskets etc.

  • Choose a plain or light background if possible – and make sure there isn’t too much clutter in the background to distract from the plants

  • Early morning or late evening is best for taking photos as the light is better and there are fewer shadows. Overcast days might make the colours pop more though!

  • Try different angles. If you can crouch down and take the picture at the same level as the flower or plant this might make for a better photograph.

  • Make sure your photos are in focus and high resolution so we can print them in the newsletter.

Enter the gardening competition below

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This competition is run by Connexus Homes Limited. The competition is open to Connexus customers only. The winners will be judged in September 2022. The competition runs for 5 months between 08/04/22 and 31/08/22. The competition closes at midday on the 31/08/22. No cash prize is available, and data is processed as per our privacy policy here.