HOW THE CAMPAIGN WORKS?
The campaign runs all year round, in which local communities, Londons Villages, Towns & Town Centres, London Boroughs and the Business Community via Business Improvement Districts. Each year registration is opened in November and closes in late February. Judges & Assessors are assigned, and visits are arranged from mid-June to mid-July. Judges and assessors visit each entry and assess/judge to nationally agreed-on criteria. The results are announced at an award ceremony in September or October. Entries can get involved for as long as they wish but are encouraged to enter each year so their efforts can be recognised and feedback allows for further development. Participants get involved in community events, projects, and activities that involve local people and improve the quality of the surroundings.
These activities may include group litter picks, bulb planting days and projects with local schools. In addition, entries may run local competitions (i.e. best front Garden, best shop/pub frontage etc.) to motivate people to get involved.
All the events and activities will form an integral part of a community’s entry into London in Bloom in the mainstream categories. Communities enter “in Bloom” in the appropriate category based on their confirmed/verifiable electoral roll. In London in Bloom, we have the following categories:
London in Bloom runs competitive and non-competitive categories, with the non-competitive It’s Your Neighbourhood being free to enter.
Once registered for London in Bloom, you will receive all the particulars of participation from us, including the seminars and workshop dates.
But one of the standard elements of participation is a visit from our “in Bloom” judges/assessors
Judges & Assessors’ scores and reports are verified during August, and certificates and trophies (for winners) are presented at the annual awards to which all are invited.
For further information about categories, please click on the Awards & Categories menu or go directly to our registrations and enquiries site https://www.inbloom.org.uk/Home.aspx
|Small Village of the Year||1-300|
|Village of the Year||301 -1,000|
|Large Village of the Year||1,001 -2,500|
|Parish of the Year||N/A|
|Small Town of the Year||2,501 – 6,000|
|Town of the Year||6,001-12,000|
|Large Town of the Year||12001-35000|
|Small City of the Year||35001-100,000|
|City of the Year||100,001-200,000|
|Large City of the Year||over 200,001|
|Urban Community||up to 12,000|
|Small Coastal||under 12000|
|Large Coastal||over 12000|
|In addition, we have non-populations based categories:|
|Town Centre of the Year||up to 1 Sq. Kilometre|
|Town Centres||over 1 Sq. Kilometre|
|Business Improvement Districts||not area specific|
|Small Park of the Year||up to 5 acres|
|Park of the Year Awards||6-10 acres|
|Large Park of the Year||over 10 acres|
|Country Park of the Year Award||No size limit|
|Small Cemetery of the year||up to 5 acres|
|Cemetery of the Year||5-10 acres|
|Large Cemetery of the Year||over 10 acres|
|Churchyard of the Year||No size limit|
|Heritage Park/Landscape of the Year||No size limit|
|Business Landscape of the Year||No size limit|
|Walled Garden||No size limit|
|Small Conservation Area||Up to 5 acres|
|Conservation Area||5-10 Acres|
|Large Conservation Area||Over 10 acres|
|Common/Open Space||No size limit|
|Environmental Challenge for Schools|
|Front Gardens & Balconies|
|Grow at Home|
|Wildflowers & Weeds|
|Roof Gardens & Living Walls|
|Pubs & Restaurants|
|Hotels & Guest Houses|
|Shop Fronts and Work Places|