Floral Guernsey Community Awards

FLORAL GUERNSEY ANNUAL COMMUNITY AWARDS
 
Floral Guernsey is a charity run by volunteers that promotes enhancements of the Bailiwick with the aim of ‘Creating Islands of Flowers’.  We organise competitions and other events that rely on participation by you, members of the public who have an interest in living in a pleasant environment.
These Community Awards are open to all individuals and communities, a chance to recognise outstanding people and features. All entrants will receive a certificate and an invitation to our Award Evening at Les Cotils, Thursday 15th September.  Trophies will be presented to the overall winners in each category.
Judging will be in the first week of July.  You will be informed of the date and time in advance
The key elements we will be looking for are:
+  Horticultural Achievement: using plants to create enhancements for decoration and/or for environmental benefits.  Every plant planted and maintained helps improve our environment; we are not expecting the Chelsea Flower Show.
+  Environmental Awareness:  preservation of biodiverse habitat, promotion of schemes and practices that help protect wildlife.  Cleanliness of public areas, management of grot spots.
+  Community Participation:  we can all play a part.  Focussing on plants is a great way to get people together and is proven to enhance mental wellbeing.
HOW TO ENTER.
Please let Caroline know which categories you would like to enter.  Her contact details are at the bottom of the page.  We would like your entries in by the end of April please.
For any advice or further information, please contact John, details below.
Best Floral Displays
Presented for an outstanding floral feature or display.
Best New Project
An award to recognise an outstanding new project.
Conservation and Wildlife Award
Awarded for a project that recognises, protects and/or restores aspects of the natural environment and wildlife.
Floral Guernsey Theme Award
This award recognizes current interests and topics in the islands. The theme for 2022 is ‘Promoting Mental Wellbeing’.   The award will be given to the community best capturing and demonstrating an aspect of the theme.
Heritage Award
Awarded to the community that best encourages activities and links to recognize and celebrate their unique local history.
Horticultural Excellence
Presented in recognition of high standards of horticulture, including design, appropriate choice of plants, culture and maintenance.
Most Improved Feature
To recognise improvements of existing features
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Award
How have you celebrated this special occasion? Do you have a themed display that we can judge in July? 
Tourism Award
Awarded to a community that has demonstrated initiatives to promote and support tourism.
Young Peoples Award
Awarded for an outstanding contribution by young people working on, or involved in a community project. Ages up to 25 are eligible, with particular interest in those in secondary education aged between 11 and 18.
Small Communities Award
These awards recognise the efforts and commitment of small groups of residents or businesses or a mixture of both. A small community could be a few people in a clos or estate or on a road, as long as there is a recognisable area where people can be seen to be making an effort to enhance their locality.
 
For further information, please contact:

John Woodward

 johnwoodward@floralguernsey.co.uk  

Chairman Floral Guernsey Foundation

07781 100523 

  

To enter, please contact:

Caroline Allisette

 

carolineallisette@floralguernsey.co.uk

Floral Guernsey Admin

07781 413512