A plant (tree, shrub or flower) either singly or in a group of the same plant, or a close-up.

Urban - A street landscape, a scene from the town or block of buildings etc.

Rural - Countryside, meadow etc.

Local parks, gardens, wildlife(insects, birds, sqirrell, deer etc).

Extremely small items photographed close up to show larger than life size.
Draw on your visual and imaginative creativity to create a stunning EITHER single-colour OR single-shape themed composition of your choice. The same colour OR shape may recur, themes may be abstract or concrete, rural or urban, from an indoor or outdoor setting, with one or more organic and/or inorganic subject(s).

Rules of the Game

 Photos must be taken within the Basingstoke & Deane Borough.

 Print sizes must range from 7” x 5”/165mm x 125 mm (minimum) to A4 (maximum), and be supplied in hard copy or online via the website.

 Competitors may enter a maximum of three (3) categories and submit a maximum of two (2) photos per category.

 The competitor’s full name, postal address, contact phone number/email, the location where the photograph was taken, and the competition category entered, must be clearly indicated on the reverse of each photograph submitted, or entered in the space provided on the online application form.

 Submitted photos may be collected on request at the end of the AGM/Prize-giving evening.

 Photos may be published on the official Basingstoke in Bloom Website, or otherwise used and/or displayed for Basingstoke In Bloom promotional purposes.

 The judges’ decision shall be final.

 Photo competition entry forms and all photos must be received by the closing date of Monday 31st July 2017

Timeline for Photo competition


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Monday, 31st July 2017

Photo competition entry forms together with photographs submitted must be received by this date.

Monday, 21st August 2017

Results will be announced week begining 21st August 2017.

Thursday, 7th September 2017

The competition Prize-giving ceremony will take place in conjunction with BIB's Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 7pm:

Council Chamber, Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AH

Apply today! (It's free... absolutely.)


Apply online, right here in this website with few clicks!!

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  • No need to print photos or entry form
  • Upload digital copies of photo



Please return your completed entry form along with the photographs to:

  • Basingstoke In Bloom
  • C/o BVS, The Orchard
  • White Hart Lane,
  • Basingstoke RG21 4AF


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