Winners of our 2017 photo competition announced

Winners of our 2017 photo competition announced

Winners of our 2017 photo competition announced

The results for the annual Amberol photo competition showing our self-watering planters in situ are in! 

We were overwhelmed by the number of high-quality entries we received this year from councils, Britain in Bloom groups and keen gardeners. They came from locations across the UK and beyond, so thank you all for sharing your colourful displays in full bloom. It’s always rewarding to see how our products, alongside all your hard work, help to make our villages, towns and cities look more beautiful.

Self-watering planters transform public places

The task of choosing a winner is never easy for us to do and this year was no different. After some deliberation, our panel of judges unanimously decided on a picture that perfectly captures how a great floral display can transform and enhance our public spaces.

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First place by Andrew Carpenter

Taken by Andrew Carpenter, this year’s winning photograph came from Market Harborough in Bloom and shows the Leicestershire town’s iconic Old Grammar School with an Amberol self-watering tiered planter in the foreground. The group have won goods worth £1000 for their efforts.

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Second place by Moira Gregg

Second prize went to Moira Gregg of Aberdeenshire for her photo of a beehive planter in full flower, with third prize going to Josephine Sweetman of Bury St Edmunds for her photo of barrier baskets outside St Mary’s Church. 

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Third place by Josephine Sweetman

There were also five highly commended photos from Belper town council and MacDuff in Bloom, as well as images from Belgium and individual gardens. 

Start planning for 2018

Thank you all once again for entering. And remember, it’s never too early to start planning where you are going to take your 2018 photograph entry. Take inspiration from this year’s and past years’ winners and it could be you or your group walking away with the £1000 worth of prizes next year. 

We are always delighted to see Amberol products in action, so please do email any photos that you would like to share to info@amberol.co.uk. Even if you weren’t a winner, keep your eyes peeled and you may see your photos on some of our literature, on our Facebook page or on our website. 

To find out more about how Amberol litter bins, planterware and self-watering planters can help keep Britain tidy and blooming, email sales@amberol.co.uk or call 01773 830 930.