2018 winners of Amberol’s annual photo competition are announced!

2018 winners of Amberol’s annual photo competition are announced!

As always, the standard of entries in Amberol’s annual photo competition showing our self-watering planters in situ was extremely high. In fact, 2018 was a record-breaking year for entries, making it a tough task for our judges. However, after much deliberation, the winners have been announced.

We would like to offer our congratulations to the winners, but also to all those who took part. Your amazing photographs showed so clearly the results of all the hard work that goes into creating beautiful floral displays by Britain in Bloom groups, councils, businesses, schools and individuals. You are all winners in our opinion!

Self-watering planters across Britain – and beyond

However, there does have to be a winner (or in this case four) and here they are:

1st prize - Robin Murray of March in Bloom. Robin wins £1000 worth of Amberol products.

2nd prize - Tony Kear of Usk in Bloom. Tony wins £500 worth of Amberol products.

Joint 3rd prize - Gita Rae of Sidmouth and Howard Murphy of Oldham. Both Gita and Howard win £250 worth of Amberol products. 

Robin’s beautiful winning photo showed one of Amberol’s barrier baskets in full bloom, while Tony’s second placed image displayed some of Usk’s stunning town centre metre squared planters. The Sidmouth third placed image showcased the impact of Amberol’s stone effect troughs, one of the newer products from the heritage range. Finally, Oldham’s photo of another barrier basket included the backdrop of a war memorial – which was most fitting in a year of centenary celebrations marking 100 years since the end of the First World War. 

Flower power in action

We were delighted to receive so many high-quality entries from In Bloom groups, ground staff and individuals from all across the UK - and even from overseas. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to share their wonderful images – it really is inspiring to see the difference that displays in an Amberol self-watering planter can make to public spaces, high street, parks and communities in general. 

It’s never too early to start planning your planting

If you have been inspired by this year’s talented winners, watch out for the opening date of the Amberol photo competition which will be announced in Spring 2019. Many In Bloom groups and councils will be planning next year’s campaign and so it’s never too early to start scouting possible locations for taking your 2019 photographs.

Feel free to share!

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. 

If you want to create fantastic displays like the ones in the photos, Amberol can help! To find out more about our self-watering planters, planterware and litter bins, email sales@amberol.co.uk or call 01773 830 930.

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