Bury in Bloom design a poster competition

Bury Council invites youngsters aged 4 to 16 years to explore their creative side and design a prize-winning poster.

The winning poster and the best of the runners-up are used to help promote the borough's entries in the Royal Horticultural Society's North West in Bloom competition.

What do entrants have to do?

Entrants have to create a poster using paint, crayon, ink, or felt pen which reflects this year's theme which is 'greening grey Britain for health, happiness, wildlife and the environtment'. 

  • The 'Green grey Britain for health, happiness, wildlife and the environment' theme is in support of Britain in Bloom's aim to change 6,000 grey spaces. Through this poster competition we want to encourage people to turn a grey area green by planting a tree, a shrub, a flower bed, a climber, a window box or a container.  The intention is to reverse the growing trend to pave over gardens and not grow plants in them.  You can find out more about 'greening grey Britain' and pledge to turn a grey area green at the RHS website.

What will poster designs be judged on?

  • Creativity and originality - how artistic and imaginative the poster design is.
  • Colour - how bright and bold the poster design is (remember your poster will need to be viewed from a distance)
  • Skill - how clearly the poster design reflects this year's theme. 

The 2018 competition is now closed.

Rules of entry

  1. The competition is open to children aged 4-16 years resident in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury.
  2. Posters must be submitted by an adult aged 18 or over on behalf of the entrant.
  3. Only one poster per entrant may be entered into the competition. 
  4. Posters must be the competition entrant's own work.
  5. All poster entries must be clearly labelled with the entrant's full name and age. A contact address and phone number of the adult submitting the entry must also be provided. Please write these details clearly on the reverse side of the poster.
  6. Posters must be created using the A4 template. 
  7. Posters that are computer generated will not be accepted.
  8. Any design, which does not comply with the rules, will be disqualified.
  9. Bury Council will appoint judges whose decision is final.
  10. No correspondence concerning the competition will be entered into.
  11. Bury Council reserves the right to display or reproduce any of the designs without seeking the individual's permission.
  12. Bury Council cannot return posters but they can be collected by arrangement after 30 July.
  13. By submitting an entry into the competition entrant's agree to the above rules of entry.

Competition deadline

All poster entries must be submitted by the last Friday in June and sent to:

Bury in Bloom poster competition
Parks and Countryside Service
Room 3C, 1st Floor, Bury Town Hall
Knowsley Street

Contact for Parks and Countryside Service