If you are proud of your plants and would like to show us what you have accomplished, Thompson & Morgan runs competitions throughout the year. We've added some new categories this year and competitions are open to everyone, so whether you have a single hanging basket outside your front door, a couple of tubs on your balcony or acres of formal gardens you could win some fantastic prizes, as well as seeing your photos on our website or even in one of our catalogues. You can enter as many competitions as you like.
Photo competitions are judged by renowned plant photographer, Michael Warren. Michael's photos have been illustrating books, magazines and catalogues for 44 years and his talks to garden clubs increase year on year.
Can you grow the tallest tower? We're so confident about the vigour of our new 'Purple Tower' that we're throwing open a challenge to our all our customers. Send in your photos and you could be in with a chance of winning the top prize of £250 in Thompson & Morgan vouchers! See below for competition entry details.
Why don't you see just what Begonia 'Inferno'™ can do for you? Pack out any hanging basket, Flower Pouch™ or windowbox. Order your plants today and join our challenge! We're awarding £100 in Thompson & Morgan vouchers for the best photo of Begonia 'Inferno'™ this summer. See below for competition entry details.
Try Tree Lilies® for yourself; you'll see just how easy and instant they can be! For your chance to win £100 in Thompson & Morgan vouchers, simply grow tree lilies® this summer, take a photo and send it in. See below for competition entry details.
Send in a photo of your beds and borders looking their best and you could win £250 in Thompson & Morgan vouchers. See below for competition entry details.
Is your patio garden your pride and joy? Send in your photos and be in with a chance of winning £250 in vouchers. See below for competition entry details.
The 'Vegetables and Fruit' category gives you the chance to show off your kitchen garden, whether you've got a large vegetable plot or grow in containers on the patio. See below for competition entry details.
Have your baskets and containers got the wow-factor? Send in your photos for the chance to win £250 in Thompson & Morgan vouchers. See below for competition entry details.
This category gives you the opportunity to really show off your photography skills! Take a photo of any Thompson & Morgan plant and send it in for your chance to win. For inspiration, why not have a look at our 2012 entries? See below for competition entry details.
The winners of the begonia and tree lily categories will receive £100 in Thompson & Morgan vouchers, winners of the remaining categories will receive £250 in Thompson & Morgan vouchers.
We will also select an unlimited number of runners-up, who will each receive £10 in Thompson & Morgan vouchers if their image is selected for use in Thompson & Morgan's catalogues.
We will only accept entries in digital format for this competition.
Please send your entry to email@example.com, giving the following information:
In the subject line of your email: The category you are entering
In the filename of your image: Your name and town
In your email: Your full name, address and telephone number
You may send up to 5 images per category.
Closing date 30th September 2013
Winners and runners-up will be notified by 31st October 2013
Please note, all images submitted for entry in to the competition and chosen as either competition winners or runners-up will become, by default, the copyright of Thompson & Morgan and its Group of companies. We will use your image for the foreseeable future in any marketing literature, be it online or in paper format.
Head over to our blog to see the 2012 photo competition winners.
Have you discovered a new plant growing in your garden? If so, you could be in with a chance of winning a £500 reward. Several varieties in our current range were discovered by customers and who knows, next time it could be you! Click below for full details of how to go about breeding new plants.
The current pumpkin world-record is an amazing 2009lbs* and if you beat this, you'll win £10,000! All you need to do is enter your giant pumpkin into the Autumn Pumpkin Festival, which takes place in Southampton on Saturday 12th October. Prizes are also available for pumpkins that beat the heaviest recorded weight in Europe or the UK.
*Weight correct at time of writing. Please see the main competition page for further details.