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The City of Charles Sturt is proud to present the Spring Garden Competition 2019.

Spring Garden Competition Entry Form

It’s that time of year again, where we celebrate our City’s avid and enthusiastic gardeners and the City is buzzing with excitement! It's wonderful to see the passion that people in our community have in establishing and caring for their beautiful gardens.

Creative and well-tended garden entries are expected from a wide variety of city landscapes including traditional back gardens, courtyards, balconies, river-frontages, corporate green-spaces, community gardens and school yards.

The Kids Dream Garden Competition is a new fun challenge. The competition is open for three age groups 2-5 yrs, 6-10 yrs & 11-13 yrs with awesome prizes for each age group. Children are required to design their dream garden using any form of design and deliver to Council by Friday 6 September 2019. Get creative and design your dream garden – the garden can be of any size and constructed from any materials you can find, draw a picture, build it in 3D, or design it digitally - it is all up to you and your imagination, the possibilities are endless.

The Spring Garden Competition is an inclusive event and we strongly encourage entries from young aspiring green thumbs (children) to older green thumbs, individual gardeners, families, community groups, different cultural groups, commercial organisations and small businesses. With 10 categories, there is certainly something for everyone.

You can nominate gardens in any of the following categories:

  • Home Garden Award
  • Small Garden Award
  • Therapeutic Garden Award
  • Food Garden Award
  • Children’s Garden Award
  • Community/Non Residential Garden Award
  • School Garden Award
  • People’s Choice Award – Nominate your favourite park or reserve
  • Most Loved Street  - You can nominate your street or a street you think is beautiful

Great Garden Citizen/s – Nominate a great community based gardener/s

Applications close Friday 6 September 2019.

Judging will take place during the following dates 1 October – 4 October 2019 and 21 October – 25 October 2019.

Awards Night will be held on Tuesday 19 November 2019.

If you have any queries please contact Sue Tripodi on 8408 1306 or email stripodi@charlessturt.sa.gov.au



Kids Dream Garden Competition

Kids Dream Garden Competition

Design your Dream Garden Competition is open to children from 2-13 years of age.

The Kids Dream Garden Competition is a new fun challenge. The competition is open for three age groups with awesome prizes for each age group:

  • 2-5 years
  • 6-10 years
  • 11-13 years

Children are required to design their dream garden using any form of design and send in a picture of them with their design for judging by Friday 6 September 2019.

Get creative and design your dream garden – the garden can be of any size and constructed from any materials you can find, draw a picture, build it in 3D, or design it digitally - it is all up to you and your imagination, the possibilities are endless.

Please read the Terms and Conditions below, fill out the form and submit to Council by Friday 6 September 2019.

Kids Dream Garden Competition - Terms & Conditions (639 kb)

Kids Dream Garden Competition Entry Form

For further details please contact Sue Tripodi on 8408 1306 or email stripodi@charlessturt.sa.gov.au

Spring Garden Competition Terms & Conditions

By submitting an entry, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

All gardens and gardeners must be located within the City of Charles Sturt.

  1. Final judging will be carried out by a panel of judges who have been appointed by the City of Charles Sturt
  2. All prizes are awarded at the discretion of the judges, whose decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  3. All participants are automatically in the running for the ‘Mayor’s Encouragement Award’ category.  The winner of this category cannot win this prize in two consecutive years.
  4. Entrants agree to allow their image and gardens to be photographed by a nominated person from the City of Charles Sturt.  Photographs may be reproduced in the City of Charles Sturt promotional material to be used by Council at its discretion.
  5. The judging criteria for each category will be:
         I.   Overall design
         II.  Use of Plants
         III. Originality and Creativity
         IV.  Environmental Initiatives
  6. Mail entries to:
        Spring Garden Competition 2019
        City of Charles Sturt
        PO BOX 1
        WOODVILLE  SA  5011
  7. Council staff and their immediate families are not eligible to enter this competition.
  8. Judging will take place during the following dates - 1 October 2019– 4 October 2019 and 21
    October 2019 – 25 October 2019
  9. Presentation Night of Awards Tuesday 19 November 2018
  10. Entrants no longer need to submit a photograph, a Council representative will take a photo of the garden.
  11. Entries close on Friday 6 September 2019
  12. Entry to the Spring Garden Competition 2019 is free.
  13. Personal information collected from you is held and used by Council under the provisions of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

If you require further information please contact Council’s Customer Contact Centre on 8408 1111 or email council@charlessturt.sa.gov.au

Privacy Notification

Personal information collected from you is held and used by Council under the provisions of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. The supply of information is voluntary, however if you cannot provide, or do not wish to provide the information sought, Council may be unable to process your application or request, or consider your submission.

Please note that the exchange of information between the public and Council, may be accessed by others and could be made publicly available under the Government Information Public Access Act 2009 (GIPA Act). If you require further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 8408 1111.

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