All of the communities who enter for Northumbria in Bloom Major Awards are also encouraged to make entries from within their area for Special Awards. Proposed entries should be discussed with the judges at the Spring visit.
Entrants are required to provide one photograph for each special award entry. Images should be submitted through the NIB photo uploader at www.nibphotouploader.co.uk
The number of special award entries must be agreed between the entrant and the judges prior to summer judging. The limit per main entry is 10 special awards.
Each entry (except for Community Champion) will now be assessed on three criteria, relating to the characteristics of that entry – Private Garden, Public Park etc.
Additional judging time is allowed of up to 15 minutes for each Special Award entry.
An entry cannot be both a Special Award and an It’s Your Neighbourhood award.