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Centenary photo competition

Our next photo competition is open for entries!

As many of you will know, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the year Britain entered one of the costliest conflicts in history – the First World War.

With this in mind, our latest photo competition is based around the iconic symbol of Remembrance Day, the Poppy.

This competition is also different to our usual photo competitions, as we have two categories available for entry - which means two chances to win!
The Photo categories are:

  • Best closeup shot of a Poppy
  • Best landscape involving Poppies

The closing date for entries is midnight on Friday 27 June 2014. The two winners will be contacted via email by Friday 4 July.

The best photo from each category will win a £50 voucher to spend with us - plus your photo will grace our social media pages throughout the summer!

How does it work?

Every season we will give you a theme for your photo. It could be simply seasonal, or colour-related, a close-up, or a landscape. It could include wildlife, or food, or family... and, sometimes, much more abstract!

Each photo will be judged on both its visual impact, and how well it represents our chosen theme and category. You can enter photos into both categories, or choose just one.

How to enter

All you need to do is email your photo as an attachment to, with the subject line "Centenary photo competition".

Please also include your name and address, and (where possible) the name of the plants you have photographed!

Important! Please don't send any printed photographs to us by post. We cannot accept any responsibility for them, and neither can we return them to you.

Happy snapping, and good luck!

Previous competition winners

Autumn competition winners

The winning photo from the Autumn competition, 'When Autumn leaves...'.

J Huckle, Bedfordshire (view photo1st prize – £50 voucher
A Stone, Kent (view photo2nd prize – £35 voucher
B Moss, London (view photo3rd prize – £25 voucher

You can see all of the shortlisted photos, including our three winners, on the Ashridge Nurseries Pinterest page!

Terms & conditions

  • Entrants must be aged 18 years or over at the time of entry, and be a resident of the UK or Republic of Ireland.
  • The competition is free to enter, no purchase is necessary.
  • Employees, families, friends or anyone otherwise associated with Ashridge Nurseries may not enter.
  • Entering the competition in the manner stated below constitutes full acceptance of these terms & conditions.
  • The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence regarding the decision will be entertained.
  • Entries should be submitted by email to before the closing date advertised for each competition. Emails must carry the subject line as advertised with each competition.
  • Entries must also include your full name, address and telephone number.
  • Your photos must be digital only, in high-resolution (at least 1024 pixels along the shortest side), and in a commonly used file format (preferably JPG, PNG, GIF or TIFF).
  • The photo must be your own, must not infringe any copyrights, and you must have the permission of any people and/or subjects in the photograph before submitting it to us.
  • We are unable to accept postal entries.
  • You grant Ashridge Nurseries a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual and irrevocable licence to use your photo in promotional media (such as in an email, on a social media website, on packaging and in a catalogue).
  • Only one entry per person, per category of the competition. No responsibility can be accepted for lost or corrupted entries as a result of transmission via email. Entries must be sent directly to us, not via an agent or other third party.
  • There are two prizes. The judges will decide which photos achieve the best balance of: overall visual impact; and fit with the theme of each competition period.
  • The prizes are for each category are: a £50 voucher for use on the Ashridge Nurseries website.
  • The prizes are non-transferrable and no cash alternative is offered. No refund can be given on part-used vouchers. Vouchers are valid for 3 months from the closing date.
  • Winners will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date.
  • Entrants agree that their name, town and county may be used in publicity following notification of any prizes.
  • If events transpire that are outside of the control of Ashridge Nurseries that require us to amend or suspend the competition, no liability shall fall on the promoter.
  • The laws of England apply to this competition and an English court will have jurisdiction over any dispute. Greenwich Mean Time applies to all dates and times.
  • The promoter of this competition is: Ashridge Trees Ltd, Grove Cross Barn, Castle Cary, BA7 7NJ.


One thought on “Centenary photo competition”

  • Julian

    For some reason beyond my technical comprehension the winners posted on this page on 4th July appear to have disappeared. They were:
    Landscape: Scott McGlinchey of London SW16
    Close Up: Mrs V Hunt of N. Yorks YO51.

    Both have received their £50 vouchers and their images will be used through the year.

    Many thanks to all entrants.

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