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2016 Township-Wide Beautification Contest

5th Year!



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The 2016 Township-Wide Beautification Contest is open to individuals, businesses and community groups in the Township of Rideau Lakes.  Presentation of a variety of flowers and plants, use of landscape, art elements, textures and overall staging of each entry will be the focus of this Township-Wide Contest.  Folks wishing to enter their home properties must identify their main focus/area on their property for judging.  By participating as a contestant you are allowing the judges access to your property for judging purposes.

Timing: Judging will take place during the third week of July.  There is no “fore-warning” to contestants as to the actual judgment day!

Judging:  The judging panel will consist of representatives from the Township who have an interest in horticulture.

Judging will be based on three categories; understanding the criteria should not limit the contestant to exploring and developing other venues they may feel are suitable.



Design - including arrangements of flowers and plants, balance, colour and harmony

Diversity - the use of annuals, perennials, bulbs, ornamental grasses and originality

Theme - colours, art elements, materials and constructed elements

Awards:  Winners receive a very special and distinct sign for their garden that identifies their garden as a winning entry. The presentation of these awards will be held in the Council Chambers in Chantry in August.  Winners must be willing to allow photos of their entries to be used for publicity purposes.

The highest marks will determine the winner in each category. 

There is no cost to enter. 

 Registration:  To be involved in this contest you must register by July 1, 2016 by calling Sue at the Township Offices 1-800-928-2250 or 613-928-2251; filling out a registration form found in the Spring & Summer 2016 Community & Leisure Services Brochure or here or by e-mail to:

Good Luck!



Winners of the 2015 Township-Wide Beautification Contest

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Winners of the 2014 Township-Wide Beautification Contest

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Winners of the 2012 Township-Wide Beautification Contest

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Township of Rideau Lakes, 1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON, K0E 1G0
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