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Get Snapping for our Shrewsbury in Bloom Photo Competition


Residents of Shrewsbury are urged to submit their photographs in a bid to be featured on the front or back cover of the annual Shrewsbury in Bloom Portfolio of Evidence.

The Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee is offering local residents the opportunity to have their photo of the town on the front or back cover of the annual portfolio, which is presented to the Royal Horticultural Society’s judges as they assess the town against exacting criteria.

The portfolio contains details of life in Shrewsbury under the ‘Bloom Ethos’ over the course of a twelve-month period.

This summer sees a change in the format, when the judges will not be visiting as usual and the town will be judged solely on the contents of the Portfolio.

Due to Coronavirus restrictions last year, all Bloom competitions were cancelled and the 2020 Portfolio wasn’t produced.

When we think of Shrewsbury in Bloom, we automatically assume that we’re talking about the plants and flowers we see around town.

As part of the town’s entry into the Bloom competitions, the town is judged on a number of criteria, including Horticultural Excellence, Environmental Responsibility and Community Participation.

Chairman of Shrewsbury in Bloom, Keith Roberts, said: “We are looking for iconic images of Shrewsbury. Whilst this is our Shrewsbury in Bloom Portfolio, the photos don’t necessarily have to be of flowers, but can be of buildings or places of local interest that show the beautiful town we live in.

“It’s regrettable we weren’t able to use the entries we received for last year’s competition and we thank everyone who entered. There were some great photos and so we’re looking forward to seeing the same standard again this year.”

Entries should be emailed to: at any time until the beginning of July 2021.

If you feel you have a story that falls under the Bloom categories and should be included in the Portfolio, please get in touch with Hilary Humphries at the above e-mail address.


Published 27 May 2021