Win up to £250 in our photo competitions
If you are proud of your plants and would like to show us what you have accomplished, Thompson & Morgan runs photo competitions throughout the year.
We’ve added some new categories this year and competitions are open to everyone, so whether you have a single hanging basket outside your front door, a couple of tubs on your balcony or acres of formal gardens you could win some fantastic prizes, as well as seeing your photos on our website or even in one of our catalogues.
You can enter as many competitions as you like. Please visit our photo competitions page for details of how to enter.
Thompson & Morgan’s photo competitions are judged by renowned plant photographer, Michael Warren. Michael’s photos have been illustrating books, magazines and catalogues for over 40 years and his talks to garden clubs increase year on year.
Photo competitions – categories for 2013
Petunia ‘Purple Tower’
Can you grow the tallest tower? We’re so confident about the vigour of our new ‘Purple Tower’ that we’re throwing open a challenge to our all our customers. Send in your photos and you could be in with a chance of winning the top prize of £250 in Thompson & Morgan vouchers!
Why don’t you see just what Begonia ‘Inferno’™ can do for you? Pack out any hanging basket, Flower Pouch™ or windowbox. Order your plants today and join our challenge! We’re awarding £100 in Thompson & Morgan vouchers for the best photo of Begonia ‘Inferno’™ this summer.
Try Tree Lilies® for yourself; you’ll see just how easy and instant they can be! For your chance to win £100 in Thompson & Morgan vouchers, simply grow tree lilies® this summer, take a photo and send it in.
Your beds and borders
Send in a photo of your beds and borders looking their best and you could win £250 in Thompson & Morgan vouchers.
Your patio garden
Is your patio garden your pride and joy? Send in your photos and be in with a chance of winning £250 in vouchers.
Vegetables and Fruit
The ‘Vegetables and Fruit’ category gives you the chance to show off your kitchen garden, whether you’ve got a large vegetable plot or grow in containers on the patio.
Baskets and hanging containers of any Thompson & Morgan product
Have your baskets and containers got the wow-factor? Send in your photos for the chance to win £250 in Thompson & Morgan vouchers.
Plant Portrait of any Thompson & Morgan product
This category gives you the opportunity to really show off your photography skills! Take a photo of any Thompson & Morgan plant and send it in for your chance to win. For inspiration, why not have a look at our 2012 entries?
The winners of the begonia and tree lily categories will receive £100 in Thompson & Morgan vouchers, winners of the remaining categories will receive £250 in Thompson & Morgan vouchers.
We will also select an unlimited number of runners-up, who will each receive £10 in Thompson & Morgan vouchers if their image is selected for use in Thompson & Morgan’s catalogues.
Preparing your entry
We will only accept entries in digital format for this competition.
Tips for taking great photos:
- Keep any backgrounds simple and uncluttered
- Choose a perfect bloom when shooting close-ups
- Do not shoot into the sun or during bright sunshine
- Take some vertical pictures, not always horizontal
- Think differently, experiment…
Please visit the photo competition page of your choice for details of how to enter.
Closing date 30th September 2013
Winners and runners-up will be notified by 31st October 2013
Use of images
Please note, all images submitted for entry in to the competition and chosen as either competition winners or runners-up will become, by default, the copyright of Thompson & Morgan and its Group of companies. We will use your image for the foreseeable future in any marketing literature, be it online or in paper format.
2012 Photo Competition Results
Click here to see the 2012 photo competition winners.
Have you discovered a new plant growing in your garden? If so, you could be in with a chance of winning a £500 reward. Several varieties in our current range were discovered by customers and who knows, next time it could be you! Click here for full details of how to go about breeding new plants.
Rebecca works in the Marketing department as part of the busy web team, focusing on updating the UK news and blog pages and Thompson & Morgan’s international website. Rebecca enjoys gardening and learning about flowers and growing vegetables with her young daughter.