The judging criteria have been restructured to be in line with the key themes and to provide a greater degree of transparency and clarity to all concerned. The judging guidelines are also simpler and easier to use and understand. The key themes of Britain in Bloom are:
Please remember that your entire tour route is subject to judging; that means what the judges see on the way from one feature stop to another as well as what they see at all the stops and as they further explore sites on foot during the tour are ALL subject to judging. Furthermore, the judges will expect that your campaign has considered your entire community not just the high street or the village square and that you, at the very least, have plans to address “problem” areas (i.e. vacant premises/plots, eyesores etc.). Finally, please also bear in mind that judges will be looking for your campaign activities to benefit your community not just for today but for the longer term.