Recognising and rewarding results
Judges are looking for the best, so don't hesitate to show them your showpiece areas.
Most entries also have less attractive areas and the judges will want to see the efforts being made for the longer-term future to improve eyesores and to disguise gap sites. In particular, no part of the entry should be littered and an active effort should be made to eliminate graffiti.
Judges will also be looking for evidence that you have the environment and the community at the heart of your activities.
Participants are visited by a team of two judges during the UK finals judging fortnight which takes place in the first two weeks of August each year. The judges will award medals based on the score achieved.
An exceptionally high standard demonstrated throughout. A consistent approach that demonstrates both best practice and sustainable effort. Meets all of the judging criteria and objectives of Britain in Bloom and scores very highly in each section of the judging criteria.
A high standard entry that meets the judging criteria and objectives of Britain in Bloom, including sections of exceptionally high standard. Generally meets sustainable and quality thresholds, but these may not be entirely consistent throughout the area. Offers potential to be a Gold Medal winner in the future.
Considered to be an above-average entry that meets most of the judging criteria and objectives of Britain in Bloom. The entry will include more than one section that demonstrates exceptionally high standards. In particular, the entry will demonstrate good sustainable standards and the potential to progress to Silver-Gilt standard.
An average entry that meets most but not necessarily all of the judging criteria and objectives of Britain in Bloom. The entry will include at least one section that demonstrates an exceptional standard. In general, the entry will meet acceptable sustainable standards and the potential to progress to Silver standard.
The entry may have a number of good merits and could well be the best area in its population size from the region. However, the entry has not met a sufficiently developed standard as required to achieve any of the Britain in Bloom medals.