Competitions 2021

2021 - Yet again we have had to make the hard decision to cancel the Local Competition and the Art And Poetry Competition. The good news is (as of 14th July 2021) that the Duck Race WILL be going ahead.

Adult category Local Competition winners

Photo: 2019 Art, Poetry (Adult classes) and Local Competition winners.


Local Competition 2021, 2020 ... CANCELLED

The aim of the competition is to encourage local people to help make the town of Wimborne Minster a more attractive place in which to live, work and visit.

The competition is intended to be 'Fun' and open to anyone who lives within the town boundary of Wimborne Minster whether you have a beautiful hanging basket or pretty frontage, you are welcome to have a go. Trophies donated by local businesses and individuals are amongst the prizes to be won for several of the competition categories.

How to enter 202? ...

Step 1: From the list of Competition Categories select one or more that you would like to compete in.

Step 2: Download an Entry Form, or obtain a copy from the Tourist Information Centre, The Library and other outlets in the Town, or contact the Committee Chairman for a copy.

Step 3: Send the completed entry form to: Anthony Oliver, 34 Park Lane, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1LD (Tel. 01202 888703 or email: witsend@familyoliver.org.uk by: 2021 Competition Cancelled

The judges will be looking for: overall impression; variety of plants; good quality plants; general tidiness and absence of litter


Art & Poetry Competitions 2021, 2020 ... CANCELLED

Wimborne in Bloom hold an annual competition for both Painting and Poetry. These competitions are open to all who live or have a connection, through local organisations, with Wimborne. There are different categories dependent on age.

Art: The work maybe in any medium, see entry form for maximum size and the full set of rules. Prizes will be awarded and all entries will be on public display in The Minster. Full rules and entry forms can be found here. For the Under 16s competition there will be prizes in six groups:

Poetry: All you have to do is to write a poem with a title of "Wimborne Old & New" that is no more than 40 lines, and has not been previously published. Two categories: Under 18s and Adults. The competition is open to all residents and those connected with Wimborne through schools and local organisations. Full details on how to enter can be found here.

Closing date for both 2021 Art and Poetry competitions: CANCELLED


Duck Race 2021 ... GOING AHEAD!

1000 Ducks bob their way down the river Allen, avoiding reeds, fish and bridges as they hurtle towards the finish line. Sponsor a duck for the chance of winning one of several cash prizes, all proceeds go towards Wimborne in Bloom funds. The race takes place on Saturday 28th August 2021, tickets on sale Saturday 21st August, then Thu-Sat 26-28th August.

Duck Race Results


Previous Year's Results

Local Competition 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
Dumbleton Shield Competition 2009, 2007
Poetry Competition 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009,2008, 2007, 2006
Art Competition 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Duck Race 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Planter on The Square, Wimborne Minster

Picture: Planter on The Square, Wimborne Minster