Competition Results 2012

Results of Wimborne in Bloom local competition July 2012. Judged by local organisations 16th - 21st July 2012. Presentation of prizes - Saturday 15th September 2012 at Allenbourn middle school, East Borough, Wimborne Minster.

Wimborne in Bloom Prizewinners with their Trophies

Wimborne in Bloom Prizewinners with their Trophies, more photos below ...

1a. Window Display to interpret 'It's a Colourful World' (Trophy presented by Wimborne Minster Chamber of Trade)
1 'Fairground
2 'Present Company'
3 'British Red Cross'
1b. Overall Outside Display (Trophy presented by The Rising Sun)
1 'Doris and Daisy'
2 'Reflections'
2a. Business Premises (Trophy presented by Canford Crafts Gallery)
1 'The Green Man' (Margaret Kiff/Andrew Kiff)
2 Tourist Information Centre
3 Wimborne Model Town (Stuart Beavan)
2b. Residential Nursing Homes (Trophy presented by East Boro Housing Trust)
1 East Borough Housing Trust 'Ashmore' 7, Osborne Road
2c. Private Dwelling (Trophy presented by Joy Stride)
1 Mrs Marianne Moores
2 Mrs June Bealing
3 Mrs Cheryl Barnes
3. BEST NEIGHBOURHOOD (GROUP OF HOUSES) (Trophy presented by East Boro Housing Trust)
1 East Borough Housing Trust 4 Avenue Road
2 Chapel Lane 1/14 inclusive
4. BEST GARDEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WHERE AN ENTRANCE FEE IS PAID (Trophy presented by Cllr & Mrs Robin Cook Town Mayor & Mayoress 2006-2007)
1 Wimborne Model Town (Stuart Bevan)
2 The Priests House Museum and Garden (Val Baker)
5a. Within Town Boundary (Trophy presented by The Daily Echo)
1 'The Green Man' (Margaret Kiff/Andrew Kiff)
2 'The Rising Sun' (Jo Archer)
3 'The Cricketers Arms' (David Pym)
5b. Country District Within 3 Miles of Town (Trophy presented by Stewarts Nurseries)
1 'Stocks Inn'
=2 'The Horns' Burts Hill
=2 'The Old Inn' Holt
1 No 9 Restaurant West Borough
2 Laughing Pot Tearoom 4 West Borough
1 Wimborne Minster Church & surrounds
2 St John's Church, Leigh Road
3 Elim Church, Leigh Road
8. BEST SCHOOL GARDENS OR GROUNDS (Trophy presented by Anthony & Christine Oliver)
1 St. John's First School, St. John's Hill
2 Wimborne First School, School Lane
9. BEST PATIO / BALCONY VISIBLE FROM THE ROAD (Trophy presented by Reg & Eleanor Dunningham)
1 Robin Hutchings
2 Mrs Sue Southern
10a. Annual Garden - Own nomination (Trophy presented by Wimborne Town Lodge of Moose International, in memory of Alec Moore)
=1 Mr Anthony Hannam
=1 Mrs June Bealing
3 Mrs Jenny O'Carroll
10b. Perennial Garden - Own nomination (Trophy presented by Wimborne Town Lodge of Moose International)
1 Mrs Jenny O'Carroll
=2 Mr Gary Hutchings
=2 Mr & Mrs Geoff & Jill Haywood
10c. To be Nominated by the Postpersons (Trophy presented by the Royal Mail)
1 Mrs Valerie Biles
2 Mr & Mrs John & Ann Burden
3 Mr & Mrs Geoff & Jill Hayward
10d. New Entry - Own nomination (Trophy presented by the residents of Coppercourt Leaze)
1 Mr Anthony Hannam
2 Mrs Karen Sherman
3 Mrs Marilyn Barber
11. BEST BACK GARDEN (Trophy presented by Councillor Mrs Ivy Ellis - Town Mayor 2002 - 2003)
1 Mrs Marianne Moores
2 Mrs Karen Sherman
3 Mr Terry Wheeler
HC Mrs Sue Southern
12. BEST USE OF SPACE AROUND AN APARTMENT BLOCK (Trophy presented by East Boro Housing Trust)
1 Mrs Suzanne Slade
2 Mrs Pat Evans
3 Mrs Dorita Henriques
13. BEST HANGING BASKET PRIVATE DWELLING (Trophy presented by Little Banks Nursery)
1 Mrs Pamela Perkins
2 Mrs June Bealing
3 Mrs Cheryl Barnes
14. BEST PLANTED DISPLAY IN ARTISTIC CONTAINER (Trophy presented by Wimborne Evening Decorative & Fine Arts Society)
1 Mrs Sue Southern
15. EMERGENCY SERVICES - OVERALL DISPLAY (Trophy presented by Quarter Jack Jewellers)
No entrants
16. BEST GARDEN SURROUNDING TOWN SIGN (Trophy presented by Millennium Mayor Cllr. Mrs Diann March)
1 Victoria Road Sign (Mr & Mrs Derek & Stella Foot)
2 Leigh Road Sign (Mr Ralph Wyatt)
3 Julians Road Sign (The National Trust)
a. Best Allotment open to all (Trophy presented by Brian & Val Baker)
1 Mr Maurice Bealing (Julians Road Site)
b. Best Allotment open to those who have never won a prize in this category (A Trophy will be awarded)
No entrants


The Adult and Schools Competitions for Art and Poetry have again proved very popular. Over 360 entries were received for the Schools Art Competition! As an integral part of the 2012 Wimborne in Bloom Campaign the full results are shown below. Wimborne in Bloom thanks the participating schools for their ongoing support and Mrs Pam Perry who again kindly sponsored the Poetry Competition. The theme for both competitions this year was "Wimborne Celebrates" and entrants depicted many and varied aspects of both local and national celebration occurring in this very special year.

For the first time a multi-talented artist and poet scooped 1st place in both the Adult Art and Poetry Competitions!

Art Competition

Adult category
1Susan Hammond
2Scilla Stuart-Paul
3Copper Hastings-Ison
HCKathleen Connolly

In the Schools Art Competition, judged by the Mayor and Mayoress of Wimborne Minster Cllr. John Burden and Mrs Ann Burden, five local schools participated submitting over 360 entries and the following were selected:

1Gretel Moran
2Ruby Scovell
3Daisee (Class 1)
HCTheo (Class 1)
Years 1 & 2
1Oliver Boger
2Cassie Sinfield
3Daniel Burt
HCHarry (Class 3) , Helena Birkin
Years 3 & 4
1Grace Holmes
2Anastasia Ricketts
3Oscar (Class 7)
HCNaomi (Class 9)
Years 5 & 6
1Emily Banfield
2Asha Ambasna
3Isobel Mulliner
HCJasmine Payne
Years 9, 10&11
1Emily Martin
2Aimee Scrivener
3Charlotte Beard
HCJontilar Morris

Poetry Competition

Adult category
1Susan Hammond
2Mike Lawrence
3Annie Chambers
HCMargaret Turner
Under 18's
1Isabella Sheridan
2Akiva Bassford
3Daniel Millis
HCKeira Farrell , Sydnie Horn

The Schools Art entries are on display in Wimborne Library, Crown Mead and the Adult paintings in the Childrens Corner, The Minster, both until 14th July.

Wimborne in Bloom wish to thank all entrants for the high standard of their work and for supporting these competitions which, together with the support of sponsors, has made the competitions so successful in confirming the talent of Wimborne's artists and poets.


John Hare-Brown receives trophy from Margaret Kiff

John Hare-Brown receives trophy from Margaret Kiff

Pauline Collins receives the Sam and Joes Challenge Bowl

Pauline Collins receives the Sam and Joes Challenge Bowl

Anthony Oliver receives the Civic Pride Award

Anthony Oliver receives the Civic Pride Award

Wimborne in Bloom's Annual Prizegiving took place on Saturday (15th September) at Allenbourn Middle School.

For the fourth year in succession the Prizegiving was split into two events, the first for all the Schools involved with the Junior Sections of the Art and Poetry Competitions and secondly for the Adults, again in the Art and Poetry Competitions and also the Main Wimborne in Bloom Competition. The Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr. John and Mrs Ann Burden presented the prizes. Local Nurseries and Garden Centres around the area provided garden vouchers to be spent at their centres for the Main Competition with Wimborne in Bloom providing prizes for the winners in the Junior Art and Poetry Competitions. Mrs Pam Perry continued her support by sponsoring the Adult Poetry Competition which her late husband Cllr John Perry sponsored when he was Town Mayor. The Mayor and Mayoress presented a new trophy for the winner of the Adult Art Competition.

All prizewinners received a Certificate, these kindly produced and donated by Moose International, Wimborne Town Lodge with special thanks to Michael Randall for preparing them all. The main competition winners also received the Trophies in the 17 different categories.

There were three surprise items at the end of the prizegiving. Margaret Kiff from the Green Man presented John Hare-Brown with a trophy in recognition of his unstinting work in keeping the town tidy, litter picking and weeding of pavements. The Sam and Joe's Challenge Bowl was awarded to Pauline Collins in recognition of all her support in organising the spring, summer and autumn competitions each year and her general committee work. The tables were then turned as completely unexpected the Committee presented the Civic Pride Shield to their Chairman Anthony Oliver for all his work and leadership of Wimborne in Bloom over the last twenty years.

Certificates of Excellence awarded by South and South East in Bloom were also presented to Felicity Prince, Penny Durrant, Pauline Collins and St. John's First School.