Competition Results 2016

Wimborne in Bloom's Annual Prizegiving took place on Saturday (17th September) at Allenbourn Middle School. It was three days after the Regional Awards Ceremony at Fareham when the Town of Wimborne Minster had been awarded a Gold Medal for the third year in succession. We were pipped at the post for the Small Town Title by Wareham. Chairman, Richard Nunn also announced that Redcotts Recreation Ground had been awarded a Silver Gilt Medal for their entry in the Regional Parks Category. Those gathered were delighted when the news was announced. Grateful thanks was expressed to all those who had helped Wimborne in Bloom to achieve such magnificent results.

Schools winners

The winners in the Schools Section along with the Mayor Cllr Mrs Sue Cook, her Escort Cllr Robin Cook, Richard Nunn, Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom and Secretary Susie Gatrell who co-ordinated the Schools competition

Once again the Prizegiving was split into two events, the first for the Schools Art and Poetry Competitions and secondly the Main Wimborne in Bloom Competition including Art and Poetry for the Adults. The Mayor, Cllr. Mrs Sue Cook presented the prizes for both events.

A donation from Lester Brunt, Wealth Management, funded the children's prizes.

Garden vouchers from the local Nurseries and Garden Centres around the area listed below were this year's attractive Main Competition prizes:

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

Local Competition winners

Main Competition winners with their Trophies along with the Mayor and her Escort and Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom Richard Nunn (back row right)

Our next events take place in November, on Saturday 12th the Charities Fair in the Allendale Centre and on Saturday 19th the pre-Christmas Coffee Morning at 34 Park Lane, this being a week before Wimborne in Bloom's 24th Anniversary.

Richard Nunn, Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom said, "I want to thank each and everyone who entered and supported us and the Town. Several local organisations kindly undertook the judging and commented on the high standard of entries and, encouragingly, the numbers were up on last year! Sincere thanks to those judging groups. Whilst not all can be winners they are to Wimborne in Bloom and continue to contribute to making Wimborne a very popular destination for visitors and residents. I think all will agree that the Town looks really good and the weather has ensured the displays, and especially the hanging baskets, have flourished. Our thanks to Littlebanks Nursery and Dutch Touch who have both been instrumental in the displays and, of course, the regular watering and maintenance. Their support for the 'In Bloom' campaign is superb."

1a. Window Display to interpret "A Minster Town" (Trophy presented by Wimborne Minster Chamber of Trade)
1 Douch & Small (Emma Regan)
2 Present Company (Angela Hudson)
=3 The Priest's House Museum (Eileen Carter)
=3 Fairground (Maureen Pascall)
=3 Red Cross Shop (Angela Kentchinton)
2a. Hotel, Guest House, Public House or Restaurant - within Town boundary (Trophy presented by The Daily Echo)
1 The Green Man (Margaret and Andrew Kiff)
2 The Rising Sun (Robert Crane)
3 The Oddfellows Arms (Mari-Claire Parrin)
2b. Hotel, Guest House, Public House or Restaurant - Country District (Trophy presented by Stewarts Nurseries)
1 The Horns Inn (Michelle Orr)
2 The Stocks Inn (Stephen Dyer)
3 The Old Inn (Simon Pickup)
2c. Business Premises (not entered in 2a or 2b) (Trophy presented by Canford Crafts Gallery)
1 Nicholas O'Hara
2 Mill Lane Precinct Businesses (Suzanne John)
3 On the Green Bakery (Linda Tazzyman)
3. 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 (Greg Hoar)
2 Serles House (Ian Willis)
3 The Priest's House Museum (Val Baker)
4. BEST CHURCH, CHURCHYARD OR MEMORIAL GARDEN (Trophy presented by Ruth Blaug)
1 The Minster (Margaret Turner)
2 Wimborne United Reform Church (Keith Dorling)
3 Elim Pentecostal Church
5. BEST SCHOOL GARDENS OR GROUNDS (Trophy presented by Anthony & Christine Oliver)
1 Wimborne First School (Sarah Hartley)
2 St John's First School (Kate Anstey)
6a. Annual Garden (Trophy presented by Wimborne Town Lodge of Moose International, in memory of Alec Moore)
1 Garry & Donna Hutchings
2 Bob Wareham
3 Brian Goddard
6b. Perennial Garden (Trophy presented by Wimborne Town Lodge of Moose International)
1 Margery Ryan
2 Geof & Jill Haywood
3 Peter Sargeant
6c. First-time Entry - Own nomination (Trophy presented by the Residents of Coppercourt Leaze)
1 Carole Crease
2 Sue Taylor
3 Geoff & Penny Taylor
7. BEST BACK GARDEN (Trophy presented by Councillor Mrs. Ivy Ellis - Town Mayor 2002 - 2003)
1 Margery Ryan
=2 Susan Dibben
=2 Sue Taylor
HC Geoff & Penny Taylor
HC Pam & Robert Feltham
HC Samantha Wynne
8. BEST COMMUNAL GARDEN OR GROUP OF HOUSES (Trophy presented by East Boro Housing Trust)
1 Mill Bank House (Suzanne Slade)
2 Pye Lane Group (Carole Crease)
3 Victoria Place Gardens (Malcolm Haynes)
9a. Best Hanging Basket (Trophy presented by Littlebanks Nursery)
1 Pamela Perkins
2 June Bealing
3 Anthony Sherman
9b. Best Overall Display - Hanging and/or wall baskets, tubs or containers (Trophy presented by Joy Stride)
1 Peter Sargeant
2 Mary Freshwater
3 Pamela Perkins
10. BEST DISPLAY SURROUNDING A TOWN SIGN (Trophy presented by Millennium Mayor Cllr. Mrs Diann March)
1 Victoria Road (Stella & Derek Foote)
=2 Julians Road (National Trust)
=2 Cranborne Road (National Trust)

Art and Poetry Competition

Wimborne in
Bloom Art and Poetry Competition winners
who were able to attend the photocall together with the
Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom Richard Nunn

Wimborne in Bloom Art and Poetry Competition winners who were able to attend the photocall together with the Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom Richard Nunn

2016 has proved to be a bumper year for the Wimborne in Bloom Art and Poetry Competitions. The theme for the whole range of entries was "Wimborne - a Minster Town". The many entries in both children's and adult's sections were of an exceptionally high standard and gave the judges a challenging task in choosing the winners.

Wimborne in Bloom has been delighted with the continued, positive response from local schools. Entries were once again received from Wimborne First, St John's, Pamphill, Allenbourn Middle and Queen Elizabeth's.

The Children's Art Competition attracted the highest number of entries, which were received from pupils ranging from Reception Class up to Year 11. In all, the total number of entries exceeded 450. This competition was judged by the Town Mayor, Councillor Sue Cook, aided by her husband, Councillor Robin Cook. In addition to First, Second and Third prizes, they made a high number of "Highly Commended" awards. Entries are on display in Wimborne Library until Monday 11th July.

The Children's and Adult's Poetry Competitions again attracted some very creative and entertaining entries. Judges were impressed by their quality and thoroughly enjoyed reading them all.

The Adult Art Competition attracted a wide variety of interpretations of the theme. Entrants employed a range of media and again judges found it difficult to select prize-winners from such an excellent array. Entries may be viewed in the Minster for two weeks from Monday 27th June to Monday 11th July.

The Wimborne in Bloom Committee wishes 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.

Art and Poetry Comptition Results


1st    George Phillips
2nd    Autumn Yarnold
3rd    Maddison Henchcliffee

1st    Harry Van Etten
2nd    Kejiah Mbera
2nd    Oliver McBay
3rd    George Scott-Giles
HC     Evan Williams
HC     Florence Habgood
HC     Lucia Gaunt

1st    Thomas Beevers
2nd    Sebastian Jolliff
3rd    Jodie Teo
HC     Daisy August
HC     Lydia Norrish

1st    Oliver Clarke
2nd    Lizzie Suter
3rd    Will Sharples
HC     Jennifer Hart
HC     Hannah Lee

1st    Charlotte Sinclair
2nd    Max Samways
3rd    Madeline Bone
HC     Martha Tribe

1st    Billy Frater
2nd    Yasmin Humby
3rd    Harvey Austin
HC     Polly Symes
HC     Erin Andrews

1st    Harry Woods
2nd    Jake Churchill
3rd    Nina Hicks
3rd    Lydian Norrish
HC     Lauren Fentima
HC     Daisy Davis

1st    Simon Bradbury
2nd    Dorothy Watson
3rd    Ann Gouch

1st    Brian Gibson
2nd    Mike Lawrence
3rd    Susan Hammond
4th    Christine Storey