Urban Bounty 2021 Garden Photo Contest Rules

General Rules:

  • Photos may be submitted from August 9th, 2021 to September 23rd, 2021; no late submissions will be considered 
  • Public voting will be open from August 9th, 2021 to September 30th, 2021. No votes will be considered after September 30th, 2021
  • Winners will be notified 3-5 days after the final voting process closes
  • There are two categories available for entry: 
    • Best Vegetable /Herb Garden: A photo of a ground level or planter-based vegetable and herb garden
    • Best balcony or patio gardens: Potted plants on a sill, balcony or patio

For Entrants

  • Entrants must be a resident of the city of Richmond
  • Personal gardens only: no farms, hobby gardens or commercial growers allowed
  • Family and friends of Urban Bounty’s staff and board are allowed to enter, but not to win
  • Entrant must be of legal voting age at time of submission

For Submissions:

  • One submission is permitted per entrant
  • Photos must be submitted virtually
  • Entries must be emailed to ashley.viljoen@richmondfoodsecurity.org with the entrant’s name, the category in which they are entering and a title for their submission


  • Submissions will be made available for viewing in a google drive folder here
  • Members of the public can vote for photos online using this form here; members of the public can vote for only one image from each category
  • The top five images from each category will go forward to the finals based on popular vote
  • The judges will then pick a winner from each category
  • The judges will consist of one member of the Urban Bounty board of directors, one member of the Richmond Garden Club and one volunteer member from the public
  • Judging will be based on:
    • Lush and flushness
    • Variety
    • Colour
    • Layout
    • Biodiversity


  • The winner from each category will receive a 250ml jar of honey, a bottle of mead, and a private one-hour gardening session for up to 7 of your friends at our Paulik Park office location. Prizes can be picked up from the Paulik Park office located at 7611 Ash Street, Richmond BC V6Y 2S2
  • The winners of each category also have their photos posted to Urban Bounty’s social media feeds, and displayed on the Urban Bounty website

Any questions can be directed to ashley.viljoen@richmondfoodsecurity.org

Good luck!