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OPA's Canada 150 Municipal Floral Display Competition

Deadline for entries is Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 11:59pm*

In honour of Canada's sesquicentennial anniversary, our Annual Floral Display Competition will focus on Canada 150 displays this year. This annual contest is your opportunity to showcase the horticultural talents of your municipal parks staff so find your best display and show off!!!

For this year's competition we have just one category - Canada 150 Displays. And each municipality can enter one display, yes, JUST ONE display, that represents the incredible horticultural talent of their parks staff. So be sure to select your municipality's number one most impressive, stop and stare in awe, "Holy moly that is awesome!" Canada 150 display. Your entry can be a small garden, large garden, median or boulevard planting, container display, floral art, you name it ... the only restriction is that it has to be a display that celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary.

Check out the participation instructions and then get busy trying to find the display that you think will absolutely wow the judges!

Contest participation instructions:

  1. Select your municipality's most prize-worthy Canada 150 display. 
  2. Snap some pictures that capture the impressiveness of the display. You may submit a maximum of four pictures so make sure they are really really good (but DO NOT EDIT OR ENHANCE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS as this may result in disqualification). 
  3. You must be logged in to the OPA website to register for the contest. If you are a current member log in, return to this page and upload your photos by clicking the "Upload" button below (the button will appear once you are logged in). Once your photos are uploaded click here to complete the online entry form. Please note that logging into your OPA account requires you to know your membership password. If you do not know your password, please click the "Login" button at the top of this screen, then click "forgot password" when prompted to have a new password emailed to you.
  4. If you are not an OPA member, please click here to register for our FREE Floral Display Competition membership. Once your membership is set up and you have received the email with your password, return to this page to upload your photos by clicking the "Upload" button below (the button will appear once you are logged in). After you have uploaded your photos click here to complete the online entry form.


The winning display will be announced Thursday, August 17th at the Landscape Ontario/University of Guelph Trial Gardens Open House in Milton. Displays will be judged on: presentation, colour, balance & symmetry; Potential for long term display; Quality of maintenance; and for BONUS POINTS - Use of unusual plants that make a nice show but are a little out of the ordinary (i.e. not the usual petunias or begonias).

Please note that all decisions made by the judges are final. Deadline for entries is Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 11:59pm. 


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Updated on: 04 Jul 2017


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