Unleash Your Flower Power!

The Home Depot presents Flower Power 2013, Take Pride Winnipeg!'s 16th annual Winnipeg in Bloom Contest. This is a FREE contest held for all properties in the city of Winnipeg. Front yard properties are judged based on curb appeal, innovative features and property cleanliness.

"We know that there are many amazing gardens in Winnipeg, but they need to contact us to enter, because we can't drive down every street looking for them," says Tom Ethans, executive director. "We want to celebrate their efforts and the fabulous curb appeal they add to city streets. Don't be shy—enter today!"

Judging categories include business and residential, community efforts, apartment blocks and condominiums. Property owners may enter themselves, or nominate a neighbour with a green thumb. The entry deadline is July 12, 2013. Judging will occur during the month of July, with the awards celebration held in August at Rainbow Stage. Prizes include gift cards and merchandise provided by The Home Depot.

Anyone wishing to enter their property can enter in-store at the service desk at Winnipeg locations of The Home Depot or online. Details and frequently asked questions may also be found here.

Are you a passionate gardener who would like to participate as a volunteer judge? Please email Carrie Lund, community relations coordinator, to apply.

Take Pride Winnipeg! wishes to thank its Title Sponsor, The Home Depot, as well as Major Sponsors for 2013, which include Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg REALTORS, Starbucks Coffee Company, City Press Ltd, Rainbow Stage and the City of Winnipeg.