2013 Edition of the Communities in Bloom International Challenge

Communities in Bloom will organize the 2013 Edition for the Communities in Bloom International Challenge.

The International Challenge involves winners from different National Programs (Communities in Bloom, Britain in Bloom, America in Bloom, Tidy Towns of Ireland, Japan in Bloom, Entente Florale and others) competing with each other based on population categories. Invitations are also sent to communities from countries without National Programs.

The International Challenge consists of communities receiving information and being evaluated by an international jury on the accomplishements of their entire community (municipal, private, corporate and institutional sectors, citizens) on eight key criteria: tidiness, environmental awareness, community involvement, natural and cultural heritage conservation, urban foresty, landscaped areas, floral displays, and turf & groundcovers.The evaluation takes place in July and August. The 2013 National Symposium and Awards Ceremonies will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s Capital Region from October 23rd – 26th, 2013.

Download the program information and registration form or look at for more information.

Download 2013_international_challenge_information.pdf

Rachel Wakefield

Communications Executive and Associate Editor
United Kingdom