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Best Kept Garden
Winner: Georgina Daphne Brown, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Philomena Corey, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Ruth Hickey, Carrickfergus
Runner-Up: Phil Allen, Carrickfergus.

Best Kept Community Planting Scheme
Winner: Charles Sheils Charity, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Windsor Residents Association, Whitehead.
Runner-Up: Carrickfergus Traders Association, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Impact Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus.

Best Kept Allotment (sponsored by Sunnybank Garden Centre)
Winner: Jenny Hawthorn, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Mark Hutchinson, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Graham Easthope, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Magi Delahay, Carrickfergus.

Best Commercial Premises
Winner: The Royal Oak, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Lighthouse Yarns, Whitehead.
Runner-Up: The Windrose, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Anitas Courtyard Gifts, Carrickfergus.

Tallest Sunflower Competition
Winner: Olivia Hadden, Greenisland.
Runner-Up: Laura & Ellen Ritson, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Carla Brown, Carrickfergus.

Children's Painting Competition 15 and under (view all paintings)
Winner: Lauren Hamill, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Jamie Lennon, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Erin Johnston, Carrickfergus.

Children's Painting Competition 10 and under (view all paintings)
Winner: Sophie McFaul, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Lucy Doris, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Emma-Louise Hartley, Greenisland.

Poetry Competition
Winner: Rebecca Irvine, Carrickfergus. (read poem)
Runner-Up: Ellie Kirk, Carrickfergus. (read poem)
Runner-Up: Justin Irwin, Carrickfergus. (read poem)

The Carrickfergus in Bloom Community Competitions are organised by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. Everyone who lives or works in the area has the chance to think about their local environment and how attractive flowers, plants and gardens can enhance it. By actively supporting this competition you will not only make your garden or business more attractive but also assist Carrickfergus’s entry to the Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition and the Britain in Bloom Competition.

Judging Criteria for General Categories

1) Design and general effect
2) Plant variety and diversity
3) Cleanliness and neatness (presentation)
4) Quality of plant growth and produce (husbandry)
5) Special features (e.g. wildlife area, pool etc)
6) Plants in bloom

Main Carrickfergus in Bloom Competition rules apply (see details).