The Great Sunflower Challenge 2017
Let’s get growing in our Sunflower Challenge 2017! The challenge is now in its fourth year and will raise funds for JDRF at the same time.
Inspired by the success of their own sunflower growing efforts, Sarah Langton and Peter Kilby – whose son Oliver has type 1 – are aiming to spread their passion for sunflowers across the region and help raise vital funds for JDRF.
Groups and individuals are invited to join in the challenge and try and grow the tallest sunflower. Last year’s winner topped out at a massive 3.70 metres, beating the previous record set in 2014.
Sunflower Challenge prizes
Win prizes for the tallest or weirdest – prizes are worth £150, £50 and £25, and there’s a booby prize*. Register early to claim your free giant sunflower seeds. All of the registration fee goes to JDRF as the prize pool has been donated. Find more details in your welcome email.
- 2016 winner measured 3.70 metres – the competition record!
- 2015 winner measured 2.67 metres
- 2014 winner measured 2.83 metres
*Winner receives £100 vouchers of own choice and a £50 Thompson & Morgan voucher. There will be a booby prize for the weirdest, judged by JDRF.
Big thanks to Thompson & Morgan for their continued support of free seeds and £50 voucher.
The cost to enter this competition is £5 per person. You must register by 19 June 2017 to be in with a chance of winning and the winner will be announced by 9 October 2017. More details about growing and measuring your sunflower and the terms and conditions of the competition will be included in your welcome pack.
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Please note that this competition is being organised by one of our brilliant supporters Peter Kilby. Once you register for the event, your details will be passed onto Peter who will provide you with all the information you need to take part.