The National Allotment Society - National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd

Shield Photography Competition

Shield/National Allotment Society - Recycling on the Plot photo competition 2019

Sponsored by Shield Vantage Insurance

Our theme this year is Recycling on the Plot, we are looking for examples of the best use of recycled and re-purposed materials. Show off your talent - from scarecrows to plot numbers or plant supports and water harvesting, we want to see how it’s done!

Adult competition – 2 prizes of £100 and 4 highly commended who receive a year’s magazine subscription.

Most artistic example - £100 prize

Most inventive example - £100 prize

Children’s competition – 2 prizes of £50, one for under 10s and one for under 16s.

Under 10 entry  - £50

Under 16 entry - £50

Please send in quality images, which we can use in our magazine, on our website and to supply allotment picture requests from national media. Many thanks to all those who have sent previous competition entries and hope that you have enjoyed seeing them on the website or in print; please do send in more this year.

Entry deadline 23 August, the judging panel will be made up of representatives from the NAS, Crest Publications and Shield Total Insurance. Winners will be announced by late September and details published in ALG4 distributed in early November.

Images should be at least 2500 by 3500 pixels at 300 dpi and submitted as jpegs. Please name the images.

Email entries to

Before sending in your photographs, please refer to the full competition terms and conditions - available to download CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE to download the Model release form.