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

Shield Photographic Competition 2017

We are running the Shield photo competition again this year and looking for images that illustrate why you love your plot or site and growing your own food. 

Here's last year's overall winner from Allison Sterlini at Moss Park Allotments

Please send in quality images for the 3 categories below, 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 sent in competition entries in 2016 and hope that you have enjoyed seeing them on the website; please do send in more this year.


  • Transformations – take a picture of your plot at beginning of the season and then when it is looking fruitful.
  • Strange fruit and vegetables, send us images of your most adventurous crop.
  • National Allotments Week – what did you do for National Allotments Week?

One overall £250 winner voted for by members, the shortlisted images will appear on the website until 15  September and be circulated in the e-news.

Click here to view the shortlist for the overall winner, email with your choice. The images marked a and b need to be considered together.

3 category winners – 1 year NAS individual membership

3 category highly commended – 1 year ALG subscription

Entry deadline 25 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 late October/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

Photographs should be accompanied by the photo release form or model release form (if they contain images of children).

Model Release Form

Photo Release Form