It's that time again! Most members have had a slow start to the year weather-wise, so the deadline for submissions is slightly later than last year - see below for details. Prizes will be awarded for the following: Tallest sunflower Biggest bloom Most number of blooms on a single stem Most charismatic! Something that makes us smile The winner of each category will be awarded their very own Gardening Forums mug! We are working on a new mug design (so that if you won a mug last year then you can have a different one), but here is a link to the 2017 competition so you can see the prior year mugs: 2017 Sunflower Competition Here are the rules: Members with more than 50 posts at the time of the draw (14th September 2018) can enter. The choice of seed variety is up to you, as long as it is a member of the helianthus genus. Feel free to plant more than one if you like! The sunflower must have been planted this year, you cannot submit photos from prior years. You can plant your sunflower(s) in the ground or in a pot. You have until 14th September 2018 to submit a photo of your sunflower, together with the measurement. When taking a photo of your sunflower you must make sure to write your Gardening Forums username on a piece of paper and feature it in the photo. Please note that you can submit your entry at any point before the deadline. You can enter more than one prize category, but you can only win one prize. Prizes are awarded in the order listed above - for example if you grew the tallest sunflower with the biggest bloom, you would win the prize for tallest sunflower but not biggest bloom. The prize for biggest bloom would go to the next person in that category. Most charismatic sunflower will be judged by the admin team - @Becky and @Ian. The winners will be announced on 15th September 2018, and the mugs will be sent to you by post. Feel free to share your progress in this topic Seeds at the ready; on your marks, get set, GROW!