FARM HOME IMPROVEMENT COMPETITION
Open to all farm home properties that have recently completed renovations. A list of renovations you intend to make and/or have completed, must accompany the entry form. Photographs of the property prior to renovations commencing must accompany the entry form. Renovations must be completed by Sept. 1, 2023.
HOME IMPROVEMENT COMPETITION
An established residence, (domestic, modular or mini home) located on no more than 10 acres of land, with or without additional buildings. Renovations must be completed by September 1, 2022. A list of renovations you intend to compete must accompany the entry form as well as photographs of the property prior to renovations commencing.
HERITAGE HOME COMPETITION
This competition is open to any established residence that was built in 1948 or earlier. Property owners will be recognized for their outstanding efforts in maintaining their dwelling, property and surroundings. Property owners will be recognized for their outstanding efforts in maintaining their dwelling, property, and surroundings. 2022 winner is not eligible to enter.
HERITAGE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMPETITION
Any community building such as but not limited to: Women’s Institute, Lions Clubs, 4-H Clubs, Churches, Community Theatres, Royal Canadian Legions, Municipal/Town offices etc.). Building must be in rural PEI (excluding Charlottetown and Summerside). This competition is open to any community building that was built in 1948 or earlier.
NEW HOME COMPLETION COMPETITION
Any residence (domestic, modular or mini-home) which has been recently constructed at its present location. Only the exterior of the home is evaluated. The addition of landscaping, gardens, fences, lawns and other criteria noted below, that increases the visual appearance and overall curb appeal of the home will be scored accordingly.
RURAL CEMETARY COMPETITION
This Competition is open to all non-profit Cemetery organizations or any other group interested in the care of and improvement of non-profit cemeteries. Entries should be forwarded by the organization responsible for the cemetery.
COMMUNITY BUILDING IMPROVEMENT COMPETITION
Any building in a community excluding a single-family residence and auxiliary buildings, such as, but not limited to: Post Office, Schools, Churches, Church Halls, Community Buildings, etc. A list of improvements you plan to make must accompany the entry form. Photographs of the community building and surroundings before the improvements commence, must accompany the entry.
COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT COMPETITION
The Community Improvement Competition involves any exterior improvement to either community, businesses or privately-owned properties which enhance the beauty of the community. A list of improvements you plan to make must accompany the entry form. Photographs before the improvements commence, must accompany the entry.
COMMERCIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT COMPETITION
Any commercial building in a Community such as, but not limited to: Stores, Office Buildings, Service Stations, Apartment Buildings, Restaurants, Privately owned Nursing Homes, etc. A list of improvements you plan to make must accompany the entry form.
HOME OWNER FLOWER GARDEN COMPETITION
This Competition is open to properties of a homeowner living in rural areas, (excluding Charlottetown & Summerside). Entries in the Farm Home, Small Holding Improvement, and New Home Completion competitions may also enter the Homeowners Flower Garden Competition. Artificial flowers are not acceptable.
RECENTLY ESTABLISHED FLOWER GARDEN COMPETITION
It can take many years for a new flower garden to reach full maturity. It is a challenge to evaluate and compare a newly planned flower garden to one that has received attention for several years and has developed into an elaborate floral display. Flower gardens established in the year 2020, or later are eligible. Artificial flowers are not acceptable.
YOUTH GARDEN COMPETITION
Open to all youth who are 16 years of age or younger, as of December 31, 2023. Entries can be Flower and/or Vegetable Gardens. Entries may receive assistance, support and guidance from adult gardeners.
WINDOW BOX/CONTAINER COMPETITION
Properties must be located in Rural PEI (excluding Charlottetown & Summerside). Artificial flowers are not acceptable. Judging will commence after July 23, 2023.
COMMUNITY/COMMEMORATIVE GARDEN COMPETITION
Open to all Community Gardens located in rural PEI (excluding Charlottetown & Summerside). All new and existing community gardens are eligible with the intent to enhance the natural beauty and overall appearance of the town/community.
FAMILY VEGETABLE GARDEN COMPETITION
This competition is open to family gardeners who grow a non-commercial vegetable garden. The vegetable garden must be planted in rural PEI (excluding Charlottetown and Summerside).
MAILBOX/HOME IDENTIFICATION COMPETITION
A mailbox and/or signage with the purpose of identifying a property/ residence which is located in rural PEI (excluding Charlottetown & Summerside). Judging will commence after July 23, 2023.
REUSE - RECYCLE - REPURPOSE COMPETITION
Tell us about the special projects you’re working on that help sustain or give back to our environment. Repurposing materials otherwise destined for disposal to build gardens, décor, backyard composter, fencing, etc. Salvaging old building material, cleaning and/or restoring it, then utilizing for exterior renovations or outbuildings, etc.
NATURAL BEAUTY AND PRESERVATION AWARD
In memory of G. Keith & Jean Pickard, F.R.A.I.C., for their outstanding leadership in the
protection and enhancement of the rural landscape of Prince Edward Island.
Prize Donated by The Family of Keith & Jean Pickard.
A special Recognition Award may be made for Natural Beauty and Preservation where an entry in the various competitions has been considered to place a strong emphasis in careful blending of the home and/or buildings in order to preserve the natural aesthetic value of the area. This could mean little disruption of the natural landscape, utilizing or creating natural features such as ponds, streams, swamps/bogs, wooded areas, sand dunes, rocks and/or the use of natural materials such as Island stone, wood, bark, native plant material, etc.
All entries in the various classes of the competition will be considered for this award. If a property entered in a competition(s) listed on page 1, even though a non-winner, strongly emphasizes the preservation of Natural Beauty, the judges may grant a special award to be known as the “Natural Beauty and Preservation Award”.