Are you proud of what you’ve accomplished in your garden or outside space during 2020 & 2021? 


Have you grown something amazing, built the perfect arbour, created a sumptuous lawn or a snug sunspot packed with beautifully planted pots? 


Did Downtown Garden Centre help – with the seeds, a fantastic new lawnmower, some luxury garden furniture or smart looking gravel or slate for walkways?


You took a photograph...right?


In Spring 2022 we’ll be launching the Downtown Spring Magazine in conjunction with Lincolnshire Life Magazine and we’re looking for a wonderful front cover shot.  


You must have photographed the results of all your hard work in 2020 & 2021 – that moment when you captured the perfect spring bulb in bloom, or your new greenhouse packed with healthy tomatoes and peppers – all we ask is that the shot involves a product you’ve bought from Downtown…..the plug plants, the topiary created by your new hedge clippers, the greenhouse, the lawn lush due to regular feeding…..even the compost! 

Please send the image digitally – we’ll need a file size of at least 3mb/300dpi (select ‘send actual size’) and tell us a little about the shot….be proud! 


The winning image will feature on the Downtown Spring Magazine front cover and in publicity material in store and online. You’ll also receive a £100 Downtown Gift Card and there are runners-up prizes of £50 Gift Vouchers too! So, you can buy even more seeds for 2022!


Competition closes on Friday 25th February 2022, winners will be notified during the following week and the front cover shot will feature in the April edition of the Downtown Spring Magazine, in Lincolnshire Life Magazine and throughout the Downtown stores and in publicity 


Please send your image to (the image size must be at least 3mb/300dpi ) The subject line of your email should contain your surname and the title of the shot 

 e.g. Smith Fruit trees at sunset 


Send your shot and then please complete the form below.

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Competition T&Cs

This Photography competition (the ‘Competition’) is subject to the following Terms and Conditions (‘Conditions’) and by entering the Competition you agree to be bound by them. 

2. All Entries must be received by Friday 25th February 2022 (‘Closing Date’). 

3. The Competition is open to persons who are resident in the United Kingdom, and also to persons who are resident outside of the United Kingdom provided that they able to enter the Competition without breaching any law or regulation of the jurisdiction in which they are resident. 

4. Oldrid & Co. Ltd shall be entitled to assume that the parents or guardians of any entrant who is less than 18 years old have consented to that person’s entry into the Competition.  

5. Oldrid & Co. Ltd reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify any entrant if it believes that an entrant has breached any of the Conditions, any applicable law (including without limitation copyright law) or has infringed the intellectual property of any other person.  

6. Employees of Oldrid & Co. Ltd, and County Life Ltd their relatives or any agents or employees are not eligible to enter the Competition. 

Competition entries 

7. Entries should be submitted in a HIGH RESOLUTION format, minimum 300 dpi. Images which are not high resolution may be discounted from the competition. Entries should be submitted by the Closing Date and in the manner set out in these conditions.  


9. Prize-winners will be selected and notified by 4th March 2022 at the latest, by email. Winning images will be selected by the judges to feature in publicity materials and to grace the front cover of the Downtown Spring Magazine.  


10. Oldrid & Co. Ltd accepts no responsibility for Entries lost, damaged or delayed whether due to transmission errors, website malfunction, computer error or otherwise. Intellectual property rights and data protection. 

11. Entrants agree to their winning pictures appearing in the Downtown Spring Magazine as well as in respective partners’ publicity blogs, facebook, twitter and other social medias. 

12. By submitting an Entry in the Competition you grant to Oldrid & Co. Ltd and County Life Ltd. a non-exclusive royalty-free worldwide commercial licence unlimited in time, to use the Entry (whether or not it wins the Competition) in all formats and in any medium of communication, and for all promotional. You represent and warrant to Oldrid & Co Ltd., with the intention that Oldrid & Co Ltd shall rely on such representation and warranty, that each of your Entries is original, and that you own each of them exclusively and have the right, without the permission of any other person or legal entity, to license to Oldrid & Co Ltd. the rights in the Entry for all the purposes contemplated in these Conditions. The scope of the licence granted to Oldrid & Co. Ltd. in this paragraph 12 shall include your irrevocable permission to use, reproduce, publish, display, transmit, copy, amend, and store (your image may appear on materials we sell eg, cards, calendars, books etc) your Entry for such purposes as Oldrid & Co Ltd shall think fit without restriction. 

13. Any personal information relating to entrants will be used by Oldrid & Co Ltd & County Life Ltd in accordance with data protection legislation in force in England. 

14. All Competition entrants unconditionally agree to the use of their name, and disclosure of their county of residence in connection with any Entry which is published in any form in any media. 

Governing law and jurisdiction 

15. These Conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter (including the Competition), validity, termination or enforceability (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. 

16. The Courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the Conditions or their subject matter (including non-contractual disputes or claims).