Contest Rules and Tips

HOW IT WORKS:

Whether you purchased your window box from Hooks & Lattice, Windowbox.com, WindowBoxStore.com or any other retailer – any and all window box owners are welcome to enter!

Categories

  • Window Boxes on a Wall
  • Window Boxes on a Rail, Porch, Patio Planter or Hanging Basket
  • Unique and Creative

Enter 1 of 2 ways:

By Email:

  • Attach all your lovely photos and don’t forget to include a little description of your window box and its flowers or decorations.
  • Don’t forget to include your name and phone number, in case you win, we want to be able to get ahold of you!
  • Include which category you’d like to be in based on your photos (see categories above)
  • Address the email to contest@windowboxcontest.com
  • Press Send!

By Entry on our Website:

  • Click here
  • Include your first and last name
  • Phone Number & Email Address (Only for purposes it you win and we need to send you your awesome prizes!)
  • Include a narrative of your window box and what you’ve planted or decorated in it.
    • Choose which category you’d like to be in based on your photos (see categories above)
  • Attach your beautiful window box photos, the more the merrier!
  • And Submit!

Now, once you’ve sent us your window box pictures, do not forget to share with your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, the mail man, and anyone else you might come across, to come to our website and share your photos on social media for a chance to win The People’s Choice Award!

JUDGING AND AWARDS:

Let’s talk about how you’re going to win. First, obviously, you need to submit or email your photos. Once your photos have been upload to the appropriate category, you are eligible for …

The People’s Choice Award:

This is where there sharing with everyone you know comes in handy. Share from or comment on your photo entry on our website to Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and by email to increase your vote count! The highest vote count from all the categories will win The People’s Choice Award! Now, start sharing, sharing is caring!

The Industry Insiders Awards:

This is awarded to one person in EACH category. Design and service employees as well as outside associates of various window box companies, gardening companies, and live plant companies will vote for their favorites.

The category is judged based on a variety of parameters that include:

  1. Display of the live plants
  2. The visual display of the window box, planters, or hanging baskets
  3. How the container and plants enhance the surrounding living or entertaining spaces they complement

How-To Vote for People’s Choice Award

The People’s Choice winner will be determined based on social shares. When you share an entry on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or via email, the vote count will increase by 1 for each share.

  • Click the 2015 Contest Entire tab on the top menu bar and choose a category you’d like to see.
  • Choose the image you want to share or comment on.
  • Below the photo you will see the social media share buttons in which you can click to share.
  • You can also add a comment below the photo to add to the vote count.

See that was simple! Now, share share share and get the word out!

PRIZES:

This year, our fantastic sponsors have donated the best prizes yet!
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The People’s Choice Award:

Free products from Hooks and Lattice, WindowBox.com and GivingPlants

$50 Gift Certificate

More!

The Industry Insiders Awards:

Free products from Hooks and Lattice, WindowBox.com and GivingPlants

$50 Gift Certificate

More!

Entry Deadline

Submissions must be received no later than December 31, 2015.

TIPS FOR WINNING PHOTOS:

Step 1: Get a window box, planter, or hanging basket. Build it or buy it — makes no difference to us! If you already own a window box or two, you’re all set. If you don’t, check out our sponsors’ selections: Hooks & Lattice, Windowbox.com, and WindowBoxStore.com. Of course, no purchase is necessary to win.

Step 2: Plant flowers, vines, succulents, or whatever else you’d like. Fill your window box with one kind of plant, or mix different varieties together for an exciting combination. You might choose complimentary colors or go for a bold contrast. Tall plants and trailing plants make a dramatic pair.

Step 3: Nurture your container garden. Your plants will start small, and then grow lush and full. Winning photos usually feature abundant, full-grown plants.

Step 4: Take some photos! Close-up photos attract more votes than photos taken from far away. Hold the camera very still while shooting, to avoid a blurry picture. Try taking photos from different angles. Once the photos are on your computer, make sure they’re in JPG, GIF, or PNG format. It’s best if they’re at least 800 pixels by 800 pixels.

Step 5: Spread the word! Get friends and family to vote for your entry, and share it on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest for extra points. (In the spirit of good sportsmanship, you could also vote for other entries you really like!)

We LOVE before and after photos!  Street views, sidewalk views (Curb Appeal) and close-ups are all welcome.

When submitting multiple photos feel free to choose which photo you would like us to judge. In the absence of your stating a preference, we will choose one for you. Hint: close-up photos historically scored higher in our survey results.

PHOTO SIZE AND RESOLUTION:

Please submit photos directly through our site or as attachments to your email – please do not embed the photos in the body of your email

.jpg format is preferred; however we can work with .gif or .png extensions as well

Please do not submit photos in .pdf format

Max photo size is 5MB / Min photo size is 25KB

Max width and height is 1,500 pixels / Ideal width and height is 800 x 800 pixels

Ideal photo resolutions are 300dpi

Get the word out and share your entry with everyone you know!

You could be our next winner!

If you have any questions regarding rules for our contest, please email: contest@windowboxcontest.com