Competitions


A number of competitions take place each year at Hill. Entry dates for the coming year are shown in the planner (highlighted in green).

Points are awarded in these competitions and the gardener with the highest total points is awarded the Ken Bowskill Victor Ludorum Trophy. (This page also shows how the points are awarded).

External Competitions
Over the last few decades Hill have entered competitions that have been organised by the Birmingham City Council (BCC) and, in latter years, by the Birmingham & District Allotments Confederation (BDAC)
These competitions were for Best Plot and for the Best Site in Birmingham. We won this latter competition in 1992,1998, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019 & 2021.
However, following the transference of the management of the allotments in Sutton Coldfield from BCC to the Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council (RSCTC) in 2021, we are no longer eligible to take part in these competitions. At this time it is not known if RSCTC will be organising any competitions.