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Photographic Competition - The 2017 competition is now open and the theme is: Hedges and People - working with, living with and enjoying hedges. The closing data for entries is 2 October 2017. There are cash prizes and entrants can submit up to three digital photos. Rules for this amateur competition are available with the entry form. Details and entry form: click here.
Somerset Hedge Competition - The competetion has not been run recently but there are plans afoot for a small competition in West Somerset soon.
Somerset Hedge Competition aims to promote good hedge management and raise
awareness of native hedgerows within Somerset. The competition encourages
the traditional craft of hedgelaying as well as responsible hedge maintenance
Judging assesses the whole hedge habitat (hedgebank, ditch, verge, field margin, as well as the standard of workmanship). The following criteria:
width, species composition and any adjacent farming operations will also
be taken into consideration.