The City of Loveland presents the Love & Flowers Contest: Summer 2021, a beautification project inviting residents to enhance their yards or porches with the city’s official flower, the Red Whopper Begonia.
“This contest is about showing our hometown some love by decorating with our official city flower,” said Erin Kholodovsky, member of Loveland’s Beautification Committee. “All residents are encouraged to display their city pride and participate in this fun contest.”
The Red Whopper Begonia was named the city’s official flower of 2021. Residents are encouraged to purchase the flower for planting at local businesses. The key to the contest is planting the Red Whopper Begonia in engaging and unique ways!
The contest’s nomination period is May 31-June 27. All nominated displays must be within Loveland City limits and be visible from the street/sidewalk. You may nominate yourself, a neighbor, or both. The contest is not open to businesses. Nominations must include a photo and street address. You can submit your nomination(s) on the city website’s Form Center.
Once the nomination period ends, it’s time to vote! The public will be invited to vote for their favorite displays via a Facebook Group, City of Loveland: Love & Flowers Contest. Voting will be open June 30-July 4. The top 10 displays will be compiled from the public voting, and the final winners will be selected by the Beautification Committee and contest sponsor.
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
- 1st Place: This award recognizes the most creative and extensive use of the Loveland City Flower (Red Whopper Begonia) in decorating your yard or porch. This award includes a cash prize of $150 and photo publication of the winning display on the city’s website and social media.
- Honorable Mentions: Four runner-up prizes of $75 each will be awarded.
- Sponsor’s Choice: This award is the personal selection of the Love and Flowers’ Contest sponsor. It is open to all nominations and may or may not include the first place and/or runners-up. Recipient of this award will receive a $50 cash prize.
The winners will be announced approximately July 12.
Last Updated on June 10, 2021 by Joe Wessels