Gardeners set to rake in prizes in regional competition

Mayor anne baker having an unbe leaf ably good time with some potted beauties

A popular gardening competition is back to put a spring in the step of green thumbs in the Isaac region this month.

A popular gardening competition is back to put a spring in the step of green thumbs in the Isaac region this month.

The Dig It Isaac competition is back for its third year with $3,450 worth of prizes up for grabs thanks to a partnership between Isaac Regional Council and local businesses.

Mayor Anne Baker said Dig It Isaac is all about the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening.

“Let’s put spring in Isaac’s step and take advantage of our incredible weather this time of year,” Mayor Baker said.

“This competition is for those who absolutely love to grow, whether it is in pots or in the backyard, we have a category for all budgets and abilities.

“I can’t wait to see what amazing creations our keen gardeners create, and we could not have done this without our local businesses who have supported this incredible community initiative.”

Entrants have from 1 August to 18 September to spend $20 at a local business, use what you bought for your garden and complete their entry.

Winners will share in $2,250 worth of Shop Isaac gift cards with the major prize winner walking away with $500 to spend at Isaac businesses.

A total of 40 entrants will also be randomly selected to receive a water-wise wobble-tee sprinkler as a thank you for entering.

Entries will be accepted for Best Overall Garden, Best Edible Garden, Best Water Wise Garden, Best Lawn, Best Potted Garden, Best School, Kindy or Daycare.

When your garden is ready to go, upload photos or videos of your project plus receipts from your local purchases at www.speakup.isaac.qld.gov.au

The Dig It Isaac panel will then judge entries and announce winners on 30 September 2022.

All the information and entry details are available at www.speakup.isaac.qld.gov.au or by calling

1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).

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