How to Enter

The deadline for entries has passed. Thanks to everyone who entered. The next steps:
– entries are checked for eligibility (area of residency etc.)
– data is cleaned up (email and address formats)
– information goes to Technical Committee for review
– Technical Committee decides which gardens should be visited
– date/time arrangments are made with our judging team members
– winners and runners up announced

The Monarch Awards is a contest. Because it’s not (just) about the look of your garden, we need to find out how it functions and, of course, what’s happening in the back yard. So there’s a questionnaire.

In addition to helping the organizers understand how your garden works, the entry questionnaire helps educate entrants about all the aspects of a healthy, nature-friendly garden. It’s not just about plant choices. So although the online questionnaire is no longer available, the pdf version may be viewed or downloaded here: