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Late Bloomers Awards


Thank you for participating in the 2023 Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project. We appreciate all the effort, time and TLC the children and teachers put into their sunflowers. We recognise that not everyone had flowers bloom in time, or tall enough sunflowers at end of the main project (Monday 11 December 2023) due to their location or the weather. With this in mind, we are running the Late Bloomers Awards in recognition of those kindergartens in regions that may have struggled.

Kindergartens can send in photos and measurements of their blooming best sunflowers anytime from Wednesday 13 December 2023 to Monday 12 February 2024

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Prizes

Late Bloomers Tallest Sunflower Award
$100 Daltons Gardening Product Prize Pack
$100 Warehouse voucher
GARDENA Classic Water Sprayer

Late Bloomers Sunflower with the Widest Head
$100 Daltons Gardening Product Prize Pack
$100 Warehouse voucher
GARDENA Classic Water Sprayer

These awards are only open to those who did not receive an award in the main 2023 Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project. Good luck!

How to enter your Measurements

Please fill in the form below by entering your kindergarten name, final measurements and photos before 6pm Monday 12 February 2022. All measurements must be taken using the Daltons measuring tape provided in your starter packs along with photographs. Local media will want photos of the children with the sunflowers and may use them in stories about Late Bloomers. Please ensure you upload some photos for this.

 

Late Bloomers Awards Final Measurements and Photos

Thank you for participating in the Late Bloomers segment of the Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project. Please ensure you check the list below and have everything on hand before submitting your entry. For sunflower plant measurement verification your photos must show the Daltons sunflower measuring tape alongside the plant to verify the height/width of your measurements.

 

What you need:

  1. Tallest sunflower measurement AND verification photos.
Ensure you use your Daltons measuring tape to measure your tallest sunflower from the base of the stem (ground) to the top of the sunflower where the stem meets the bottom of the sunflower head.  
  2. Widest sunflower measurements (if applicable) AND verification photo.For the widest sunflower head measure across the head width (not including any petals).
If your sunflower buds are not open yet to measure the flower “face”, please still submit your tallest plants measurements to be in to win the “Tallest Sunflower” prize pack for your region.  
  3. Photos of children with the tallest/widest sunflowers for local media.

 

Here are some guidelines to ensure you have measured your plant correctly:

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Final Submissions
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Measurements are to be taken from the bottom of the plant (ground) to the base of the sunflower head or green bud using the Daltons measuring tape. Do not include the sunflower head/bloom. Entrants must provide a photo showing the plant in its entirety: from the ground to the top of the plant in one photo and a close-up photo of the measurement taken underneath the flower head/ bud. (Follow the image examples.)

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Measurements should be the width (taken from left to right) across the sunflower bloom “face” only and must not include the petals. Entrants must provide a photo of this using the Daltons measuring tape. (Follow the image example.)

Trouble uploading?

Having problems uploading your photo? Please ensure you read through the Sunflower Top Photo Tips guide.
If you're still experiencing difficulties you can email your .jpg files to sunflowers@daltons.co.nz

Thank you to our Sponsors

A huge thank you to our sponsors, Kings Seeds, The Warehouse and GARDENA who join us again this year and help make this project possible. 

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King Seeds

Kings Seeds have been a partner of the project since its inception and supply Sunflower Skyscraper Seeds - without them we have no project!

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The Warehouse

The Warehouse has been a valued project partner since 2013 and generously donate vouchers for our winner’s prize packs.

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Gardena

GARDENA kindly donate one of their fantastic watering nozzles into our winner’s prize packs.

*This Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project is only running in selected regions of New Zealand for 2023 in participating kindergarten associations. For more information, please review the project terms and conditions here.