Thank you for your patience and all your support over the last 5 years for the forget me not flower competition.

I made the decision to postpone the competition in March due to the Covid outbreak and subsequent lockdown. Unfortunately we didn’t appreciate at that time the extent of the virus and the ongoing situation.

We now find ourselves in the very difficult position where I have had to make a decision to cancel the competition for this year.

It is not practical or advisable to receive your flowers through the post and it is no longer possible to exhibit them around the East Riding.

However to recognise all your hard work I would like to invite you to send me any close up pictures of your flowers that you would like to share with others via the website and Facebook page. Happy to put your name , organisation and a message on the post as appropriate.

My email address for the flowers is:

Forget-Me-Not Competition
We are pleased to announce details of our 2020 Floral Art Competition. This is the forth year of the competition, in 2019 drew 280 entries from across the region with the youngest entrant being two years of age and the oldest eighty-seven! As in previous years, the winners will be publicly displayed during Dementia Action Week (11th – 17th May, 2020).

As usual we will be inviting some schools and care homes to take part but we also encourage any person interested in promoting a better understanding and awareness of dementia to take part.

All we ask is that you design a colourful forget-me-not shaped flower (we can send you a template) no bigger than A5 to help us create a greater awareness of dementia. We would like as many people as possible, children and adults, to send their designs (you can see an assemblage of last year’s entries below on display during the Tour de Yorkshire) by the closing date of Friday 3rd April 2020. You will find the very simple rules and categories below.

Please note that the main purpose of the competition is to raise awareness of dementia. It is not to fundraise. We are sometimes approached with donations of a prize for the competition winners and we welcome these. However there is no entry fee and contributions are not expected. We would also like to draw your attention to the fact that we offer to visit organisations, free of charge, and offer a one hour Dementia Friends information session to raise awareness and understanding of dementia.|

Competition Rules

Size we ask that the forget-me-not flower is no larger than A5 and can send you a template if you wish.

MaterialsYou can use an material to create your flower paint, collage, wool, card etc.

ColourYour entry should be recognisable as a forget-me-not flower which is predominantly blue. However feel free to use your artistic flair to add touches of colour, glitter or a message about dementia to enhance your design.

Categories We apply different categories for children and adults so if you are under eighteen please mention your age. If this is not included we will assume you are an adult.

Details Please let us know your name, address and contact details written clearly on the back of the entry so that we can assign to an appropriate category for awarding prizes…and let you know if you are lucky!

SubmissionAll entries to be submitted by the closing date of Friday 3rd April, 2020. – NOW EXTENDED
Entries can be submitted to:
Sandra Burley (Trustee)
Dementia Friendly East Riding
c/o R M English, 2 Railway Street, Pocklington, YO42 2QZ

UPDATE – Please hold on to your entries for now

DisplayThe entries will be displayed publicly during Dementia Action Week; 11th – 17th May 2020. An announcement of where this will be will be made closer to the time. We like to acknowledge all entries with your first name and initial letter of your surname but if this is something you would rather we didn’t do then please let us know.

And the winners are…?All winners will be published on this website in due course.

CLICK on the PDF below to download all competition information and your flower template.

forget me not competition 2020 pdf

Good luck to you all and we look forward to receiving and judging your entries for 2020.