Buchan Development Partnership (BDP) is once again running the very popular Buchan In Bloom (Brighter Villages) competition in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council.
A letter has been sent to the secretaries of all the Buchan community councils and community associations inviting them to enter their communities.
Any communities wishing to be judged must send their entry form back to BDP no later than May 31.
Horticultural, seasonal and permanent planting will be judged in both public and residential areas and gardens.
The judging will take place in August, with the awards being presented in September.
As 2013 is the Year of Natural Scotland there will be a special prize for the best area of natural planting.
If you have any queries contact Alison on (01771) 613584 or email firstname.lastname@example.org