Town & Country has announced the judging panel for its gardening glove design competition.
After the success of the Leicestershire gardening glove competition for children, it was decided that it would be taken nationwide. All 4-12 year old children would receive the opportunity to design a new gardening glove for Town and Country which will be launched at Glee.
The competition has been running since March 4 2016 and has already attracted over 400 entrants. It is due to close on June 10 with a panel deciding a winner on June 20.
The panel was selected based on displaying a passion for getting children into gardening and learning about the outdoors.
Following a meeting at February’s garden press event with Town & Country marketing executive Andrea Litchfield, the Skinny Jean Gardeners from Blue Peter Lee and Dale Connelly will be attending the judging, alongside My Edible School school coordinator Stephen Kiernan, The Big Allotment Challenge winner Rob Smith, Horticultural Trades Association chief executive Carol Paris and Bumblebee Society conservation manager Gill Perkins.
The winner of the Leicestershire competition was 7 year old Jawzi Jawahir of Mellor Community primary school.
Both the Leicestershire and nationwide winning gloves will be shown on stand 18M10 during Glee in September.