I. General Terms
The contest is held as part of the Moscow International Gardens and People Festival with the support of the Association of Producers of Planting Material and the Moscow Landscape Club.
The organiser of the Contest is the Organising Committee of MMF Gardens and People
II. Goals and objectives of the garden competition
The garden competition is held at the festival with the aim to:
Professionals are invited to participate in the garden competition, including architects, landscape designers, landscape architects, artists, sculptors, decorators, producers of garden products, students of specialised universities, colleges, or courses.
Participants can submit an individual or collective project
The creator of the garden provides the Screening Committee with the following materials:
The creator of the garden independently determines the funding sources to pay for the materials and works needed to create the garden and independently organises the works to construct the garden for the competition.
The Organising Committee provides information support to the participants of the Garden Competition for finding potential sponsors and partners for the creation of the garden, providing information about plant nurseries, suppliers of soil, natural stone, small forms, garden accessories, etc.
The Screening Committee of the festival makes a decision on whether a potential contestant participates in the competition, after which the participant enters into a contract for the implementation of the project and makes payment.
IV. Themes and categories for the competition in 2019
Entries should follow the theme: "The Fifth Element"
The creators of the gardens will use all their professional experience and creativity to convey the "The Fifth Element" theme in such a way as to capture the viewer's interest and attention. To create an exhibition garden, the creators can interpret the theme as a game or a play on colours, images, shapes, textures, styles, etc.
The categories are as follows:
V. Screening Committee
The Screening Committee is appointed by the festival's Organising Committee to provide a high level of creativity for the exhibition of gardens. The Screening Committee considers the submitted projects and independently decides which ones can be implemented at the garden exhibition.
All works of applicants for the garden exhibition are published on the festival website for open access and discussion among the professional community.
VI. Jury and evaluation of works
A professional jury is invited by the festival's Organising Committee to decide the winning gardens in the competition. Members of the jury independently, objectively and impartially evaluate the projects of the competition participants and determine the best ones by filling in the protocol.
The project evaluation criteria are as follows:
The jury determines the winners:
The jury may decide to assign a special prize with proper justification.
Additional prizes and awards:
To increase the interest of professionals and amateurs in the Garden Competition, additional prizes and awards can be established:
VII. Organisation of the participants' work
Each participant's spot (location) is determined at the discretion of the Organising Committee, taking into account the concept and the best presentation of the garden to visitors.
During assembly and dismantling, electricity and water are provided at the Organiser's expense.
All travel, accommodation and meals for participants during the festival are organised independently by the participants at their own or their sponsor's expense.
Participants will be informed of the date and time of the general meeting with the representatives of the festival's Organising Committee responsible for the Competition according to the contact details provided by them.
Gardens and People is a unique festival of landscape art, horticulture and nursery.
This festival is intended to become the main meeting place in Moscow for all professionals of the "green" industry in order to conduct an open dialogue, exchange experience, popularize ecology and healthy lifestyles in the urban environment and develop the Russian market.