Smiles added to sunflowers

Schoolchildren taking part in a charity’s sunflower competition are being urged to get their entries in.

bibic organised the competition as part of its Smile Campaign.

The charity helps children up to the age of 18 with conditions affecting their social, communication and learning abilities – such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and brain injury – to achieve their full potential.

The competition encourages children to grow sunflowers with the fattest face, and have until September 30 to submit their entries.

Carla Bloomfield, fundraising team member at bibic, said: “Earlier this year we teamed up with online garden centre and asked children aged up to 16 to enter a competition to grow the sunflower with the fattest face.

“We would now like youngsters to measure their sunflower across the middle of its ‘face’, excluding petals. We would then like them to take a photo of their sunflower and complete the entry form.”

Entry forms and photos should be emailed to

Five regional winners will each receive a £10 Potter & Rest voucher and a certificate while the national winner will get a £50 voucher along with their school.