Kids are being encouraged to get involved in the Black Isle Show’s open flower event.
There are six ways youngsters can get involved in the contest at the show which this year takes place on August 2 and 3.
Young crafters can have fun decorating a plastic bottle, creating a mini terrarium or modelling garden furniture out of twigs.
There is also the chance to get involved in photography, make a model chicken or create a card to celebrate the fact that the show is now in its 180th year.
All entries to the contest receive a rosette and there are cash prizes and trophies also up for grabs.
Fiona MacKintosh who has organised the Annual Open Flower Show for the last 14 years explained: “Children and young people are a huge part of the Black Isle Show which is why we make sure that every year there are a wide variety of classes for them to enter. It’s a lot of fun and we look forward to seeing the creations. Each year, the young people who enter put such a huge amount of effort into the items that they make.”
New to this year’s show is a new junior craft section which has been included following demand from competitors last year as Fiona explained: “We had feedback last year that there wasn’t a specific craft category for young teens, so this year we have created one. Entrants in this need to be aged between 12 and 16 years old and there are two classes. They can make a miniature terrarium and there is also the option to make a card to celebrate the 180th Black Isle Show.”
Fiona added: “We also want our competition to be inclusive so the ‘decorate a plastic bottle’, ‘make garden furniture’ and ‘make a model of a chicken’ classes can be entered by anyone with learning difficulties no matter what their age.”