Grow It Local – your local grow community – is proud to announce the third annual Grow It Local Awards, a community-minded celebration of creativity & fun in homegrown culture.

We invite Australian veggie gardeners to share what’s growing on in your patch — for the chance to win a host of excellent prizes!

This year, we’re searching for winners in eight key categories:

  • Biggest Vegetable Award
  • Wonkiest Vegetable / Vegetable That Most Looks Like…
  • The ‘Why I Love My Patch’ Award – because only a grower knows the feeling
  • Australia’s Best Chicken Name Award
  • Homegrown Hero – community champion award
  • School Garden Award – growing the future
  • Sustainable Gardener Award
  • Homegrown Harvest Award

Judges include Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis, River Cottage’s Paul West and others.

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@kathshomeandgarden — winner of the 2022 Wonkiest Vegetable Award.

Broadcaster, author and Grow It Local co-founder Paul West noted: “Community interest in growing food has exploded, and here at Grow It Local we’re all about making growing food simple, social and fun!”

Gardening Australia host and Grow It Local ambassador Costa Georgiadis said: “Cultivating diversity is central to the Grow It Local vision in our gardens, in our communities and for the planet too.”

How to enter?

  1. Post a photo on Instagram or Facebook.
  2. Tag @growitlocal and use the hashtag #GrowItLocalAwards in your caption, along with the award category you are entering.
  3. Mention which local council area you live in.
  4. You also need to be a member of our Grow It Local community — registration is free at!

Entries are open from February 1 to March 30, 2023. Winners will be announced on April 14.

Win great prizes

Winners in each category will win a jam-packed prize pack of helpful veggie gardening things, including products from:

  • Seasol
  • Mr Fothergills
  • Grow It Local

See past winners for inspiration

Ready to get inspired? Check out all of our 2022 Grow It Local award winners here.