In order to participate in the competition, a community must register with Communities in Bloom, and submit a payment dependent on the community's population. The payment also depends on whether the community participates in the provincial or national competition.
The competition is divided into eight criteria:
Each community is judged on their capacity to improve the community in these categories. Communities are awarded a Bloom Rating based on its achievements from one to five. Each community is also recognized for achievement in a particular area or through a specific initiative.
Category awards are also given for communities that show great strength in one category in particular.
|Saint John, NB|
|1997||St. John's, NF|