Ready, set…grow!

Entries to our 2021 sunflower competition are now closed.

The alternative competition you’ve been waiting for

Time to dust off those watering cans.

Due to overwhelming demand, the Octopus Investments sunflower competition is back for the fourth year running. And it’s going to be taller than ever.

For 2021 we’re getting even more advisers up and down the country involved in what’s set to be the biggest gardening event of the year.

How to win

These are three categories up for grabs:

Tallest sunflower

Best effort

Best looking

Aside from gardening glory, there will be actual prizes for the lucky winners. These will be announced in due course.

How to get growing

If you’re up for the challenge, fill in your details below and we’ll post you a pack with everything you need to enter. These are limited, so get in quick!

Your pack will include:

  • The all important sunflower seeds
  • A pamphlet with growing tips and competition rules

Once your sunflower begins to grow (hopefully), we’d love you to send us progress photos and measurements, so we can keep track of the leaderboard.

These should be sent to your local business development manager. The social types among you can also post progress online using the hashtag #octopussunflowers.

You’ll need to submit your final entry by 20th August 2021. We’ll be in touch before then to remind you.

May the tallest sunflower win.

Competition terms and conditions

Entrants must supply full name, address, email and FCA number. No more than one entry per person. The closing date for receipt of all entries is 21/08/2021. The winners will be selected from eligible entries on 26/08/2021. All personal data received by Octopus will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy which can be found at For any enquiries or to view the full terms and conditions, please email [email protected].