My Home Awards

The My Home Awards recognise and celebrate the time people living in Queensland's public housing take to establish and maintain beautiful gardens and how their work helps improve their local communities.

Enter the awards

Complete the form to enter the 2019 My Home Awards.

Entries close on 9 September 2019.

Award categories

House garden

House garden

You live in a detached house and your garden is not suited to any other category.

Courtyard garden

Courtyard garden

You live in a unit, townhouse, or apartment and you have a small garden or a cluster of pot plants in your courtyard.

Balcony garden

​Balcony garden

You live in a unit, townhouse, or apartment and you have a small garden or a cluster of pot plants on your balcony.

Edible/bush tucker garden

Edible/bush tucker garden

Your garden is mostly vegetables, fruits, herbs or edible Australian bush tucker plants.

flood garden

​Flood-affected garden

For gardens in North Queensland affected by the monsoon and flooding earlier in 2019.

Water-wise garden

Water-wise garden

The garden promotes water-wise techniques such as mulching and composting, and includes plants that require low-moisture environments.

New gardener 

New gardener

For first time entrants.

Children's garden 

Children’s garden

Gardens that have been mostly made by young people under the age of 18 years. It doesn’t have to be the whole yard; it can just be part of the garden.

Communal garden 

Communal garden

The garden is located in the common grounds of a complex. It may be the work of a single gardener or a group of tenants and can be any garden type.


Judging will take place in September 2019 and entries will be judged on the variety, quality, colour, tidiness and relevance of their garden to the nominated category.

You will be notified when your garden will be judged.


All entrants will receive a garden pack, certificate and photo of their garden.

Prize winners will receive hardware vouchers or garden hampers to the value of:

  • $80 for first prize
  • $50 for runner up
  • $30 for highly commended.

Award ceremony

Everyone who enters the awards will be invited to attend an award ceremony in their nearest Housing Service Centre area.