CLEVERSHOT film contest to find Downing Street Christmas tree


On Wednesday 28th October 2020, the CLEVERSHOT team had the pleasure of filming a Christmas tree growing competition organised by the British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCTGA).

The event happens annually and usually tree growers from all over the country get together to judge the trees. However, with Covid-19 restrictions in place, the competition had to be judged by selected celebrities and experts in a Covid-safe environment. It was CLEVERSHOT’s responsibility to capture the event so that the association’s members could still experience the occasion online.

Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen, star of Channel 5’s ‘Our Yorkshire Farm' and Peter Wright from Channel 5’s ‘The Yorkshire Vet’ were special judges alongside head judge Stuart Kirkup of Dartmoor Christmas Trees, in Devon, who won last year. The wreaths were judged by the celebrities and Toby Ryley of Friezeland Farm (last years winner).

‘York Christmas Trees’ has been crowned “Champion Christmas Tree Grower of the Year” and will now have the privilege of providing the Christmas tree at 10 Downing Street in December.  

The winner of "Champion Festive Wreath" is ‘Welford Christmas Tree Farm’ and they will provide the wreath for the door of the Prime Minister’s residence.

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