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NJHA's goal is to promote and sponsor educational programs for youth through a variety of projects and activities that foster a better understating of horticulture.


NJHA 2020 Convention Update

The National Junior Horticultural Association is announcing the postponement of our in-person convention for October 2020. Please read this update for further information regarding plans for digital and virtual competitions to be held during the normal time period for this year.

Based upon the recommendation of the local host committee and the Executive Board of the National Junior Horticultural Foundation a meeting of the full board was held and the decision was made to move the convention in Delaware to 2021. The Board considered the evolving range of travel restrictions, cancellation of state fairs (and related state selection contests), FFA movement to virtual activities and suspension of 4-H programs in many states in reaching this decision. The inability to plan for safe selection and convention attendance for youth participants was foremost in the discussion of competition alternatives for this year and the board felt the best option was a postponement to 2021.

While the feature identification contest has been postponed, and some very popular live competitions and activities cannot be held separate from convention, please note many advance entry competitions will be judged and announced on- line with minimal changes. Check out your favorite competition – or try a new one – for updated entry and contest rules. Final rule adjustments will be in place by July 20, 2020.

Note: at this time entry deadlines will remain at the usual September 15 date, and contest winners will be announced on the anticipated October 11 awards date. The web-site (www.NJHA.org) will include an update to the competition awards as well as any 2020 contest modifications.

Please visit us on Facebook as the officer and advisors will remain active as we look forward to resuming normal convention activities in Delaware in 2021.

2021 Convention

Our 2021 Convention is in Wilmington, DE at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel.

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Contest Info

NJHA's contests are available for youth of all ages. We also have workshops.

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About NJHA

NJHA has been around for over 80 years. Learn more about our history!

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