The purpose of this contest is to build and demonstrate a broad knowledge of horticulture and critical thinking skills, and to provide a means for youth to gain and share general horticultural knowledge while improving communication skills.
Who Can Participate
Individuals ages 5-22 may participate in one of four age categories:
A. 5-9 year olds
B. 10-14 year olds
C. 15-18 year olds
D. 19-22 year olds (along with previous Grand National Award Winners)
Individuals only; no teams.
Participants draw three topics at random. They have up to two minutes to select a topic and to write up to 25 words on a note card. They announce their topic and give a three to five minute presentation on the selected topic. Flash cards will indicate the time that has elapsed. Points will be lost if the talk is under three minutes or above five minutes.