Project AreaMaximum Participation Allowed/State**Entry Due Date
Achievement & LeadershipTwo individuals per stateSeptember 15
DemonstrationsUnlimited individuals per stateSeptember 15
Environmental Awareness Project ReportUnlimited individuals per stateSeptember 15
Experimental Horticulture Project ReportUnlimited individuals per stateSeptember 15
Horticulture Connections ContestTeams consisting of 4 members. Limited to a maximum of 16 total teams, filled by order in which received. 2 teams per state allowed only if all 16 state team slots are not filledSeptember 15
Horticulture Contest – 4-H divisionOne team of 3 or 4 individualsSeptember 15
Horticulture Contest – FFA divisionUnlimited number of teams of 3 or 4 individuals. Unlimited number of individuals.September 15
Horticulture Contest – HonorsMust have previously placed first as team or individualSeptember 15
Horticulture Contest – Open divisionUnlimited number of teams of 3 or 4 individuals. Unlimited number of individuals.September 15
Horticultural Essay ContestUnlimited individuals per stateSeptember 15
National Officer2 per state but more may applySeptember 15
Photography Contests
(both 35 mm and Digital)
Unlimited individuals per stateSeptember 15
Poster contestUnlimited (entered by age group but not at the convention)September 15
Production & Marketing Project ReportUnlimited individuals per stateSeptember 15
Speaking of Horticulture – Divisions = Illustrated Talk, Prepared Speech, SpecialUnlimited individuals per state. No teams.September 15
Speaking of Horticulture – ExtemporaneousUnlimited individuals per state. No teams.September 15
Young America Projects – Plant Propagation, Experimental Horticulture, Environmental Awareness, GardeningUnlimited for individuals & groups; entered by age group.September 15

* Consult rules and regulations for age categories, entry requirements, and/or also contact project chairperson.

** Teams are two individuals working together (unldess specificially stated); groups are three or more individuals working together.