Projects, Contests & Activities

Project Deadlines

Project Area Maximum Participation Allowed/State** Entry Due Date
Achievement & Leadership Two individuals per state September 15
Demonstrations Unlimited individuals per state. September 15
Environmental Awareness Project Report Unlimited individuals per state. September 15
Experimental Horticulture Project Report Unlimited individuals per state. September 15
Horticulture Connections Contest Teams 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 filled. September 15
Horticulture Contest -
4-H division
One team of 3 or 4 individuals September 15
Horticulture Contest -
FFA division
Unlimited number of teams of 3 or 4 individuals. Unlimited number of individuals. September 15
Horticulture Contest -
Honors

Must have previously placed first as team or individual September 15
Horticulture Contest -
Open division
Unlimited number of teams of 3 or 4 individuals. Unlimited number of individuals. September 15
Horticultural Essay Contest Unlimited individuals per state.

September 15

National Officer 2 per state but more may apply. September 15
Photography Contests
(both 35 mm and Digital)
Unlimited individuals per state. September 15
Poster contest
Unlimited (entered by age group but not at the convention) September 15
Production & Marketing Project Report Unlimited individuals per state. September 15
Speaking of Horticulture - Divisions = Illustrated Talk, Prepared Speech, Special Unlimited individuals per state. No teams. September 15
Speaking of Horticulture - Extemporaneous Unlimited individuals per state. No teams. September 15
Young America Projects -
Plant Propagation, Experimental Horticulture, Environmental Awareness, Gardening
Unlimited 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.