For additional information, consult the project chairperson: Susan Schoneweis; 609 Bertrand St.; Manhattan, KS 66502; Phone: 785 313-7716; Email: email@example.com
This project is designed to stimulate youth interest in writing and research on horticultural subjects. It can be integrated into high-school English and research classes to make students more aware of the scope and opportunities in horticulture.
15-18 and 19-22 years old, individuals.
A 1500-2000 word paper with at least five references.
(The following are only ideas, you may write about any horticultural subject that interests you. )
Bibliographic / Reference Sheet -- Acceptable references include horticulture journals, trade publications, text and reference books, Cooperative Extension & USDA publications, plant society WWW sites, encyclopedias, et al.
References should be cited on a separate bibliographic sheet following the Turabian Style Guide. The guide can be found at: http://www.lib.usm.edu/research/guides/turabian.html
National Award Winner -- Up to three individuals in each age division are eligible to receive a certificate. National Award Winners are eligible to return for competition the following year in the same age division of this project area. In the event that an essay of sufficient quality is not entered, no National Award will be presented.
Grand National Award Winner -- One individual in each age division is eligible to receive a certificate and a check for $100.00. A Grand National Award winner is not eligible for further competition in the same age group. A National Award Winner in the 15 to 18 year old category many return the following year in the 19 to 22 year old category even though she/he may not be 19 years old. In the event that an essay of sufficient quality is not entered, no Grand National Award will be presented.
Awards Sponsor: Shirley Butt, Apple Acres Ranch, 7712 West Mineral Point Road, Janesville, WI 53545
There in no limit on the number of entries from any state. Entries must be postmarked by September 15.
Mail entries to the Susan Schoneweis, project chairperson, address listed below.