For additional information, consult the project chairperson: Stacy Smith, 1775 S 8000 E, Angola, IN 46703, Home 260 665-8348, Cell 260 316-4585, firstname.lastname@example.org
To expand the knowledge of individuals in the area of horticulture, promote horticulture as a career and hobby and stimulate others to improve their environment through the art and science of horticulture. This contest provides youth with the opportunity to improve their skills in assembling, organizing, and disseminating information in an efficient manner.
15-18 and 19-22 years old; Individuals only, no teams.
Prepare and present in one of the three divisions (prepared speech, illustrated talk, and special). The following rules apply to all divisions.
Note: An illustrated talk differs from a demonstration in that a youth presenting an illustrated talk is not required to do something with the object(s) that they show the audience. For example, a presentation would be entered as an illustrated talk if a pot of orchids is held up as statements are made on how this plant should be divided. If the plant is actually divided, this presentation would be entered as a demonstration. Suggested visual aids for an illustrated talk include flannel board, opaque projector, overhead or slide projector, posters, and reference articles. No visuals may be used in a prepared speech. Additional questions should be addressed to the project leader prior to entering participants in the contest.
National Award Winners -- Up to three individuals are eligible to receive a medal in each division. National Award Winners are eligible to return for competition the following year in the same division. In the event that a presentation of sufficient quality is not entered in a division, no National Awards will be presented for that division.
Grand National Award Winner -- One individual is eligible to receive a medal in each of the three divisions. A Grand National Award winner is not eligible for further competition in the same age division of the area of competition. A Grand National Award Winner in the 15 to 18 year old categories (division a or b) may return the following year in the special division even though they may not be 19 years old. In the event that a presentation of sufficient quality is not entered in a division, no Grand National Award will be presented. Grand national winners may also receive cash awards in addition to the medal.
Jack B. Leaver
1088 Fountain View
Holland, MI 49423
Phone 616 298-2433