Projects, Contests & Activities

For additional information, consult the project chairperson: Stacy Smith, 1775 S 8000 E, Angola, IN 46703, Home 260 665-8348, Cell 260 316-4585,

Horticulture Performing Arts

To allow youth to express themselves in performing arts utilizing horticulture subject(s) as theme.

Performance Ideas

Performances may consist of (but not be limited to) prose, poetry, skits and/or original compositions. All entries must have an oral component. Props/ costumes may be used. Performances do not necessarily need to be memorized, although scoring may consider dependence upon notes.

Who Can Participate

15-18 and 19-22 years old. Entries may consist of individuals or groups. An individual may compete both individually as well be a member of a group. The group age will be determined by the age of the oldest group member.

Scoring will be based as follows:

  • A. Overall Effect 20
  • B. Within time limit 20 (1 point will be deducted for each 5 seconds over/under time limits)
  • C. Poise 15
  • D. Theme/subject horticulturally related 15
  • E. Oral Expression 15
  • F. Visual Expression 15 Performance stage is expected to be about 10 x 15 ft. in size.

Performance time limit is 5-10 minutes and does not include set preparation/ breakdown. Questions after the performance may be asked by judges only. Some entries may be selected for command performances during the NJHA convention. Entries can be accepted up until contest begins.


National Award -- Up to 3 performances are eligible to receive a medal. In the event that no performances are deemed worthy of a national award, no medals will be awarded.

Grand National Winners -- One performance may receive a medal in recognition as grand national award winner. In the event that no performance is deemed worthy of the grand national award, no medal will be awarded.

Jack B. Leaver
1088 Fountain View
Circle #3
Holland, MI 49423
Phone 616 298-2433

Entry Deadline

September 23.