For additional information, consult the project chairperson:
Dr. Brian Stark; 1500 S. 44th Street; Lincoln, NE 68506; Phone 402 202-8834;
To create awareness of and stimulate interest in various areas of horticulture (vegetables, herbs, fruits, nuts, flowers, and woody ornamentals) for younger gardeners.
This project has four contest divisions:
Each division is further divided into one of three age categories (5-8, 9-11, and 12-14); individuals or groups of three or more may participate. Age category for groups is dependent upon oldest member of group.
Open to all youth 5-14 years old (determined as of Dec. 31 of current year). Youth with developmental delays who are unable to compete in their chronological age group may compete based upon their developmental age as indicated by parent or leader.
A written report is required. Consult the individual project sheets for additional information on the length and format. These projects should be sent directly to the project chairperson no later than the due date. There is no limit on the number of entries from a state. Individuals may enter up to two projects in their age division. Entry form follows this page.
National Award Winner -- Up to three individuals in each age division and three teams 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 a report of sufficient quality is not entered, a National Award will not be presented.
Grand National Award Winner -- One individual in each age division and one group are eligible to receive a certificate in each division. A Grand National Award winner is not eligible for further competition in the same age group of the division in which they won. A Grand National Award Winner may return the following year in the next older age division even though they may not have reached that age yet. Grand national awards require reports to be of high quality.