National Collegiate Landscape Competition returns to Colorado in 2019 Email
Written by Zachary Johnson   
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 03:00 AM

2018 National Collegiate Landscape CompetitionColorado State University is excited to host the 43rd annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition from March 20-23, 2019, in Fort Collins, CO. This will be the fourth time Colorado State has hosted the event; it was last held there in 2014. This year’s event promises to be the biggest and best, with over 70 colleges and universities expected to attend. Over 700 students will compete in real-world events and network with top companies from around the nation at the largest career fair in the profession.

Competing schools determine their own selection process for their teams. Team sizes can range from just a few students to over fifty undergraduate students from each school, studying horticulture, design and contracting. There are twenty-nine events in which to compete. Students prepare by reviewing provided preparation material (such as plant identification lists), reviewing class materials from their coursework and working with their instructors and professors. Individual event winners and the schools with the most acquired points during the event are recognized at the closing awards ceremony.

In addition to the competitive events, students will attend the career fair featuring over 100 companies from across the nation. These companies hope to fill important roles in their organizations—both full-time employment and internships. Additionally, tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships will be awarded to students from a multitude of individuals and companies.

This event would not be possible without the support of many corporate and individual sponsors.  Additionally, individuals play a critical role in this event—from volunteering to judging events.

Come join us in vibrant Fort Collins this March. A great town and event, with many activities to keep everyone engaged. Many volunteers are needed to help with all kinds of activities. If you would like to consider volunteering, please contact us at [email protected].

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