The Young Horticulturist Competition encourages young people in horticulture to further develop their skills and knowledge and to increase the opportunities for long term careers in the industry.
2020 Competition Postponed
In light of the Covid-19 response and many of the sector competitions not being run this year, the RNZIH Education Trust has decided to postpone the 2020 Young Horticulturist competition to 2021.
The pandemic is changing on a daily basis and we have no real idea where New Zealand will be at in November 2020.
Check back here later in the year as we start preparing for Young Horticulturist 2021.
Stay safe, look after your loved ones and we look forward to working with you all again for the 2021 event.
Simon's a Central Otago viticulturist and represented NZ Winegrowers as their Young Viticulturist of the Year 2019 ... more here
AGMARDT Market Innovation Project
T&G Practical Activities Award
Fruitfed Supplies Leadership Award
Bayer Best Practice Award
Primary ITO Career Development Award
Horticentre Trust Community Engagement Award
Our 2019 finalists - L to R: Rico Mannall, Jessie Wakeling, George Trower, Simon Gourley, Anika Jackson and Jono Sutton.
Candidates enter the competition via one of the horticultural sectors listed below. Talk to your sector representative if you'd like to get invloved next year.
Young Horticulturist 2019
If you wish to make a one off gift to the competition or set up a regular donation/ gift by automatic payment, the RNZIH Education Trust (Charities Registration # CC20817) bank account details are as follows:
Please use your surname as the reference.
Many thanks for your kind donation.
RNZIH Education Trust
PO Box 138