A big thank you to our finalists, their employers and sector organisations for their outstanding support of this year's competition. After two challenging years, it's been heartening to see the combined sectors come together again and celebrate excellence in horticulture.
A special thanks to the Young Horticulturist Official Partners - Countdown, Fruitfed Supplies and T&G Fresh, for their ongoing support, not just of the competition but the future of horticulture through our young leaders.
Here are the prize winners of this year's competition:
OVERALL WINNER - Regan Judd (T&G Global)
SECOND PLACE - Sam Bain (Villa Maria)
THIRD PLACE - Courtney Chamberlain (Hadstock Farm)
Countdown Innovation Award Winner - Courtney Chamberlain
Second place - Jodie McDonnell
Third Place - Amy Clark
Participation - Regan Judd, Solomon Caldwell, Guillaume Chabbert, Sam Bain
Fruitfed Supplies Leadership Award - Courtney Chamberlain
Countdown Best in Sector Award - Courtney Chamberlain
Horticentre Trust Sustainability Award - Courtney Chamberlain
Bayer Best Practice Award - Regan Judd
RNZIH Best Speech Award - Sam Bain
T&G Fresh Practical Components Award - Regan Judd
Countdown Award - Regan Judd, Solomon Caldwell, Guillaume Chabbert,
Sam Bain, Courtney Chamberlain, Jodie McDonnell, Amy Clark
This year's finalists (L to R):
Sam Bain, Jodie McDonnell, Solomon Caldwell, Guillaume Chabbert, Regan Judd, Amy Clark, Courtney Chamberlain.