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2021 Prize Pool


1st Prize

  • $7,500 Travel, Accommodation and Professional Development Package
  • $1,000 ICL Specialty Fertilisers
  • A one-year membership of The New Zealand Institute of Agricultural & Horticultural Science (NZIAHS)
  • A selection of Aorangi Merchant products

2nd Prize

  • $2,500 Massey University study scholarship
  • $750 ICL Specialty Fertilisers
  • A one year membership of The New Zealand Institute of Agricultural & Horticultural Science (NZIAHS)

3rd Prize

  • $1,000 Cash
  • $500 ICL Specialty Fertilisers
  • A one year membership of The New Zealand Institute of Agricultural & Horticultural Science (NZIAHS)

The Innovation Project Prizes

  • 1st Prize: $5,000
  • 2nd Prize: $2,500
  • 3rd Prize: $1,500
  • Consolation Prizes of $500 for each completed project.

T&G Fresh Practical Components Award

The finalist who receives the best overall score for practical components in the Grand Final receives a $3,500 travel scholarship.

Fruitfed Supplies Leadership Award

The finalist who demonstrates outstanding leadership during the competition receives a $2,500 scholarship towards a Leadership or Outward Bound course.

Countdown Participant Award

$500 awarded to all finalists in recognition of their effort and commitment to the competition.

Bayer Best Practice Award

The finalist who receives the highest score in a range of activities with a focus on crop management and sustainability practices during the Grand Final receives a $2,500 scholarship.

Primary ITO Career Development Award

The winner receives a $3,000 scholarship, to assist with further study or to attend a conference, and is adopted as a Primary ITO ambassador to promote training and career pathways in horticulture.

Horticentre Trust Community Engagement Award

The winner receives a $1,500 cash prize.

Countdown Best in Sector Award

The winner receives a $3,000 cash prize.

Thank you to our Official Partners of the Young Horticulturist Competition

Thank you to our Young Horticulturist Supporters

Thank you to our Young Horticulturist Affiliated Supporters

Thank you to our Friends of the Competition

Thank you to our Competition Goodie Bag Sponsors