Kids Garden Month 2020

April is Kids Garden Month

"What makes your garden grow?"

For Kids Garden Month 2020, we’re encouraging kids to share what makes their garden grow! From sunshine and seeds, to teamwork and love, what makes the magic of a garden happen?

Gardeners age 0-18: Send a photo, drawing, video, or other creative medium (really, the sky's the limit!) to KidsGardening telling us what makes your garden grow. Entries can be submitted by individuals, or by a class or group. Each week we’ll choose a favorite entry to receive a prize package, and at the end of the month we’ll award two grand prize winners – one to an individual and one to a group or class.

Teachers, caregivers, and parents: Kids have a powerful and meaningful impact on their community. The Kids Garden Month contest is about acknowledging the garden as a springboard for creative expression, community engagement, and a tool for empowering kids to realize their impact on their families, school, and community. And, whether they realize it or not, gardening has a tremendously positive impact on kids themselves! More than anything, gardening grows kids who care about the natural world, their peers, and where their food comes from.

Contest Rules

KidsGardening asks kids (0-18) to submit photos, video, song, drawing, artwork, or words (essay, poem) about what grows in their garden. Creativity is encouraged. If you work with kids who aren't verbal or who don't write, an adult can caption their entry (or not). Information on how to enter the 2020 Kids Garden Month contest will be available at a later time.

Submitting an entry gives permission to use the entry in the future. We welcome entries from around the world, but only U.S. entries will be considered for prizes.

The Kids Garden Month 2020 contest is open from April 1 - April 30, 2020.

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Weekly prizes
Each week, KidsGardening judges will randomly select one favorite entry from the week to receive a weekly prize. Weekly awardees will be announced via social media on Fridays. (4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1). Stay tuned for weekly prize details.

Grand prizes
All group and individual entries will be eligible for the grand prizes. KidsGardening judges will choose two grand prize winners: one individual and one group or class. Grand prize winners will be announced in mid-May. Stay tuned for grand prize details.

Winners are at the sole discretion of KidsGardening.

Kids Garden Month 2020YOU can give the gift of gardening and change a child's life. 

Our mission is to create opportunities for kids to play, learn, and grow through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder.

Your donation means we can get more kids connected to their food, engaged with their community, and passionate about nature and a healthy planet.

Donate to KidsGardening today.


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