Dream Big – Kids Garden Month 2018

kids garden month contest

April is Kids Garden Month

2018 winners have been chosen! Thank you to everyone who sent us a representation of their dream garden – we have been so impressed by your creativity!

This Kids Garden Month, we’re celebrating by asking kids to Dream Big!

Gardeners age 0-18: Tell us about your dream garden using words, artwork, song, or media (really, the sky’s the limit!). What grows, who visits, and why do you love it? 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 – with a $250 gift card to Gardener’s Supply Company to help their dreams become reality.

When children dream big, they can have a powerful and meaningful impact on their community. KidsGardening’s Dream Big contest is about using the garden as a place for creative expression, community engagement, and as a tool for empowering kids to realize their dreams.

Thank you to Chartwells for sponsoring Kids Garden Month, and to Gardener’s Supply Company for providing the prizes.

Contest Rules

KidsGardening.org asks kids (0-18) to submit photos, video, song, drawing, artwork, or words (essay, poem) about the garden of their dreams. If you work with kids who aren’t verbal or who don’t write, you can have an adult caption their entry (or not). Entries can be submitted by one of the following methods:

  1. Tagging us on social media (see our handles below) and using the hashtag #KidsGardenMonth
  2. Email the entry to [email protected]
  3. Send us snail mail:
    132 Intervale Rd
    Burlington VT 05401

Submitting an entry via social media, email, or mail gives KidsGardening.org 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 Dream Big contest is open from April 1 – April 30, 2018. 

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Weekly prize winners will receive a Tubtrug, mason bee house, pollinator journal, seed starting kit, kids garden tools, push gardens, paper pot press, lots of seeds, and more!

Weekly prizes
Thanks to our friends at Gardener’s Supply Company for providing the fantastic prize packages.Each week, KidsGardening judges will choose their five favorite entries in the group and individual categories, and randomly select one of those entries to receive a Tubtrug full of kids gardening gear. Weekly awardees will be announced via social media on Tuesdays. (4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 5/1).

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. Each will receive a $250 gift card to Gardener’s Supply Company to help their dream garden become a reality. Grand prize winners will be announced 5/15. Winners are at the sole discretion of KidsGardening.

Kids Garden Month is sponsored by Chartwells, a team of chefs, dietitians and operators who cook and serve meals in more than 4,000 schools across the country. 


Congratulations to our weekly winners!

April 10: Shiloh


April 17: Aaniya

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