Kids Garden Month Contest

What do you love about gardening?

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Kids Garden Month

What do you love about gardening?

Kids Garden Month is our annual celebration of kids in the garden! Each April, we host a contest to celebrate kid gardeners, as well as lifting up the many positive benefits gardening has on kids and their communities.

This year, we are asking kids to share their favorite thing about gardening, or why kids should garden!

Entries can be from individuals, classrooms, or other groups of young gardeners. Entries are judged on creativity, originality, and enthusiasm. Kids can submit short videos, art, photographs, or creative writing.

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About the Kids Garden Month Contest

Kids ages 0-18 are eligible to participate. Entries are welcome from around the world, but only entries from the US and US territories are eligible to win prizes. Due to shipping restrictions, certain prizes may be restricted to the lower 48 states.

While an adult should fill out the entry form, it must include a creative entry from a kid or kids to be considered for a prize.

Kids Garden Month Contest Prizes

KidsGardening will choose nine winners total, including eight age-category winners and one grand prize winner.

Two winners will be chosen from each of the following age categories:

  • Ages 0-6, or early education through kindergarden
  • Ages 7-12, or grades 1-6
  • Ages 13-18, or grades 7-12
  • Multiage (kids from multiple age categories)

Eight winners will receive: 

  • $250 for your school or youth garden
  • A care package from Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day
  • A seed collection from High Mowing Organic Seeds
  • A copy of Backyard Explorer: Discovering Plants and Flowers
  • A copy of Plant Pets, by kid author Beatice Boggs Allen (will be sent in August)
  • KidsGardening socks
  • A watering can
  • Leather gardening gloves for kids
  • A growbag
  • Gardening tools

One grand prize winner will receive: 

  • $500 for your school or youth garden
  • A care package from Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day
  • A seed collection from High Mowing Organic Seeds
  • KidsGardening socks
  • A watering can
  • Leather gardening gloves for kids
  • A growbag
  • Gardening tools

    How to Participate

    The Kids Garden Month Contest is open April 1-30, 2024. Winners will be announced May 22, 2024.

    Thanks to our Sponsor, Mrs. Meyers Clean Day!

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    Thank you to our prize package sponsors!

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    Celebrate kids in the garden this April!

    There will be eight winners in four age-group categories and a grand prize winner.

    Winners will be announced May 22, 2024.

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    Adults! Head on over to the Kids Garden Community to join a Kids Garden Month related conversation for a chance to win prizes.