National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
March 18 - 21, 2020

In 2020, National Association of Landscape Professional's National Collegiate Landscape Competition celebrates its 44th year as the event that draws the largest gathering of green industry students entering the job market. Rising green industry superstars participate in industry-related competitions, an exciting reception, a Career Fair, and educational sessions. Approximately 850 students, 150 faculty, and 300 green industry professionals attend this event.

For industry suppliers, National Collegiate Landscape Competition is your opportunity to build brand loyalty at the early stages of the students' careers and to attract the attention of the green industry professionals recruiting at the event. Show your company's support for the future of the green industry by being a champion of this great event!

Major Sponsors — Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze — receive extensive exposure throughout the event. Being a Major Sponsor is the best way to get noticed at National Collegiate Landscape Competition. Plus, Major Sponsors are invited to attend the summer planning session at the event site where decisions are made that bring the event to new heights and provide an increased ROI for sponsors. Being a Major Sponsor positions your company to shape the event and its future.

  • Complimentary booth space in the career fair (maximum of four booth spaces)
  • Equipment or product display space and an opportunity to network with attendees at the exclusive Major Sponsor Showcase
  • Company name and logo in the event brochure
  • Verbal and multimedia recognition at the Opening and Closing ceremonies
  • Logo on banner at the Opening and Closing ceremonies
  • Recognition in numerous blast email promotions, The Landscape Professional magazine, and on the National Collegiate Landscape Competition web site
  • Recognition in National Association of Landscape Professionals press releases sent to the industry trade press
  • An excel file of attendees for direct mail purposes (contact information for students will not be distributed.)

Platinum Sponsorship (EXCLUSIVE) — $38,500

  • All benefits listed in box above
  • Introduction and two minutes speaking time at the Opening and Closing ceremonies
  • Option for National Collegiate Landscape Competition giveaway with your company logo (sponsor bears expense of giveaway)
  • Nine competitive event sponsorships
  • Promotion as the Platinum Sponsor on the cover of the promotional event brochure
  • Logo recognition in display advertisement for The Landscape Professional magazine (ad is also sent to other green industry publications for possible placement)
  • Recognition in any additional marketing materials that promote National Collegiate Landscape Competition
  • Twenty complimentary registrations to National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Gold Sponsorship (EXCLUSIVE) — $30,000

  • All benefits listed in box above
  • Option to distribute National Collegiate Landscape Competition giveaway with your company logo (sponsor bears expense of giveaway)
  • Seven competitive event sponsorships
  • Logo recognition in display advertisement for The Landscape Professional magazine (ad is also sent to other green industry publications for possible placement)
  • Fifteen complimentary registrations to the National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Silver Sponsorships (MULTIPLE AVAILABLE) — $18,500

  • All benefits listed in box above
  • Five competitive event sponsorships
  • Ten complimentary registrations to National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Bronze Sponsorships (MULTIPLE AVAILABLE) — $13,000 each

  • All benefits listed in box above
  • Three competitive event sponsorships
  • Six complimentary registrations to National Collegiate Landscape Competition
T Shirt Design Sponsorship (EXCLUSIVE) — $7,500
  • Logo included in T-shirt design and sponsor helps National Association of Landscape Professionals select the winning design
  • Introduction and one minute speaking time at the Opening Ceremony to announce the winner
  • Three complimentary registrations to National Collegiate Landscape Competition
Hotel Key Card Sponsorship (EXCLUSIVE) — $5,000
  • Opportunity to submit print-ready, four color artwork for the front of the key cards.
  • One complimentary registration to National Collegiate Landscape Competition
Industry/Faculty Welcome Reception (EXCLUSIVE) — $10,000

At this kickoff event, the industry professionals and faculty who attend National Collegiate Landscape Competition enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres while they network and celebrate their dedication to the industry. The sponsors of this well-attended reception will have the opportunity to reach approximately 300 industry professionals and 150 faculty members who attend the event each year.

  • Logo on signage at the reception site
  • Opportunity to display company signage at the reception
  • Opportunity to distribute a giveaway to the reception attendees
  • Three complimentary registrations to National Collegiate Landscape Competition
Student Reception Sponsorships (MULTIPLE AVAILABLE) — $5,000 each

A high-energy, exciting event where students gather to celebrate on the eve of National Collegiate Landscape Competition before the competitions begin. Sponsors of this reception are the only industry professionals permitted to attend. The students will enjoy a dinner while participating in various games that will be hosted by the sponsors.

  • Opportunity to interact with the students during the reception (each sponsor selects a game to host)
  • Two minutes speaking time at the reception
  • Sponsor will be provided with a prize to distribute (sponsor may provide additional prizes to raffle)
  • Opportunity to distribute company materials and giveaways
  • Opportunity to display company banner, if cleared by reception site (sponsor will provide banner)
  • Recognition on the signage at the reception site
  • Three complimentary registrations to National Collegiate Landscape Competition
Faculty Forum Sponsorship (EXCLUSIVE) — $5,000

During this forum, faculty members discuss issues that are important to the. For suppliers, this is an opportunity to build a strong rapport with the industry's top faculty members and provide business leadership to address their concerns.

  • One minute speaking time at the beginning of the Faculty Forum
  • Opportunity to distribute company literature and a giveaway to the faculty
  • Logo on signage at the forum site
  • Opportunity to display a freestanding, retractable banner at the forum site
  • Two complimentary registrations to National Collegiate Landscape Competition
National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation Scholarship Ceremony & Reception Sponsorship (EXCLUSIVE) — $5,000

Each year, the National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation hosts a special ceremony to honor deserving students and award the year's scholarships. Show your support for academic excellence and help honor these bright students who will lead the industry in the future. Approximately 150 people attend the ceremony and reception.

  • Introduction and two minutes speaking time at the ceremony
  • Opportunity to distribute a giveaway to the ceremony attendees
  • Logo on signage at the ceremony site
  • Opportunity to display a freestanding, retractable banner at the ceremony site
  • Two complimentary registrations to National Collegiate Landscape Competition