National Collegiate Landscape Competition

In 2024, National Association of Landscape Professional's National Collegiate Landscape Competition celebrates its 48th 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, a high energy reception, a Career Fair, and educational sessions. Approximately 650 students, 120 faculty, and 500 green industry professionals attend this event.

For the industry supplier community, the 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.

In addition to our major sponsorships, NALP offers additional opportunities to support the competition.

Student Reception Sponsorships (MULTIPLE AVAILABLE): $8,000
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
  • Two minutes speaking time at the reception, if indoors
  • Sponsor may provide giveaways and/or prizes to distribute/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

Industry/Faculty Welcome Reception (EXCLUSIVE): $12,500
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 500 industry professionals and 120 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
  • Opportunity to distribute company materials and giveaways
  • Three complimentary registrations to National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Faculty Forum Sponsorship (EXCLUSIVE): $6,500
During this forum, faculty members discuss issues that are important to the industry. 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 ForumOpportunity 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