Woman sitting on ground planting during the  Landscape Installation Event at NCLC

Challenge Scheduling, Completion and Scoring

All challenges will be completed by individual students and have an individual score.

There will be 4 to 6 challenges available each day, Monday - Thursday. The challenges will be available from 8:00am to 8:00pm EST, and students must choose a 1-hour or 2-hour block during that time to complete the challenge. All challenges are ‘honor-system’ challenges and scored individually only. Students will be ranked based on these individual scores and results will be available during the week of the event or the week after. Individual scores will not accumulate into a team score.

Event briefings will be pre-recorded with the option for students to ask questions via the platform chat (with answers available to all). Some challenges will be limited to one or two students per school while others will be open to any student that wants to participate. Please see challenge descriptions below for more details. 

Challenge Descriptions

  • 3D Exterior Landscape Design
  • Annual & Perennial Identification
  • Arboriculture Techniques
  • Business Management
  • Computer Aided Landscape Design
  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Exterior Landscape Design
  • Flower and Foliage Identification
  • Hardscape Installation
  • Interior Plant Identification
  • Irrigation Design
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Landscape Maintenance Operations
  • Maintenance Cost Estimating
  • Plant Problem Diagnosis
  • Robotics and Technology in Landscape Design and Maintenance
  • Safety Management
  • Sales Presentation
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Woody Ornamental Plant Identification

ID Lists

  • ID List Rules
  • Annual & Perennial ID List
  • Flower and Foliage ID List
  • Interior Plant ID List
  • Plant Problem Diagnosis ID List
  • Woody Ornamental ID List