National Collegiate Landscape Competition

School Opportunities for Involvement

Is your school interested in participating in the National Collegiate Landscape Competition but you don't know how? Read below for more information.

What is the National Collegiate Landscape Competition?

The National Collegiate Landscape Competition is an annual three-day competition and networking event for students enrolled in interior and exterior horticulture programs at 2- and 4-year colleges and universities from across the country. Each year, a different host location is selected, which gives the participants a chance to see different parts of the country and it also increases the difficulty level for some of the outdoor competitions, depending on the weather! For information on how the National Collegiate Landscape Competition got it's start, go to National Collegiate Landscape Competition History.

There are three key elements for students to participate in at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition:

  1. Educational Sessions and Workshops:

    The leaders in the landscape industry will be presenting workshops and Career Development Series sessions for students and faculty on topics you might not otherwise have the chance to learn about. By participating in the workshops, Career Development Series sessions, and the tour, you will be exposed to the latest information available on topics such as irrigation, arboriculture, sales and estimating.

  2. Attend the Largest Career Fair in the Industry:

    We have nearly 75 companies from all over the country participating in our Career Fair! They are all looking for qualified employees for full-time positions and internships. Students and faculty should take this opportunity to meet as many companies as possible, and make those all important connections. Students should come prepared with resumes and be ready to interview on the spot.

  3. Compete Against Your Peers in 28 Events:

    The National Collegiate Landscape Competition features a series of competitive events designed to challenge students based on current industry standards. Each competition is coordinated by landscape industry companies — they design the competition, they set it up, and they judge it — so the competitions are as true-to-life as it gets. See how you compare among students from across the country!

New School Participant Information

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