The National Collegiate Landscape Competition is an annual three-day competition and networking event for students enrolled in interior and exterior horticulture programs at two- and four-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 also increases the level of difficulty for some of the outdoor competitions. More than 750 landscape industry students demonstrate their skills in real-world, competitive events coupled with an outstanding Career Fair. The National Collegiate Landscape Competition provides landscape industry companies with unparalleled opportunities to meet and recruit next-generation landscape industry superstars.
In 2016, 62 colleges were in attendance with 750 students competing in 28 green industry related events. The students also had the opportunity to meet and interview with more than 95 companies who were participating in the career fair. More than 450 industry representatives were in attendance and supported the event as sponsors or with career fair booths.
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