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Text: 2024 Sunflower Growing Competition
Open to all Orange County youth ages 5-19!
Register today!
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Register today for our annual Sunflower Growing Competition!


2024 Sunflower Growing Competition - Registration!

  • Sunday, June 9, 2024, 12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

It is time to get outside and get growing!

Join us for our 2024 Sunflower Growing Competition!!

This contest is free and open to all youth in Orange County ages 5-19 as well as all Orange County 4-H youth members. If you are a teacher, 4-H Club leader, or other youth leader in Orange County, you can register the youth in your class, club, or group.

We will mail a packet of five sunflower seeds and growing instructions for each registered youth the week of June 10th. For teachers, 4-H Club leaders, and other youth leaders, we will mail you individual packets of seeds for the total number of youth you register and let you distribute them.

The seeds should be planted by June 30th. We will follow up with you throughout the summer. Your flowers will bloom in late August and September. Contest submission can be made online from September 1 st through October 15th. More details to come. Prizes will be awarded to youth for the tallest plant and largest bloom.

Registration closes: Sunday, June 9th

If you have any questions, please call our Community Horticulture Educator Susan Ndiaye at (845) 344-1234 (ext. 250) or email her at

Sunflower Growing Instructions




Last updated May 17, 2024