Students, Register for the Challenge

Don't forget to register for the STMA Student Challenge and take home a $5,000 award for your turf program plus bragging rights! The deadline to register is December 15. Registrations will not be accepted after December 15 or on-site.

The Student Challenge takes place Thurs., Jan. 26 from 2-4:30 p.m. during the STMA annual conference in Orlando, FL. A maximum of four undergraduates (graduate students are not allowed to participate) can compete on a team, and must declare if they are representing a two-year or four-year institution. Competitors receive complimentary conference registration.

All student challenge competitors are REQUIRED to register online. No paper registration forms will be accepted. Each team member must register individually. When registering, click on Member Log In online at You must be a national STMA member to compete in the student challenge. If you are not a member, you must pay your dues ($25) prior to registering for the conference. On the Members Only home page, click on Membership, Merchandise, and Online Registration. To register for the conference, click on "2017 Conference Registration - Orlando" and select "STUDENT CHALLENGE Competitor Only – Registration". When you register, you will be required to provide your school name, if you are competing as a 2- or 4-year team, all team member names, your email, and emergency contact information. If you would like to register for any of the optional events, you may do so online; however, these do require an additional fee. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Althouse at

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