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Start Preparing for the STMA Student Challenge!

The Student Challenge is presented in partnership with the SAFE Foundation, Founding Partner Hunter Industries, and supporting sponsor Ewing. Each year students from 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities across the country compete in an exam that challenges knowledge in the sports turf industry. The winning teams receive a cash award, a plaque, and medallions for each team member. The prize money benefits the institution’s turf program and creates opportunities for students pursuing a career in sports turf management. The Study Guide for the 2020 STMA Student Collegiate Challenge is now available online! Please be sure to thoroughly review the Study Guide in preparation for the exam. CLICK HERE to access the Study Guide.

The 2020 contest will take place Wednesday, January 15 from 2-4:30 pm at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Please note that the conference schedule has changed for 2020 and the Student Challenge is now taking place on Wednesday. Registration for the Student Challenge opens on October 1, so start thinking about your team now! A maximum of four undergraduates can compete on a team and must declare if they are representing a two-year or four-year institution. Competitors receive complimentary conference registration. If you are not a member, you must include your dues payment with registration. All Student Challenge competitors are REQUIRED to register online before December 16. No paper registration forms will be accepted. You can send in a paper form to register for optional events. Please contact Kristen Althouse at kalthouse@stma.org with questions about the Student Challenge.