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Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest

Registration for the 2018 Watermelon Growing Contest is Now Open!
Information about entering, rules, and regulation for the
2018 Georgia 4-H Watermelon Contest is available here

Final weights must be registered by Thursday, August 2. County agents must use event registration to register 4-H’ers and enter watermelon weight. The heaviest watermelon will then be named and awards determined. Each 4-H’er must grow his or her own watermelon and have it weighed by their County Extension Office to be eligible. Pictures will be required for the top three state awards. Additional photos may be used for other promotional purposes, so please make sure to get a photo of your 4-H’er with their watermelon.

NOTE: Certification forms are no longer necessary. All weights will be entered through event registration

A special thank you to The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association along with the Georgia Watermelon Association for their continuous support with the Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest. The state winner will receive $100. The second and third place winners will receive $50 and $25. The first 50 counties to certify a winner will receive a Georgia 4-H Watermelon Contest T-shirt for the top watermelon grower in their county. If 50 counties do not submit entries, the first 50 entries will receive t-shirts.
You can view past winners and entries on the Winners page.
The University of Georgia and Ft. Valley State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. The Cooperative Extension Service offers educational programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. An equal opportunity/affirmative action organization committed to a diverse work force.