Young Grower of the Year is an annual competition run by Horticulture New Zealand to select the finest young grower in the country. Young fruit and vegetable growers from around the sector compete in regional competitions throughout the year, with the winners from each of the six regional events vying for the grant title at the National Final.
The six regional competitions – Pukekohe, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Nelson and Central Otago – are run independently of the National Final. Separate sponsorship packages for each region are managed by and available through the regional event coordinators. Visit the Regional Events pages for contact details.
The winner of the National Final has the opportunity to compete in the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition, run by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture Education Trust.