The 2021 STMA Student Challenge is going virtual. 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 throughout the country compete in an exam that challenges knowledge in the sports field industry. The winning teams receive a cash award, a plaque, and medallions for each team member.  The prize money benefits the institution’s turfgrass science program and creates opportunities for students pursuing a career in sports field management.

Be sure to thoroughly read the 2021 Study Guide for detailed information on the new format.  The event will consist of two sections – an oral presentation and a virtual exam.  The oral presentation will be available for completion between Sept. 1 – Nov. 25.  The virtual exam will be available for completion between Dec. 1 – Jan. 8.

Registration for the Student Challenge opens on September 1. Each team member is required to register online to participate in the 2021 STMA Student Challenge.  You must provide your name, email, team member names and emails, institution name, if you are in a 2-year or 4-year program, and your advisor’s name and email. Each student must register individually and be a current STMA member.  If you are not a member, you must first become a student member.  Once you are a member, the Student Challenge registration option will appear in the STMA Store.  You will only see the Student Challenge registration option if you are a current member.  Please contact STMA with any questions at 800-323-3875 or kalthouse@stma.org. Visit www.stma.org to register.

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