Student Challenge November Deadlines

Student Challenge Registration must be completed by November 18. You must be a 2021 SFMA Student member to take part in the 2021 Student Challenge Competition.

The Oral Presentation must be completed and submitted by November 25.

The 2021 SFMA Student Challenge is going virtual. Please 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 until Nov. 25.  The virtual exam will be available for completion between Nov.9 – Jan. 8. *Please note we have adjusted when students can take the exam to accommodate those leaving campus prior to Thanksgiving break.

Registration for the Student Challenge is open. Each team member is required to register online to participate in the 2021 SFMA 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 SFMA 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 SFMA Store.  You will only see the Student Challenge registration option if you are a current member.  Please contact SFMA with any questions at 800-323-3875 or kalthouse@stma.org. Register here.

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 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.