Student Challenge Registration

Start preparing for the 2024 SFMA 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 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 program and creates opportunities for students pursuing a career in sports field management.

The Study Guide for the 2024 SFMA Student Collegiate Challenge is now available online! Please be sure to thoroughly review the Study Guide in preparation for the exam.

The 2024 Challenge will take place Wednesday, January 24 from 2-4:30 pm. Registration for the Student Challenge opens on October 16, 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. You must be an SFMA member to participate. All Student Challenge competitors are REQUIRED to register online before December 15. No paper registration forms will be accepted.

Contact Jennifer McLendon at jmclendon@sportsfieldmanagment.org with questions about the Student Challenge.