For more information on any of these awards or contests click the linked title below.

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Crops Judging Contest

Held annually in November in Kansas city and Chicago

National Collegiate Soils Contest

Has been held at a different host institution each year since 1961. Soil contestants arrive at various soil pits and are expected to correctly identify, evaluate, classify, and describe four soil profiles.

National Research Symposium Contest

Develop the ability of students to construct research and competitively present those research findings through oral and poster presentations to judges at the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings.

National Club Poster Presentation Contest

The purpose of this contest is to showcase undergraduate work in club activities and give clubs recognition for promoting agronomy, crop, soil and environmental sciences on their campus or in their local community.

Presidents' Trophy Contest

Undergraduate SASES chapters make presentations about club activities in an attempt to prove they are the club of the year.

Speech Contest

Designed to give students an idea of the value of public speaking. Contestants must prepare a five to seven minute speech on one of three topics selected approximately three hours before the final judging. Chapters should hold local contests and forward on the name of the winner to the chair

National Visual Presentation Contest

The purpose of the National Visual Presentation Contest is to develop student's abilities in preparing visual presentation materials that communicate an agronomic, soils, or environmental sciences story with the intent of educating a small audience on a technical topic.

Darrel S. Metcalfe Student Manuscript Contest

Provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduates interested in agronomy, crop science, and soil science to gain experience in researching, organizing, and writing articles on scientific topics.

Quiz Bowl

A test of knowledge as teams of four face off to see who can answer questions the fastest on the topics of agronomy, soils, crops, and environmental science. Teams and individuals wishing to join a multi-school team must sign up using the online form.

Agronomy Feeds the World Video Contest

Create a video teaching the public about how Agronomy feeds the world.