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Sunflower Growing Competition

Sunflower in full bloom

The sunflower growing competition is back this year! Please sign up by 9 April 2023 via the Sunflower Competition link. Schools will receive seeds via the post by the end of April 2023. Prizes for the heaviest sunflower heads!

Further information

Aim of the project

The competition is geared towards meeting those needs of Primary and Secondary science units detailed in the National Curriculum. However, growing plants can be linked to many other curriculum subjects.

As the competition is based on the life cycle of the plant students will need to be at the same school after the summer holiday period, which is when the sunflower heads are harvested and weighed.

The competition

Pupils will compete to produce the “heaviest sunflower head” grown from the materials supplied. Entry is limited to one sunflower head per pupil.

As stated above the competition is designed to follow the life cycle of the sunflower.  It will therefore be necessary for the students to take their plants home and grow them on over the summer holidays. 


In order to have the flower heads weighed, pupils (or staff) will be required to weigh their sunflower heads and send photographic evidence to between 1 October and 31 October 2023. The winning school will be notified after the October break.

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.


There will be first, second and third place prizes for students and schools. Prizes will be awarded after the October break.



Please consider the environment.