‘Growing the Taste of Maine’ Theme of Portland Flower Show Youth Essay Contest
Maine youth are invited to describe their “Growing the Taste of Maine” garden in the Portland Flower Show student essay contest.
Three prizes ($50, $30 and $20) will be awarded in each of three age categories (6–9, 10–13 and 14–18). Essays will be judged on creativity, focus and passion in describing the garden and what grows in it. Winning essays will be announced at the opening night preview Wednesday, March 4; selected essays will be posted for viewing during the show, which runs March 5–8, 2015, at the Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore St., Portland.
Wednesday, Feb. 11 is the deadline to enter the ninth annual contest, which is co-sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. For an application and rules, call 800.287.1471 or email email@example.com. Applications and information also are available at portlandcomapny.com and umaine.edu.