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2015 UQ Sunflower Competition.


The University of Queensland’s Sunflower Competition is designed to inspire current science students to become the next generation of plant and agricultural scientists and support teachers to deliver their science curriculum in a plant-based context.

The competition provides an interactive learning opportunity designed to actively contribute to the provision of a science-trained workforce that continues to position Australia at the forefront of agricultural production.

Teachers and students can participate in a number of ways and be eligible to win cash prizes - See competition rules. They include:

1. Grow sunflowers only at their school as part of their curriculum (for students unable to come to the weigh-in day)

2. Grow sunflowers at their school and enter the “Communicating Science” component of the competition (for students unable to come to the weigh-in day)

3. Grow sunflowers at their school and bring along to the Gatton Campus for the official weigh-in day.

– Registrations open: 21st November 2014

– Registrations close: 10th February 2015

– Planting date: 24th February 2015

– Final date for submission of “Communicating Science” entry: 15th May 2015

– Weigh-In Day: 19th May 2015


2014 Results

Overall ‘Heaviest’ Grand Champion

Mueller College - 4.455kg

Australian Sunflower Association ‘Heaviest’ Sunflower Category

Years 8-10

1st – Mueller College - 4.455kg

2nd - Downlands College class 2 - 3.871kg

3rd - Downlands College class 1 - 3.690kg

Dow AgroSciences ‘Heaviest’ Sunflower Category

Years 11&12

1st – Glasshouse Country Christian College group A - 2.928kg

2nd – Glasshouse Country Christian College group A - 2.676kg

3rd – Glasshouse Country Christian College group B - 2.595kg

Tallest Sunflower Prize

Downlands College - 2.65m

Most Ornamental Sunflower Prize

Toowoomba SHS Wilsonton Campus

Encouragement Award 1

Corinda State High School

Encouragement Award 2

Mt Maria College



UQ Sunflower Competition Team
T:  07 54601 279 

Thank you to our Sponsors

The UQ Sunflower Competition, hosted by the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, is proudly sponsored by Dow AgroSciences, The Australian Sunflower Association (ASA), Pacific Seeds, AgForce, AgriFood Skills Australia, Queensland Agriculture Teachers' Association (QATA) and the UQ Gatton Past Students Association (UQGPSA)


UQ Sunflower Competition section

Sunflower Competition 2015

Please read carefully to avoid disappointment

2015 Sunflower Competition Experiment Booklet

Link to PDF version

Weigh-In Day Itinerary 2015

Link to download PDF Version

Frequently Asked Questions

Helpful hints and tips

Weigh-In Day Results 2013

Check out who topped the scales!
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