Kids love a healthy competition. We were so inspired by the blue ribbon-winning State Fair entry from Dixon Road Elementary last year, we thought we’d host our own sweet potato competition. Entry details are below. All entries must be received by Wednesday, October 4. Ribbons will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place for each category. Winners will be notified by October 16.
Follow the specific directions for each category. There are drop-off and online submission options to encourage participation from all over the state. You can enter as many categories as you like, but only one category per entry form.
Drop-off Submissions (3 categories)
- Biggest sweet potato by weight
- Longest sweet potato
- Most unusual sweet potato
Please fill out the printable entry form, place the sweet potato in a 1-gallon zip top bag with the entry form taped to the bag. Drop the entries off at the Plants for Human Health Institute, 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081. There will be a box in the lobby to collect entries from September 30 – October 4. The building is open 8 am-5 pm. If you are unable to drop off your entry, email Doug or Amy for a possible alternate location.
Online Submissions (6 categories)
- Highest weight per square foot ratio
- Largest number of sweet potatoes per square foot ratio
Upload a picture(s) that show the weight or number of the sweet potatoes and the square footage as well as the calculations used to determine your ratio.
- Best original sweet potato character or mascot
Upload a drawing or photo of your original character or mascot
- Best original sweet potato poem or story
Upload your original sweet potato poem or story
- Best original informational video on sweet potatoes
Upload your video.
- Most creative use of a sweet potato
Upload a video or photo that shows your creative use of a sweet potato (or sweet potatoes).