Contest

Contest Details

The contest runs from Tuesday, October 26 at 12:15 p.m. until Wednesday, December 15 at 4 p.m.

 How to pot your plant 

  • Soil should be put into the pots provided and pressed lightly to hold its form.
  • If the soil is dry, a small amount of water should be added to the soil in the pot. Do not over flow. A light spray bottle may be best to water the seeds.
  • A small depression (dibble), ½ inch deep, should be made in the centre of the soil in the pot.
  • The seed should be placed in the depression and covered over.
  • Soil should be kept moist, but not soaking wet.

 There are four ways to win

 Winners will be chosen in four categories at specific points during the contest period:

  • Category one:
    • First class to accurately guess the plant (answers can be submitted at any point during the contest period)
    • Category two sponsored by RESCON:
      • The winner of the Quadcopter drone with HD Camera is Gravenhurst Public School (Grade 7 & 8 classroom)
      • Their plant measured 40 cm on November 30
    • Category three sponsored by Black & McDonald:
      • The most blooms (bloom count to be submitted by Wednesday, December 15)
      • Category four:
        • The best harvest by weight (harvest weight to be submitted by Wednesday, December 15).

        Please email your answers to events@durhamcollege.ca by the deadlines to be eligible for prizes.

        Prizes

        Prizes will be awarded to the entire winning class.

          Bracebridge Public School
          Mrs. Ovell's grade 7 & 8 classroom.
          Correctly identified a yellow bean plant.
          Prize: Water Filtration Experiment Kit

          Julie Payette Public School
          Mrs. Annette Hewitt’s – Intermediate class.
          Twenty-six blooms on your plants
          Prize: Smart Robot Car Kit sponsored by Black & McDonald 

          Gravenhurst Public School
          Ms. Shannon Blanchard’s grade 7 & 8 classroom.
          Total harvest weight of .025 grams
          Prize: Twenty-five tickets to the Ontario Science Centre