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Yates Junior Landcare Watermelon Challenge

Can you grow Australia's heaviest watermelon?

Yates Junior Landcare Watermelon Challenge

Junior Masterchef winner, Isabella Bliss, and her twin sister, Sofia, a top four finalist, are encouraging children across the country to get into the garden and harness their inner greenie by attempting to grow Australia’s heaviest watermelon!

Register before September 25, 2011

Can you grow Australia’s heaviest watermelon? Junior Masterchef winner, Isabella Bliss, and her twin sister, Sofia, a top four finalist, are encouraging children across the country to get into the garden and harness their inner greenie by attempting to grow Australia’s heaviest watermelon!

As part of the Yates Junior Landcare Watermelon Challenge, a free packet of Yates Candy Red Watermelon seeds will be sent to everyone who registers on the challenge website by Sunday, September 25th. The challenge is open to all children aged 16 years and under and living in Australia, and includes a category for schools and youth groups, and one for individuals and families. Yates Candy Red Watermelon seeds are regarded as one of the fastest growing and largest watermelon varieties.

Kids can grow their watermelons at home or at school and will need to care for their plants during the hot summer weather. Once their watermelon has reached maturity, they will have to log onto the Yates Junior Landcare Watermelon Challenge website to upload the weight of their melon and their favourite watermelon photograph. There will also be a creative photo category as part of the challenge, so everyone can be in with a chance of winning a prize!

In 2010 the Yates Junior Landcare Sunflower Challenge was incredibly successful with over 66,000 children around Australia taking part in a competition to grow the tallest sunflower and the sunflower with the widest head. Eight year old Lachlan Hillas from Wodonga, Victoria won the tallest sunflower prize in the individual and family category with his 270cm giant. The widest sunflower head was grown by Sam McVilly, aged 6, of Wy Yung, Victoria, and his sister Tess, aged 10, with a very impressive head width of 46cm.

To register for your free seeds and participate in the Yates Junior Landcare Watermelon Challenge simply go to www.juniorlandcarechallenge.com.au. Registrations close on Sunday, September 25th, and the winners will be announced on March 5th 2012.

Where: Across Australia.
When: Registrations close on Sunday, September 25th. The free seeds will be sent out in October and can be planted anytime from October through to December.
Cost: Free!
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