For more than 30 years, the National Garden Bureau (NGB) has been showcasing and promoting its members’ products in the “Year of” program. Over the years, the program has steadily expanded to encompass more members, more gardeners, and now, for the first time, a “Year of” video contest.
NGB recently announced the three winners of the first-ever #SnapdragonLove video contest to celebrate the Year of the Snapdragon in 2019:
First Place Winner: Did You Know: Snapdragons In The Big House
(Created by Lee College Horticulture Program at the Ellis Unit in Huntsville, TX)
This humorous video has students at the Ellis Unit in self-deprecating roles as they explain certain “Did You Know” facts about snapdragons.
Runner Up: Snapdragons Animated Short
(Created by Ace of Else 3D)
A touching animated short that will tug at the heartstrings of any parent, especially one who has passed their love of gardening on to their offspring.
Runner Up: #SnapdragonLove
(Created by Sarah Harding)
Getting children involved in gardening is important, and this video captures the essence of a child’s nature experience.
“My Students love horticulture and love to share with others all the great things about plants, bugs, and conservation,” says James Langley, Huntsville Center Technical Chair and Horticulture Instructor. “When we started talking about ideas for the video, they wanted to do something serious and educational, as my students are very serious about what they do and take pride in being in the horticulture field. However, during the filming of the Snapdragon video, my students thought if it was a little cheesy instead of being serious, maybe people would enjoy the video a little more and find joy in raising snapdragons.”
National Garden Bureau congratulates all the winners and thanks all entrants in working to help promote the fun and beauty of snapdragons. Winning videos are available for viewing. Anyone breeding, selling, using, or interested in snapdragons can share and use these videos, as long as they credit National Garden Bureau.