GRADES Pre-K to 5 | 2022-2023

Challenge 2: Growing Up – Design

For Individuals or Groups (2–5 students per group) — Maximum points: 600 (100 per entry; 2 entries per level)


In cities, where space is limited, and the population continues to grow, people have learned to adapt by building upward. Tall buildings provide housing and office space in places where there is not much room to spread or even grow food. As cities get bigger and bigger, we need solutions for growing food in tight spaces where the only way to grow is upward. This is where your students can help. Have your students draw a garden in a city using vertical space and think about how it would fit inside, outside, or around tall buildings. Remember, plants need light and water to grow. The goal of your garden is to produce as much food as possible in spaces with little or no available land.

ENTRY SUBMISSION: Monday, November 28, 2022 to Sunday, December 4, 2022

Please visit the below Challenge pages for specific entry requirements.

Challenge 2A (PreK to 1st Grade)

Challenge 2B (2nd and 3rd Grade)

Challenge 2C (4th and 5th Grade)