NGB unveils winners of #YearoftheSunflower video contest
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NGB unveils winners of #YearoftheSunflower video contest

Lee College Horticultural Program and Williams Nursery were each awarded top prize.


On Oct. 15, National Garden Bureau announced the winners of this year’s #YearoftheSunflower Video contest via press release.

Winners were chosen by a panel of industry professionals. Sunflower videos were judged and scored on appeal, creativity and a demonstration of sunflower’s unique beauty and characteristics. Links to each video are included below.

NGB congratulated everyone for their entries, along with a “thank you” for bringing a smile to the faces of others through the promotion of this year’s beloved flower.

First-place winners:

  1. Lee College Horticulture Program (YouTube)
  2. Williams Nursery (TikTok)

Runner-up winners:

  1. Kathy Jentz (YouTube)
  2. Julia Collins (YouTube)
  3. Shop 101 Market (Instagram)
  4. Goose Patch (Instagram)

“We want to thank the National Garden Bureau for letting students and programs like Lee College be part of your fun and educational programs. Our students are convicted felons serving sentences in the State of Texas. They come from a multitude of diverse backgrounds that often include a history of substance abuse and mental health or emotional issues. The National Garden Bureau is one of those organizations that gives students like ours the chance to participate, work together as a team to show their love and enthusiasm for the field of Horticulture. Each year we look forward to seeing what NGB’s plants of the year will be and look forward to participating in the video challenge.”Lee College.

NGB note: Lee College’s first video was the 2019 #YearoftheSnapdragon video which is always worth another view:

Sponsored by National Garden Bureau and its members, the #YEAROFTHESUNFLOWER video contest was designed to inspire creative videos from anyone and everyone who loves sunflowers, either as a tall garden flower, a shrub garden accent, a cut flower, or as a potted/patio plant.

If you would like more information about this program or membership in National Garden Bureau, please contact NGB Executive Director Diane Blazek or send an email to or phone 630-963-0770.