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2nd National New Zealand Soil Judging Competition
25 – 27 November 2022, Blenheim

You and your organisation are invited to enter a team in the New Zealand Soil Judging competition from the 25-27 November, 2022 in Blenheim. 


Entry is open to any students and working professionals interested in Soil Science. Education institutions and organisations can put together teams of 4 people, plus a coach. If you do not have a team, we will match you with others to form a group.


The competition is one of the best practical training and networking grounds for aspiring soil professionals.

During the competition participants can:

  • Increase their knowledge of soils and soil profiles

  • Connect with other early-career soil scientists from across New Zealand

  • Network with and learn from experienced soil scientists

  • Apply a land capability assessment to supplement their soil description and interpretation

The event includes two training days and one competition day, leading to the announcement of the winners at the Prizegiving event in a location close to Blenheim, on Sunday 27 November. Prizes are awarded for team and individual performances. Participants will need to cover their accommodation costs, but there is a range of options close to the soil judging venue.



This year's competition will be on a farm within a 30-minute drive of Blenheim.


Entry is $30 per person which includes a T-shirt, the BBQ function on Thursday, lunch on Sunday and the Prizegiving event in a location close to Blenheim


There are a number of accommodation options near the venue – details are provided on registration.

How to register

If you are interested, please complete the online registration form and payment using the following link:

If you have any queries, please contact



  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd for teams

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd for individuals

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd for working professional individual

Program at a glance


25 Nov 2022

AM: Meet & Greet BBQ – Location close to Blenheim

1 PM: Practice day 1 – Blenheim & Surrounds


26 Nov 2022

Practice day 2

– Blenheim & Surrounds


27 nov 2022

Competition day & prize giving event

– Location close to Blenheim

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