Current Competition

Virginia’s Dominion Envirothon

COVID-19 update March 31, 2020

With the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency and the public health concern affiliated with COVID-19, we encourage districts to review guidance provided by the Governor, and be vigilant about overall health protection. As a result, in light of the recent concerns expressed about the COVID-19 virus and in accordance with Governor Northam’s Stay at Home Order EO55, all Area competitions have been canceled. The 2020 competition to be held at Eastern Mennonite University has been canceled and your Association and Foundation staff and leadership are discussing alternative competition plans.

2019-2020 Current Issue:

Water Resources Management: Local Control and Local Solutions

State Competition:

May 17th &18th at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA 

Reference: 2020 State Competition Rules


2019-2020 Area Training & Competition Dates

Area I


                                                            Feb. 15th at Bridgewater College -McKinney Center (Science building)  


Competition:   April 30th at Grand Caverns Park Grottoes, 


(Hosted by  Headwaters & Mountain  SWCD in 2020)

(Area I includes: Rockbridge, City of Lexington, City of Buena Vista, Rockingham, Page, City of Harrisonburg, Warren, Shenandoah, Clarke, Frederick, City of Winchester, Bath, Highland, Alleghany, Highland, City of Covington, Botetourt, Craig, Augusta, City of Staunton and Waynesboro)

Area II

Training: November 23  at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, VA.  Contact to register click here for flyer 

Competition: Wednesday April 29th, 2020

                                                                                            Location: Graves Mountain Lodge                       

(Hosted by Culpeper SWCD & Thomas Jefferson SWCD in 2020)

(Area II includes: Madison, Greene, Culpeper, Orange, Rappahannock, Greene, Fauquier, Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, Nelson, Albemarle, Louisa, Fluvanna, and the City of Charlottesville)

Area III

Training: March 7th, 2020 at Central High School, Goochland

Competition:  Currenlty postponed   at Central High School, Goochland 

(Hosted by Monacan SWCD in 2020)

(Area III includes: New Kent, Charles City, James City, York, City of Williamsburg, Hanover, Caroline, Henrico, Powhatan, Goochland, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, Lancaster, Middlesex, Gloucester, Matthews, Essex, King William, King and Queen, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and City of Fredericksburg)

Area IV

Training:  March 17th at Nuckolls Hall, Tazewell 

Competition:  April 17th at Breaks Interstate Park 

(Hosted by Big Sandy SWCD 2020)

(Area IV includes: Lee, Wise, Dickenson, Scott, Buchanan, Russell, Tazewell, Washington, Tazewell, Smyth, Bland, Wythe, Grayson, Carroll, City of Galax, Giles, Pulaski, Montgomery, and Floyd)

Area V

Training:  March 17th, 2020- Hosted By Blue Ridge SWCD

                                                               Registration information can be found here  and the training agenda can be found here

                                                                                            Competition:  April 29th at Holiday Lake 4-H Center 

(Hosted by Lake County SWCD &  Southside SWCD  in 2020)

(Area V includes: Roanoke, City of Roanoke, Franklin, Henry, Bedford, City of Bedford, Pittsylvania, Amherst, Campbell, Appomattox, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Lunenburg, Charlotte, Nottoway, Prince Edward, Amelia, Buckingham, and Cumberland)

Area VI

Training: Contact your local SWCD for nearby training opportunities

Competition: April 29th, 2020 Location:  Chesapeake City Park 

(Hosted by Virginia Dare SWCD  in 2020)

(Area VI includes: Dinwiddie, City of Petersburg, Chesterfield, Prince George, Greensville, Sussex, Southampton, Surry, Isle of Wight, City of Suffolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Accomack, and Northampton)

Check with your local SWCD or Area Envirothon host for more information. Dates will be set and the Envirothon 2019-2020 program determined by late  fall 2019. Contact with questions.

See the Objectives/Oral Pres. Page and Resources Page for 2020 Oral Presentation Problem, Learning Objectives and additional Resources!
Download a 2019 Envirothon Coaches Handbook here!