Felker Award

2018 Walter A. Felker Memorial Award Program

1st Place: $300 • 2nd Place: $150 • 3rd Place: $50

The New Hampshire Maple Producers Association is proud to sponsor the annual Walter A. Felker Memorial Award Program. Commonly referred to as the Felker Award, the program and the monetary prize aim to encourage interest by New Hampshire youth in the Granite State’s great maple sugaring tradition.

Open to NH residents age 16 and younger, entrants are tasked with creating a project focused on any aspect of NH maple sugaring. This is purposely broad to allow youth to think outside of the box. Science projects, art projects, historical or any other type of project is welcome.

To participate in Felker Award competition, each entrant must:

  1. Be under the age of 16 years old and a NH resident
  2. Complete the submission form and include it with their project
  3. Create a project on anything NH maple-related
  4. Write an essay about their project
    a. If submitting a maple syrup entry, a written summary of the process used to create the entry must be included

Although exact dates vary from year to year, entries to the competition are generally accepted through the third Friday in June with the winner announced at the annual Summer Meeting of the NH Maple Producers Association.

All entries must be submitted to a NHMPA board member or postmarked and mailed to:
Dale Smith, 207 Lull Rd, New Boston, NH 03070 by June 15, 2018.


Download the 2018 Submission Form


The winner will be announced at the 2018 Summer Meeting of the NH Maple Producers Association on July 14, 2018 at the Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, NH. Entrants are encouraged to attend but need not be present to win. Entrants may be invited to display their project at the 2018 International Maple Conference hosted this fall in Concord, NH.