July 15, 2017
For over four decades, the Landscape Ontario Awards of Excellence program has celebrated the most outstanding craftsmanship, design and innovation the green profession has to offer. Winning an Award of Excellence is a great way to market your company, set your services apart from the competition and boost staff morale.

The awards program truly reflects the level of professionalism — and the amount of money being spent on landscape services across the province. More than 180 awards were handed out for exceptional projects in 2017, along with a few special individual awards. Individual awards recognize those who have contributed over many years to elevating the profession through their passion, dedication, leadership and vision.

Entries into the Awards of Excellence - Construction, Maintenance and Design programs are now open until the Oct. 1. Submit your entries at LOawards.com, where you will find detailed information about the categories and guidelines, eligibility requirements and submission details. Submissions are completed online and the program is only open to Active and Interim members of Landscape Ontario.

You will need a username and password to enter. If you do not have one, or cannot remember your password, the system will prompt you to either create a new account, or reset your password. From there, you will find a step-by-step guide for awards submissions, starting with company information and category selection. You can always save-as-you-go throughout the entry process. The system will save what information you have input, and you can go back in anytime to complete your entry.

Before you login, have the following information ready to complete your entry:
  • Contact information of person entering on behalf of the company.
  • Images of the project in hi-res .jpg format, minimum of six and maximum of 15.
  • A point-form project summary, describing what you were trying to achieve with your project, including any quirks or conditions imposed by the property owner.
  • You will be prompted to print an Authorization Signatures form during your submission. The client/property owner needs to sign this form.
  • Credit card information for payment. Please note that your entry will not be officially submitted until payment is received.
If you have any questions about the awards program, the entry process, or require help navigating the online system, contact Amy Buchanan at (800) 265-5656, ext. 2329 or awards@landscapeontario.com.