September 2, 2020
Awards of Excellence 2021 entries due Oct. 1
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 marketing tool and can even 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. Over 200 awards were handed out for exceptional projects entered in last year’s program,, along with numerous individual awards recognizing those who have contributed over many years to elevate the industry through their passion, dedication, leadership and vision.

Entries for the Awards of Excellence: Construction, Maintenance, Design, Lighting and Irrigation programs are now open until Oct. 1. Open only to members of Landscape Ontario, all entries are submitted online at On the website you will also find detailed information about the various categories, entry guidelines, eligibility requirements and submission details.

No extensions will be granted past the Oct. 1 entry deadline.

To enter, you will require a username and password to login. If you do not have a login, 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 submissions. You can always save-as-you-go throughout the entry process so 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 the 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 your entry will not be officially submitted until payment is received.

All entries are judged by a panel of experienced industry experts, with winners announced during a virtual ceremony on Jan. 12, 2021.

If you have any questions about the awards program or the entry process, or if you need help navigating the online system, please contact Amy Buchanan at 1-800-265-5656, ext. 2329 or e-mail