July 1, 2019
For over four decades, Landscape Ontario’s annual Awards of Excellence program has celebrated the most outstanding craftsmanship, design and innovation the green profession has to offer. Winning an Award of Excellence shows both existing and potential clients that your company is committed to the highest level of quality and skill, while also recognizing the talent and hard work of your staff.

Last year, over 300 projects were submitted for the LO Awards of Excellence competition and winners were announced live, on-stage at the awards evening in January.

Enter online from July 1 to October 1

Entries for the Construction, Maintenance and Design programs are now open online. All entries must be submitted via LOawards.com by the Oct. 1 deadline. Online, you will find detailed information about the categories and guidelines, eligibility requirements and submission details. All awards submissions are completed online and the program is only open to members of Landscape Ontario.

Nominate an individual for a special award

LO members are also invited to nominate individuals for one of the program’s Special Award. These recognize friends and volunteers of the association who willingly share their expertise, time and passion for the betterment of the landscape and horticulture profession in Ontario.

Please note, requests for any extensions past the Oct. 1 deadline will not be granted.

Tips for online entry

To enter online, you will need a username and password to login. If you do not have an existing login, or cannot remember your password, simply create a new account or use the reset password function. Once logged in, you simply need to follow the step-by-step guide for awards submissions, starting with company information and category selection. You can always save your progress within the process and return later to complete your submission. The system will save the information you have input, and you can go back in anytime to complete your entry.

Before beginning an online entry, please have the following information ready in order to make it easier to enter:
  • 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. DO NOT include your company name in this section as it is reviewed by the judges and all entries are to remain anonymous.
  • Authorization Signatures form with the client/property owner’s signature.
  • Credit card information for payment. Please note that your entry will not be officially submitted until payment is received.

Winners will be recognized at the special Awards of Excellence ceremony evening event, attended by over 500 industry professionals on Jan. 7, 2020.

If you have any questions about the awards program or the entry process, or it you need help navigating the online system, contact Myscha Stafford at 1-800-265-5656, ext. 2333, or e-mail awards@landscapeontario.com.