July 15, 2014
This industry is literally bursting with exceptional talent and creativity. Each year I have the privilege of sitting in each of the judging panels for the Awards of Excellence programs; it is an educational and memorable highlight.
The level of craftsmanship and creativeness continues to grow. Our members make us so proud. Now it’s time to show it off.

Entries are now being accepted until Oct. 1 into LO’s Awards of Excellence Construction, Maintenance and Design programs. Take photos and start the online entry process now; don’t wait until the deadline. Last year, I wrote this reminder and mentioned my appreciation for the inventive excuses for extension requests; thank you for your outstanding (and imaginative) replies. The best part of this job is getting to know our members better.

Submissions can be made at www.loawards.com. You will find entry guidelines, eligibility requirements and categories of entry. To submit, you will require a user name and password. If you have not already created one with Landscape Ontario’s online system, you may create one when you start this process. You can work on your entry and log out and back in at any time before the Oct. 1 deadline. Until you have entered payment information, your entry is not officially submitted.

 When you login, you will need the following to complete your entry:
  • Contact information of person entering on behalf of company
  • .jpg photographs of the project, 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, conservation authority, etc.
  • You will be prompted to print an Authorization Signatures form during your submission. The client/property owner needs to sign this
  • Credit card information for payment
If you have not entered before or need some help or have questions, let me know and I will be happy to walk you through the process. It’s kristen@landscapeontario.com, or 1-800-265-5656, ext. 321.