One of the most valuable resources that Landscape Alberta offers its members is the Landscape Awards program. It celebrates the remarkable work being done in the design, construction and maintenance of Alberta landscapes, and showcases projects that earn the respect and admiration of peers and clients alike. Each entry is evaluated independently by a panel of industry judges using set criteria – marks are earned for creativity, construction skills and horticultural practices. Projects that score very highly in our Alberta program are elevated to compete in the National Awards of Landscape Excellence (Canadian Nursery Landscape Association).
All members receive notification of the annual awards program, encouraging contractors to enter projects that demonstrate their workmanship and creativity. Supplier members are great supporters of the Awards program – by encouraging participation from members who demonstrate excellence with their products, and by providing valuable association sponsorships to award the high achievers.
The Landscape Awards reflect the association’s commitment to creating and preserving the beauty of the urban landscape. The program is also designed to reward independent landscape contracting professionals who execute top quality landscape projects.
The Landscape Awards program has four main objectives:
- Encourage landscape contractors to be the best in their field
- Provide a marketing opportunity to those companies that receive an award
- Encourage a company’s employees to aspire to excellence
- Provide an opportunity to compete in the National Awards of Landscape Excellence
Members can enter projects into nine different categories covering construction, maintenance and design. Each entry is evaluated using a set of criteria; the submissions are not judged against each other. There are two award levels: a Merit Award goes to an entry that earns 70-84 points, and an Excellence Award goes to an entry earning 85 or more points.
“We use the awards to build trust with our customers. Having a team of six designers means lots of different styles of designing are available to a potential client. The awards help them make a choice to ideally match themselves to the right fit for them. In the end we can say we work with a team of award winning designers and this sets us apart.” – Salisbury Landscaping, Edmonton
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Thank you to everyone one who participated in 2016 Landscape Awards. Click image above to view the award winning projects.