November 1, 2016
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. 169 awards were handed out for exceptional projects in 2015, 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 to Awards of Excellence

Construction, Maintenance and Design programs are now open until the Oct. 1 deadline. Submit your entries at, where 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.

You will need a username and password to login. If you do not have one, or cannot remember your password, the system will prompt you to either create a new account, or you can reset your password. From there, you will find a step-by-step guide for awards submission, 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 .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 or the entry process, or if you need help navigating the online system, contact Kristen McIntyre at 1-800-265-5656, ext. 2321, or e-mail