April 12, 2021
Enter Awards

If you are a Landscape Ontario member and you're ready to enter your best work in our annual competition, then you're in the right place.

Winning an Award of Excellence is a great marketing too to potential clients that verifies you have the skill, knowledge and expertise to make design, build or maintain the property of their dreams.

It's also a great boot for your team that validates their countless hours of hard work, attention to details, innovation, problem solving and passion for what they do.

So take a look at the handy Entry Checklist below, then start your journey to validating the amazing work you do!

Nominate an outstanding individual for a Special Award

Did you know the Landscape Ontario Awards of Excellence program includes a number of special awards to recognize individuals who have spent countless hours working to better the industry?
If you know an outstanding leader, employer, educator, volunteer or garden writer, then nominate them for an award.

More on Special Awards.

Entry Checklist

Your online entry experience will be a lot easier if you have the following information ready:

 Review the information at LOawards.com

 Which program are you entering?

We have specific programs for: Design, Construction, Maintenance, Irrigation, Lighting, Websites, Interior Plantscaping, Growers, Garden Centres and more!

 Which categories?

Within each program are a multitude of categories to choose from, like water features, theme gardens, holiday lighting, non-turf maintenance and more. If you've got a project, we've got a category for it. See Programs and Categories.

 Photography and Images

All submissions are judged via the digital images of your work that you submit. We recommend taking images before and during your project, and to book a photographer for when the work is complete. View some tips on taking the best images and the specific requirements required. Up to 15 of your best images can be uploaded for each entry. (Images should be at original/highest resolution and file size and can not be be enhanced).

 Judge’s Criteria | Score Sheets

Get the inside scoop on what judges look for when determining if your project is worthy of an award

 Project Summary

This is a brief description that describes the goal and any challenges of each project, including any special or unique elements.

 Work Completed Chart

We need to know which elements are yours and which ones were completed by subcontractors or others outside your team.

 Authorization Forms

Both the client and member company must sign off on each entry.


There is a $150 fee for each entry. Our secure online payment system accepts Visa, MasterCard or Amex. Garden Centre Awards are $75 per entry.

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The Awards of Excellence ceremony is made possible through the generosity of our Presenting Partner: G&L Group, and Supporting Partners: in-lite Outdoor Lighting, Connon Nurseries, Unilock, Toro, and SiteOne Landscape Supply.
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