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48th Annual Professional Grounds Management Awards

You are invited to enter the 48th annual maintenance awards program sponsored by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS). The annual Professional Grounds Management Awards Program brings national recognition to grounds maintained with a high degree of excellence. The program complements other national landscape award programs that recognize outstanding landscape design and construction.

This program will salute the grounds superintendent responsible for maintaining a well-manicured landscape year round. Grand, Honor and Merit Awards are offered in 15 categories, covering all types of private, public commercial and industrial landscapes. To qualify for entry, a landscape must be at least two years old and under your continuous maintenance for at least two years.

The awards will be presented during the 2020 PGMS School of Grounds Management held in conjunction with the GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky. from October 20-23, 2020. Award winners will appear in the PGMS newsletter the Forum. Applications for 2020 will open in the Spring.  All entries must be submitted online.


The goals of the Green Star Award® program are:

  1. To bring national recognition to grounds manicured with a high degree of excellence.
  2. To recognize individual professional efforts leading to high maintenance standards and high quality appearance of the landscape.
  3. To challenge those responsible for maintenance of grounds throughout the country to achieve a higher level of excellence. In sponsoring this awards program, the Professional Grounds Management Society wish to extend its mission in promoting well-maintained landscapes throughout the country.

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