BALI National Landscape Awards 2016 now open

The BALI National Landscape Awards which celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, have opened for entries. Run in association with Horticulture Week, the awards are the premier landscaping awards for the industry.

To receive a BALI National Landscape Award is one of the landscape industries' highest accolades, providing companies with great marketing opportunities, with the benefits lasting long beyond the ceremony itself.

Announcing the opening of the awards, BALI chief executive officer Wayne Grills said: "This year, 2016, marks the 40th anniversary of the BALI National Landscape Awards and we will be making sure that we celebrate this amazing milestone in style.

"With BALI membership now the highest it has ever been, we hope that all full BALI members will consider entering this year to take advantage of the additional interest the 40th anniversary will undoubtedly generate. The BALI Awards is by far the longest running and most respected awards scheme in the industry."

Entry deadlines are as follows:

For registered designers, contractors and groups:

- Early bird deadline: Thursday 28 April

- Final deadline: Thursday 9 June

International Award/Affiliates/Employer Excellence Award:

- Early bird deadline: Thursday 9 June

- Final deadline: Thursday 14 July

Judging of all entries will take place between June and August.

In early September, BALI will contact entrants to advise them if they have won a BALI National Landscape Award. The winners are then announced via BALI News, Horticulture Week, and

All winners will be presented with their awards at a luncheon at London's prestigious Grosvenor House on 2 December. This year's official charity partners are once again BALI Chalk Fund and Perennial.

For general awards enquiries, contact: Melanie Sawbridge-Tookey ( 8267 4161).

For sponsorship enquiries, contact: Aisha Roberts ( 8267 4952).

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