APL opens landscaper awards out to under-25s

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) awards 2009 are now open for entries with a new category celebrating young achievers.

A design by APL awards winner for 2007 Creative Landscape Company - photo: CLC
A design by APL awards winner for 2007 Creative Landscape Company - photo: CLC

The Young Achiever Award will be open to entrants under 25 years old and will recognise outstanding ability and commitment.

This new awards category will allow the APL and its members to showcase the young talent in the sector and increases the total to twelve categories.

Celebrating the best in British landscaping, the APL awards categories also include best front garden, soft landscaping, overall design and build, commercial garden, maintenance and special feature.

APL members are invited to enter projects which have been completed between 01 April 2003 and 01 August 2008. Entries will be judged by an expert panel of landscapers and designers in November.

Last year’s supreme winner was the Creative Landscape Company.

Landform Consultants managing director Mark Gregory is this year’s chairman of judges and he urged APL members to enter: With many different award categories there will be at least one that will fit a project you have taken pride in.

The APL awards recognise projects produced by members of all sizes so don’t be put off if you think you’re too small.

There is work in pulling your application together but the rewards from success will make it seem like nothing and the boost to your team from an Award cannot be achieved in any other way.

Entry forms available on the APL website www.landscaper.org.uk

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