Four Oaks Trade Show - awards deadlines

Exhibitors can visit the Exhibitor Manual portal to complete entry forms for the awards. Anyone can enter a nomination for the Pat Coutts Award for Excellence (nominee must work for an exhibitor company) Pat Coutts Award – Four Oaks Tradeshow (

New Product Awards – sponsored by HortWeek – DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES 29 AUGUST

As in previous years, HortWeek will assemble a judging panel who receive a collated pack of all entry forms before the show. The judging will take place on the morning of Tuesday 6th September. Samples of plants and products entered should be brought to the display area in the Educate, Collaborate & Innovate zone located in the right-hand side of House E no later than 3pm Monday 5th. Please ensure all items are clearly labelled with plant/product/company details and stand number. If you wish to leave some literature you can do so. Winners will be announced and presented with certificates at the Exhibitor Supper from 5.15pm in House T on Tuesday 6th September.

Winning or being highly commended in a HortWeek new product award category can really boost the commercial success of a plant or product – concentrate on what makes your entry the winner in your submission.


2022 is the inaugural year for this award to be given in memory of the late Pat Coutts, who was the driving force behind the Four Oaks Trade Show’s success over five decades. Pat demonstrated excellence in everything she did, always going the extra mile, as do so many people in our industry. This award gives the opportunity for customers/colleagues/bosses/employees to recognise the professionalism, talent and dedication of the many stars working in our exhibiting companies.

Everyone nominated will be celebrated on social media and in a display at the show – if they agree to be, of course! Just tell us in 500 words why your nominee is excellent.

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