HERNDON, Va. — The National Association of Landscape Professionals is pleased to announce that the deadline for entries for its 2015 Awards of Excellence is being extended through Aug. 10, 2015, and this year’s newly launched online portal makes it much easier, faster and more efficient when applying for your award-winning project.

The Awards of Excellence program is the largest awards program in the industry, showcasing projects that exemplify professionalism in landscape design/build, installation and contracting, landscape management, lawn care and interior maintenance as well as erosion control and ecological restoration, special events and interior plantings.

“Winning an award is a great marketing tool for companies and it helps demonstrate the professionalism in the industry, so we encourage every company to show off their best work through the award process,” said Sabeena Hickman, CAE, CEO of NALP. “It is not just the big companies that win awards, many small companies win awards for their work and are able to share that with current and future customers.”

For information about applying for this year’s Awards of Excellence, visit bit.ly/nalpaoe, email Pamela Moore at awards@landscapeprofessionals.org or call the NALP office at 800-395-2522.

The awards will be presented in person at the awards dinner, Thursday, Oct. 22, during the annual education convention, LANDSCAPES 2015 (formerly the Green Industry Conference) in Louisville, Kentucky.