Professional Grounds Management Society Looking for Best Managed Landscapes


The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) is searching for the best 
managed landscapes and is now accepting entries for its acclaimed Green Star Awards Program. The deadline for entries is Monday, July 29, 2013. 

While Hollywood has the Emmys and athletics has the Olympics, the grounds management 
profession has the PGMS Green Star Awards. This exclusive program brings national recognition to grounds management programs, managers and crews responsible for landscapes that exhibit a high degree of excellence in certain areas including sustainability practices and policies, turf management, landscape design and more. This awards program honors the best of the best” in landscapes and winners boast about the recognition they receive.  

To enter, simply fill out the entry form, submit it along with the payment and the entry to PGMS headquarters at 720 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230. The cost is only $150 for PGMS members and $225 for others. All entries must be submitted by CD. Grand, Honor and Merit Awards are offered in 15 categories, covering all types of private, public commercial and industrial landscapes. Each winning entry will be recognized at the 2013 Awards Banquet taking place Oct. 25, 2013 in Louisville, Ky., as part of the annual School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO set to take place Oct. 23-26, 2013.  

An official entry form for this year’s contest and other details can be found at