Northwest Premiere Landscape Awards Program

 

Awards Offered
2019 Award Recipients
Eligibility

Judging Panel
Judging Criteria
5 Reasons to Enter


The Washington Association of Landscape Professionals Annual Landscape Awards Program recognizes landscape contractors, architects, designers, suppliers, and project owners who have joined in producing landscapes of notable merit.

The purpose of the program is to recognize outstanding performance by Washington Association of Landscape Professionals (WALP) members; foster personal and company pride in superior workmanship; publicize the Association and Industry, and encourage future business for WALP members.

Awards Offered

                Award of Merit = Meets Industry Standards
                Award of Distinction = Exceeds Industry Standards
                Grand Award = There is Little or No Room
Room for Improvement
                Judge's Award = Awarded at the Discretion of
the Judges
                 

2019 Award Recipients

DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION

 

Kirkland Land Care
Grand Award
Downtown Park

 

Pacific Earthworks, Inc.
Grand Award
Village at Totem Lake

Pacific Earthworks, Inc.
Grand Award
Rufus 2.0 - Day 1 and Spheres

Urban Oasis Design & Construction LLC
Grand Award
Family Focused Outdoor Living

Berg's Landscaping
Award of Distinction
Thurman-Fadling Residence

Hedahl Landscape and Deck
Award of Distinction
Bergman Project

 

Hedahl Landscape and Deck
Award of Distinction
Rice Residence

 

Northwest Outdoor Lighting
Award of Distinction
Meydenbauer Bay 

 

Ohno Construction
Award of Distinction
Inspiration Playground

 


Pacific Landscape Management
Award of Distinction
Backyard Renovation 

 

Pacific Landscape Management
Award of Distinction
Civic Park Ten Trails

  

Pacific Landscape Management
Award of Distinction
Courtyard Renovation

Pacific Landscape Management
Award of Distinction
Intract 1

Urban Oasis Design and Construction
Award of Distinction
Redmond Wilderness Retreat

 

MAINTENANCE

 

Britescape
Award of Distinction
Outdoor Room with a View

Devonshire Landscape
Award of Distinction
Bisacca Residence

Plantscapes, Inc.
Award of Distinction
Lakemont Community Maintenance



Eligibility 

The Awards Program is open to all WALP members in good standing. Non-members may participate by completing an online membership application.

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Judging Panel

A panel of experts representing the Landscape Industry will judge the entries through photo presentations. Judges will be selected from the following landscape disciplines: Construction, Maintenance, Interiorscape, Design, Irrigation, Horticulture, and Education.

Award categories are Grand, Distinction, and Merit. There is no set number of awards to be presented. The judges may recommend as many entries as they determine are deserving of special recognition or they may recommend none.

The judges may change any entry from one category to another for the purposes of judging. They will evaluate each project independently of other entries on the basis of difficulty, craftsmanship, the relative contribution to environmental quality, and overall excellence. The decision of the judges will be final.

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Judging Criteria

Based on the images provided for each entry, judges will select the appropriate criteria from the following list to judge each category. (For example, if you are entering an installation or maintenance project where the edging is judged, your edging photograph will be judged on attention to detail, degree of difficulty, turf/bed edges being neat & trim, etc.)

1. Attention to detail
2. Degree of difficulty
3. Overall appearance
4. Quality of both construction and plant materials
5. Quality of plant installation
6. Quality of construction work
7. Attention to drainage & finish grade
8. Quality of lawn/turf
9. Design objectives (does it meet owners expectations?)
10. Selection & location of plant material
11. Harmony of design with surroundings
12. Turf/bed edges neat & trim
13. Pruning of plant material
14. Mulch & surface treatment of beds/planters
15. Seasonal color treatment
16. Structural integrity

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5 Reasons to Enter - Make a Positive Difference in Your Company

WALP will soon be accepting entries for its annual landscape awards program. If you are weighing the pros and cons of entering, Awards Chair Linda Zimmer, owner of LBL Landscape Group believes it will be time and money well spent, given the many benefits that are associated with such programs. Following are five reasons it makes sense from a business perspective to enter WALP’s Annual Landscape Awards Program.

1.  Marketing & PR – Awards may not trigger a light bulb when thinking about marketing opportunities, but just being short-listed can improve your business’ brand awareness and access to new customers. Awards celebrate hard work and success, and they are a great opportunity to put your business in the spotlight and have your achievements acknowledged.

2.  Opportunity to Take Stock – The application process for entering WALP’s landscape awards program represents a great opportunity to review and take stock of your business. The process will not only allow you to identify your successes but also can show some areas for improvement. 

3.   Have Achievements Recognized – Winning an award can act as a third-party endorsement for your business. Having your projects judged by an independent panel of respected landscape professionals gives your company increased credibility when pitching to new customers. Receiving an award acknowledges your excellence in a category producing landscapes of notable merit providing a distinct competitive advantage.

4.   Building Team Morale – Succeeding in business requires a team effort and receiving an award gives recognition to your staff’s contribution to the business’ success. This is invaluable in terms of boosting morale and making employees feel proud of the company and their contribution. Bringing your team to the awards ceremony is a great way of celebrating your achievements as a team and also provides good networking opportunities. 

5.  Confidence & Conversation – Winning breeds confidence. The minute you enter the WALP Landscape Awards program, you elevate your state of mind. The act of entering sends a powerful message to yourself. Receiving an award also generates buzz – making your company more visible to facilitate your continued success. Buzz is a big plus also for your suppliers and subs who played a role in the project, as well as your customers!