AWARDS JUDGING CRITERIA

Group 1: Residential Design/Build, Commercial Design/Build, Interior, Containerized Plantings, Interior, Design/Build, and Special Events

  1. Overall appearance –25% (includes design for D/B entries)
  2. Degree of difficulty – 25%
  3. Quality of all materials – 25% (for Interior entries, includes containers and silk/artificial/preserved foliage)
  4. Appropriate scale and functionality in relation to structures/space – 25%

Group 2: Residential Landscape, Management, Commercial Landscape Management, and Exterior Landscape Management Decade

  1. Overall appearance – 25%
  2. Degree of difficulty – 25%
  3. Appearance of turf – 10%
  4. Appearance of trees – 10%
  5. Appearance of annual color – 10%
  6. Appearance of shrubs – 10%
  7. Appearance of ground cover – 10%

Group 3: Residential Lawn Care, Commercial Lawn Care, and Exterior Lawn Care Decade

  1. Overall appearance – 50% (lush, thick, mower tracks in turf, setting/composition)
  2. Degree of difficulty – 25% (obstacles to overcome, drainage conditions, sun/shade)
  3. Appearance of turf – 25% (weed free, healthy)

Group 4: Interior Maintenance and Interior Maintenance Decade

  1. Overall appearance - 25%
  2. Degree of difficulty – 25%
  3. Appearance of containers – 10%
  4. Appearance of trees – 10%
  5. Appearance of annual color – 10%
  6. Appearance of preserved/silk foliage – 10%
  7. Appearance of live plant material – 10%

Group 5: Erosion Control/Ecological Restoration

  1. Overall impact/benefit to the environment – 25%
  2. Degree of difficulty – 25%
  3. Accomplishment of project intent – 25%
  4. Coordination of work with outside agencies – 25%

Group 6: Residential Landscape Contracting, Commercial Landscape Contracting and Interior Installation

  1. Overall appearance – 50%
  2. Degree of difficulty – 25%
  3. Quality of all materials – 25%

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