Grounds Keepers Project Awards Program




The CGKA will hold a Grounds Keepers Project Awards program and dinner this year. More information will be coming your way, but we wanted to get some important news in your hands now as the "season" is breaking. 


There will be a category for about every type of work CGKA members perform, so don't think this is a program for others. You can even suggest a category if you'd like.

 

Awards programs are a great way for business to showcase the work they do and are proud of. Winning an award should be something you can add to your company marketing program and social media.

 

The awards dinner is planned to be the second largest general meeting of the organization this year and should be an opportunity for networking, some laughs and general enjoyment of your fellow member's company.

 

Please see below for basic eligibility requirements, in addition participation in the program will incur a small fee to cover the judges accommodations - judges will be landscape architects from the CT ASLA and some of your own Board members.


CGKA Members will be invited to submit projects for review by a team of landscape architects from the CT ASLA. Judging will take place in Mid- September 2015 and winners will be announced on October 1st..


CGKA members will be invited to attend the program dinner event and accept their awards. In addition guests and fellow members will be in attendance.


Companies interested in sponsoring the event can learn more below.


Planned venue: October 16, 2015

 

Yale University Main Campus Building - [exact location will depend on our attendance numbers]

 

  • 5-6 pm – Exterior landscaping tour of Yale grounds & buildings
  • 6-7 pm – Reception
  • 7-8 pm – Dinner
  • 8-9 pm – Awards presentations
    • CGKA select judges will be 6 local landscape architects
    • Recognitions committee TBA

 

We encourage you to consider any and all projects you work on this summer as potential entries.

 

1)      Document the scope of the project before it is started.

 

2)      Document it with photos, blueprints [if available], detailed descriptions and final results documented.

 

3)   More than one project can be entered.

 

4)   A three ring binder with the above will be required- more details to go to those who   indicate they want to be in the program.

 

Exhibitors and Sponsors Information
Join our members and guests and let them see and hear about your products and services- in a unique intimate atmosphere. 

See below for rates- need a special package- call us we'll accommodate. 203-699-9912.
Awards to fit every members work.
An expert judging panel of CT ASLA Members to  decide who wins.

In sponsoring the awards, the CGKA strives to increase public awareness of environmental improvements through professional landscaping and to encourage the landscape contractor's consistent use of quality materials and workmanship. CGKA will present the awards at the 2015 Autumn Gala/Achievement Awards Dinner on October 21, 2015. {Location to be announced soon]

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be a member of the CGKA and professionally engaged in and responsible for the installation and/or maintenance of grounds described in the entry. All applicants must possess a valid CT Home Improvement Contractor License (if required) and provide a copy with entry.


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Attendees [projected at 70-80]


 

 

First Annual Project & RecognitionAwards Program Dinner

New Haven, CT – October 16, 2015 [subject to slight change]

 

EXHIBITOR / SPONSOR PLANS

 

EVENT Sponsor - $2,500 [only 2 other non-competing sponsors]

Display table in general event room near entrance area

Opportunity to do a short announcement to attendees.

Signage at podium and bar.

Commencing from date of agreement:

logo on all event literature and materials -promotion on CGKA website with logo on event information page - promotion on CGKA social media and newsletter.

 

PLATINUM Sponsor package –  $1,000

Display table in general event room near entrance area

Opportunity to do a short announcement to attendees.

Signage at podium and bar.

Commencing from date of agreement:

logo on all event literature and materials -promotion on CGKA website with logo on event information page - promotion on CGKA social media and newsletter.

 

GOLD sponsor package –   $ 500

Opportunity to do a short announcement to attendees.

Signage at bar.

Commencing from date of agreement:

logo on all event literature and materials -promotion on CGKA website with logo on event information page - promotion on CGKA social media and newsletter.

 

AWARDS Sponsor - $ 1,000  will pay for awards to be made up. [plus platinum package]

 

 

GIFT Sponsors- donations of hand out “goodies” [non- literature] to be put on the tables. May include logos, but not be a sales item. [ie- bag, tape measure, zip drive]