OLCA Portland Regional Chapter 2017 Landscape Awards

The Oregon Landscape Contractors Association Portland Regional Chapter Landscape Awards Program recognizes the outstanding work of OLCA members. Open to Oregon Licensed Landscape Contractors that are OLCA members from Ridgefield, Washington to Salem, Oregon and the north Oregon Coast are invited to enter!

Download the Landscape Awards Brochure and Entry Form.


ELIGIBILITY

Firms must have an Oregon Landscape Contractors license in good standing. Construction projects must have been completed within the past 3 years (after January 1, 2014). Entrants must have installed, by their own labor force, a minimum of 50% by dollar volume of the total project. Maintenance projects must be currently maintained by the entrant for at least the past 12 months. Past winning projects of any kind are not eligible to participate in the category in which they won previously.


HOW TO SUBMIT

  • Complete the awards entry form.
  • All written material should be typed or printed legibly.
  • Select the correct category. Those firms submitting multiple entries should use separate forms for each entry.
  • Please photocopy the entry form for additional entries. Be sure to sign and date the entry form.
  • On a separate plain white piece of paper, without letterhead, company logo, etc., write a brief description of the project, no more than 1 page, double spaced. Include work completed by your firm and list additional work performed by others. Be sure to credit designer if not designed in-house.
  •  Suggested ideas for project description include:
    • Special problems encountered
    • Solutions provided
    • Cost considerations of owner
    • Deadlines, etc.
  • On another page, provide a brief description of each photograph.
  • Submit 8- 8” x 10” color prints (to display the winners on a display board) along with a CD or flash drive containing electronic copies of these photographs.
  • Identify on the reverse side of each photograph the name of your company. Number each photograph to correspond to the photograph descriptions.
  • Photographs should depict the general overall appearance, unique details, quality of materials and workmanship.
  • It is recommended to include before, several in-process as well as finished photos.
  • Put all items in a separate sealed envelope for each entry containing only the project name.
  • Company names, identifying colors, and logos should not appear in any photographs, and/or drawings submitted, except on the back of the photos.
  • Failure to adhere to these rules will result in disqualification of the entry.
  • Credits must be given to designers, architects, and sub-contractors who make significant contributions to the project. Please list the contributor and their portion of the project.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

With your entry form, include the appropriate fee to your first entry and each additional entry. All entries must be received at the OLCA office no later than 4:00pm on Friday, July 7, 2017.


ENTRY FEE

First Entry: $195, additional Entries: $150 each


Award Categories

Landscape Construction/Residential
   Less than $35,000
   $35,000 to $75,000
   $75,000 to $150,000
   More than $150,000

Landscape Construction/Commercial
   Less than $50,000
   $50,000 to $125,000
   $125,000 to $250,000
   More than $250,000

Landscape Renovations
   Less than $35,000
   $35,000 to $75,000
   $75,000 to $150,000
   More than $150,000

Design/Build
   Less than $35,000
   $35,000 to $75,000
   $75,000 to $150,000
   More than $150,000

Landscape Maintenance/Multi-Family: Condos/Apts
    Less than $50,000/annually
    More than $50,000/annually

Landscape Maintenance/Residential Single Family
    Less than $500/monthly
    More than $500/monthly

Landscape Maintenance/Commercial
    Less than $50,000/annually
    More than $50,000/annually

Special Features
Examples include hardscapes, water features, interiorscapes, golf courses, erosion control, night lighting, wetlands     restoration, roof gardens, etc.


PHOTO REQUIREMENTS

The entrant assumes all responsibility for copyrights, photographic fees, and client permission for further use of photos by the OLCA. No limitations can be placed on photo use or the entry will not be considered.


AWARDS GALA

Winners will be announced at the Landscape Expo Kick-Off party on December 12, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.


JUDGING

A panel of diverse professionals representing the landscape Industry will evaluate each of the projects independently of the other entries on the basis of:

  • Difficulty
  • Quality of products used
  • Proper installation practices
  • Tree staking/guying
  • Soil preparation
  • Grades
  • Positive surface drainage
  • Irrigation installation practices
  • Drainage installation practices
  • Hardscape installation practices
  • Electrical connections (waterproof covers on outlets, conduit,lighting connections, etc.)
  • Overall appearance of project. (Not design!)

Additional Criteria/”Design-Build”:

  • Selection of plant materials (do they belong together from a cultural standpoint?)
  • Future maintainability
  • General appearance of design.

SPECIAL NOTES

  • Entrants agree to grant OLCA permission to publish any submitted materials and to enter submitted properties for judging.
  • All items submitted must be cleared for release for publication,and OLCA accepts no responsibility for copyrights or photograph fees.
  • Please submit gate codes, emergency contact number in case the job can’t be found.
  • Photos become OLCA property and will not be returned. Submit 6 photos electronically with the project name on the files, and a “plaque” designation on the one for the award should you win.
  • Submit reduced plans (11” x 17” max.), 3 copies (one for each judge). Outline areas of responsibility in pencil (clouded) on site map.
  • No employees on site, no signage, etc. Judging will be performed with site visits.

 PAST AWARD WINNERS

Big Sky Landscaping
Cascadian Landscapers, Inc.
Country Landesign, LLC
Dennis’ Seven Dees Landscaping, Inc.
DeSantis Landscapes
Drakes’ 7 Dees, Inc.
Enviromax Landscape & Design, LLC
Green Earth Landscaping
Grounds Maintenance of Oregon, Inc.
JP Stone Contractors
Landscape East & West, Inc.
Landscape Solutions, LLC
Pacific Landscape Management
Peeters & Peeters Landscape Design Build
Professional Grounds Management
Springtime Landscape & Irrigation
Spiro Landscapes
Structures In Landscape
Sunset Landscape & Irrigation, Inc.
Teufel Nursery, Inc.
Trugreen Landcare


Submission Deadline is July 7, 2017, 4:00pm


Send Entries to: Awards
Oregon Landscape Contractors Association
147 SE 102nd Ave , Portland, OR 97216