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PGMS accepting Green Star applications

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Professional Grounds Management unveils new system for submissions.

| April 16, 2014

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Professional Grounds Management Society has unveiled a brand new online system for submitting Green Star Award applications. In an effort to be more green and sustainable, the online system is completely paperless and easy to use. Applicants can now submit their entire application and PowerPoint with one click of the mouse and be on their way to be the next Green Star winner.

With the new system in place, PGMS is now accepting entries for its acclaimed Green Star Awards Program. 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.

An official online entry form for this year’s contest and other details can be found at http://pgms.org/pgms-green-star-awards/. The cost is only $150 for PGMS members and $225 for others. All entries must be submitted online. 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 2014 Awards Banquet taking place Oct. 24, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky as part of the annual School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO set to take place Oct. 22-25, 2014. Details on the event can be found at http://pgms.org/2014schoolofgroundsmanagement/.

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