This year, for the first time, a new set of prizes were introduced at the BIGGA Welcome Celebration. The BIGGA Excellence in Communication Awards sponsored by Campey Turf Care Systems seek to recognise those BIGGA members who have embraced communication as a vital tool available to the modern greenkeeper. Awards for the best use of social media and work in the community will be handed on the second day BTME on the Campey Turf Care stand, but at the BIGGA Welcome Celebration, the winner of the Innovation and Thought Leadership Award was unveiled.
The award is given to the BIGGA member who had written the most thought-provoking article for BIGGA’s monthly magazine, Greenkeeper International, with Ryun Holden of Golf Club Wylihof in Switzerland claiming the inaugural prize for his feature discussing the importance of conveying a positive message from the greenkeeping team to golfers at their club.
Ryun received a £750 cash prize and all-expenses paid trip to Florida, where he will visit the Campey Air2g2 factory, Daytona International Speedway, TPC Sawgrass and TIAA Bank Field, the home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.
To enter for the The BIGGA Excellence in Communications Awards 2021;
All you have to do to enter is to put together a feature for BIGGA's monthly magazine, Greenkeeper International, that discusses your thoughts on an aspect of the greenkeeping industry today.
If your article is chosen as the best throughout the year, you’ll win an all-expenses-paid trip to Jacksonville courtesy of Campey Turf Care, where you’ll visit the Air2G2 factory, TPC Sawgrass, TIAA Bank Field – the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars – and Daytona International Speedway. There’s also a £750 cash prize for the winner!
There are no restrictions on the length of article you write and articles will be judged on content, rather than spelling or grammar ability (we’ll tidy that up for you!)
We’re looking for you to draw upon your own talent, experience and passion to produce articles that spark debate among fellow members and drive the industry forwards. Each month we’ll select an article for inclusion in the magazine, with the author winning £100 in Continue to Learn vouchers.
To submit an article, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, there are two other awards up for grabs.
The New Media award recognises the importance of social media and other digital platforms. Whether you’re using social media, podcasts, blogging, video content or anything else to engage with golfers, we want to hear from you.
The Outreach award seeks to reward those BIGGA members who have engaged with their local community to promote their efforts within the golf club. Face-to-face is just as important as other forms of communication and we’re looking to recognise those BIGGA members who have reached out into the community, whether by inviting schoolchildren to take part in ecology days, getting involved in local fundraisers, or anything else!
The winners of the New Media and the Outreach awards will both receive a £400 cash prize, with the winners to be revealed on the Campey Turf Care Systems stand at BTME 2021.
To nominate a BIGGA member or team of BIGGA members for an award, email email@example.com and put the name of the award in the subject heading, in addition to some information about why you think they should win!
The closing date for 2020 entries is 30 November 2020.