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8 July 2019 Announcement


Are you working hard to communicate with golfers and those in your local community?

BIGGA and Campey Turf Care Systems have teamed up to offer one BIGGA member a money-can't-buy trip to Jacksonville, Florida.

The BIGGA Excellence in Communications Awards is a new initiative that acknowledges the impportance of leaving your comfort zone to communicate about what's happening in your world.

Whether it's communicating with fellow greenkeepers through Greenkeeper International, engaging with golfers through digital and social media or getting out in the community to meet the local community, these awards celebrate the successes of those BIGGA members who recocgnise that effective communication is a vital part of the modern greenkeepers' role.

All you have to do to enter the Innovation and Thought Leadership award is to put together a feature and send it in for inclusion in Greenkeeper International. We're looking for pieces that focus on an aspect of the greenkeeping industry today, although the don't have to be agronomic and can discuss anything from mental health to personal development - the possibilities are endless.

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

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 2020.

To nominate a BIGGA member or team of BIGGA members for an award, email 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 entries is 30 November 2019.


Karl Hansell
BIGGA | Communications Executive


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