The BIGGA Awards are back!
Each year BIGGA provides the opportunity for its members to be recognised for their incredible hard work and dedication throughout the year.
That’s why we’re delighted to announce the launch of the BIGGA Awards 2020 and once again they’re completely free to enter.
BIGGA’s annual awards acknowledge the achievements of its members and are handed out at the BIGGA Welcome Celebration, held at BTME in January each year.
The categories are:
Outstanding Contribution of the Year sponsored by Jacobsen
In recognition of the growing number of members who undertake voluntary work each year for the betterment of the association or any number of charities. The winner may be someone who has raised significant sums for charity or given fantastic support to greenkeepers or the industry.
Championship Performance of the Year sponsored by Rigby Taylor
This award isn't just restricted to those clubs who host majors or European Tour events. A team may have done incredible work to get the course fit for professional events such as the EuroPro Tour or Ladies European Tour, or they may have hosted amateur events, such as a national or important local event. All nominations will be considered on merit.
Greenkeeping Project of the Year sponsored by Baroness and Kubota
This award recognises those greenkeepers or greenkeeping teams who have undertaken a specific project, completed within the 2019 calendar year. However, projects can be long-term, beginning in a previous year. This can be construction, renovation or repair and the possibilities are endless.
Candidates are allowed to nominate themselves or they may be nominated by a colleague or someone who recognises their commitment to greenkeeping. For the first time, this year every nominee will receive a digital certificate with their name on it that they can print off and put on display.
Entries close on 31 October, so don’t delay and get nominating now – there’s no limit on how many people you can put forward for each award. We’ll then announce the finalists in December, head of BTME 2020.
It couldn’t be easier to enter the BIGGA Awards and all you have to do is complete the nomination form. It takes just a couple of minutes to complete and you never know, you could change someone’s career forever!
For more information about the BIGGA Awards, contact Rachael Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org
'This is unbelievable. I didn't think I could cry in front of hundreds of people, but it was just brilliant!' Jack Percival, Chipstead, winner in 2019
'This is mad and I can't believe it to be honest. When you look at who we were up against, I am really just short for words.' Craig Earnshaw, Harleyford, winner in 2019
'To be honest I'm a little star struck by the whole thing. It's absolutely out of this world to even think we could win something like this.' Stuart Imeson, Dunstanburgh Castle, winner in 2019