GALA: Georgia Landscape Awards

Georgia Landscape Awards

Important dates

  • Entry deadline: 5:00 pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2024
  • Late entry deadline: 5:00 pm, Wednesday, January 24, 2024
    • (late fee will apply)
  • Judging: Early February 2024
  • Notification of awards: Mid-February 2024
  • Awards ceremony: March 19, 2024

Learn more

Clink on the links below for everything you need to know to enter your project:

The tradition started with the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association, then continued with the Georgia Urban Ag Council. For nearly 30 years, we have celebrated the excellence of our members by showcasing their projects.

The celebration continues in 2024.

Researched. Revamped. Relaunched.

We reviewed and interviewed and surveyed UAC members and other awards programs from coast to coast, then we took the best features and combined them with the GALA features our members love.

Here’s what’s new:

More exposure

Radio and social media. GALA winners will be featured on WSB radio’s Green and Growing with Ashley Frasca in Spring 2024 and through the show’s social media.

Email and blog posts. The GALA awards section of UAC’s website will be used as a landing page for email blasts, directing people to blog posts with photographs and project descriptions created for Gold and Silver winners.

Press coverage. The Georgia Urban Ag Council will promote the GALA awards through press releases to the local and trade press.

More awards

Newcomer of the Year award, for a member who joined UAC in 2020 or later.

Earth Aware honor, for projects that create a positive impact on the environment through best practices and innovation.

MVP award, nominated by UAC members to recognize a team member who goes above and beyond to help the company reach their goals.

Supplier of the Year award, nominated by UAC members to recognize superior service from their suppliers.

Legislative Friend of the Industry award, nominated by UAC members to recognize a dedicated Georgia legislator who advocates for Georgia’s urban ag industry.

More resources

Mentors for first-time entrants. Reach out to designated award-winning UAC members and get their feedback BEFORE you submit your entry.

Learn from past awards. View past projects, including the judges’ comments, on UAC’s website.

Put your best foot forward. We’ll supply a list of photographers who have experience working with landscape projects to help you tell your story.

Smoothing the path to success

Simplified categories and judging criteria. Fewer categories, wider dollar ranges and a point system to determine awards.

Interiorscapes. Now you can submit your residential and commercial projects that focus on interior landscapes.

Photo retouching. Go ahead, edit your photos to make slight corrections - just provide the original of the photo so we can see what corrections were made.

No need to upload the contract signature page. Just fill in the dollar amount of the contract on the application.

We’re here to keep you motivated. Opt in to awards coaching and you’ll get texts with periodic updates, prompts, and tips to keep you on track with your awards submission.