HERNDON, Va. — The National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly PLANET), is pleased to announce that entries for its 2015 Awards of Excellence are now being accepted through its new online portal, making it much easier to apply for and market awards.

The online registration includes an intuitive registration and payment process, easy photo submissions, and a gallery component that automatically develops a personal web page for each submission, making it easy to market award winning projects to prospective clients.

The Awards of Excellence program is the largest awards program in the industry, showcasing projects that exemplify professionalism in landscape design/build, installation and contracting, landscape management, lawn care and interior maintenance as well as erosion control and ecological restoration, special events and interior plantings.

Awards are given out in the recognition, merit, grand and judge’s categories. Entries are due by Aug. 3, with early-bird entries receiving an application discount if they apply by July 3.

For information about applying for this year’s Awards of Excellence, click here, email Pamela Moore or call the NALP office at 800-395-2522.

The awards will be presented in person at the awards dinner, Thursday, Oct. 22, during the annual education conference, LANDSCAPES 2015 (formerly the Green Industry Conference) in Louisville, Kentucky.