BALTIMORE, Md. – The Professional Grounds Management Society is now accepting entries for its acclaimed Green Star Awards Program. This exclusive program brings national recognition to grounds management programs, managers and crews responsible for landscapes that exhibit a high degree of excellence in certain areas including sustainability practices and policies, turf management, landscape design and more. This awards program honors “the best of the best” in landscapes and winners boast about the recognition they receive.

In an effort to be more green and sustainable, the online system for submitting an application is completely paperless and easy to use. Applicants can submit their entire application and PowerPoint with one click of the mouse and be on their way to being the next Green Star winner. An official online entry form for this year’s contest and other details can be found here.

The cost is only $150 for PGMS members and $225 for others. All entries must be submitted online. Grand, Honor and Merit Awards are offered in 15 categories, covering all types of private, public commercial and industrial landscapes.

Each winning entry will be recognized at the 2015 Awards Banquet taking place Oct. 23, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky, as part of the annual School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO set to take place Oct. 21-24, 2015.