Industry Awards : NGIA

By: Ngia  06-Dec-2011

2011 Annual Awards

The NGIA Awards have played an important role in raising industry standards for many years, and each year the calibre of entries heightens the competition. The many benefits from entering include being recognised by your peers and seeing how you stack up against the rest. The entrants from 2010 can surely confirm that.

NGIA acknowledges the continuing support from these sponsors that allows these awards to be offered.

Employers – have you someone on your staff that fits this description? Please encourage them to enter – it is a great experience for all entrants, with feedback provided by the judges.

This prestigious award is presented only every second year and is the highlight of the Awards presentations at Conference. Open to all nurseries in the industry, the competition gives entrants an opportunity for their business to be assessed by a knowledgeable and independent judge. This year’s judge is John MacDonald, one of Australia NGI’s most experienced development officers.

The Scotts Innovation Award will be included as part of the Nursery of the Year. More details in the March News.


This award recognises the advertising and promotion within the industry over the past year. This award is always popular and often the hardest to judge. But it is always good to see the huge improvements and great ideas that come through every year. The material entered must be from April 2010 to March 2011.

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