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Now Accepting Applications for International Plantscape Awards

Tuesday, January 30, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeremiah Werstein

For Immediate Release
January 30, 2018
Mary Beth Cowardin 
Vice President Marketing & Member Engagement
614-884-1137 Direct

Now Accepting Applications for International Plantscape Awards

Columbus, Ohio – The International Plantscape Awards are now open and accepting applications through April 13, 2018 at 5 PM EST. 

The AmericanHort International Plantscape Awards recognize outstanding achievements in interior plantscape design, installation, creativity, renovation, and innovation. As awareness of indoor plant benefits continues to grow, these awards celebrate the strides of interior plantscapers to connect people with plants in remarkable ways.

Entries are judged on their own merit rather than against each other, which means that the best and the brightest all shine together. Award winners earn a designation of gold or platinum based on points scored from information and photos provided. Certain submissions may be awarded the coveted Diamond and Emerald judges’ awards for the best overall entries. Award submissions are judged by a panel of distinguished plantscapers who serve on the AmericanHort Interior Plantscape Community. Award recipients find that the honor becomes a selling point with current and future customers and therefore is a business asset as well as accolade. 

Submission categories and details are:

  • Categories whose installation must have been completed during the past year (May 2016 to April 2017) are Special Event and Holiday; Silk, Replica and Preserved; Horticultural Service; and Technician Recognition. 
  • Categories whose installation may have been completed during the past two years (May 2015 to April 2017) are: Design; Installation; Major Renovation; Atrium and Conservatory; Living Wall; and Patio, Balcony and Roof Garden. 
  • A single project may be entered in multiple categories when appropriate. If the same project is entered in more than one category, a separate entry form and fee must be submitted. 
  • Projects that have previously received an International Plantscape Award may not be re-entered in the same category.

The International Plantscape Awards will be presented during Cultivate’18, horticulture’s largest all-industry event, held July 14-17, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. The presentation ceremony is a lively celebration of the interior plantscape community’s accomplishments and of hopes for even bigger and bolder achievements in the future.

Applicants must be an AmericanHort member to apply. To learn more about becoming a member, visit (Not sure if you’re already a member? Please contact AmericanHort at 

To learn more about the International Plantscape Awards and to apply, visit If you have questions, contact Sherry Johnson at

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About AmericanHort
Green industry businesses perform better, grow faster and prepare for the future as a member of AmericanHort, the green industry’s leading association. With a history of 220+ years serving nursery, landscape and horticultural professionals, AmericanHort supports nearly 16,000 member and affiliated businesses that include breeders, greenhouse and nursery growers, garden retailers, distributors, interior and exterior landscape professionals, florists, students, educators, researchers, manufacturers, and all of those who are part of the industry market chain. The horticulture industry's production, wholesale, retail, and landscape service components have annual sales of $163 billion, and sustain over 1.15 million full- and part-time jobs.