Adjudication Process

Stage 1- Adjudication

Judging of all entries will take place between June and August.

Categories 1A – 1Y will be allocated an Adjudicator. They will arrange an appointment to visit your scheme between June & August.  Photographs will be taken and a report completed.  Your adjudicator will then present your scheme at the adjudication deliberation meeting at the end of August. The panel then review all entries in each category and select winners.

Categories 1Z, 2A & B, 3A and 4A are judged on submitted material only, no site visits are undertaken. The submission material is given to an adjudicator who will review content, photos and videos and complete a report. The Chairman of the adjudication panel will review all reports and discuss at the Adjudication Deliberation meeting.  The panel will then select winners. 

Feedback on entries is available by written request to angela.donovan@bali.org.uk from 15th September to the 15th of October only. The Adjudicators’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Stage 2- Adjudicator Deliberation Meeting

At the end of August the Adjudication Panel return for a three day meeting to present their reports of each entry for all categories to each other, the Chairman of the Panel Greg Allen, BALI COO Wayne Grills and Project Manager Angela Donovan.  Each entry is presented, discussed and scrutinised to ensure consensus of the panel.  Winners and non winners are then awarded. 

Stage 3- Winners Announced

In early September, BALI will contact you to advise if you have won a BALI National Landscape Award. The winners are then announced via BALI News, Horticulture Week and www.bali.org.uk and this site.

Stage 4 – Winner Photo Collection & Feedback

All winners are invited to submit additional photographs online to be used to promote their award winning schemes at the ceremony.

Feedback for all winners and non winners is available by written request to angela.donovan@bali.org.uk from 15th September to the 15th of October only. Feedback requests are collated and then responded to after this closing date of the 15th October.

Stage 5 - The Awards Ceremony

All award entrants are encouraged to attend the BALI National Landscape Awards.

Tickets are available to purchase from September onwards and an early bird booking rate is offered for those who book before October. 

The prestigious ceremony, held in December, attracts around 800 guests from all over the UK and Internationally. It is known for being the largest and best in the industry providing a platform to showcase industry excellence and provide and an effective networking environment.  

Principal, Special Awards and the Grand Award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony. All winners information is press embargoed until after the Awards presentation.  Please note, not all categories will necessarily have an Award winner or a Principal winner.

Stage 6- Promotion

All winning schemes will receive one plaque at the Awards ceremony. Additional plaques can be purchased by completing a plaque order form which is available upon request from angela.donovan@bali.org.uk.

All winners of a BALI National Landscape Awards are permitted to use the relevant BALI Award Winners’ logo.

BALI and Horticulture Week will promote all winners and supply a press release template for winners to promote to their local press. BALI will promote all winners to industry press UK wide once Horticulture Week’s first announcement.

All winning schemes are continually promoted for three years on www.baliawards.co.uk and longer on www.bali.org.uk.

Whist the winner remains a Registered member of BALI they will be promoted as an Awards Winner within the annual BALI Who's Who Directory.

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