Nominations open for IOG Industry Awards 2016

Entries are now open for this year’s IOG Industry Awards, with categories recognising the high standards attained and expertise of grounds teams and individuals across all major sports at both volunteer and professional level. 

Visit www.iogawards.com NOW to make your nomination(s) easily and quickly in the 20 categories, which includes the new-this-year category for Contractor of the Year.

With headline sponsorship by Rigby Taylor and Top Green, this year’s awards will culminate in an Oscar-style presentation ceremony on Wednesday November 2 (the opening night of SALTEX at the Birmingham NEC) at the National Motorcycle Museum, which is near to the NEC. The event will be hosted by talkSPORT Radio’s Mark Saggers.

This year’s awards are sponsored by DLF Johnsons Seeds, Headland Amenity, John Deere, Ransomes Jacobsen, Rigby Taylor, Souters Sports, Stadium Grow Lighting, Stihl, Top Green and Toro, as well as a number of sport’s National Governing Bodies plus Sport England. 

The full list of categories is:
IOG SGL (Stadium Grow Lighting) Professional Football Grounds Team of the Year
IOG Headland Amenity Professional Cricket Grounds Team of the Year
IOG John Deere Professional Horse racing Grounds Team of the Year
IOG Professional Rugby League Grounds Team of the Year
IOG Desso Professional Rugby Union Grounds Team of the Year
IOG Professional Tennis Grounds Team of the Year
IOG Independent School/University Grounds Team of the Year
IOG Rigby Taylor/Top Green Young Groundsman of the Year
IOG Toro Sports Turf Student of the Year
IOG Ransomes Environment/Innovative Project of the Year
IOG Best Maintained Artificial Pitch of the Year
IOG Bowling Greenkeeper/Grounds Team of the Year
IOG Trimax International Ambassador of the Year
IOG Unsung Hero of the Year
IOG Volunteer Groundsman of the Year
IOG Stihl Contractor of the Year
IOG Ransomes/DLF Johnsons Seeds Alex R Millar Groundsman of the Year
IOG Souters Sports Lifetime Achievement Award
NGB Sports Ground of the Year
NGB Grassroots Sports Ground of the Year.

Visit www.iogawards to make your nomination(s).