Admit it. Your company worked hard on that project, and you’d like the
whole world to know about. Now is your chance. ASBA is now accepting
applications for its annual awards program. The program, which honors
outstanding design and construction in various types of athletic
facilities, has an application deadline of June 2.
Applications are accepted electronically on ASBA’s website,
Awards are presented in various categories: Tennis Courts, Sports
Fields, Running Tracks, Track and Field Facilities and Indoor
Facilities. Within each category there are subdivisions; for example,
the Tennis Court category recognizes Residential Courts, Outdoor Courts
and Indoor Courts. In addition, there are honors in the ‘Green’
competition, for athletic facilities that used the most eco-friendly
design, construction and operating techniques.
To be eligible for entry into the awards program, a facility must have
been designed by, or built by, an ASBA member company. The ASBA member
who designed or built the facility must be the one to enter it in the
awards program; facility owners who are interested in having their
projects entered should get in touch with their builder or designer to
urge them to enter. Also in order to be eligible for this round of
awards, projects submitted must have been completed within the current
year or within the previous two calendar years (ending Dec. 31).
The judging of awards entries is done by a panel of ASBA members.
Presentation of award plaques is made at the Technical Meeting, to take
place next December in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Winning facilities receive
a plaque and are recognized in press releases, published announcements
and in articles written in various industry magazines. ASBA member
companies whose projects win awards are further urged to publicize the
award to their local newspapers and others.
Projects are scored individually based on considerations such as layout
and design, site work, drainage, base construction, surface, amenities,
innovation and overall impression. Winning entries are those whose
cumulative scores meet or exceed the standard.
Detailed information about the awards program, including lists of
previous award winners, can be obtained by going to
from the toolbar at the top of the page, select “About Us” and then,
using the drop-down menu, choose “Awards.” Entry forms will be found on
the “Members Only” section of the website. You will need your member
user I.D. and password to access this area. Can’t remember this
information? Contact Kristin Grove at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Cynthia Sanchez at