STMA Awards Program 2019
Submission Deadline10/15/2019
Description

STMA Awards Program Overview

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) recognizes that you make personal and professional contributions to our industry and to the organization you serve. Therefore, the STMA distinguishes fields from around the country with the Field of the Year Program. Through our Field of the Year Program we are able to further one main element of our mission: to advance professionalism in sports field management and safety through awareness programs....

This year, based on the results of the judging, the following awards may be presented at the STMA Annual Awards Banquet, Friday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Ft. Worth, Texas:

  • STMA Baseball Field of the Year in the Schools and Parks, College and University, and Professional Categories

  • STMA Softball Field of the Year in the Schools and Parks, College and University Categories

  • STMA Football Field of the Year in the Schools and Parks, College and University, and Professional Categories

  • STMA Soccer Field of the Year in the Schools and Parks, College and University, and Professional Categories

 STMA Sporting Grounds (non-traditional sports-not dual sport field usage) of the Year in the Schools and Parks, College and University, and Professional Categories

In addition to being featured in SportsTurf Magazine, winning fields will also receive:

  • A plaque recognizing the field and the Sports Turf Manager

  • Complimentary registration to the STMA Conference

  • Three nights of lodging, excluding incidentals, at the STMA Conference

  • STMA signature apparel for the winning sports turf manager and their crew

All entry materials must be submitted according to the procedures outlined in this document. The awards committee will independently judge the entries. Winners will be notified in November. If you submit for the Field of the Year, please do not pay for and send in a conference registration fee before you are notified.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 15. (If Oct. 15 falls on a weekend, submittals are due the first business day following the weekend).

Questions? Contact STMA Headquarters: Phone: 800.323.3875 or 785-843-2549, Fax: 785.843.2977, Email: stmainfo@stma.org

Rules

CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION

The following criteria must be met to submit for the STMA Field of the Year Awards Program:

  1. For the purposes of this program, a “field” constitutes ONE natural grass playing surface and all questions are to be answered as such. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. Good faith estimates of usage, budgets, and other information requested is acceptable.

  2. To be considered, a field must have had TWO full seasons of play (may be concurrent, i.e. football and soccer on the same field in the fall, etc.) However, this program is a full 12 months, Oct.-Sept., and the application should reflect the entire year.

  3. The Sports Turf Manager submitting this entry must be a national member of STMA and have been the primary person caring for the field that is being submitted for a minimum of two years.

  4. All materials must be submitted according to the instructions in this document and in the possession of STMA no later than October 15. Late materials will not be accepted.

  5. Please proofread your submittal and take the time necessary to develop a quality entry.

Again, this year all entry materials will be submitted electronically to STMA. All submissions must be made in strict accordance to the procedures outlined in this document and received no later than October 15. Please proofread your submittal and take the time necessary to develop a quality entry. All information must be current year and applications submitted in prior years for the same field may be reviewed for comparison. Applicants who submit one field versus several fields are typically more successful in being selected Field of the Year.

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