Landscapers Night of Nights
With the 2012 LNA Excellence Awards on tonight, I thought I’d take to this new soshall med-e-a that the young folk are soo nuts for. My understanding is the need to use terms such as Down-low, Like.. realy cool, and OMG. I’m not sure though, if I need to use them in any specific context or rather in a paragraph early in the piece to make me look Street, lol.
The LNA Awards are the landscapers Night of Nights, a night of ill fitting suits with more crack showing than a condemned house being used to sell crack to crack hoes. Beside that, it represents the best of our industry, not just the presentation of awards for the quality of beautifully design gardens but also the comradery of the industry, the sharing of ideas and the connection we all have to improving the landscaping industry as a whole.
Image above right: The chaps appear to be wearing 'vintage', although chosen by themselves with no help from a stylist. Dave Garrett (centre) looking particularly dashing in his trademark Hawaiian shirt with bow tie combination.
In the past we’ve won a swag of awards but haven’t entered any since we won the coveted Landscape Construction of the Year. This is the equivalent of Top Gun, the best of the best, where I was Maverick and Dave Garrett, Goose. This award judges the winner of each category against each other in a grand final of sorts to determine the ultimate construction of the year. I think Jamie Durie is playing the role of the delightful Billy Crystal on Oscars night.
Expanding on the movie theme , I’ve drawn up a list to compare the LNA Awards to the Oscars so that non industry types can get a handle on the weight of each category.
- Construction Of The Year - Best Picture
- Residential Landscaping $75,000-$150,000 - Best Actor * incidentally this is the category we are a finalist in for 2012
- Commercial Landscaping - Best Supporting Actress
- Regional Landscape - Best Foreign Film
- Garden Maintenance – Best Actress
- Sustainable Landscape (think this might be for Hippies) – Best Original Score
- Apprentice of the Year – Project Green Light (not necessarily an Oscar Award)
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