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SNA Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations in Seven Categories

SNA Awards Nominations Now Open

The SNA Awards honor individuals and businesses that have demonstrated their commitment to the association and the industry.

The Southern Nursery Association has announced a call for nominations for their annual awards to be presented at the 2020 SNA Conference. According to the association, the SNA awards program recognizes industry professionals for their distinguished talents, extraordinary service and life achievements.

Nomination and eligibility requirements are as follows:

Slater Wight Memorial Award - acknowledges the person who has contributed the most to the advancement of the industry in the south and to the welfare of the Southern Nursery Association. Nominations and selections are made by the Board.
David E. Laird, Sr. Memorial Award - recognizes qualified young men and women (ages 39 or younger) for outstanding service in the field of environmental horticulture and to offer inspiration for others starting out in the field. Nominations are accepted from State Associations within the SNA region.
SNA Pinnacle Award - recognizes an individual within the allied industry who, in the opinion of the SNA Board, has contributed most to the advancement of the industry in the south and to the welfare of the Southern Nursery Association.
SNA Environmental Award - honors individuals and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and through their voluntary efforts exemplified inspiration, vision, innovation, leadership and action to preserve and protect the environment. Nominations are accepted from industry members and recipients are selected by the SNA Board.
Porter Henegar Memorial Award - recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to ornamental horticultural research and, more specifically, to SNA. Nomination and election are made by fellow researchers.
Don Shadow Award of Excellence - acknowledges an individual, corporation or organization that has provided exemplary service, leadership and generosity in the development, promotion and use of new and improved landscape plants. Recipients must demonstrate a sincere commitment to and passion for expanding knowledge and use of new and improved plants for the landscape. Awardees must also demonstrate a strong volunteer and/or service commitment to bringing better plants to the landscape. Nominations are accepted from attendees of the Southern Plant Conference and SNA members.
SNA Honorary Member Award - honors individuals that have served this association and the nursery industry in various capacities throughout the years and have made outstanding contributions during their active participation. Recipients are nominated and selected by the SNA board.

If you know of someone who should be considered to receive the SNA Environmental Award or The Don Shadow Award, the association asks that you nominate them by November 1, 2019.

For more information on the SNA Awards Program, please click here:

To view a list of last year's winners, please visit:

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