Contest & Awards

Recognizing Excellence In
Green Industry Communications

TOCA Communications Awards Contest

Designed to acknowledge the wealth of outstanding communications generated by the Green industry, the TOCA Communications Awards recognize outstanding writing, design, photography, videography and interactive efforts in Publishing and Marketing Communications.
Click here for categories.
To enter the contest, click here.  (Optimized for Google Chrome, please make sure you're using Chrome for your web browser.)

TOCA International Communications Awards Contest

Recognizing outstanding communications generated internationally by Green industry professionals, the TOCA International Communications Awards reward outstanding writing, design, photography, videography and interactive efforts in Publishing and Marketing Communications.

International entries are now accepted online, click here to enter. (Optimized for Google Chrome, please make sure you're using Chrome for your web browser.)

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Environmental Communicator of the Year

For rules and entry categories, instructions and fees, download the 2017 ECY application for more information. This annual award is presented to an active Green industry professional and TOCA member in recognition of outstanding efforts in communicating the benefits of environmental stewardship to a particular audience within the Turf and Ornamental Industry.  Generously sponsored by Project EverGreen.

PLANT HEALTH WRITEr of the Year

Sponsored by Bayer, the program is provided annually to an outstanding writer for excellence in plant health issues to the appropriate green industry audience through writing, including New Media, for a publication or publishing company. The winner of this program must be a TOCA member.
For application 2017 Plant Health Award Application.
For entry rules and questions 2017 Plant Health Writer: Rules and FAQ.

TOCA INTERNSHIP

The Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) announces year two of the TOCA Internship Program. Sponsored by Bayer, the internship program involves the selection of a college student for an eight- to 10-week summer employment with a Green Industry publication that’s a member of TOCA. A selection committee will choose the student for the internship.
For student application 2017 TOCA Internship Application.
For host application 2017 TOCA Internship Host Application.

TOCA Scholarship

For rules and entry categories, instructions and fees, 2017 TOCA Scholarship Program Application for more information.
Designed to recognize the ongoing efforts of an outstanding college student pursuing a career in green industry communications, the TOCA scholarship awards one $2,500 fall semester scholarship each year.

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame is designed to recognize the cumulative accomplishments of deserving communicators who have made outstanding contributions to the turf and ornamental industry. 2017 TOCA Hall of Fame Application.

The mission of the Hall of Fame is to promote TOCA’s most outstanding past and present members, amplify and enhance its ideals; advance the professional standards that TOCA champions; as well as to preserve the historic achievements that TOCA members have accomplished.