Coveted grower awards open for 2020 entries
The IGOTY Awards, which are now open for entries, celebrate best practice and recognise the "best of the best" in ornamentals production in five categories: finished plants and trees, young plants, cut flowers and bulbs, sustainability and inspiring business.
22 May 2019 | 0
The International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2020, organised by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and sponsored by Royal FloraHolland, is now open for entries.
The award ceremony will be held in January 2020 at IPM Essen in Germany, to take place alongside the industry’s largest international trade fair.
AIPH welcomes entries from around the world. The IGOTY Awards celebrate best practice and recognise the “best of the best” in ornamentals production in five categories: finished plants and trees, young plants, cut flowers and bulbs, sustainability and inspiring business.
Within each category, bronze, silver, and gold awards can be won. From among these categories, only one winner will be crowned the “AIPH International Grower of the Year 2020” and receive the “Gold Rose”.
AIPH IGOTY 2019 winner
On January 22, 2019, Gediflora, a Belgian chrysanthemum breeder and grower, was named International Grower of the Year 2019. On winning the “Gold Rose” award, Elien Pieters of Gediflora said: “Winning the award felt like a statement, a recognition that we are doing things in a good way. We are a healthy growing company and highly focused on quality, service, and innovation. Winning IGOTY is like the sector speaking out to say that we are doing a really good job. We feel like we’ve won the World Cup. The award has generated a very positive vibe within the company, everyone is really proud and it’s a really great boost.”
Candidates can enter the IGOTY Awards 2020 online here. Entries close on Friday, September 6, 2019. Judging will then take place by a panel of industry experts who will assess the entrants on five key criteria: economic performance, innovation, market insight, sustainability, and human resources policy. From the entries a shortlist will be selected.
All winners will be announced at the IGOTY Awards ceremony in January at the IPM Fairground, IPM Essen, which provides the opportunity for the industry to celebrate outstanding players and enjoy an evening of high-class dining and entertainment.
For queries on entering the awards contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.