LOUISVILLE, Ky. --Hardscape North America is now accepting entries for the 9th Annual HNA Awards to be presented on Thurs., Oct. 20. The 2016 HNA Awards is part of HNA 2016 and will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

The HNA Awards recognize outstanding hardscape projects in all sizes in residential and commercial applications using a variety of products including concrete pavers, clay pavers and segmental retaining walls. Entries can be submitted on the HNA Website.

"This is always a very much anticipated time of the year as we get to see, firsthand, the great work that our contractor partners do across the country to raise awareness to the value added benefits that pavers contribute to a project," says ICPI Chairman of the Board Matt Lynch of Oldcastle, APG.  "The HNA Awards are the only national awards program that recognizes the hard work, product quality, craftsmanship and design capabilities of the stakeholders in our industry."

Past HNA Award winner Steven Stoltzfus, president of GoldGlo Landscapes, LLC told us, "We received a 2015 project award. It was truly an honor for our company to be recognized as a premier hardscape contractor in North America. This award gives us a tangible way to show clients our commitment to excellence in this industry. We are looking forward to returning to the project awards at HNA 2016."

The early bird entry fee, which goes until Aug. 15, is $100 for members of the Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI), the Brick Industry Association (BIA) or the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and $200 for non-members. After this date, the entry fee will be $140 for members and $240 for non-members.

Projects for consideration must have been completed between November 1, 2012 and June 30, 2016.

Registration is an easy process and can be done quickly. Applicants can make the process even easier by beginning to take photos now as they finish projects.

The winning entries will be featured in Interlock Design magazine and other trade publications as well as on the HNA website.

The HNA Awards is open to all HNA registrants as a free event. This year's reception will take place on Thurs., Oct. 20 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

The HNA Awards are produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and endorsed by the National Concrete Masonry Association and the Brick Industry Association.

The HNA Awards is sponsored by Belgard Pavers, Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply and the Pavestone Company.

For more information about the 2016 HNA Hardscape Project Awards, go here. 

Hardscape North America is THE hardscape show for contractors and dealers/distributors. Its focus is to bring top-notch education including certification courses, products and technology to contractors and installers who build segmental pavements and retaining walls and also to provide networking opportunities.

HNA features indoor and outdoor exhibits displaying state-of-the-art tools and products and trade floor demonstrations and offers the latest technology for contractors.  Hardscape North America is produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and endorsed by the Brick Industry Association and National Concrete Masonry Association.

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