Arbordeck Awards 2022 – Terms and Conditions

  1. Entry to the competition is open from 13th June to 29th August.
  2. To be considered for entry, the deck must comply with the following:
    1. Have been completed between September 2021 and September 2022
    2. Be located in England, Wales or Scotland
    3. Be made using Trex®composite decking or Arbordeck softwood timber decking
    4. Have permission from the project owner to enter. The homeowner must also agree to having their installation photographed and published on and offline.
    5. Fit within the requirements of the specified category
    6. Be submitted using a correctly completed online entry form, found on the Arbordeck website, with at least one clear image supplied as a jpeg
  3. Judges reserve the right to move an entry to a category they feel is more suitable without notice.
  4. Finalists will be notified by the email or telephone number provided, no later than 15th
  5. Entrants may be promoted through Arbordeck's marketing channels, including (but not limited to) the website, social media channels, and email, from 13th June 2022 onwards. Finalists will be promoted from 15th September 2022 onwards. Entry into the awards signifies acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  6. The winners of the Arbordeck Awards will be announced 15th November 2022.


  1. The shortlist will be determined by a judging panel comprising representatives from Trex, Arbor Forest Products, and the Association of Professional Landscapers.
  2. For decking categories, judges will be looking at the use of Trex®and how it fits into the surrounding environment for each category. They will be particularly looking for creativity, elegance of design, use of colour and stand-out features as well as quality of installation and attention to detail.
  3. For the Trexpert of the Year category, judging will focus on how the individual has promoted the Trex / Arbordeck brand across their website, social media channels, and in the real world.
  4. For the first time, winners in five categories - Best large Trex deck, Best small Trex deck, Top Spec Trex deck, and Best Arbordeck softwood timber deck - will be selected by a public vote.

Categories - chosen by YOU

  1. Best large Trex®deck

    This category is open to all residential Trex® decks over 30m2 in size. Of course, size isn't the only thing that matters - we're looking for a deck that adds an extra dimension to a large outdoor space to create something truly special.

  2. Best small Trex®deck

    This category is for residential Trex® decks under 30m2 in size. In this category, unique features and innovative solutions that make the best use of limited outdoor space will capture the judges' attention.

  3. Top Spec Trex® Deck

    This category is for Trex® decks that have all the added extras: entries to this category must include use of Trex Signature Railing and/or ArborRail, as well as the Trex Lighting Collection, and/or CustomCurve curved decking boards. To be in with a chance of winning, we need the deck to include at least two of these features.

  4. Best Trex®design solution

    We're looking for Trex® decks that have had to overcome a challenging space or include tricky elements in the decking project. For example, did the deck have to incorporate a feature such as a hot tub or pond? Did the customer request built-in seating, or did you have to find a clever way to incorporate an existing feature, like a tree, skylight, or swimming pool? Have you reshaped a sloping site, reclaimed previously unusable space, or created a practical storage solution in a deck to add functionality? This is the category for you!

  5. Best Arbordeck softwood timber deck

    Celebrating the beauty of softwood decks, this category is open to all Arbordeck softwood timber decks - residential or commercial, large or small. The judges are looking for an impressive design and installation that makes the very best of the available space.

  6. Categories - judges' choice

  7. Deck of the Year

    All Arbordeck Awards 2022 category winners will be automatically included as entries in the Deck of the Year Award category. We are looking for a deck that features outstanding quality of design and installation; showcases the very best of outdoor living; and celebrates the unique qualities of either Trex® composite or Arbordeck softwood timber decking. This category cannot be entered in isolation.

  8. Trex® Brand Champion of the Year - NEW

    Are you a true Trex champion? If you're flying the flag for Trex in the real world, online and on social media, you could be our Brand Champion of the Year! Our judges will be looking for people who promote the brand on their social media channels, website, signage, and livery.

  9. Best Trex Newcomer - NEW

    If you're new to Trex, but have made a big impact in your first year, this is the award for you. Selected by our judges, this award recognises up-and-coming installers who have burst onto the scene in the past year.

  10. Prizes

    1. Winners will be announced at FutureScape Expo at ExCeL London, on 15th November 2022. Travel and transport must be arranged at the finalist's own expense
      1. The Winner of 'Deck of the Year Award' shall receive:
        1. A four-day trip to the U.S. with a visit to the Trex®University including economy flight, overnight accommodation and transfers. The trip will be arranged in 2023.
        2. The option to have their deck professionally photographed
        3. Publicity and brand exposure through Pro Landscaper magazine and Arbordeck's website, emails, social media and other industry press
        4. Use of the 'Deck of the Year Award' title and associated award logo
        5. Certificate of achievement and trophy
      2. The seven remaining category winners will each receive:
        1. £250 of Love2shop high street vouchers
        2. The option to have their deck professionally photographed
        3. Publicity and brand exposure through Arbordeck's website, emails, social media and industry press
        4. Use of 'Arbordeck Awards winner' title and category winner logo
        5. Certificate of acknowledgement
    2. All Finalists & Competition Winners are required to participate in all required publicity
    3. Arbor Forest Products accepts no liability or responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant
    4. Arbor Forest Products reserves the right to discontinue the competition at any time
    5. All provided personal details will be held in strictest confidence and will not be passed to any third party.
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