When does the competition open, and when does it close?
We are open for entries from 7th May 2018, and the closing date is 28th September 2018.
Who can enter these awards?
The awards are open to anyone who has installed a Trex deck in the UK between 1st May 2016 and 28th September 2018. The deck must be fully finished and you must have the deck owners permission to enter the deck in these awards.
Can I enter more than one project, or enter the same project into multiple categories?
Yes – there is no limit on how many projects you can enter, and you can enter the same Trex deck into more than one category, as long as it meet the criteria. Click here to view the full category information.
Can I enter a non-Trex project, such as an alternative composite decking product or timber decking?
No – any entries that use timber or another composite decking product will be automatically disqualified by the judges.
Why should I enter the Arbordexperts Installer Awards?
These awards offer a platform for you to showcase your work in front of a wider audience. The shortlisted and winning entries will be seen by thousands of homeowners and businesses across the UK, giving your business a boost! What’s more, there are some fantastic prizes on offer.
How do I enter?
To enter, download the entry form from our website, type in your responses in the editable boxes, and email it back to us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include at least one clear photograph of the finished deck.
Please note, you cannot enter the ‘Best of Trex’ award: this will be selected by our judging panel.
Where can I find information on each of the categories?
Click here to view the category information.
Is there an entry fee?
No – the awards are free to enter.
How many photos can I submit with my entry?
You can submit up to five photos of the deck. To qualify for the awards, you must submit at least one photo.
Who are the judges?
We will be announcing the judging panel in due course. Keep an eye on the blog for more information.
What are the prizes?
The winner of the Best of Trex Award will win a four-day trip for two people to Washington DC, which will include a trip to the Trex University. The prize includes economy class flights and overnight accommodation and transfers. It does not include expenses for meals, trips or other sundries.
The four category winners receive £250 of high street vouchers each.
All winners receive an awards certificate and awards logo for use on their website and social media, and will have their winning deck professionally photographed and displayed on the Arbordeck website, in Pro Landscaper magazine and use on our social media channels.
When and where will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced at Futurescape, held on 20th November 2018 at the Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher Surrey.
Shortlisted installers will have to make their own way to the event.
When will I find out if my entry has been shortlisted?
We will notify shortlisted installers in all four categories by 12th October 2018. We will contact you via the telephone and email address supplied on your entry form.
I am a homeowner, and I built my own Trex deck – can I enter?
Yes – please indicate this on your form as part of your 300-word entry.
I am a TrexPro installer – can I enter these awards?
Yes, the awards are open to anyone who has installed a Trex deck, including TrexPro installers.
I am a previous winner of the Arbordexperts social media competition – can I still enter these awards?
Yes – in fact we encourage it!