The Results: Planting Design Contest 2010

1st Place: Jeffery Gordon Smith – Smith Residence

Congratulations to Jeffrey Gordon Smith of Paso Robles, California for winning 1st Place in the Land8 Planting Design Contest 2010! He will receive a $250 Gift Card, $500 of Monrovia plant material, and a copy of Vectorworks 2010.

2nd Place: Jane Carol Gates – Pinkle Residence Plan
3rd Place: Henry Cohen – Fountain Garden at Trump Towers

There were so many excellent entries that the jurors wanted to select additional projects based on the strength of their planting selections, project summary, and overall composition. Below is the Judge’s Choice Award and two honorable mentions.

Judge’s Choice Award: Tim Zhang – Urban Farmland: Eye of the Ripple

Tim will receive a 1-year subscription to for winning the Judge’s Choice Award.

Honorable Mentions:
Wyatt Thompson – Pony Express Park

Chris Markham – Rockford Michigan Master Plan

Congratulations to all the finalists! Thanks again to all of you that participated, Monrovia and Vectorworks for sponsoring the event, and to our Jurors – Donald L. Bounds, Eric Gilbey, Lisa Gimmy, Katharine Rudnyk, and Lissa Thompson – for your expertise in judging this contest.

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  1. Did the second and third place winners receive anything for their respective placements?

  2. I would just like to thank the judges for the Honorable Mention. Everyone who had submitted did an outstanding job.

  3. Congratulations to all and thank you for sharing your work!

  4. Great work everyone, and congratulations to the finalists. Thank you, Jurors, for an Honorable Mention – I’m sure your job was not an easy one.

  5. Congratulations!!!!!

  6. Way to go! What an amazing landscape I wish I lived closer so I could pay a visit.

  7. congratulations!!!
    Wonderful planning!

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