SFMA Awards Program 2022
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SFMA Awards Program Overview

The Sports Field Management Association (SFMA) recognizes that you make personal and professional contributions to our industry and to the organization you serve. Therefore, the SFMA distinguishes fields from around the country with the Field of the Year Program. Through our Field of the Year Program we are able to further one main element of our mission: to advance professionalism in sports field management and safety through awareness programs....

This year, based on the results of the judging, the following awards may be presented at the SFMA Annual Awards Banquet, Thurs., Jan. 19, 2023 in Salt Lake City, UT.

  • SFMA Baseball Field of the Year in the Schools and Parks, College and University, and Professional Categories

  • SFMA Softball Field of the Year in the Schools and Parks, College and University Categories

  • SFMA Football Field of the Year in the Schools and Parks, College and University, and Professional Categories

  • SFMA Soccer Field of the Year in the Schools and Parks, College and University, and Professional Categories

SFMA Sporting Grounds (non-traditional sports-not dual sport field usage) of the Year in the Schools and Parks, College and University, and Professional Categories

In addition to being featured in SportsField Management Magazine, winning fields will also receive:

  • A plaque recognizing the field and the Sports Field Manager

  • Complimentary registration to the SFMA Conference

  • Three nights of lodging, excluding incidentals, at the SFMA Conference

  • SFMA signature apparel for the winning sports field manager and their crew

All entry materials must be submitted according to the procedures outlined in this document. The awards committee will independently judge the entries. Winners will be notified in November. If you submit for the Field of the Year, please do not pay for and send in a conference registration fee before you are notified.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 15. (If Oct. 15 falls on a weekend, submittals are due the first business day following the weekend).

Questions? Contact SFMA Headquarters: Phone: 800.323.3875 or 785-843-2549, Fax: 785.843.2977, Email: SFMAInfo@SportsFieldManagement.org

CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION

The following criteria must be met to submit for the SFMA Field of the Year Awards Program:

  1. For the purposes of this program, a “field” constitutes ONE natural grass playing surface and all questions are to be answered as such. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. Good faith estimates of usage, budgets, and other information requested is acceptable.

  2. To be considered, a field must have had TWO full seasons of play (may be concurrent, i.e. football and soccer on the same field in the fall, etc.) However, this program is a full 12 months, Oct.-Sept., and the application should reflect the entire year.

  3. The Sports Field Manager submitting this entry must be a national member of SFMA and have been the primary person caring for the field that is being submitted for a minimum of two years.

  4. All materials must be submitted according to the instructions in this document and in the possession of SFMA no later than October 15. Late materials will not be accepted.

  5. Please proofread your submittal and take the time necessary to develop a quality entry.

Again, this year all entry materials will be submitted electronically to SFMA. All submissions must be made in strict accordance to the procedures outlined in this document and received no later than October 15. Please proofread your submittal and take the time necessary to develop a quality entry. All information must be current year and applications submitted in prior years for the same field may be reviewed for comparison. Applicants who submit one field versus several fields are typically more successful in being selected Field of the Year.