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STMA launches third annual contest

Annual competition for sports field managers issues call for entries

 

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) has announced the start of its third annual Mowing Patterns Contest. The STMA – the professional organization for 2,600 sports field managers worldwide – will announce the winners of the competition on December 4. Members wishing to enter must do so via Facebook by November 20. The winning entrants will also be included in an issue of SportsTurf, STMA’s monthly publication. 

“With close to 50 applicants last year, we are excited to announce our most popular contest has returned for the third consecutive year,” says Kim Heck, CEO of STMA. “Some of the best field art in the world is produced by our members, and this contest provides a prime opportunity for them to showcase their creative styles.” 

Last year’s winner was Ben Young, former Altoona Curve head groundskeeper who is currently the Memphis Redbirds head groundskeeper. Young won with the intricate ‘four patterns’ design he produced at Peoples Natural Grass Field.

You can read Young’s Industry Opinion article, Mowing patterns 101, here.

October 30, 2015

 

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