for 2019 – 2020

The Marketing Excellence Awards (previously known as the Professional Communications Awards) were created to acknowledge the outstanding marketing efforts and initiatives of our TCIA member companies.

  • We are excited to announce that TCIA corporate members are now eligible to make submissions. Our corporate members encompass the manufacturers, distributors, and service providers that make so much of what is done in the tree care industry possible. It is time to acknowledge their marketing contributions and the influence they have on safety and innovation in our industry.

  • There will be three winners each (see award types below) from TCIA tree care company members and three winners from corporate member submissions. Total of six awards.

  • We want to see the most creative and inspiring marketing that your company has come up with! Our awards will be based on the following criteria:

  • The Canopy Award – five or more unique marketing pieces that work together to encompass an entire marketing campaign. With distinct designs and messaging that work together to create the overall campaign.

  • The Branch Award – three or more unique marketing pieces that branch out into different mediums and support the messaging of the overall campaign.

  • The Bud Award – one or more unique marketing pieces that show the promise of growing into a more complete campaign, or are a stand-alone marketing piece that is spectacular!

Examples of some marketing efforts include:
websites/social posts/print collateral/blog-vlogs/podcast/TV/YouTube/Radio/Community outreach campaign/Hot Air Balloons – this is your company at its most creative! We will need you to provide pdfs and/or links where applicable to all submissions.

  • Please share why you created the marketing campaign/pieces in the first place? How successful you in fulfilling your goals. A back story is always appreciated when we are determining who should win!

  • The winners will be invited to share their experience and innovation at a round-table discussion at TCI EXPO’21 in Indianapolis, November 2021!


You can begin submitting your best work from 2019 and 2020 today! Please submit one form for each campaign that you wish to enter. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2021. Winners will be notified by Aug 15, 2021.

Questions: contact or call 800-733-2622