Behind every synthetic turf field, park or installation, there could be a sports team winning against the odds, kids improving their fitness and self-esteem, or a community hosting a local Special Olympics event.
The Synthetic Turf Council recognizes these powerful stories and more with its annual Search for the Real Field of Dreams Contest.
The 2011 Search is now accepting nominations from the United States and Canada.
“More than 6,000 synthetic turf fields are open across North America, along with numerous parks, playgrounds and public installations,” said Rick Doyle, president of the Synthetic Turf Council.
“Our Search for the Real Field of Dreams Contest aims to show what can be accomplished when people are willing to dream big.”
Established in 2009, the Search for the Real Field of Dreams is open to schools (K-12 and college), parks, playgrounds, businesses and municipalities in the United States and Canada.
Interested students, coaches, faculty, parents, parks and recreation managers, and local supporters can easily nominate an installation.
Submissions are due by June 15 and will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges.
A cash prize will be awarded to the winning entry and other national finalists.
Based in Atlanta, the Synthetic Turf Council was founded in 2003 to promote the industry and to assist buyers and end users with the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf, municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential applications.
For more information, visit www.syntheticturfcouncil.org .