• Groomer to Groomer Announces Barkleigh Honors Awards

    Groomer to Groomer Announces Barkleigh Honors Awards

    “Barkleigh has long desired to honor great achievements in the grooming industry,” says Todd Shelly, President of Barkleigh Productions. “These achievements include recognizing exhibitors and manufacturers, products, blogs, educators, speakers, judges, writers and more. Grooming contestant awards will be given by the International Judges Association. Groomers will be involved in the selection process.”

    The Awards will take place at Groom Expo 2011 during an Industry Banquet on Saturday night in conjunction with the crowning of the Best in Show Winners.

    Here are just some of the Categories:
    • Exhibitor (vendor) of the Year
    • New Product of the Year
    • Sponsor of the Year
    • Blog of the Year
    • Speaker of the Year
    • Journalist of the Year
    • Grooming Book of the Year
    • Grooming Judge of the Year
    • Up and Coming Speaker of the Year
    • Humanitarian Groomer of the Year
    • Pet Volunteer Groomer of the Year
    • People's Choice Creative Groomer of the Year

    “One of the awards will be the Sally J. Liddick Lifetime Achievement Award to honor the founder of Barkleigh by choosing an exemplary person for their years of service at improving the grooming industry,” said Shelly.

    "We are very excited about bringing this new event to the industry, Groom Expo and the national and international stage," said Shelly. "We think it's time to recognize those who have worked to build our industry. This will not be a popularity contest, but a thoughtful experience of merit,” he said.

    Shelly recommends nominations be made by July 1, 2011. Send to:

    Todd Shelly
    Barkleigh Productions, Inc.
    970 W. Trindle Road
    Mechanicsburg PA 17055
    todd@barkleigh.com
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. SpikeyTheYorkie's Avatar
      SpikeyTheYorkie -
      So first I hear they're starting their own kind of GroomTeam, now they're doing their own awards? Barkleigh is pulling away, what the heck is going on???

      The only thing "Barkleigh" that I can afford is Groomer to Groomer. Their shows kill me with the price.

      Tammy in Utah
    1. Particentral's Avatar
      Particentral -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpikeyTheYorkie View Post
      So first I hear they're starting their own kind of GroomTeam, now they're doing their own awards? Barkleigh is pulling away, what the heck is going on???

      The only thing "Barkleigh" that I can afford is Groomer to Groomer. Their shows kill me with the price.

      Tammy in Utah
      Tammy, did you not see that the Cardinals are gone? The awards that were left over were not meaningful at all to our industry and a huge debate here and on FB was going on. SOMEONE has to step up and who else is gonna do it but Barkleigh? As for their competitions, they are already doing it, and they have just severed their GT USA allegiance, which I fully understand when I see the reasons they gave.

      I for one was thrilled to death to see the categories offered by an industry ICON. This will not cost very much as trophies are cheap,
      and they are already having the show, so its NOT a huge deal, nor is it any of our business how much it COSTS THEM! Maybe they want to do this to give back to the industry that has supported them all this time!
    1. PrincessPoodle's Avatar
      PrincessPoodle -
      I agree with Parti. I was heartbroken to see the direction the Crystal Cardinals went in. IMO it took away our voice as groomers to give proops to our peers. I'm glad Barkleigh came to our rescue so we can honor our amazing talents. So e-mail your nominations to Todd! Oh and thank him (I know did) for giving us back OUR awards