Mike Melo, Brian Bailey and Patrick Callon collaborated on this lovely dry stone structure which was a design of Patrick's. They win the 2011 DSWAC Canadian Dryscaping Award, a competition which was held this year to acknowledge the best design and build in Canada for a dry stone work completed by October 2011, in the category of ' dry stone enclosure'.
This is the fourth year that an award (and a small monetary prize) has been given out by our organization.
Wallers who win this prize are chosen on the basis of photos of their recent projects submitted by email to the DSWAC. The entries are looked over and the stone project that we feel displays the highest standard of craftsmanship in the category for that year is chosen and is announced the first week in October, at the Canadian Thanksgiving Dry Stone Wall Festival. Congratulations to Mike Brian and Patrick of London Ontario for their fine work. All three men participated in the Rocktoberfest amphitheatre building project this year and Mike Melo accepted the award on behalf of all three wallers.
Next year's 2012 Dryscaping Award category will be posted on the www.dswa.ca site shortly.