Each year, GardenComm recognizes industry excellence and service to the association with its Honors program. We hope you will take the time to submit a nomination on behalf of a deserving nominee. Self-nominations are welcome. Sitting officers and directors are not eligible for Honors recognition.
Hall of Fame Member ( See curret and past winners ) is the highest honor GardenComm can bestow on a person whose life and career has materially affected and advanced the mission and values of GardenComm. Members only.
Honorary Member ( See current and past winners ) recognizes a non-member who has contributed measurably to the GardenComm mission and values through professional or avocational activities, but is not otherwise qualified for GardenComm membership.
Fellow ( See current and past winners ) recognizes a member in good standing who has demonstrated exceptionally high degrees of skill, professional ethics and dedication to the GardenComm mission and values. Two members may be elected Fellows each year.
Wilfred J. Jung Distinguished Service Medal ( See current and past winners ) is awarded to an allied member who has contributed significantly to the promotion of home gardening and garden communications. Only one award winner may be named each year.
Emergent Communicator Award ( See current and past winners ) recognizes a member under the age of 40 who has demonstrated exceptionally high degrees of skill, professional ethics and dedication to the GardenComm mission and values. One award winner will be named each year.
Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award ( See current and past winners ) recognizes individuals who communicate new ideas, concepts or scientific findings related to horticulture and gardening in terms that are easily understood by laypersons. Non-member nominations welcome.
Green Medal Sustainability Award ( See current and past winners ) recognizes the accomplishments of individuals or allied organizations dedicated to wise and respectful care of the Earth, and implementation of sustainable and regenerative practices. Non-member nominations welcome.
Note: Sitting officers and directors of GardenComm are not eligible for GardenComm Honors.
Congratulations to our 2021 Honorees
GardenComm congratulates recipients of its 2021 Honors, recognizing excellence and service in the green communicators industry. Honorees were presented their awards during the 2021 Awards & Honors Virtual Program on Saturday, August 14.
A special thank you to the 2021 Honors Committee, including chair Debra Prinzing, Rob Cardillo, Melinda Myers, Nan Sterman, and Deb Wiley, as well as the Sustainability Committee for all their work in selecting this year's honorees.