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.
The selected Honorees will be celebrated at the GardenComm Annual Conference during the Awards & Honors event.*
Self-nominations are welcome for all categories.
Hall of Fame Member ( See 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 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 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 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 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 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 past winners ) recognizes the accomplishments of individuals or allied organizations working to address wise and respectful use of the land. Non-member nominations welcome.
Note: Sitting officers and directors of GardenComm are not eligible for GardenComm Honors.
GardenComm leadership is continually monitoring the situation surrounding the current COVID-19 outbreak. It is GardenComm's position to continue with the Annual Conference, scheduled for August 10-13 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Should the health emergency continue, GardenComm will reassess the situation. We are all optimistic that the situation will be resolved long before August.
Congratulations to our 2019 Honorees
GardenComm congratulates recipients of its 2019 Honors, recognizing excellence and service in the green communicators industry. Honorees were presented their awards during the 2019 Awards & Honors Dinner at the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, September 7.
A special thank you to the 2019 Honors Committee, including chair Debra Prinzing, Rob Cardillo, Melinda Myers and Nan Sterman, as well as the Sustainability Committee for all their work in selecting this year's honorees.
Hall of Fame
Lois De Vries