GardenComm Media Awards
2023 Application Submissions Are Now Open
The GardenComm Media Awards is the only national online media awards program for the gardening communications industry. Held annually for more than 20 years, the GardenComm Media Awards have recognized the top professional horticultural communicators in the areas of writing, photography, speaking, digital media, broadcast media, publisher/producer, and trade.
This year's program features over 50 categories across 7 disciplines. All works primarily focused on horticulture and gardening topics are eligible. All individuals, companies, and publishers may enter. GardenComm membership is not required but does qualify entrants for discounted entry fees.
Awards will be given at two levels: Silver Awards of Achievement and Gold Awards, chosen from Silver Award winners. Silver Awards will be announced in early 2023. Gold Awards will be announced at the GardenComm Annual Conference in August 2023.
Details on all categories are available here.
Submit more than 2 entries and receive $10 off for each additional submission. Discount applies to members and non-members. Discount applied at checkout.
Follow the instructions for submissions for each type of entry. Award entries in many categories can be submitted as PDFs or links. For books and calendars, we do require two copies of the item to be sent to the judges so they can be judged in their original published form. Shipping addresses for submission are on the entry form.
Only works first published and copyrighted between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022 are eligible for entry. The official copyright date will determine eligibility and must clearly state “© 2022” on the material submitted.
You do not need to be a GardenComm member to enter. Any writer, editor, publisher, producer, or company, may enter. Fees will be based upon the membership status of the award recipient only. GardenComm reserves the right to determine an entry ineligible if it is inconsistent with the goals and objectives of the organization. Entrants who submit a work in the wrong category will be asked to move it to the correct category.
Entries received between January 01, 2023 and February 01, 2023 are eligible for a special early-bird discount of $25 off the standard entry fee per entry, and all entries must be received no later than March 22, 2023. Late entries will not be accepted.
A jury of professionals, selected for their experience, expertise, and genre perspective, will be assembled to evaluate all entries. While judges may submit entries, they cannot submit entries in any category which they will judge in either the silver or gold rounds. Top entries from the first round of judging will be eligible for Silver Awards. The second round of judging, to determine Gold Awards, will include only Silver Award-winning entries.
2023 AWARDS COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
Thank you to co-chairs Grace Hensley and Claire Splan.
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